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B. Johnfor's Dictionary.
Fol. 1773 Many are the works of human fh. Oustry, whickte begis & fereshar hardly panted to fame
man He hat undertahes to compile a Dictionary, undertaker that, when Lit comprehend the full extent of his design, he knows himul unable to perform. Yet his labour though, deficient
ke uieful, with the hope of this inferior prag The mushrncito hinactinten -lace his wearinepe. Perfection is unaittainable, but
er & hearer approaches may
be made * finding my dictionary about to sprinted,
I have endeavoured, i zwisäl to make it lopupul
- vible. I urltret deny Ffound many parti requiring emendation, & many more Capable of improvement. Many faults I have corected some superfluities I have
B some deficiencies I have Jupplied.
I have methodixed some härts that were disordered,
iluminat ed some that were obscure. Get the changes in additions bear'a
very Imall proportion to the whole. Le Critie will now have life to object but the student who has bought any of the former copies needs not repent, he will not about nice collation, perceive how they differ, & ufafulrifo veldom depends upon little things.
For negligence or deficience, I have preokop not reco of more apology than yenatiere of youé will fürnifh; I have left that inec: -curate wsnecer á made exact & that imperfect w never i completed.
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V O L U M E.
RIGIN and Importance of small Tracts and fugitive Pieces
Page 1 Plan of an English Dictonary : In a Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield, 1748,
30 Preface to the Folio Edition of Dr. Johnson's Dietionary
55 Proposals for printing the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare
87 Preface to Shakespeare, published 1765 95 Prelimigary Discourse to the London Chronicle,
153 Introduction to Proceedings of the Committee to
manage Contributions for cloathing French Prisoners,
158 Thoughts on Agriculture, Ancient and Modern or Introduction to the World Displayed - 168 Differtation on Pope's Epitaphs
192 Life of Boerhaave
208 Character of Mr. William Collins
237 Letter to a Bishop on Lectures, by T. F. Critical Reflections on the Old English Dramatick
Writers: By the Author of the Jealous
262 Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick at the Opening of
the Theatre in Drury-Lanc, 1747 – 291 to Irene