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WORCESTERIAN ORTHOGRAPAY IN THE U. S. SENATE. - In a recent discussion, in the Senate, of the bill to carry into effect the treaties between the United States and Siam, China, Japan, Persia, and other countries, the following orthographical amendments were made, as reported in the Washington Globe :

Mr. Bayard. I have another amendment : wherever the word " offense" is spelt with an "g" instead of a “c," to strike out the "8," and insert “C," because it is an offence against the English language to spell it in that way. (Laughter.]

The Presiding Officer. That modification will be made.

Mr. Bayard. I move, also, in the fourteenth line of the twenty-eighth section, to strike out the second "e" in the word "employee.".

The Presiding Officer. It will be so modified.

The bill was reported in the Senate as amended, and the amendments were concurred in, and the bill ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time. It was read a third time, and passed.

WORCESTER'S QUARTO DICTIONARY.

OPINIONS IN ENGLAND. The lapse of a few months will be sufficient to establish WORCES TER'S DICTIONARY as the acknowledged standard of reference among the scholars of England and America. - London Literary Gazette, Feb. 11, 1860.

Letters commendatory have been received from the following eminent English philologists, namely: CHARLES RICHARDSON, the venerable author of Richardson's Dictionary; HERBERT COLERIDGE, Secretary Philological Society ; RICHARD C. TRENCH, B. H. SMART, and also from REV. DR. BOSWORTH, Professor Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University, who says:

“In short, it is the most complete and practical, the very best as well as the cheapest English Dictionary that I know, and I have, therefore, no doubt of its success.

Prof. W. WHEWELL, D. D., Master Trinity College, Cambridge, England, says:

“ The Dictionary is more complete and exact than any of its predecessors."

H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT, in an autograph letter addressed to Hon. EDWARD EVERETT, dated Buckingham Palace, May 9, 1860, writes :

My dear Mr. Everett, - I have to acknowledge the receipt of the very handsome copy of Dr. Worcester's Dictionary, which you have been good enough to send me ; and I must beg of you also to assure the publishers that I am very sensible of the kind feeling which they manifested toward me. It is very gratifying to see that the parent language receives such valuable aid for its development and the preservation of its purity in your country.

With regard to Webster's Dictionary, it may interest those who wish to buy a new Dictionary, to know that the much talked of new edition is printed on the old plates, with some additions. Worcester's Dictionary is a new work-a correct record of the use and meaning of the English language at the present time. It is superior to Webster's Dictionary in every particular ; and it is so admitted by the literary men both of England and America.

The work has been introduced into the public schools of Boston, PROVIDENCE, NEW YORK, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, and other principal places, by votes of the several Boards of Education.

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