Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 07:42:42 -0500
From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Hopefully

I am writing an article on the emergence of _hopefully_ as a sentence
adverb. If anyone knows of any pre-1963 citations for this usage, I would
be most grateful to hear of them. (I already have the citations from the
OED, Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, and the Barnhart files.)

Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2