Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Quotations and References

Walter W. Skeat (1835-1912), "Old Proverbs," Notes and Queries, 6th S. IX, No. 234 (June 21, 1884), pp. 498-499:
I protest, for about the hundredth time, against the slipshod method of quoting a mere author's name, without any indication of the work of that author in which the alleged quotation may be found....[L]et us have accurate quotations and exact references, wherever such are to be had. A quotation without a reference is like a geological specimen of unknown locality.

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