Johnson's Dictionary - Title Page

A Dictionary of the English Language:

 

In which WORDS are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different SIGNIFICATIONS by EXAMPLES from the best WRITERS. To which are prefixed A HISTORY of the LANGUAGE, and AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

By Samuel Johnson, A.M.

 

In Two volumes.

 

Vol. I

The second edition.

Cum tabulis animum censoris sumet honesti;
Audebit quæcumque parum splendoris habebunt
Et sine pondere erunt, et honore indigna ferentur,
Verba movere loco, quamvis invita recedant,
Et versentur adhuc intra penetralia Vestæ.
Obscurata diu populo bonus eruet, atque
Proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum,
Quæ priscis memorata Catonibus atque Cethegis,
Nunc situs informis premit et deserta vetustas"

London, Printed by W. Strahan, For J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley.

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