Long ‘s’

From:  Ferguson, Adam.  The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic.  Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute; and sold by Longman, Rees, Hurst, and Orme, London. 1805.

A well placed long ‘s’ often gives me a chuckle.  My all time favorite was a scientific text that kept mentioning sucking on a pipette.

2 thoughts on “Long ‘s’

  1. Donia Conn

    I don’t know why, but the thought of some of these images as greeting cards, just struck me as fun…maybe not the sucking on pipettes though, it may be taken the wrong way!

  2. Kim Peach

    Ha! And I must admit my interest was piqued when I read in a c.1800 newspaper that a ship of Ruffians had docked in a harbor near Washington, DC…but it was only well behaved Russians.

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