The HUGE database includes as the second usage guide on our list, the anonymous Vulgarities of Speech Corrected. The copy included is the second edition, published in 1829, in London. A search in WorldCat produced an earlier edition from 1826, also published in London. But to my surprise, WorldCat mentions the novelist and educationalist Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) as the book’s author. Could this be right? On what grounds did WorldCat make the identification? Neither the ODNB nor Wikipedia mention the book as one of her publications (though this is not unusual, since the ODNB doesn’t mention The Queen’s English in the entry on Henry Alford either).
Does anyone know more about the authorship of Vulgarities of Speech Corrected?