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Jeremy Bentham often used alternative, unusual, or idiosyncratic spellings in his writings. This page lists some spellings that you may encounter in the manuscripts. This list will become a resource for other users, so feel free to edit this page, adding any alternative spellings that you have met in the course of your transcription work.

A-F


  • accasion
  • acknowlege
  • administer'd
  • admitt/ admitts
  • alledge/ alledged
  • allowd
  • allways
  • all-work
  • alter'd
  • anelysed
  • anomalities
  • anothers
  • appeard
  • answerd/ answer'd
  • antient
  • appeard/ appear'd
  • assurtains
  • Attornies
  • auther/ authors
  • autrescorps
  • aword
  • ax
  • b
  • Bacons
  • ballance
  • ballastiage
  • battel
  • behavour
  • behoves
  • Benthams
  • bestow'd
  • bigness
  • bindes
  • Black Friars
  • bother'd
  • burthensome
  • caprisious
  • caus
  • causeaicun
  • centenel
  • center
  • Centinel/ Centinel's
  • characteristick
  • characterize
  • cheif
  • chuse
  • cloaths/ cloathes/ cloathed/ cloathing/
  • cloth
  • coffeehouses
  • cognezance
  • colors
  • comand
  • committ
  • committments
  • compacts
  • compilling
  • compleat/ compleatly/ incompleat-
  • comprized/ comprizes/ comprizing
  • comunity
  • concurr
  • confederacey
  • connexion
  • consider'd/ considerd
  • controul/ controuling
  • conveniant
  • convey'd/ conveyd
  • correspond
  • councetions
  • crevises
  • curiositys
  • declar'd
  • defeazance
  • delivring
  • denuntiation
  • dependance
  • dependy
  • depretiation
  • Depute
  • desception
  • discover'd
  • discription
  • distruction
  • divers/ diverts
  • devisce/ devisces
  • d pending/
  • draught
  • e'en
  • effecacious
  • employd/ employ'd
  • encrease/ encreasing/ encreased
  • enjoy'd/ enjoyd
  • enlighten'd
  • enterd/ / enter'd/ entere'd
  • enterprize
  • enuntiation
  • equiample
  • essentiel
  • evidenc
  • exhilerating
  • existd
  • expence/ expences
  • falshood
  • farther
  • favor
  • ffeoffee/ ffeoffees
  • fire-side
  • fixt
  • follow'd
  • forbiden
  • fuiture
  • fulfill

G-L


  • gallymafry
  • Gaol/ gaoler/ gaolers/ Gaols/ Goal/ Goaler/
  • guaranty
  • gulph
  • happen'd
  • harbor
  • have-not
  • hereinabovementioned
  • highway man
  • Holydays
  • Hudibrass
  • Ilhestrate
  • Im
  • Imbecilliority
  • imbecillity
  • imprest
  • imprisenmt
  • imployed
  • inclin'd
  • incumbrance
  • indued
  • inrollment
  • intitled
  • innevitable
  • intelligencies
  • interlocutoraly
  • irreconcileable/ irreconciliably
  • intituled/ intitled
  • isue
  • its/ it's
  • Jailor
  • jealosy
  • journies
  • Jurymans
  • knowlege
  • labor
  • ligislature
  • linnen/ linnens
  • livelyhood
  • Lords
  • Lords-day

M-R


  • MailCoach
  • manofested
  • maqest
  • magnificance
  • mean while
  • mear/ meer/ meerly
  • mechanisim
  • misbhaviour
  • misdemeanors/ misdemesnors
  • mixt
  • mixtur
  • money'd
  • murder'd
  • natâ
  • nead
  • neighbors/ neighboring
  • nusance
  • o
  • obeyd/ obey'd
  • obuse
  • oeconomy
  • occurr(s)/ occurrs/ occurr
  • obbligation
  • oferred
  • omitt
  • open'd
  • orther
  • past (for passed)
  • percieve/ perceivd
  • perplex'd
  • plaid/ play'd
  • polution
  • Ponopticon
  • Popish
  • possesst
  • preexisting
  • prepar'd
  • pretious
  • prier
  • prisoners
  • procurd
  • propos'd
  • propperly
  • Provinses
  • publickly
  • publishd
  • punctuallity
  • purchace
  • pusillammity
  • realized
  • receivers
  • recognized
  • recompence
  • refering
  • refeurees
  • register'd/ registerd
  • relinguised
  • remdying
  • rememberd/ remember'd
  • render'd/ renderd
  • repaird
  • republick
  • repugnancis
  • respect
  • retaind
  • Romish

S-Z


  • savory
  • scatter'd
  • scite
  • secresy
  • seemd/ seem'd
  • serieses
  • shew/ shews/ shewn/ shewed/ shewing
  • signifys
  • slumber'd
  • Sollicitation
  • sollicitor
  • sollicitous
  • somebddy
  • somthing
  • stigmatization
  • stiled
  • stopt
  • St Pauls
  • submitt
  • subsistance
  • subtilty
  • suffer'd
  • superintendance
  • surendrers
  • surmisers
  • surpress
  • Surry
  • sympathis'd
  • tell
  • Taylors
  • temper'd
  • thelogious
  • thier
  • tho'
  • to
  • to-gether
  • traffick
  • tythes
  • tranquillity
  • twelvemonth
  • twentyfourth
  • tyed
  • unapprentised
  • undefendd
  • untill
  • utterd
  • Vice roys
  • vitious
  • wast
  • week
  • whatsorelates
  • wher
  • whither
  • withold
  • withsuch
  • worde

Miscellaneous


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