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Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary: Sources

By Ronald D. Patkus and Dean M. Rogers

CASE 1:

  • Milton, John. Milton’s Paradise Lost. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson: [etc., etc.], 1732.
  • Watts, Isaac. Logick: or, The right use of reason in the inquiry after truth, with a variety of rules to guard against error, in the affairs of religion and human life, as well as in the sciences. London: Printed for T. Longman...[et al.], 1745.

CASE 2:

  • Bailey, N. (Nathan). Dictionarium britannicum: or, A more compleat universal etymological dictionary than any extant ... Illustrated with near five hundred cuts ... Likewise a collection and explanation of English proverbs; also of words and phrases us’d in our ancient charters, statutes ... Also ... mythology ... To which is added, a collection of proper names of persons and places in Great-Britain, &c. London: T. Cox, 1736.

CASE 3:

  • Hooker, Richard. The works of that learned and judicious divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: in eight books of Ecclesiastical polity, completed out of his own manuscripts: with several other treatises by the same author, and an account of his life and death. London: Printed by R. White, for Rob. Scot, Tho Basset, John Wright and Rich. Chiswel, and are to be sold by Robert Boulter…, 1676.

CASE 4:

  • Miller, Philip. The Gardener’s Dictionary: Containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also, the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard; according to the practice of the most experienced gardeners of the present age�adorn’d with copper plates. London: Printed for the author and sold by C. Rivington…, 1737. (Volume 1)

CASE 5:

  • Miller, Philip. The Gardener’s Dictionary: Containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also, the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard; according to the practice of the most experienced gardeners of the present age�adorn’d with copper plates. London: Printed for the author and sold by C. Rivington…, 1737. (Volume 2)

CASE 6:

  • Boyle, Robert. The works of the honourable Robert Boyle. In five volumes. To which is prefixed the life of the author. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1744. Image available.

CASE 7:

  • Bacon, Francis. The works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Lord High Chancellor of England ... With several additional pieces, never before printed in any edition of his works. To which is prefixed, a new life of the author, by Mr. Mallet. London: A. Millar, 1740.

CASE 8:

  • Calmet, Augustin. Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum, et literale sacræ scripturæ: cum figuris antiquitates Judaicas repræsentantibus… e Gallico in Latinum translatum a Joanne Dominico Mansi. Venetiis: Apud S. Coleti, 1757. (Volume 1)

CASE 9:

  • Calmet, Augustin. Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum, et literale sacræ scripturæ: cum figuris antiquitates Judaicas repræsentantibus... e Gallico in Latinum translatum a Joanne Dominico Mansi. Venetiis: Apud S. Coleti, 1757. (Volume 2)

CASE 10:

  • Chambers, Ephraim. Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences…The whole intended as a course of antient and modern learning, extracted from the best authors, dictionaries, journals, memoirs, transactions, ephemeredes &c. in several languages. London: Printed for W. Innis [etc.], 1751-52.