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Name Life Dates Gender Class
Johnston, William n.d. male unknown
Place of Birth Occupation Occupation Description
unknown, unknown, unknown Education lexicographer, elocutionist


'of Tunbridge Wells' (Michael 1970:568).
'M.A.' (title-page).
(Alston EL facsimile:note on the 1764 edition of the dictionary): 'William Johnston, about whose life nothing is known, was probably the author of a funeral sermon entitled The improved Christian's Courage and Comfort (1771) and A new introduction to Enfield's speaker (1800), an elementary manual of elocutionary exercises.'

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