Excerpt from Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations: Comprising 14, 000 Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims Mottoes, Technical Words and Terms, and Press Allusions From the Works of the Great Writers in Latin, French, Italian, Greek, German, Spanish, Portuguese
It is, therefore, necessary to explain that the present volume owes its existence to the extraordinary success of a book which, although far smaller both in size and design than the present work, had a somewhat similar aim. The book alluded to is Deacon's Dictionary of Foreign Phrases, a little volume - now out of print - which was intended to assist those who, in these days when scarcely a single column of a newspaper is without a foreign phrase, find such a dictionary almost as much a noces sity as a convenience.
That such a book was something more than the long-felt want of advertisement was amply proved by the fact that it speedily passed through several editions.
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