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Arʹtemus Ward

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A showman, very cute, and very American. The hypothetical writer of the essays or papers so called, the real author being Charles F. Browne.

Being asked if his name was Artĕmus or Artēmus, he wrote on his address card:—

“Donʹt bother me with your etas and short e’s,

Nor ask me for more than you have on my card;

Oh! spare me from etymological sorties,

And simply accept me as Artemus Ward

⁂ Which, however, leaves the pronunciation of “Ward” doubtful.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Aroundight
Arras
Arria
Arrière Pensée (plural arrières pensées)
Arrot
Arrow
Arrowroot
Arsetēs (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Artaxerxes
Artegal (Sir) (in Spenser’s Faërie Queene)
Artemus Ward
Artesian Wells
Artful Dodger
Arthegal
Arthur
Arthurian Romances
Arthur’s Seat
Articles of Roup (Scotch)
Artists, The Prince of
Artotyrites
Arts

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