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Six Old English Chronicles, of which Two are Now First Translated from the Monkish ...
Gildas, Nennius, Geoffrey, Ethelwerd, John Asser,
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From the QUARTERLY REVIEW, Oct., 1873. ty years passed before Johnson was followed by Webster, an writer, who faced the task of the English Dictionary with a iation of its requirements, leading to better practical results.” borious comparison of twenty languages, though never pube fruit in his own mind, and his training placed him both in and judgment far in advance of Johnson as a philologist. American Dictionary of the English Language, was pub1828, and of course appeared at once in England, where re-editing has as yet kept it in the highest place as a practical 7." cceptance of an American Dictionary in England has itself nse effect in keeping up the community of speech, to break ald be a grievous harm, not to English-speaking nations to mankind. The result of this has been that the common must suit both sides of the Atlantic." pod average business-like character of Webster's Dictionary, rle and matter, made it as distinctly suited as Johnson's was unsuited to be expanded and re-edited by other hands. Goodrich's edition of 1847 is not much more than enlarged ed, but other revisions since have so much novelty of plan scribed as distinct works.” merican revised Webster's Dictionary of 1864, published in nd England, is of an altogether higher order than these last on Imperial and Student's]. It bears on its title-page the Drs. Goodrich and Porter, but inasmuch as its especial imis in the etymological department, the care of which was to Dr. Mahn, of Berlin, we preser to describe it in short as r-Mahn Dictionary. Many other literary men, among them Whitney and Dana, aided in the task of compilation and On consideration it seems that the editors and contributors far toward improving Webster to the utmost that he will ovement. The vocabul try has become almost complete as al words, while the definitions keep throughout to Webster's ful style, and the derivations are assigned with the aid of en authorities,” whole, the Webster-Mahn Dictionary as it stands, is most and certainly THE BEST PRACTICAL ENGLISH D:CTIONARY
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