by David Crystal
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This King James Bible was a gift to Sydney Barnes, a Cornish migrant to South Australia, from his brother Arthur, upon Barnes' marriage to Elizabeth Thornton.
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December 22, 2010 In Begat, David Crystal sets out to prove that the King James Bible has contributed more to the English language than any other literary source. If you've ever "fought the good fight" or chuckled at "what comes out of the mouths of babes," you just might agree with him.
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