Noah Webster





Noah Webster

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in West Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
October 16, 1758

died
May 28, 1843

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Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state".

Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the nation.


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American Dictionary of the ...
4.68 of 5 stars 4.68 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1839 — 16 editions
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The Original Blue Back Speller
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1783 — 19 editions
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Noah Webster's Advice to th...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Webster's New Twentieth Cen...
4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1943 — 2 editions
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Spanish Maze Game, The
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991
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Websterisms: A Collection o...
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Webster's Secondary School ...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1925
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A burial in Portugal
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1974
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A Problem in Prague
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1982
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Webster Bible
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1833 — 5 editions
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“The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.”
Noah Webster

“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.”
Noah Webster

“There iz no alternativ. Every possible reezon that could ever be offered for altering the spelling of wurds, stil exists in full force; and if a gradual reform should not be made in our language, it wil proov that we are less under the influence of reezon than our ancestors.

[This quote illustrates the reformed spelling advocated by Webster.]”
Noah Webster

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