Grateful for our Names

Specimen Of Names

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      Among other things it is somewhat amusing to notice in passing through our streets, an almost endless variety of names, titles, characters, symbols, hieroglyphics, &c., with which numberless signs, doors, gates, and posts abound. One would suppose that it must have long taxed the ingenuity and patience of a nation of linguists to invent so many break-jaw-names, which many a daring nomenclator would hardly undertake to spell, much less to pronounce, and less still to write from the pronunciation of the owners.


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