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The letters used to be prefixed to newspapers to show that they obtained information from the four quarters of the world, and the supposition that our word news is thence derived is at least ingenious; but the old-fashioned way of spelling the word, newes, is fatal to the conceit. The French nouvelles seems to be the real source. (See Notarica.)

“News is conveyed by letter, word, or mouth,

And comes to us from North, East, West, and South.”


Witt’s Recreations.

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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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New Brooms sweep Clean
New Christians
New Jerusalem
New Man
New Style
New Testament
New World
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Gifts
News
Newcastle (Northumberland)
Newcastle Programme
Newcome (Colonel)
Newcomes
Newgate
Newgate Fashion
Newgate Fringe
Newgate Knocker (A)
Newland
Newton (Sir Isaac)

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