The New Student's Reference Work/Worcester, Joseph Emerson

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Worcester, Joseph Emerson, an American lexicographer, was born at Bedford, N. H., Aug. 24, 1784, and died at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 27, 1865. In 1811 he graduated at Yale, and in his early career wrote several geographical and historical textbooks, together with one or two popular dictionaries. His chief work in lexicography, however, was the quarto Dictionary of the English Language, which first appeared in 1860 and met with much success.