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A Handbook of the English Language by Latham

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Webster's great Dictionary may be regarded as bearing the same relation to the English language which Newton's "_Principia_" does to the sublime science of Natural Philosophy.


_From _PRESIDENT HOPKINS_, Williams College_.

There is no American scholar who does not feel proud of the labors of Dr. Webster as the pioneer of lexicography on this continent, and who will not readily admit the great and distinctive merits of his Dictionary.



The best and safest guide of the students of our language.



Of the book itself I hear but one opinion from all around me, and do but echo the universal voice in expressing my approval of its great worth, and my belief that it has rendered any further research, or even improvement in our time, unnecessary in its department of instruction.


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