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31: An heptastic Vocable

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At the end of Littleton’s Dictionary is an inscription for the Monument, wherein this very learned scholar proposes a name for it, worthy for its length of a sanscrit legend. It is a word which extends through seven degrees of longitude, being designed to commemorate the names of the seven Lord Mayors of London, under whose respective mayoralties the Monument was begun, continued, and completed.

Quam non una aliqua ac simplici voce, uti istam quondam Duilianam;

Sed, ut vero eam Nomine indigites, Vocubulo con structiliter Heptastego

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Fordo—Watermanno—Hansono—Hookero—Vinero—Sheldono—Davisianam

Appelites opportebit.

50“Well might Adam Littleton call this an heptastic vocable, rather than a word.