Download Jonathan Swift’s Word-Book: A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther by Panthea Reid,A. C. Elias Jr.,John Irwin Fischer PDF

By Panthea Reid,A. C. Elias Jr.,John Irwin Fischer

This Word-Book is possibly the one paintings of Jonathan Swift’s no longer in print, until eventually now. Since the 1690s, rapid have been formulating an inventory of phrases and definitions for his protégé Esther Johnson, starting with phrases from the Book of universal Prayer. His used to be it seems that an on-going checklist, stored fairly haphazardly, with open areas for including new phrases. approximately 1710, while quick used to be in London, Johnson, in Dublin, got down to formalize the dictionary, copying out Swift’s phrases and definitions to make an orderly and cautious booklet without clean areas. most likely in 1713, while rapid back to eire, Johnson provided her Word-Book to him, yet his school-masterly corrections of her paintings can have angry her. After Johnson’s dying in 1728, fast gave the Word-Book to their mutual pal, Elizabeth Sican. It used to be handed down over generations, till in 1976, the younger American Swiftian A. C. Elias, Jr., acquired it, aspiring to edit it in his outdated age. ahead of his early demise of lung melanoma in 2008, Elias requested John Fischer to imagine the problem of bringing the ebook into print. Fischer took at the job until eventually 2015, whilst he too died of a lung disorder. His spouse Panthea Reid accomplished the duty for her husband. This quantity comprises illustrations from the unique publication, a transcript of it with schematic symptoms of Swift’s corrections, essays and appendices by means of Fischer and Elias, tracing provenance, exploring the social and mental milieu during which the ebook used to be written, and monitoring Swift’s paintings as a lexicographer. This visual appeal of Swift’s final ebook to be revealed is a publishing event.

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