Frederick James Furnivall

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Noun1.Frederick James Furnivall - English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
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Frederick Furnivall, that extraordinary, energetic Victorian man of letters, kept it alive, but it was the appointment of James Murray in 1878 which eventually guaranteed its success.
There are also other guest appearances of considerable fascination, such as Frederick Furnivall, a flamboyant character with a penchant for the more unsuitable 'high living' of the metropolis.
Unfortunately, Coleridge died a year into the effort and his successor, Frederick Furnivall, did not have the right temperament to move the project forward.