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Dictionary Johnson Samuel Johnson"s middle years by James Lowry Clifford

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784,
  • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography,
  • Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Statementby James L. Clifford.
ContributionsClifford, James Lowry, 1901-
LC ClassificationsPR3533 .C58 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 372 p. :
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4095316M
ISBN 100070113793
LC Control Number80008313

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Johnson's Dictionary would define the language for the next 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 Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. Modern dictionaries owe much to Johnson's work/5(14). "Ink and Incapability" is the second episode of the third series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. Plot. Samuel Johnson (Robbie Coltrane) seeks Prince George's patronage for his new book, A Dictionary of the English Prince – seeking to amend his reputation as an ‘utter turnip-head’ – is interested, but Blackadder tries to turn him against the idea, condemning the dictionary as Episode no.: Series 3, (Blackadder the Third), Episode 2.   On Ap , Samuel Johnson published his two-volume Dictionary of the English wasn't the first English dictionary (more than 20 had appeared over the preceding two centuries), but in many ways, it was the most remarkable. As modern lexicographer Robert Burchfield has observed, "In the whole tradition of English language and literature the only dictionary compiled by a Author: Richard Nordquist. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, Explained in their Different Meanings, and Authorized by. in whose Works they are Found. Part 1. A-DYS by Johnson, Samuel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Michael Kennedy, Joyce Kennedy Tim Rutherford-Johnson has worked for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians since and until was the editor responsible for the dictionary's coverage of 20th- and 21st century music. He has published and lectured on several contemporary composers, and regularly reviews new music for both print and online publications/5(35). Home - Johnson's Dictionary Online - 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, By SAMUEL JOHNSON, A. M. In TWO VOLUMES. . A group of London book-sellers had commissioned Johnson's dictionary, hoping that a book of this kind would help stabilise the rules governing the English language. In the preface to the book Johnson writes of the 'energetic' unruliness of the English tongue. In his view, the language was in a mess, and was in desperate need of some discipline. Several book publishers got together and commissioned Johnson to compile a dictionary similar to the one created by the French Academy. In France, that effort took 40 scholars 40 years to complete. Johnson, in a barb aimed at the supposed inferiority of the French, said he could do it in three: “This is the proportion. Let me see; forty times.

The Life of Samuel Johnson is many things: charming, witty, vivacious, absorbing, edifying, beautiful; part philosophy and part history, with some politics and religion on the side. It is ironic, then, that one of the few things it most definitely is not is a biography. James Boswell was not interested in creating a record of Johnsons life, but a portrait of his personality/5. Samuel Johnson, English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer who was one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters. He is well remembered for his aphorisms, but his criticism is perhaps his most significant form of writing. Learn more about Johnson’s life and career. Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson - The Dictionary: A Dictionary of the English Language was published in two volumes in , six years later than planned but remarkably quickly for so extensive an undertaking. The degree of master of arts, conferred on him by the University of Oxford for his Rambler essays and the Dictionary, was proudly noted on the title page. Samuel Johnson (18 September [OS 7 September] – 13 December ), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and ously, he was a devout Anglican, and politically a committed mater: Pembroke College, Oxford, (no degree).