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Old 11-29-2009, 11:11 AM
Frylock Frylock is offline
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Originally Posted by casdave View Post
I have seen this type of construction in a book published around 1890-1910, where it is repeated several times throughout - its a short historical guide book.

'The Romance of Old Leeds' A Mattison & W Meakin.

This book quotes heavily from early 18thC writings of various types, but only the second quotation from the book is actually of this period and the other two seem o have been written in a way to partly mimic the style - or at least give the whole book a coherence without jarring the reader from one period of written language to another.
None of the three quotes you gave contain the construction we're talking about. None of them even include the word "nor".