Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas quaternity

Augmenting the old list with four more Happy Christmas wishes, all from the 18th century or before:

Electioneering letter from William Milman to Thomas Waller dated 27 December 1700:

 ... wishing you, and all my Tenants, a happy Christmas, and merry New Year, and expecting to year from you: And am
Your Friend at Command,
Wm. Milman.
Inner Temple,
27 December 1700.  --Journals of the House of Commons v. 13 1699-1702, page 404.
With respects to Mr. Benson and all at Salisbury-court; wishing your Lordship and them an happy Christmas, and many good New Years....  --Letter "From Mr. Joseph Nicolson" dated December 22, 1707 in Letters on Various Subjects (London, 1809), volume 2, page 338.
 Hugh Boulter, Lord Primate of All Ireland "To Mrs. Wall," 19 December 1738:

... My service with my spouse's to you and your family, wishing you all a happy Christmas,
I am, Madam, &c. --Letters Written by His Excellency Hugh Boulter (Dublin, 1770), volume 1, page 198.

Dar as boas festas a alguem, to wish a happy Christmas, or Easter to one, to wish one the compliments of the season.  --Anthony, Vieyra, A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages (London, 1773).
 Related post:

No comments:

Post a Comment