Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Samuel Johnson s Dictionary Two volumes thick and pages long Samuel Johnson s Dictionary published in marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards No English dictionary before it had devoted so m

Two volumes thick and 2,300 pages long, 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 Dictionary would defineTwo volumes thick and 2,300 pages long, 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 Dictionary would define the language for the next 150 years, until the arrival of the Oxford English Dictionary Johnson s was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Bront s and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde Modern dictionaries owe much to Johnson s work This new edition, created by Levenger Press, contains than 3,100 selections from the original, including etymology, definitions, and illustrative passages in their original spelling Bristling with quotations, the Dictionary offers memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics It also features three new indexes created out of entries in this edition words found in Shakespeare s works, words from other great literary works, and piquant terms used in eighteenth century discussions of such topics as law, medicine, and the sexes Finally, Johnson s Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language, seldom seen in print, which he wrote eight years before the Dictionary, is reproduced in its entirety For those who appreciate liter

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  1. one of the few dictionaries that has had me laughing out loud for coffeehouse johnson has, a house of entertainment where coffee is sold, and guests are supplied with newspapers a very nice browsing dictionary not so much the sort for bouncing around comparing word histories and the like for this see shipley s origins of english words, a very different work but also a very entertaining dictionary , but rather for just reading entries at random to find some quirky phrase or other this edition doe [...]


  2. Well chosen selections from Samuel Johnson s 1755 masterpiece Johnson was occasionally opinionated and sometimes even wrong he wrote of the letter X that it begins no word in the English language but learned, entertaining, and dogged It s a treat to browse through, although I read it cover to cover, or, as you like it I did.


  3. Johnson s version of this literary reference dictionary was extensive this is a sampling from the 18th century genius colleciton that Lynch, a scholar, has put together If you love reading and language, this is a must With this and the OED, you are set.


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