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Johnson's Prefaces and Bell's Connected System of Biography

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines Johnson's prefaces and Bell's connected system of biography. Under the connected system of biography, Bell claims that the lives together would form a type of literary history ... More


Writing the Dictionary: Departures and destinations

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter traces, in detail, the early history of the Dictionary, and the patterns of direction and redirection which appear between Johnson’s ‘Scheme’ of 1746, the Plan of the following year (and ... More


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