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Re: By Jove!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0602  Friday, 28 March 2003

[1]     From:   Alan Somerset <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 09:06:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0588 By Jove!

[2]     From:   Philip St Pride <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 17:36:19 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0588 By Jove!


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From:           Alan Somerset <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 09:06:54 -0500
Subject: 14.0588 By Jove!
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0588 By Jove!

OED records the first instance from 1850, in Thackeray's *Pendennis*;
all the other examples come from 1850-1901.

Cheers,
Alan Somerset

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From:           Philip St Pride <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 17:36:19 -0000
Subject: 14.0588 By Jove!
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0588 By Jove!

By Joe is a corruption of by Jehovah which was regarded blasphemy also
see 'zounds (God's wounds) or 'Struth (God's truth)

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