“Alright” and “All right”

“Of course the expression consists of two separate words, all right; there is no compound. And yet educated persons sometimes catch themselves writing alright, after the fashion of already.”
–Editor, Good literature: a literary eclectic weekly: Volume 3, p. 281, 1882

“Sometimes she had fits of home-sickness or loneliness which depressed her, but as she used to say, on the whole she got on alright.”
–Francis Adams, “Dorothy,” from, The Centennial Magazine: an Australian Monthly, Volume 2, p. 580, 1889

“I thanked him, told him I was alright didn’t want any physic….”
The Parliamentary Debates (Authorized Edition): Volume 348, p. 51, 1890

“Sir,—Perhaps your journal will help in putting a stop to the belief among some young people that there is such a word as ‘alright.’ It is quite bad enough to hear the expression in season and out of season, but to see it written thus makes one think that something must be done, or we shall soon see those provincial newspapers which persistently confuse ‘infer’ and ‘imply,’ printing the above expression.”
The Journal of Education, Volume 15, p. 396, 1893

” ‘Have you got father’s food alright?’ ”
–H.O. Hughes, “Martyrs of To-Day!” from Wales: A National Magazine for the English Speaking Parts of Wales, Volume 2, p. 327, 1895

“Mrs. Mallett is alright and in frends [sic] hands.”
Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series, from The Windsor Magazine, Volume 3, p. 660, 1896

All right is all right as English; alright is all wrong; there is no such word.”
–Edwin Herbert Lewis, A First Manual of Composition Designed for Use in the Highest Grammar Grade and the Lower High School Grades, p. 174, 1899

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