Johnson's Dictionary - A Harmless Drudge

Here Johnson gives an unusual definition for the word lexicographer, describing it as 'a writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.'

 

Taken from: Dictionary of the English Language
Author / Creator: Johnson, Samuel
Publisher: J. & P. Knapton, London
Date: 1755
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 680.k.12,13