Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations: Comprising 14, 000 Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims Mottoes, Technical Words and Terms, and Press Allusions from the Works of the Great Writers in Latin, French, Italian, Greek, German, Spanish, Portuguese
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It is, therefore, necessary to explain that the present volume owes its existence to the extraordinary success of a book which, although far smaller both in size and design than the present work, had a somewhat similar aim. The book alluded to is Deacon's Dictionary of Foreign Phrases, a little volume - now out of print - which was intended to assist those who, in these days when scarcely a single column of a newspaper is without a foreign phrase, find such a dictionary almost as much a noces sity as a convenience.
That such a book was something more than the long-felt want of advertisement was amply proved by the fact that it speedily passed through several editions.
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