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... of Human Wishes, and Irene (play) In 1746, a group of publishers approached Johnson about creating an authoritative dictionary of the English language ... Johnson claimed that he could finish the project in three years ... spending forty years to complete its dictionary, which prompted Johnson to claim, "This is the proportion ...
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