Noah Webster and “the Madman”

In my Psychology Today Blog, I have recently¬†discussed the career of James Gates Percival, the brilliant, but disturbed poet who was Webster’s lone assistant¬†on the dictionary.¬† Percival bears a striking resemblance to William Chester Minor, the American-born lexicographer who helped James Murray on the OED.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/adventures-in-biography

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