|Short description:||Baret's 'Triple Dictionarie'|
|Medium description:||John Baret's 'An Alvearie or Triple Dictionarie, in Englishe, Latin and French' published. "[A] simple lexicon of English, Latin and French.." (Salmon). |
In it he argues that English orthography needs attention. Also 'hints' at the need for a government agency to control the language (Knowles.)
Barker states that Mulcaster contributed Latin verses for the preface but Salmon states these were given for the 1580 quadralingual version.
Benson, Benson & Ilson (1986) note that Alvearie is Latin for beehive and state that this was inspired by the hardwork of Baret's students at Cambridge "who diligently gathered phrases from the classical Latin authors" (p.3).
[Salmon states 1573-74]