The Biographical Cyclopaedia
observes that, significantly, upon her father's death in 1897, Boyle
was a kind of 'ready-made commonplace book,' an alphabetical compendium of general knowledge culled from the best books available on many subjects .
Somewhat cheaper than Whitaker, and perhaps more useful for the non-specialist, is the dependable Pears Cyclopaedia
, now in its 110th edition.
FIRST published in 1881, The Household Cyclopaedia
has just landed in cyberspace at http://members.
Although Chambers declined an invitation in 1739 to publish a French edition of his Cyclopaedia
, a projected French translation of the work became the starting point for L'Encyclopedie , the great 18th-century French encyclopaedia edited by the French philosopher and translator Denis Diderot and the French mathematician Jean d'Alembert.
Stearns, Temperance Shot and Shell (New York: National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1892), 78-84; New York Times, July 24, 1884, 3 and March 3, 1887, 9; Cyclopaedia
of Temperance and Prohibition (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1891), 97 (hereafter Cyclopaedia
2) Chambers's Cyclopaedia
defines context as a word used |among divines and critics' of |that part of scripture, or other writing, which lies about the text, before, or after it, or both.
But the Cyclopaedia
which was issued five times between 1727 and 1746(15) was readily available, and Johnson was certainly not alone in using it as a source.
I summarize details of Pond's life from the following: Dictionary of American Biography; National Cyclopaedia
of American Biography; Who Was Who; War of the Rebellion; and Pond's own Eccentricities.
of American biography, being the history of the United States as
He wrote a play, Ellen Wareham (1833), short stories and sketches collected as Waggeries and Vagaries (1848), and edited Burton's Comic Songster (1837) and The Cyclopaedia
of Wit and Humor (1858).
Based originally on an idea to translate the English Cyclopaedia
of Ephraim Chambers, the work's whole scope was greatly expanded by Diderot, and his coeditors of d' Alembert and Louis de Jaucourt.
As such it will be of especial value to to scholars and libraries without access to the four most frequently cited sources from which the biographies are derived: [the Dictionary of American Biography; the Encylopaedia of American Biography; the National Cyclopaedia
of American Biography; and Who Was Who.
Books and mirrors are also conjoined in Borges's "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" where an elusive entry in the Anglo-American Cyclopaedia
is first discovered upon, as Borges writes, "the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia" (68).
An entry in the 1879 edition of the American Cyclopaedia
provides a sample of the view that prevailed during the period following her death.