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dictionary of the language of Shakspeare

by Swynfen Jervis

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Published by John Russell Smith in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dictionaries,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Quotations -- Dictionaries,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Concordances

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Swynfen Jervis.
    GenreDictionaries.
    ContributionsGeorge Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2892 .J47 1868
    The Physical Object
    Pagination374 p. ;
    Number of Pages374
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23377392M
    LC Control Number95237142

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Dictionary of the language of Shakspeare by Swynfen Jervis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Excerpt from A Dictionary of the Language of Shakespeare To abate. To lessen; to diminish, to de jcet to depress; to shorten. Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord, That would reduce these bloody days again. Richard 3, v.

If he have power, Then vail your ignorance if none, abate Your dangerous lenity. Coriolanus, iii. : Swynfen Jervis.

A dictionary of the language of Shakespeare - Primary Source Edition by William Shakespeare (Author), Swynfen Jervis (Author). The place to look is Shakespeare and the Language of Food.’ (Sanford Lakoff) About the Author.

Joan Fitzpatrick is a Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, UK. Dictionary of the language of Shakspeare book most recent book is Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays (Ashgate, ). Product details Cited by: 5. The Dictionary of Shakespeare Words Paperback – Febru by BookCaps (Author)/5(11).

Dictionary of the language of Shakspeare. London: John Russell Smith, (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Swynfen Jervis; George Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress).

Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on the Bard's works, this dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages. It includes entries on the plays and the major characters, on Shakespeare's life and his contemporaries, on actors from Edmund Kean to Peter O'Toole, on theatres and directors, plus comments Author: Stanley Wells.

Explore our Shakespeare dictionary to understand words Shakespeare uses that are not in common usage today, or may have a different meaning. If there’s a word you need to understand that’s not lists, please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

"Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo. "You know something is a timeless work of art, like this line from Romeo and Juliet, when it continues to be quoted, studied, and remade nearly five centuries later.

Indeed, we still look to the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare for his masterful use of language and rhetorical devices even though some words may sound strange to our modern ears.

Standardization of the English language. The writings of Shakespeare actually influenced the English language, as his works contributed to standardize English language rules and grammar in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The words and phrases that he wrote were embedded in the language especially in “A Dictionary of the English Language” by.

Shakespeare invented, or at least, wrote down a lot of words and phrases that are still used today. Explore 40 common words and phrases Shakespeare invented. Shakespeare is probably the most famous of all Englishmen.

One of the things he is famous for is the effect he had on the development of the Early Modern English language.

For example, without even realising it, our everyday speech is full of words and phrases invented by Shakespeare. He was able to do that because English was changing as people modernised it in their normal workaday speech.

Gordon Williams is Reader in English at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Previous books include A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (3 vols, Athlone, ) and Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution (Athlone, ).5/5(1).

Shakespeare on Toast knocks the stuffing from the staid old myth of the Bard, revealing the man and his plays for what they really are: modern, thrilling, uplifting drama. The bright words and colourful characters of the greatest hack writer are brought brilliantly to life, sweeping cobwebs from the Bard - his language, his life, his world, his sounds, his craft.

More than just a book of definitions, the dictionary provides a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's portrayal of military life, tactics, and. Shakespeare's Legal Language: A Dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide to Shakespeare's legal references. An A-Z of over entries explores early modern social life, legal thought, and the.

Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. However, the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style.

Shakespeare's use of sexual language, imagery and erotic themes is extensive, varied, and although this is necessarily hard to establish, probably innovative at times.

This glossary provides a first-hand guide to Shakespeare's sexual language, some of which is notoriously difficult to unravel and whose roots go back into earlier literature. Shakespeare used more t words in his plays and poems, and likely invented or introduced at least 1, words into the English language.

He did this by combining words, changing nouns into verbs, adding prefixes or suffixes, and so on. Published on 15 April and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.

There was dissatisfaction with the dictionaries of the period, so in June a group of London booksellers contracted Johnson to write a dictionary for the sum of 1, guineas, Author: Samuel Johnson.

On ApSamuel Johnson published his two-volume Dictionary of the English wasn't the first English dictionary (more than 20 had appeared over the preceding two centuries), but in many ways, it was the most remarkable.

As modern lexicographer Robert Burchfield has observed, "In the whole tradition of English language and literature the only dictionary compiled by a Author: Richard Nordquist. Most editions of Shakespeare provide a glossary alongside the text for the trickiest words, but it’s often useful to read with a good dictionary at hand.

Shakespeare's writings greatly influenced the entire English language. Prior to and during Shakespeare's time. Between andJohnson wrote perhaps his best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language.

Du Samuel Johnson (), often referred to simply as Dr Johnson, was one of England's greatest literary figures: a poet, essayist, biographer, lexicographer and a /5.The most striking feature of Shakespeare is his command of language.

It is all the more astounding when one not only considers Shakespeare's sparse formal education but the curriculum of the day.

Although certain grammatical treatises were published in Shakespeare's day, organized grammar texts would not appear until the 's. Shakespeare as a youth would have no more systematically .