Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 11:07:49 -0400
From: Barnhart Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HIGHLANDS.COM
Subject: Samuel Johnson's birthday
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson, born in 1709. His
published in 1755) has been described as a monument of English scholarship.
His was not the
first dictionary of English, not even the first big dictionary. But it was
the earliest big one to rely so
heavily upon quotations. And, it was Johnson's dictionary that was used by
Murray in calculating
the scope of his work for what was to become the Oxford English Dictionary.
Enjoy your day, and remember that we stand on the shoulders of our
David K. Barnhart, Editor
The Barnhart Dictionary Companion
Lexik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Highlands.com