The judicious archaist, as we have said, will abstain from palpable modernisms, especially from modern slang. From Wordnik.com. [Archaism.] Reference
Tannahill's poems, and those later than him, except where pedantically archaist, like many of Motherwell's, are an improvement on Burns: namely, in the more easy and complete interfusion of the two dialects, the Norse Scotch and the Romanesque English, which. From Wordnik.com. [Literary and General Lectures and Essays] Reference
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