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" Etymologies are at present very uncertain; but such as they are, the old books would still preserve them, and etymologists would there find them. Words in the course of time change their meanings, as well as their spelling and pronunciation, and we do... "
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Página 33
por American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1848
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The Iowa Normal Monthly, Volumen1

1877
...as their spellings and pronounciations, and -we do not look to etymology for their present meaning. If I should call a man a knave and a villain, he would...him, that one of the words originally signified only a lad or servant, and the other an under ploughman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is by their...
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