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Edward Russell’s Thenadays

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Edward Russell’s Thenadays

“A pretty word, Thenadays. Obviously analogous to nowadays; but pensively charged with sentiment. There is no very good authority for Thenadays. It is only in one dictionary that I know of; and there it is justified only by an extract from the extinct, though once excellent, “North British Review.” Thenadays is not in Shakespeare, though it sounds as if it must be. But I found it in Shakespeare’s Country; just outside Shakespeare’s town; within a yard or two of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage; and on the lips of a native fly-driver. So I appropriate it and assimilate it as a bit...

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