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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 ...
Bangīya Sāhitya Pariṣat

Bangīya Sāhitya Pariṣat  

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The Bengal Academy of Literature was established (1893) in Calcutta (Kolkata). Renamed in 1894, it moved to its present location (243/1 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Road) in 1908. Founded and ...
gazetteer

gazetteer  

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A geographical index or dictionary. A work of this kind by the historian Laurence Echard (bap. 1672, d. 1730) bore the title The Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter; Being a Geographical Index ...
Knapton family

Knapton family  

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London booksellers and publishers. James Knapton (d. 1736) was apprenticed to the London bookseller Henry Mortlock, opening his own shop in 1688. By 1710, his imprint was in some 265 ...
Longman

Longman  

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The oldest surviving English commercial publisher, founded in 1724, and now part of the Pearson Group. Seven generations of the Longman family controlled the firm. The first Longman, Thomas, ...
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 ...
Robert Dodsley

Robert Dodsley  

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(1703–64),wrote several poems while a footman in the service of the Hon. Mrs Lowther, including Servitude (anon., 1729). He set up as a bookseller and wrote several plays, including a musical play, ...
Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson  

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(1709–84),English lexicographer and author, in 1775 was employed by the ministers in power to write a tract, Taxation No Tyranny, in answer to the resolutions and addresses of the ...
Thomas Longman

Thomas Longman  

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(1699–1755),established the long surviving family firm of publishers still in existence as the Longman Group. The original Thomas had a share in the publication of Johnson's Dictionary.

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