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To the Right Honourable the Earl of Chesterfield

To the Right Honourable the Earl of Chesterfield

致谢斯特菲尔德伯爵大人

February 1755.

一七七五年二月

My Lord.

大人

I have been lately informed by the Proprietor of the World that two Papers in which my Dictionary is recommended to the Public were written by your Lordship. To be so distinguished is an honour which, being very little accustomed to favours from the Great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge.

近期从《世界报》所有人处得知,该报有两篇文章向公众推荐我的辞典,出自您的手笔。得到如此提携是荣幸,对来自贵人的恩惠很不习惯的我,不甚明了如何消受这般礼遇,如何表达我的谢意。

When upon some slight encouragement I first visited your Lordship I was overpowered like the rest of Mankind by the enchantment of your address, and could not

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