Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
Abridged from the American Dictionary - Scholar's Choice Edition
Author: Noah Webster
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Containing the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of All Words Authorized by Eminent Writers; To Which Are Added, a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, and an Accented List of Greek, Latin, and Scripture
Author: Alexander Reid
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Excerpt from A Dictionary of the English Language: Containing the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of All Words Authorized by Eminent Writers; To Which Are Added, a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, and an Accented List of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names He has pursued a similar plan in the. Pronunciation of words. Generally, the system of Walker has been adopted, as being most in accordance with the usage of the educated portion of society; but the Compiler has not hesitated to depart from it, whenever he found it at variance either with the majority of authorities, or with general practice. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.