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" —I AM not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. Samuel Johnson. "
The Educational Record of the Province of Quebec: The Medium Through which ... - Side 162
1899
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The American Journal of Insanity, Bind 76

1920 - 586 sider
...for the future to disclose. After all we must remember the statement of England's great lexicographer that " words are the daughters of earth and that things are the sons of heaven," and pray that they may be so united that the word and the thing shall be in blest unison blended—and...
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The Teaching of English: A New Approach

William Shirley Tomkinson - 1921 - 244 sider
...learning'. Teachers above all people need to remind themselves of the comment of Johnson : ' I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are...of earth and that things are the sons of heaven.' There are in truth far too many books about books. We are deluged with trivialities and gossip about...
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - 1923 - 170 sider
...of a dictionary labours without hope of praise, fortunate if he escapes reproach, but I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are...daughters of earth and that things are the sons of heaven. Mr. BOSWELL. Lord Chesterfield will be much chagrined if you do not dedicate your work to him. Dr....
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - 1923 - 170 sider
...of a dictionary labours without hope of praise, fortunate if he escapes reproach, but I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are...daughters of earth and that things are the sons of heaven. Mr. BOSWELL. Lord Chesterfield will be much chagrined if you do not dedicate your work to him. Dr....
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Doctor Johnson

A. Edward Newton - 1923 - 168 sider
...of a dictionary labours without hope of praise, fortunate if he escapes reproach, but I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are...daughters of earth and that things are the sons of heaven. Mr. BOSWELL. Lord Chesterfield will be much chagrined if you do not dedicate your work to him. Dr....
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 346 sider
...but the work of a pedant to check its natural growth. "I am not so lost in lexicography," he says, "as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas: I wish, however,...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 304 sider
...but the work of a pedant to check its natural growth. "I am not so lost in lexicography," he says, "as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas: I wish, however,...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 284 sider
...which relieve a man from business strain.—Edison. "-»-'AM not so lost in lexicography as to JLjbrget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.—Samuel Johnson. £•» .'.'»• There exists no cure for a heart wounded with the sword...
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The Journal of the New York State Teachers' Association, Bind 1–2

1914 - 850 sider
...would perhaps best say for myself what Dr. Samuel Johnson said in the introduction of his dictionary : "I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth and that things are the sons of heaven." But it is,-after all, only through "words that things get clone." "In the beginning was the Word."...
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Scribners Monthly, Bind 8

1874 - 808 sider
...impossible for Noah Webster to do—he carried style into his dictionary. The man who could say : " I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven," was undoubtedly injured as a lexicographer by an imagination which made him the author of a style still...
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