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H.L. Mencken"s dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sources

H.L. Mencken"s dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sources

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1942.

Statementselected and edited by H.L. Mencken.
ContributionsMencken, H. L. 1880-1956.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14156056M

H.L. Mencken (). Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.. H.L. Mencken. Henry Louis Mencken (Septem - Janu ), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists. As the subtitle states, this book includes “Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of Wise Men, in Their Bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation, Science, Art, Religion, and Morals Especially in the Modern Aspects of Them.' Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources.

Wordsmith H. L. Mencken included the saying in his intriguing collection “A New Dictionary of Quotations on Historical Principles from Ancient and Modern Sources”: 9. He that would pun would pick a pocket. ALEXANDER POPE: The Dunciad, note, (Ascribed to “a great critic”). With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg Mencken's New Dictionary of Quotations, "A New Dictionary of Quotations On Historical Principles From Ancient & Modern Sources" [] Selected & edited Containing quotations from authors as diverse as Elizabeth Arden, Billy Connolly, Bertolt Brecht, Linda Evangelista.

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