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Aeglogue

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Æ'glogue. n.s. [written instead of eclogue, from a mistaken etymology.] A pastoral; a dialogue in verse between goatherds.

Which moved him rather in æglogues otherwise to write, doubting, perhaps, his ability, which he little needed, or minding to furnish our tongue with this kind wherein it faulteth. Spenser's Pastorals.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Aeglogue." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15490.


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