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Posted Fri Sep 18th, 2009 5:10pm Post subject: James Murray (Ed. OED)

They might have been rivals at rowing, but Donald Trefusis shares a great deal in common with James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Comparative philologist, inspiring teacher and, as Fry puts it, wise friend. Of course it's just a coincidence, but when I listen to the series, my Dr. Trefusis has Murray's beard-scarf and Victorian ideals.

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