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Author

Wheatley, Henry B. (editor)

Title

Manipulus Vocabulorum

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

Trubner & Co.

Year

1867

City

London

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

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50.0000

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Description

The full title of this work is "Manipulus Vocabulorum: A Rhyming Dictionay of the English Language." The author was Peter Levins and it was orignially published in 1570. The 1867 edition was edited and an Alphabetical Indes was added by the editor Henry B. Wheatley.

Quoted from the editor's "Preface."

"Not very long ago the reprinting of an old English Dictionary would have been considered absurd, but now the great value of these works has become more fully recognized. They
are the rocks in which the old words of our language are found  fossilized, and until these books are brought completely within our reach, the publication of the Dictionary of Early English, which we all so much desire to see, must be postponed. A Dictionary arranged according to endings is especially likely to contain a number of words which are otherwise unregistered, for the rhyme must have naturally brought to the recollection of the compiler many words of frequent use in conversation, which had not found their way into books."

"My attention was drawn to this very curious and interesting English Dictionary by the note upon it in Mr. Way's preface to his invaluable edition of the Promptorium Parvulorum. Mr. Way refers to the copy in the Bodleian Library, but there is also one in the Library of the British Museum, and before going to press I was so fortunate as to meet with an imperfect
copy, from which, when completed in MS. from the British Museum one, the present edition has been printed. Beside these three I have not heard of another copy. The original is a small quarto of nineteen sheets, printed in double columns."

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