"An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation", with a particular focus on illuminating the subtle distinctions between English words for non-English speakers. 2 volumes. Mrs. Piozzi was a friend of Samuel Johnson....
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This book is a treasure of 18th-century language. Not a thesaurus, but more of an evening drawing room chat by the fire for non-native speakers about the subtle distinctions between similar words in English. One section covers, for example, the differences between Base, Low, Sordid, Paltry, Sorry, and Poor. One explains Libeller, Defamer, Lampooner, and Satirist, while another discusses Knavery, Rascality, Waggish Fraud, and Tricks. Mrs Piozzi was a friend of Samuel Johnson.