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A new general English dictionary
Peculiarly calculated for the use and improvement of such as are unacquainted with the learned languages. Wherein the difficult words, and technical terms made use of in anatomy, architecture, arithmetick, algebra, astronomy, botany, chymistry, divinity, gardening, grammar, hawking, heraldry, history, horsemanship, hunting, husbandry, law, logick, mathematicks, mechanicks, milit. affairs, musick, navigation, painting, poetry, rhetorick, sculpture, surgery, &c. are not only fully explain'd, but accented on their proper syllables, to prevent a vicious pronunciation; and mark'd with initial letters, to denote the part of speech, to which each word peculiarly belongs. To which is prefixed, a compendious english grammar, with general rules for the ready formation of one part of speech from another; by the due application, whereof, such as understand english only, may be able to write as correctly and elegantly, as those who have been some years conversant in the latin, greek, &c. languages. Together with a supplement, of the proper names of the most noted kingdoms, provinces, cities, towns, rivers, &c. throughout the known world. As also, of the most celebrated emperors, kings, queens, priests, poets, philosophers, generals, &c. whether jewish, pagan, mahometan, or christian; but more especially such as are mentioned either in the old or new testament. The whole alphabetically digested, and accented in the same manner, and for the same purpose, as the preceding part; being collected for the use of such, as have but an imperfect idea, of the english orthography. Originally begun by the late Reverend Mr. Thomas Dyche, School-Master at Stratford-le-Bow. Author of the Guide to the English Tongue, the Spelling-Dictionary, &c. and now finished by William Pardon, Gent.
Dictionary of National Biography 16 (1888)