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Page 369 - Dr. Richardson's Philological Dictionary of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Combining Explanation with Etymology, and copiously illustrated by Quotations from the Best Authorities. New Edition, with a Supplement containing additional Words and further Illustrations. In 2 vols.
Page 371 - THE fifty-two volumes which have hitherto formed the well-known Aldine Series, embody the works of nearly all the more popular English poetical writers, whether lyric, epic, or satiric, up to the end of the eighteenth century. But since that time the wonderful fertility of English literature has produced many writers equal, and in some cases far superior, to the majority of their predecessors ; and the widely augmented roll of acknowledged English poets now contains many names not represented in...
Page 368 - His laborious comparison of twenty languages, though never published, bore fruit in his own mind, and his training placed him both in knowledge and judgment far in advance of Johnson as a philologist. Webster's ' American Dictionary of the English Language 'was published in 1828, and of course appeared at once in England, where successive re-editing hat as yet kept it in the highest place as a practical Dictionary.
Page 371 - ... place in public estimation a more adequate representation of the whole body of English poetry, the Publishers have determined to issue a second series, which will contain some of the older poets, and the works of recent writers, so far as may be practicable by arrangement with the representatives of the poets whose works are still copyright. One volume, or more, at a time will be issued at short intervals ; they will be uniform in binding and style with the last fine-paper edition of the Aldine...
Page 377 - Edition published in this country, and with the above volume it forms the most complete English Edition. Mrs. Alfred Gatty's Presentation Box for Young PEOPLE. Containing
Page 378 - A clear, bold, distinctive type enables the reader to take in at a glance the arrangement and divisions of every page. And Mrs. Lankester has added to the technical description by the editor an extremely interesting popular sketch, which follows in smaller type. The English, French...