Is there a database containing words that were not only once common but also now archaic?
I would like to have a list of, say the 100 statistically most frequently used words in 17th, 18th and 19th Century English but filter out all words still in common use.
So, for instance, the 'hath' formation would be fairly common in 17th C English, and would appear on such a list, but 'the' wouldn't.
Presumably one with coding knowledge could use Google Books/ngram data to generate this?
To clarify: I am aware that there are loads of lists of vocabulary already out there: I want one with some statistical basis.