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Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, ane o the maist kenspeckle dictionars in the historie o the Inglis leid, wis prepared bi Samuel Johnson an furthsett on 15 Aprile, 1755. The dictionar responed tae a need for staundart wey o writin. Caws an proposals for a new dictionar haed been made for decades afore a menyie o Lunnon Stationers (includin Robert Dodsley an Thomas Longman) contractit Johnson in Juin, 1746 tae write the wark for the soum o £1575.