Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Hardcover – 10 Sep 2009
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Magnificent volume. (Ferdinand Mount, Standpoint)
It is a book which can be explored pretty well indefinitely, and one which yields fresh satisfaction and surprises. (John Gross, Spectator)
About the Author
A historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Elizabeth Knowles has had a long association with Oxford Quotations Dictionaries. As well as the 5th and 6th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999, 2004), her editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2nd edition, 2005), the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, 2007), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (2006), and the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (2009).
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"Say to the court it glows
And shines like rotten wood;
Say to the church, it shows
What's good, and doth no good:
If church and court reply,
For thou must give the lie. "
Walter Ralegh (The Lie; 1608).
This is very very useful if you are in the nature of speaking in public either occasionally or more frequently. You won't be disappointed with its treasury of quotes and if you try using some of the more pertinent to the subject you are speaking or writing about it will grab the attention of the recipient and make them think (hence the utility).
It make a good present in any event.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great concise way of finding famous writings. We have an older version and the content has changed a great deal with this version.Published 7 months ago by J. Philpott
Bought as a replacement for a much earlier and very battered copy. I would not like to be without this book although it only occasionally gets usedPublished 8 months ago by Mr. D. Brown
Beautiful book - so nice to sit on my sideboard. I love looking through it for quotes to write in birthday cards etc. I especially love that it included quotes from A A Milne!Published 13 months ago by Live_Phoenix
To quote the Bard "Quotes maketh the man". Since the Readers Digest isn't available, my "power of speech" and more "flowery language" skills are shot to... Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2014 by Roger Andout
The friend who requested this book as a gift was very happy to receive it and uses it a lot I believe.Published on 9 Feb. 2014 by Sue
I bought this as Birthday present from my Husband. The quotations are good but the book is rather heavier than I imagined. I wanted a book of Quotations as my hobby is calligraphy.Published on 13 Nov. 2013 by deana