In 1848, Roget retired from a successful career in medicine and spent the rest of his life working on the one work that was to perpetuate his memory. This was the catalog of words organized by their meanings, the compilation of which had been an avocation since 1805.
His work, Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition was first printed in 1852. And, during his lifetime, the work had twenty-eight printings. After his death it was revised and expanded by his son, John Lewis Roget (1828–1908), and later by John’s son, Samuel Romilly Roget
The thesaurus has been used for centuries by writers and poets to help make their writing come to life! We think National Thesaurus Day is amazing, astounding, remarkable… Well, you get the idea!
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