By Samuel Johnson
Surprising, colourful, and long-forgotten entries from the main well-known dictionary within the historical past of the English language
Samuel Johnson's best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), is the main influential and idiosyncratic lexicon ever written and was once utilized by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This anthology contains 4,000 of the main consultant, unique, and traditionally interesting entries, overlaying topics from type to nutrients, technological know-how to intercourse, and given in complete with unique spelling and examples of utilization from Shakespeare to Milton.
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