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PREFACE.

THIS work is designed as a Dictionary of American and Eng

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the 18th century to the present time; to which have been added some of the more recent and important Continental ones, and few false-names, which, by a strict definition of words, would be called soubriquets.

A similar work by Mr. Albert R. Frey, of the Astor Library, New York City, was placed by the publishers at the writer's disposal, from which about two thousand titles were taken, and added to his own compilation, making an aggregate of twelve thousand initials and pseudonyms, and eight thousand real of authors.

Attention is called to the very complete article, by Mr. Frey, on “ Junius,” to be found in the first part.

For the convenience of those using this dictionary, it may be well to state that the first part gives the initials and pseudonyms, followed by the real names, of the authors, together with some representative literary performance; and the method used in indexing, with some exceptions, is to treat the literary disguises as real names, and arrange them as is customary with the latter, i.e., the last member of the initial or pseudonym is put first, and determines the alphabetical order. The second part contains the real names of authors, followed by the initials and pseudonyms, and short biographical notices.

The writer has endeavored to make this work both comprehensive and correct, and, in order to do this, has availed himself of the Harvard University Library, and every other source of information to which the kindness of those interested in the undertaking bas given him access, and believes he has been enabled to produce a volume that will be useful to librarians and of interest to the general reader.

Notification of errors or omissions, or any information that would add to the value of the work, will be gladly received by the undersigned.

WILLIAM CUSHING.

OCT. 1, 1885.
18 WENDELL STREET,

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

INITIALS AND PSEUDONYMS.

PART I.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

In order to avoid confusion in regard to the method of indexing the
Initial Letters, the reader will notice that when Initials are used that
represent the real names of authors, the last Initial is placed first in
the Index. See page 2, where A., A. H. is used for Andrew Hilliard
Atteridge.

When Initials are used that do not represent real names, they are
placed in their regular order. See page 2, where A. C. 1. G. is used
for A Cornishman in Gloucestershire.

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on the antiquity and use of seals in
England .. L. 1740.

****, The Late Lord. Henry Hyde,
Lord Hyde and Cornbury. The mistakes;

a comedy. L. 1758.
****, Priscilla. Priscilla Wakefield.
Leisure hours; or, entertaining dia-
logues ... By ... L. 1794.

John Murray. Letter
to ... on the Rev. W. L. Bowles's
strictures on the life and writings of
Pope. By the Right Hon. Lord Byron.
L. 1821.

*****, **** Mrs. Anne Penny. Po-
ems, with a dramatic entertainment. L.
1772.

1796.

? Charles Wolcott Balestier. A
potent philter, contributed to “ The Trib-
une (N.Y.), 1884.

Joseph Addison, in his contribu-
tions to “ The Guardian."

1. J. Walker. Miscellaneous ob-
servations upon authors ancient and
modern. L. 1731-32.
0.- See “ Theta."

Miss Eliza Brown Chase.
Over the border: Acadia,
the home of Evangeline.

B. 1884.
The above musical notes represent“ E.B.C.,"
the initials of the author's name.

of information to which the kindness of those interested in the undertaking bas given him access, and believes he has been enabled to produce a volume that will be useful to librarians and of interest to the general reader.

Notification of errors or omissions, or any information that would add to the value of the work, will be gladly received by the undersigned.

WILLIAM CUSHING.

Oct. 1, 1885.
18 WENDELL STREET,

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

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