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OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND GENERAL BOOK OF LITERARY REFERENCE. With 3000 Illustrations. Thoroughly revised and improved by CHAUNCEY A. GOODRICH, D.D., LL.D., and NOAH PORTER, D.D., of Yale College.

e Volume, Quarto, strongly bound in cloth, 1840 pages, price £1 11s. 6d.; half-calf, £2; calf or half-russia, £2 2s.; russia, £2 10s.

sides the matter comprised in the WEBSTER'S GUINEA DICTIONARY, this ne contains the following Appendices, which will show that no pains have spared to make it a complete Literary Reference-book :

ief History of the English Lange. By Professor JAMES HADLEY. 8 Work shows the Philological Relais of the English Language, and traces progress and influence of the causes ch have brought it to its present con


ciples of Pronunciation.

By fessor GOODRICH and W. A. WHEELER, Including a Synopsis of Words erently pronounced by different au ities.

ort Treatise on Orthography. ARTHUR W. WRIGHT. Including a plete List of Words that are spelt in or more ways.

Explanatory and Pronouncing abulary of the Names of Noted Ficus Persons and Places, &c. By W. A. EELER, M.A. This Work includes not 'persons and places noted in Fiction, ther narrative poetical, or dramatic, Mythological and Mythical names, es referring to the Angelology and Deology of various races, and those d in the romance writers; Pseu7ms, Nick-names of eminent persons parties, &c., &c. In fact, it is best ribed as explaining every name which ot strictly historical. A reference is n to the originator of each name, and re the origin is unknown a quotation iven to some well-known writer in h the word occurs.

is valuable Work may also be had rately, post 8vo., 5s.

nouncing Vocabulary of Greek Latin Proper Names. By Professor CHER, of Yale College.

A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names. By W. A. WHEELER, M.A Including a List of the Variations that occur in the Douay version of the Bible.

An Etymological Vocabulary of Mo-
dern Geographical Names. By the Rev.
C. H. WHEELER. Containing:-1. A List
of Prefixes, Terminations, and Formative
Syllables in various Languages, with their
meaning and derivation; II. A brief List
of Geographical Names (not explained by
the foregoing List), with their derivation
and signification, all doubtful and obscure
derivations being excluded.

Pronouncing Vocabularies of Modern
Geographical and Biographical Names.

A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Com-
mon English Christian Names, with their
derivations, signification, and diminutives
(or nick-names), and their equivalents in
several other languages.

A Dictionary of Quotations. Selected and translated by WILLIAM G. WEBSTER. Containing all Words, Phrases, Proverbs, and Colloquial Expressions from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Foreign Languages, which are frequently met with in literature and conversation.

A List of Abbreviations, Contractions, and Arbitrary Signs used in Writing: and Printing.

A Classified Selection of Pictorial Illustrations (70 pages). With references to the text.

e cheapest Dictionary ever published, as it is confessedly one of the best. The introof small woodcut illustrations of technical and scientific terms adds greatly to the of the Dictionary."-Churchman.





From the QUARTERLY REVIEW, Oct. 1873.

"Seventy years passed before JOHNSON was followed by Webster, an American writer, who faced the task of the English Dictionary with a full appreciation of its requirements, leading to better practical results."

"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 has as yet kept it in the highest place as a practical Dictionary."

"The acceptance of an American Dictionary in England has itself had immense effect in keeping up the community of speech, to break which would be a grievous harm, not to English-speaking nations alone, but to mankind. The result of this has been that the common Dictionary must suit both sides of the Atlantic."

"The good average business-like character of Webster's Dictionary, both in style and matter, made it as distinctly suited as Johnson's was distinctly unsuited to be expanded and re-edited by other hands. Professor Goodrich's edition of 1847 is not much more than enlarged and amended, but other revisions since have so much novelty of plan as to be described as distinct works."

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"The American revised Webster's Dictionary of 1864, published in America and England, is of an altogether higher order than these last [The London Imperial and Student's]. It bears on its title-page the names of Drs. Goodrich and Porter, but inasmuch as its especial improvement is in the etymological department, the care of which was committed to Dr. MAHN, of Berlin, we prefer to describe it in short as the Webster-Mahn Dictionary. Many other literary men, among them Professors Whitney and Dana, aided in the task of compilation and revision. On consideration it seems that the editors and contributors have gone far toward improving Webster to the utmost that he will bear improvement. The vocabulary has become almost complete, as regards usual words, while the definitions keep throughout to Webster's simple careful style, and the derivations are assigned with the aid of good modern authorities."

"On the whole, the Webster-Mahn Dictionary as it stands, is most respectable, and CERTAINLY THE BEST PRACTICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY EXTANT."


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