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Johnson's dictionary

a modern selection

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Johnson's dictionary

a modern selection

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Publisher
Dover Publications
Language
English
Pages
464

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A dictionary with more than 40,000 entries which was a primary reference source for scholars and writers of the 18th and 19th century.

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Johnson's dictionary: a modern selection
2005, Dover Publications
in English
Cover of: Samuel Johnson's dictionary
Cover of: Samuel Johnson's dictionary
Samuel Johnson's dictionary: a modern selection
1981, Pantheon Books
in English
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Johnson's Dictionary: a Modern Selection by E. L. McAdam and George Milne
April 1974, HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback in English
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Published in

Mineola, N.Y

Edition Notes

"This Dover edition, first published in 2005, is an unabridged republication of the original work published in 1963 by Pantheon Books, New York"--T.p. verso.

Genre
Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
423
Library of Congress
PE1620 .J62 2005, PE1620.J62 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 464 p. ;
Number of pages
464

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3311004M
Internet Archive
johnsonsdictiona0000john_d4v2
ISBN 10
0486440893
LCCN
2004061685
OCLC/WorldCat
56809439
Library Thing
2708782
Goodreads
356669

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P R E F A C E.
It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of' evil, than attracted by the prospect of good, to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise ; to be disgraced by miscarriage, or punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward.

Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries, whom mankind have confidered, not as the pupil, but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths through which Learning and Genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.

I have, notwithstanding this discouragement, attempted a Dictionary of the English language, which, while it was employed in the cultivation of every species of literature, has itself been hitherto neglected, suffered to spread, under the direction of chance, into wild exuberance ; resigned to the tyranny of time and fashion; and exposed to the corruptions of ignorance, and caprices of innovation.
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