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... Rambler, The Vanity of Human Wishes, and Irene (play) In 1746, a group of publishers approached Johnson about creating an authoritative dictionary of the English language a contract with William Strahan and ... Johnson claimed that he could finish the project in three years ... Française had forty scholars spending forty years to complete its dictionary, which prompted Johnson to claim, "This is the proportion ...
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