A Dictionary of the English Language
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I and J are treated as the same letter. So are U and V. See FAQ #1 on why Page View sometimes differs from the transcriptions.


Page 338

Page 338

Cite this page: "Page View, Page 338." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. https://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/page-view/&i=338.

  1. I love it! It’s all I can say
    Thanks a lot

  2. jean-michel on January 18th, 2012 at 2:53 am
  3. i love this! its great for my education and i love english

  4. Luke Whetton on March 5th, 2012 at 6:40 am
  5. i agree with luke.

  6. christopher spenser on March 5th, 2012 at 6:47 am
  7. A monumental digital achievement of a monumental work of scholarship. Thank you, thank you for bringing Dr. Johnson’s words and intellect to life.

  8. Peter O'Brien on April 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  9. Is there any way to get to a specif word (not on your list) in the page view for a letter? Or must one go page by page until the desired entry appears? A bit tedious this . . .
    Advice welcome

  10. Susan W on June 24th, 2012 at 3:50 pm
  11. OCR does not handle 18th century texts very well yet, so unfortunately, until all of the entries are transcribed and linked to their pages, the quickest way to jump to a specific word is to use the drop-down boxes at the top of the “Page View” pages. For example, if you want “nubiferous” (which has not been transcribed yet), you would go to Page View and select “N” from the first drop-down box. This would fill the second drop-down box with a list of the pages in “N,” and you would scroll down to the one that says “Now – Null” and hit the “Go” button, since “nubiferous” should fall between those (not a guarantee, however, since Johnson doesn’t always perfectly follow alphabetical order). This would take you to the right page, where you would find “nubiferous” in the right-hand column about mid-page.

  12. Brandi on June 24th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  13. Discard my earlier comment on ‘completely’ having been misspelled as ‘compleatly’. I have read it in page view and have seen that the transcription of ‘compleatly’ is correct. I didn’t know that word as the archaic of ‘complete’. We learn everyday, don’t we?

    Thanks once again.

  14. Felicia on July 17th, 2012 at 6:46 am
  15. i love this webpage

  16. amy on February 24th, 2013 at 10:58 am
  17. Fantastic resource. Thanks Brandi

  18. Caroline on March 26th, 2013 at 7:39 am
  19. Oh, my goodness, this is absolutely delightful! I have enjoyed reading this. This will be most useful in my 18th Century novel “Fruit of Forbidden Love”. I had constantly wondered the words used during those days…and this helps tremendously! …And it’s preserved digitally as well. Huzzah! I immensely thank you.

  20. Lorene Holderfield on June 18th, 2013 at 1:33 am
  21. Thank you so much for doing this – a most helpful resource!

  22. Denise Porter on June 30th, 2013 at 4:21 pm
  23. I have been using ABBYY FineReader 10 which is the older version of their current version 11. It has a “training” mode that permits interactive adjustments of the scanned character and interpretation of that letter. It even supports new ligatures so it is very versatile. Their website is: http://www.abbyy.com/

    I use the PRO version so I would seek that as it seems to be more powerful. You might contact them to get advice on using their product for this special project. It could open up OCR for all kind of old works.

  24. Gary on December 28th, 2013 at 10:52 pm
  25. Thank you, For your hard work to bring this dictionary to the masses. In my research I can now feel comfortable in understanding the meaning of words from this time period.

  26. Jesse Lancaster on January 3rd, 2014 at 7:59 am
  27. Is pdf version avaliable? I really want one for off-line use.

  28. seashell on April 30th, 2014 at 3:49 am
  29. Not currently. Offline versions will be considered after the entire dictionary has been transcribed and thoroughly proofread.

  30. Brandi on April 30th, 2014 at 11:03 pm
  31. Thank you for letting me know and look forward to your work with admiration. I’m in Asia and the internet is sometimes slow, that why I look for a offline version. Thank you and I’ll wait.

  32. seashell on May 1st, 2014 at 8:58 pm

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