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" A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Página 311
1864
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumen33

British essayists - 1802
...dictionaries, and temporary poems :" and, " Lexicographer, a writer of Dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words." The reflections on death in No. 41, were the first effusion of the author's sorrow on the death of...
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The Nic-Nac; or, oracle of knowledge, Volumen1

1822
...production is called grub-street. '• LBXICOQRAPHER. A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words." His fondness for social meetings and dulis at taverns is well known. We learn from Boswell lhat he...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Volumen1

1823
...production ia called grub-street. " LEXICOGRAPHER. A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words." His fondness for social meetings and clubs at taverns is well known. We learn from Boswell that he...
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The Extractor; or Universal repertorium of literature, science ..., Volumen1

1829
...lexicographer, " that harmless drudge," ns Johnson, himself one of the craft, has de•ignatcd him, " that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words,'* is of necessity an historian — and Elymoloi/g becomes History. If we inquire inlo the character of...
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A new derivative and etymological dictionary of such English works as have ...

John Rowbotham - 1838 - 1 páginas
...and ypaijiw (grapho), I write. A writer of dictionaries; " a harmless drudge," says Johnson, " that busies himself in tracing the original and detailing the signification of words." Mac'-ro-dac"-ty-li, s. — fiaKpoe (makros), long; and SaKrv\oe (daktulos), a finger. A class of birds...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volumen18

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint, John Holmes Agnew - 1841
...the occupation, for he defines a lexicographer : ' A writer of dictionaries ; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words : ' saying in effect that the employment was beneath the attention of the ' leviathan of literature,'...
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Notes and Queries

1892
...tenant is. der Donnergott. The lexicographer, according to Dr. Johnson, is " a harmless drudge that busies himself in tracing the original and detailing the signification of words." But he can scarcely be called harmless anless he does his work accurately. He is not expected to command...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volumen96

1864
...would be sufficient to account for the nature of the production to say that it was the outburst of an impetuous man of genius chained down to dictionary...research of etymology, the various yet accurate display of definition, and the rich collection of authorities, were reserved for the superior mind of our great...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

1865
...to purify and to enrich their mother »gué." — Goethe. "A LEXICOGRAPHES is u harmlese drudge that busies himself in tracing the original and detailing the signification of words," — Wfib is the definition which Dr. Johnson gives of the nature of the tut of " the writer of dictionaries...
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Old and New, Volumen1

Edward Everett Hale - 1870
...quotations, the " original Johnson " s " LKXICOORAPHKR, ni A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words." would be worth to the common reader ten times as much as either of the " unabridgeds." What is the...
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