Student or Learner
Please, Does anybody know what "sheweth" means?
Novel Persuasion by Jane Austen
The context is this paragraph:
<<The house and grounds, and furniture, were approved, the Crofts were approved, terms, time, every thing, and every body, was right; and Mr Shepherd's clerks were set to work, without there having been a single preliminary difference to modify of all that "This indenture sheweth." >>
Although 'show' with an e had largely disappeared by the 1930s, I still remember seeing signs such as this All tickets must be "shewn"? | Flickr - Photo Sharing! at railway stations well into the 1960s.
Mgarysa, please note that sheweth would have been a better title for your question than Vocabulary, and that you should have given the context in the first post.
I agree Rover. I will do better next time.
I felt sorry for the students, who had been taught an English that would have looked and sounded rather quaint fifty years ago. I also felt very sorry for the teachers who were obliged, almost overnight, to switch from teaching a language in which they had some expertise, to one in which they were often having to keep one chapter ahead of the students - if they even had a chapter.