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The following changes in spelling were made, to update them.

Changes in spelling, use of capitals, punctuation and type are not recorded.

They spell theirs differently; but I will not have theirs in any spelling.

Look closely to the spelling of proper names and verify titles.

Otherwise, spelling and punctuation are presented as in the original text.

Variations in spelling and hyphenation have been retained as in the original.

The handwriting was almost as unique as the spelling, which is saying considerable.

What odds if the spelling is uncertain when the love is as sure as that?

The writing in them was uncertain, and the spelling was doubtful, but the love was safe enough.

Other than noted corrections, spelling and punctuation is presented as in the original.

WORD ORIGIN

"name the letters of," Old English spellian "to tell, speak," infl. by Old French espeller "declare, spell," from Frankish *spellon "to tell;" both Old English and Frankish from Proto-Germanic *spellan (cf. Old High German spellon "to tell," Old Norse spjalla, Gothic spillon "to talk, tell"), from PIE *spel- "to say aloud, recite." Related: Spelled; spelling.

Meaning "write or say the letters of a word" is c.1400, from notion of "read letter by letter, read with difficulty" (c.1300). Spell out "explain step-by-step" is first recorded 1940, American English. Spelling bee is from 1878 (earlier simply spelling, 1860).

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