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October 1

John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradtsreet" is published in 1956.

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How many words is Shakespeare credited with adding to the English lexicon?

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Shakespeare is credited with either using in a novel way or introducing over 1,700 words to the English language. This represents about 10% of the vocabulary used in his writings.

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