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All Is True

All Is True  

During a performance of this play on 29 June 1613 the cannon fired to salute the King's entry in 1.4 set alight the Globe theatre's thatch, and the whole building ...
Authorship

Authorship  

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For more than two centuries “authorship” has been conceived by American readers in Romantic terms—that is, as the creation, by a stable and individual consciousness, of an original idea or ...
C. T. Onions

C. T. Onions  

(1873–1965),British lexicographer and grammarian, born in Edgbaston, War-wickshire, educated at Mason College, Birmingham. In 1895 he met James A. H. Murray, who invited him to join the staff of ...
dictionaries

dictionaries  

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The origins of the English dictionary are found in the late 16th cent. when people became aware of the two levels of English (‘learned’, ‘literary’, ‘inkhorn’, distinct from ‘spoken’, ‘popular’) to ...
Early English Text Society

Early English Text Society  

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Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.
Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica  

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It was first issued by a ‘Society of Gentlemen in Scotland’ in numbers (1768–71), edited by William Smellie, a printer, afterwards secretary of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries. It was a ...
Folio Society Shakespeare

Folio Society Shakespeare  

The 37 volumes of this handsomely printed edition were issued between 1950 and 1976, using the text of the New Temple Shakespeare. They are chiefly notable for the introductions, of ...
Frederick James Furnivall

Frederick James Furnivall  

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(1825–1910),was secretary to the Philological Society; in 1861 he became editor of the proposed New English Dictionary which developed into the Oxford English Dictionary. He founded the Early English ...
Henry Bradley

Henry Bradley  

(1845–1923) British philologist and lexicographerThe Making of English (1904) Non-FictionThe Making of English (1904) Non-Fiction
Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm  

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(1785–1863), and(1786–1859),German brothers who pioneered the study of German philology, law, mythology, and folklore. They are chiefly known in England for their collection of fairy tales, ...
Johnson's Dictionary

Johnson's Dictionary  

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By Samuel Johnson, published 1755. In 1746 Johnson contracted with Robert Dodsley and other booksellers to write an English dictionary, for a fee of £1,575. A ‘Plan’ and dedication to ...
monolingual dictionary

monolingual dictionary  

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Prefigurations of the modern monolingual dictionary have been found as early as ancient Sumer and early China. A more direct ancestor, supplying etymologies as well as meanings, was Sextus Pompeius ...
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press  

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A publishing and (formerly) printing business owned by the University and directed by its delegates of the press, of whom the vice‐chancellor is ex officio chairman. Its aims are to produce books of ...
part issue

part issue  

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Trade term referring to the practice, from the late 17th century onwards, of issuing what were also known as books in numbers or ‘number books’ in a serialized form. Unlike ...
Philological Society

Philological Society  

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Was founded in its present form in 1842 to investigate and to promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of language. Active in its formation were Thirlwell, A. ...
pun

pun  

An expression that achieves emphasis or humour by contriving an ambiguity, two distinct meanings being suggested either by the same word (see polysemy) or by two similar-sounding words (see ...
Richard Chenevix Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench  

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(1807–86), Abp. of Dublin from 1863 to 1884. He strongly opposed W. E. Gladstone's proposals for disestablishing the Church of Ireland. His books on the parables (1841) and miracles of Christ (1846) ...
Shall I die

Shall I die  

A lyric in nine stanzas of ten lines each, ascribed to William Shakespeare in a Bodleian Library manuscript collection of poems which dates probably from the late 1630s. Another, unascribed version ...
Signet Shakespeare

Signet Shakespeare  

An American paperback edition of Shakespeare's works, one play per volume, under the General Editorship of Sylvan Barnet, with introductions, notes on the page, and selected criticism. It was ...
Sir James Murray

Sir James Murray  

(1837–1915),acquired his great philological and anti‐quarian knowledge largely through his own studies. He made the acquaintance of many scholars with similar preoccupations, including Skeat, Sweet, ...

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