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Re: [pepysdiary] Robert Cawdrey. A Table Alphabeticall (1604)

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  • Terry Foreman
    Michael R, Fascinating: of Cawdrey I was unaware. Thanks. Terry F
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 6, 2007
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      Michael R,

      Fascinating: of Cawdrey I was unaware. Thanks.

      Terry F

      At 06:41 PM 4/6/2007 +0000, you wrote:
      >Hard Wordes in Plaine English
      >By Scott McLemee
      >
      >Longtime readers of Intellectual Affairs may recall that this column
      >occasionally indulges in reference-book nerdery. So it was a pleasant
      >but appropriate surprise when the Bodleian Library of the University
      >of Oxford provided a copy of its new edition of the very first
      >dictionary of the English language. It has been out of print for
      >almost 400 years, and the Bodleian is now home to the one known copy
      >of it to have survived.
      >
      >Available now as The First English Dictionary, 1604 (distributed by
      >the University of Chicago Press
      >http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/230289.ctl), the work
      >was originally published under the title A Table Alphabeticall. It was
      >compiled in the late 16th century by one Robert Cawdrey. The book did
      >not bring him fame or fortune, but it went through at least two
      >revised editions within a decade. That suggests there must have been a
      >market for Cawdrey's guide to what the title page called the "hard
      >usuall English wordes" that readers sometimes encountered "in
      >Scripture, Sermons, or elswhere."
      >
      >Continued:-
      >http://insidehighered.com/views/2007/04/04/mclemee
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    • Susan Thomas
      ** High Priority ** Fascinating - I especially liked the definition of decision. Never heard of him before - a great find! Thanks! Australian Susan Susan
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 6, 2007
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        ** High Priority **

        Fascinating - I especially liked the definition of decision. Never heard of him before - a great find! Thanks!

        Australian Susan

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