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Context of Linguæ Latinæ liber dictionarius quadripartitus : a Latine dictionary, in four parts : I. An English-Latine. II. A Latine-classical. III. A Latine-proper. IV. A Latine-barbarous : wherein the Latine and English are adjusted, with what care might be, both as to stock of words and properties of speech : particularly, 1. In the English-Latine, more word and proprieties of our language, as now spoken, are set down, by several thousands, than in any other dictionary yet extant. 2. In the Latine-classick, the etymologies, significations, and phrases are fully and plainly, yet briefly, discoursed : together with the several kinds and constructions of the verbs : a thing hitherto not much regarded. 3. In the Latine-proper, the expressions of story, which were taken mostly out of Cooper, are much amended ; and many useful things are now added, which were formally omitted : with two mapps, one of Italy, another of old Rome. 4. In the Latine-barbarous, those words which through mistake of writing have been corrupted from the Latine, or by ignorance or boldness of later authors have crept into the Latine, are exposed and expounded : and in all four parts, many things that were utterly impertinent and cumbersom to school-institution and to the true uses of learning, are laid aside : of all which several performances, together with considerable additions of new matter by way of appendage to the main work, a fuller account is given in the prefaces, opera & studio Adami Littleton
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