"To describe them all would require a book as large as an English-Latin, Latin-English Dictionary"

A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary
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Education in Victorian schools focused on the classics, namely Latin and Greek language and literature. To enter university or take up a profession required a good knowledge of Latin.

The 1871 American edition of Sir William Smith's and Theophilus Hall's A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary was reprinted in 2000 by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. Called Smith's English-Latin Dictionary, this paperback version is 754 pages long, measures 11 x 7.3 x 2 inches and weighs 4.4 pounds.

The California Digital Library has an 1871 Smith's edition available to view online at Archive.org. It is 1,044 pages long.