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The magazine was bought by Moses Thomas, in 1812, who changed its name to the Analectic.
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Word Origin and History for analectic
1650s, "literary gleanings," from Latinized form of Greek analekta, literally "things chosen," neuter plural of analektos "select, choice," verbal adjective of analegein "to gather up, collect," from ana- "up" (see ana-) + legein "to gather," also "to choose words," hence "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).