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Accidence

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A'ccidence. n.s. [a corruption of accidents, from accidentia, Lat.]

The little book containing the first rudiments of grammar, and explaining the properties of the eight parts of speech.

I do confess I do want eloquence,
And never yet did learn mine accidence.
Taylor the Water-poet.

Sources: Taylor, Jeremy (57)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accidence." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1514.


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