Monday, February 13, 2012
A Dictionary of Select and Popular Quotations
A Dictionary of Select and Popular Quotations (1873)
As the full title of the book explains, this is "A Dictionary of Select and Popular Quotations which are in daily use: taken from the Latin, French, Greek, Spanish, and Italian languages, together with a copious collection of law-maxims and law-terms translated into English with illustrations historical and idiomatic." The book is arranged alphabetically, with all the language combined. Each quotation contains a brief note about its meaning and usage along with an English translation. Sources are sometimes given. Many of the Latin items are bits of Latin verse.