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A Dictionary Of Miracles: Imitative, Realistic, And Dogmatic

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  • This unique engraving is a bookplate from the First US edition of 'Character Sketches of Romance, Fashion and The Drama', by E Cobham Brewer New York 1892.

    It's the same sense of fairness that means that, sometimes in the cracks, while writing about other things, he takes time to punctiliously acknowledge his influences – Alan Coren, for example, who pioneered so many of the techniques of short humour that Terry and I have filched over the years; or the glorious, overstuffed, heady thing that is Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable and its compiler, the Rev E Cobham Brewer, that most serendipitious of authors. Terry once wrote an introduction to Brewer's and it made me smile – we would call each other up in delight whenever we discovered a book by Brewer we had not seen before ("'Ere!' Have you already got a copy of Brewer's A Dictionary of Miracles: Imitative, Realistic and Dogmatic?")

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    The Reverend Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (10 May 1810 in Norwich – 6 March 1897 in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire), was the compiler of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and The Reader's Handbook, Victorian reference works.

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    The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial, and embracing archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology, and characters from fiction. This invaluable dictionary, which revises and updates the original work of Dr Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, encompasses material from all over the English speaking world and cites many equivalents from other European countries. The inclusion of quotations which accompany and illustrate many of the entries adds hugely to the value of this legendary work of reference.

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The Reverend Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (10 May 1810, – 6 March 1897, , Nottinghamshire), was the compiler of , and , reference works.