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1 Noah Webster’s First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language. Reprinted in 1995 by the Foundation for American Christian Education. This information is actually garnered from an introductory article by Rosalie Slater entitled “Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education,” page 25.

2 Ibid, page 10.

3 J.I. Packer is English, thus the spelling of the word "dishonour"