YOU recall Dr. Johnson's definition of a lexicographer. Might it not also apply to the writer of text‐books ? “A harmless drudge” if not exactly a tonic description of a man would seem void of offence, except to himself. If, however, you were such a writer you would learn too soon that “harmless” is not always admitted to be your adjective. Once words escape into print they may be weighed and found both wanting and actively bad.
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