Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 09:09:58 -0400 From: Barnhart Subject: Fwd: Born today: Roget Born January 18, 1779: Peter Mark Roget. English writer and physician. He was for many years secretary of the Royal Society. His chief work is the notable _Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases_ (1852), a work for which he collected material for 50 years, and which has been revised and reprinted many times since its first appearance.