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illustrated.1854 Excerpt: ... PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Vol. V.
FEBRUARY 21, 1851. No. 105. Hensleigh Wedgwood, Esq. in the Chair.
Special General Meeting. The Chairman stated that the Council had
called the present General Meeting for the purpose of considering
the propriety of altering one of the Rules of the Society. It
appeared from a communication, made by their Assistant-Secretary
Mr. Cochrane, that demands had been made on the London Library for
Parochial Rates, to which, it was insisted by the Parish
Authorities, they were liable, inasmuch as part of their house was
underlet to the Statistical and Philological Societies, neither of
which Societies had any provision in their Statutes against a
division of profits, which is required by the Stat. 7 & 8 Vict.
c. 36, in order to exempt them from their liability. The Meeting
had to consider what steps it might be convenient to take under
these circumstances. It was then moved by Mr. Sharpe, seconded by
Mr. Chabot, and carried unanimously, --That the following addition
be made to Rule XVI.--"No dividend, gift, division, or bonus in
money shall be made by the Society unto or between any of its
Members." A paper was then read: --"On English Etymologies:
"--Continued. By H. Wedgwood, Esq. To Blear.--Two words of
different origin and meaning seem to be confounded in the E. Blear.
A Blear-eye is a sore inflamed eye like one that has long been
weeping, from the Pl.-D. blarren, to blare or roar, and hence, with
that softening down of the signification which so constantly takes
place in the development of language, to cry, to weep. He blarrede
sinen langen tranen, he cried till the tears ran down. Blarr-oge or
bleer-oge, a crying eye, a red watery eye. In the old expression
'to blear one's eye, ' on the other hand, in the sense of deceiving
one, the w...
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