Glossographia - Horizon and Honi Moon

Describing the word horizon Blount writes, 'imagine you stood upon Highgate or the Tower-hill at Greenwich, so far as you may see round about, as in a Circle, where the Heaven seems to touch the earth, that is called the Horizon.'

The word honeymoon (spelt honi moon) is defined in the following way: 'applied to those married persons that love well at first, and decline in affections afterwards; it is hony now, but it will change as the Moon.'

Taken from: Glossographia
Author / Creator: Blount, Thomas
Publisher: Tho. Newcomb for George Sawbridge, London
Date: 1661
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 1568/3600