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Description of the Passage as a Whole

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Preface to the English Dictionary, Samuel Johnson, 1755

Johnson, Samuel. "Johnson, Preface to the Dictionary." A Dictionary of the English Language. London: n.p., 1755. N. pag. Andromeda.rutgers.edu. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The passage as a whole can BEST be understood as

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self-aggrandizing narration.

B

dispassionate analysis.

C

humorous scholarship.

D

caustic accusations.

E

social commentary.