A Dictionary Of The English Language

In Which The Words are Deduced from Their Originals, And Illustrated in Their Different Significations By Examples from the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language, And An English Grammar : In Two Volumes
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
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A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology

an Anthology
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902868
Category: Reference
Page: 704
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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

A Dictionary of the English Language

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes
Author: John Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 776
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