Quotation by J.A.H. Murray

I am not a literary man.... I am a man of science, and I am interested in that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human speech.
J.A.H. (James Augustus Henry) Murray (1837–1915), British lexicographer. Lecture to the Ashmolean History Society, Oxford. Quoted in K.M. Elisabeth Murray, Caught in the Web of Words (1977).

Murray was editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, on which he worked from 1879 until his death, though it was not published until 1928. K.M. Elisabeth Murray was his granddaughter.
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