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"[Rev Charles Burney"s] Abridgement of Pearson"s Exposition of the Creed, is printed, though not yet published. He gave to my father & me each a Copy. His Motto, I think a most happy one, taken from some work of the great Bentley"s - ""The most excellent Bishop Pearson - the very dust of whose writings is gold"". - I have read above half the volume; it is all fudge to call it a book for the use of [underlined] young persons [end underlining] - Unless they are such Young Persons as Moll, who reads Lock on Human Understanding in two days, & says it is easy, & fancies she understands it - And the same farce she played regarding Butler"s Analogy, the toughest book (allowed by learned men) in the English language, which she spoke of with the familiar partiality I would speak of Tom Hickerthrift, & bamboozled me into trying to read - and, Good Lord! when I had pored over a dozen pages & shook my ears, and asked myself - ""Well, Sal, how dost like it? Dost understand one word?"" ""O, yes; all the [underlined] words [end underlining], but not one of their meanings when put together."" ""Why, then, Sal; put the book away; and say nothing about it; but say thy prayers in peace, & leave the reasons [underlined] why [end underlining] thou art impelled to say them, and all the [underlined] fatras [end underlining] of analyzation, to those who have more logical brains, or more leisure to read what they do not comprehend"". But, however, a great part of Dr Charles"s abridgement, I flatter myself I [underlined] do [end underlining] understand; and what is too deep for me, Moll may explain. He has retained a heap of hard words, which send me to Dr Johnson"s dictionary continually - Some of them, are expressive, & worth reviving, others, we have happier substitutes for, and it was ungraceful to admit them, and <a> shewed a false and pedantic taste".

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letter to Charlotte Barrett, 29th December 1809.

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Dictionary of the English Language, A

Reading experience
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letter to Charlotte Barrett, 29th December 1809.

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