Æ’GLOGUE. n.s. [written instead of eclogue, from a mistaken
etymology.] A pastoral; a dialogue in verse between goat-
Which moved him rather in æglogues otherwise to write,
doubting, perhaps, his ability, which he little needed, or mind-
ing to furnish our tongue with this kind wherein it faulteth.
Spenser’s Pastorals.

1 Response to “AE’GLOGUE. n.s.”

  1. 1 Rachel January 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    What was the false etymology that Johnson was talking about?

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