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Shakespeare and Roget's Thesaurus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1708  Friday, 26 July 2002

From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Jul 2002 22:57:14 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Shakespeare and Roget's Thesaurus

 [From The Week 367 (20 July 2002)]

'The man who classified the English language' (p. 11)

[...] Roget's Thesaurus, one of the great lexicographical achievements
in the history of the English language, went into its 150th edition this
month [...]

[...] if Shakespeare had had Roget, says Robert McNeil in The Scotsman,
he might have sounded thus: 'To vegetate or not to exist, that is the
knotty point.  Whether 'tis haughtier in the cerebellum to grin and bear
the pea-shooters and harpoons of unmentionable serendipity...'

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