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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, ...

Murray, Sir James

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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..., Sir James ( 1837–1915 ), editor of The Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 : b. Denholm ; lives in Oxford from 1885 until his death. The Oxford English Dictionary ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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Literature
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83 words

..., Sir James ( 1837–1915 ) Lexicographer , appointed editor of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1879 . He laid down the lines on which the work was to be compiled, and persevered through many difficulties. There is a detailed account of the dictionary's composition in Caught in the Web of Words ( 1977 ) by his granddaughter K. M. E. Murray , which also gives a vivid portrait of his industry, his high moral standards and sense of responsibility, and his happy family...

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Miles Glendinning

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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2009
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Art & Architecture
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98 words

..., Sir James (d. 1634 ) Scottish architect . Most important of a series of Scottish royal masters of work (serving from 1607 until his death), Murray was responsible for a range of pioneering projects in a hybrid classico–castellated style, including palace lodgings at Edinburgh ( 1615–17 ) and Linlithgow (from 1618 ), and country houses such as his own mansion, Kilbaberton, 1623 . His chief works formed part of the Stuart monarchs’ early-17th-century improvement programme in Edinburgh: the palatially scaled, towered George Heriot’s Hospital (from...

Murray, Sir James

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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282 words

..., Sir James ( 1837–1915 ) Lexicographer , the son of a clothier from Hawick, in the Scottish borders. He was educated at Cavers School, near his native village of Denholm, and at Minto School, but his great philological and antiquarian knowledge was acquired largely through his own efforts. He became a schoolmaster and moved to London in 1864 , where he worked as a bank clerk before returning to his earlier profession at Mill Hill. Throughout these years he pursued his philological interests and made the acquaintance of many like-minded scholars, including...

(Sir) James Murray

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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Quotations
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99 words

...(Sir) James Murray 1837 1915 Scottish lexicographer The traditional practice of dictionary makers is ‘to copy shamelessly from one dictionary to another’. When The Century Dictionary (1889) seemed to plagiarize Murray's work, it was his friends who reminded him of this. He did not necessarily subscribe to it himself. Quoted in Elizabeth Murray, Caught in the Web of Words (1977). Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work. According to Elizabeth Murray in the same biography, this was his favourite text. It supposedly came from Charles Kingsley...

Murray, Sir James A. H.

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Sir James A. H. ( Sir James Augustus Henry Murray ) ( 1837–1915 ), British lexicographer and philologist , born at Denholm, Roxburghshire, and educated in local schools. After a period as a schoolmaster, he moved to London in 1864 . He worked for the Chartered Bank of India until 1870 , when he took a teaching post at Mill Hill School. Having joined the London Philological Society, he became a respected associate of those involved in compiling the Society's New English Dictionary , out of which developed The Oxford English Dictionary . His...

Murray, Sir J(ames) A(ugustus) H(enry)

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018

...Murray, Sir J(ames) A(ugustus) H(enry) ( 1837–1915 ). Scottish lexicographer and philologist . Born in Denholm, Roxburghshire, he had no formal education after the age of 14, acquiring his erudition by private study. He moved from Hawick to London in 1864 in the hope that milder southern winters might help his first wife’s health, but she died shortly afterwards. From 1870 to 1885 , he was English master at Mill Hill School in north-east London. He joined the circle of professional and amateur scholars who were establishing the scientific study of...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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43 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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43 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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46 words
Sir James Murray

Sir James Murray  

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 (d. 1634) Scottish architect.Most important of a series of Scottish royal masters of work (serving from 1607 until his death), Murray was responsible for a range of pioneering projects ...
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, ...
Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...for miners, Norman Murray for weavers, Richard Anthony for farm labourers, and Heather Holmes for migrant farmworkers. Leading historians in this field are W. Hamish Fraser and Ian MacDougall, and the Scottish Labour History Society Journal gives a focus for this group. Politics also begin at the grass roots, following L. C. Wright , Scottish Chartism ( 1953 ). There has been detailed work on discontent in the 18th century ( Kenneth Logue ), on party affiliations ( I. G. C. Hutchinson ), and on the Labour Party in Glasgow ( James J. Smyth ). In cultural...

Coriolanus

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...Hibbard (New Penguin, 1967): K. B. Parker (Oxford, 1994) Some representative criticism Adelman, Janet , ‘Anger’s my Meat: Feeding, Dependence, and Aggression in Coriolanus ’ (1978), in Murray M. Schwartz and Coppélia Kahn (eds.), Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays (1980) Burke, Kenneth , ‘ Coriolanus —and the Delights of Faction’, in James L. Calderwood and Harold E. Toliver (eds.), Essays in Shakespearean Criticism (1970) Kahn, Coppélia , Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women (1996) Muir, Kenneth , ‘The Background...

William Murray Mansfield

William Murray Mansfield  

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Described by Sir William Holdsworth as ‘the greatest lawyer of the century’, William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield, was born in 1705 at Scone Palace near Perth, Scotland. At age ...
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 ...
Talkback radio

Talkback radio  

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Talkback, the first interactive broadcasting medium, enables listeners to talk on-air to program hosts or their guests—including political leaders—about matters determined by the callers, the host, ...
Tommaso da Bologna Vincidor

Tommaso da Bologna Vincidor  

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c. 1495–1534/6).Bolognese architect who had worked in Raphael's studio in Rome. He designed the courtyard of Breda Castle, The Netherlands (from 1536), one of the first early Renaissance buildings in ...
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. ...
Henry Bradley

Henry Bradley  

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

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