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"Every time you look up a word in an English dictionary, you unwittingly pay homage to an unsung, half-forgotten Rutland schoolmaster who in 1604 came up with the brilliant idea of an alphabetical dictionary. Previously, no-one had imagined what today seems so blindingly obvious, that a dictionary should run seamlessly, from A to Z. This brave little book is the first attempt to make a readable inventory of the most interesting English words four centuries ago. It is difficult to overemphasize its importance to the English language."