Q: Quote from "Milestones in the History of English in America"
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Sat Oct 1 21:42:31 UTC 2011
Joel S. Berson wrote:
> If anyone has "Milestones in the History of
> English in America", by Allen Walker Read and
> Richard W. Bailey (Duke Univ. Press, 2002), could
> they complete the following excerpt allegedly from page 57 for me?
> "Stuart very promptly replied, "Sir, I can better
> tell you where I did not learn it it was not
> from your dictionary." Johnson seemed aware of
> his own abruptness, and was not offended.
> [Charles Fraser, the miniature painter of South Carolina, quoted ..."
> I am interested if this continues on to cite a
> specific work. (And I hope it is not William
> Dunlap, but someone earlier, or Fraser himself.)
Joel, I do not have the book in question, but it is possible to
extract text from the match within Google Books. Apparently, the
passage continues with a reference to a book by William Dunlap
(sorry). When I looked for the quotation in any book by William Dunlap
published in 1834 I found it on pages 181-182 as shown below. This
suggests that the extracted text from "Milestones in the history of
English in America" is accurate and the referenced work was Dunlap's
Milestones in the history of English in America
Allen Walker Read, Richard W. Bailey - 2002 - 454 pages - Snippet view
Johnson seemed aware of his own abruptness, and was not offended.
[Charles Fraser, the miniature painter of South Carolina; quoted in
Dunlap 1834, 1: 181-82]
In a letter of 19 August 1 784, Benjamin Franklin, while in France, ...
Here is a link to a book by William Dunlap that contains the
quotation, and it does appear on Pages 181-182.
Title: History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the
United States, Volume 1
Author: William Dunlap
Publisher" George P. Scott and Co., New York.
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
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