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William Grimshaw (22/11/1782 - 08/01/1852), The ladies' lexicon and parlour companion : containing nearly every word in the English language: Philadelphia : John Grigg, 1829. 406p., p. 159. See Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888: GRIMSHAW, William, author, b. in Greencastle, Ireland, in 1782; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1852. He emigrated to the United States in 1815, and lived many years in Philadelphia. Among his works were an "Etymological Dictionary" (Philadelphia, 1821); "Gentleman’s Lexicon," and "Ladies Lexicon" (1829), "Merchants' Law Book," "Form Book," "American Chesterfield," "Life of Napoleon," and school histories in England, France, Greece, the United States, Rome, South America, and Mexico, with questions and keys. He also published revised editions of Goldsmith’s histories of Rome and Greece, of Ramsay’s "Life of Washington," and of Baine’s "History of the Wars Growing Out of the French Revolution."

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