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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Genre : English language
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Defining The World

Author : Henry Hitchings
ISBN : 0312426208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recalling the story of the first great lexicon of English, the author reveals how Samuel Johnson arduously assembled his eighteenth-century dictionary--a task that ultimately helped make English into a major European language.

A Dictionary Of The English Language Illustrated

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history" After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson S English Dictionary

Author : Samuel Johnson
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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
ISBN : 9780141441573
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Published in 1755, this work marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. It contains a selection from the original, offering passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

Dr Johnson S Dictionary Of Modern Life

Author : Dr Johnson
ISBN : 9781407073392
Genre : Humor
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In 2009 Dr Samuel Johnson made a surprise re-emergence from eighteenth century retirement and began Twittering. It proved the perfect vehicle for his acerbic, aphoristic wit and he has quickly become the darling of the site. The Guardian calls him the 'greatest' thing on Twitter and the Telegraph dubs him its 'star'. Our gouty man of letters finds the modern world in a parlous state. It is peopled with fools like "Raisin-ey'd Tyrant Mister Nick GRIFFIN" and "BABOON-SLAYER, Fop, Macaroni, Dandy & Folderol, Mister AA Gill". His attempts to negotiate a path through the vagaries of modern life do not fare well either - for instance, on a trip to "Mister LIBERTY'S blast'd Haberdashery", upon finding "all else clad as Lumber-Jacks, I left thwart'd & alone... unwilling to dress as an unmanly Pastiche of Mister COBAIN." In his Dictionary of Modern Life, our gouty man of letters takes a wickedly funny look at all things modern. From Top Gear and the Daily Mail to Dubstep and Celebrity Big Brother, nothing escapes his sardonic gaze.

Dr Johnson S Dictionary

Author : Henry Hitchings
ISBN : 9781848547186
Genre : History
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By 1700, France and Italy already had dictionaries of their own, and it became a matter of national pride that England should rival them. Dr Johnson rose to the challenge, turning over the garret of his London home to the creation of his Dictionary. He imagined it would take three years. Eight years later it was finally published, full of idiosyncrasies, but complete nevertheless. It would become the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century. This is the story of Johnson's attempt to define each and every word. In wonderfully engaging chapters, Hitchings describes Johnson's adventure - his ambition and vision, his moments of despair, the mistakes he made along the way and his ultimate triumph.

The Making Of Johnson S Dictionary 1746 1773

Author : Allen Reddick
ISBN : 0521568382
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This second edition of the acclaimed study of Johnson's Dictionary incorporates new commentary and scholarship.

Anniversary Essays On Johnson S Dictionary

Author : Anne McDermott
ISBN : 052184844X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A collection of original essays celebrating the 250th anniversary of the publication of the Dictionary.

Johnson S And Webster S Verbal Examples

Author : Kusujiro Miyoshi
ISBN : 9783484970939
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book analyses Noah Webster's and Samuel Johnson's use of verbal examples in their dictionaries as a means of giving guidance on word usage. The author's major interest lies in elucidating how uniquely Webster, who was originally a grammarian, made use of verbal examples. In order to achieve this purpose, the author provides chapters based on types of entry words in their functional contexts. Johnson's selection of sources of citations and the frequency of his quoting citations tended to vary strongly according to the type of entry word; he also supplied invented examples rather than citations when he thought it especially necessary to clarify the use of a word. By contrast, with the exception of biblical ones, almost all of Webster's citations were taken from Johnson's ┬╗Dictionary┬ź. However, Webster significantly made full use of such citations to express his view on word usage, which differs essentially from Johnson's. Besides, Webster had a strong tendency to quote phrases and sentences from the Bible for the same purpose.

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