Recently I bought some 12 point Caslon type complete with long-s and associated ligatures, so I'm using that at every possible opportunity for some authentically 21st century 18th century printing. When I came across these text decorations I knew they were perfect for the Will of the Wisp, the definition for which comes from Nathan Bailey's Dictionary of 1765. I also made a card with slightly different wording, featuring the Dictionary's 1763 definition, which is slightly shorter, but does feature an h in Whisp, which I like as it makes for a nicely aspirated phantom of a word. Alas, they altered the spelling for the dictionary's next edition.

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