new
Lexilogos
Early Modern English dictionary

(16th-18th)


search

dictionnaire
Old English   Anglo-Norman   Middle English   18th-20th

Contemporary English


Early Modern English
Dictionary

A Table Alphabeticall, conteyning and teaching the true writing, and understanding of hard usuall English wordes, by Robert Crawdrey (1604): the first English dictionary (120 pages, 3 000 words)

Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum or a General English Dictionary, by John Kersey (1708) new

Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum or a more compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary than any extant, by Nathan Bailey (1730) new

An Universal Etymological English Dictionary by Nathan Bailey (1726) & 1737 edition (with many additions)

& 1775 edition (+ Google version)


A Dictionary of the English language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, explained in their Different Meanings, by Samuel Johnson (1768, 3rd edition) & 1792 edition

Dictionary of the English language by Samuel Johnson & John Walker (1828 edition)

Preface of the first edition (1755)



Glossary of Tudor and Stuart words, especially from the dramatists, by Walter Skeat & Anthony Mayhew (1914)

New light on some obscure words and phrases in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, by Charles Mackay (1884)

Early Modern English language

A Grammar of the English tongue by Samuel Johnson (1768)

Grammar of the English tongue, Eine Grammatik der englischen Sprache, by Samuel Johnson & translation in German, by Friedrich Otto (1821)


A Shakespearian grammar, an attempt to illustrate some of the differences between Elizabethan and modern English, by Edwin Abbott (1877)

The comparison of adjectives in English (15th-18th century) by Louise Pound (1901)


On early English pronunciation with especial reference to Shakspere and Chaucer, by Alexander Ellis (1869) : I & II - III - IV - V

Shakespeare's pronunciation by Wilhelm Viëtor (1906): I (A Shakespeare phonology & rime-index to the poems as a pronouncing vocabulary) & II (A Shakespeare reader)

John Hart's pronunciation of English (1569-1570) by Otto Jespersen (1907)


The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1791) & introduction by Austin Dobson (1901): I & II

Texts & Literature

William Shakespeare: complete works


The age of Shakespeare (1579-1631) by Thomas Seccombe & John William Allen (1904) : I (Poetry & Prose) & II (Drama)

Elizabethan literature by John Mackinnon Robertson (1914)


online Bible: King James (1611)

Old English - Anglo-Norman - Middle English - Late Modern English

United Kingdom: maps & documents