Think, if you will, what talent might have been given to the world if little Johnnie had had a large unabridged dictionary. With such an aid he might have been able to reach the piano keys. But no, his family had no such helpful device. Alas, he had no way to reach those beautifully noisy keys, and instead of becoming a great, although underpaid, musician, he had to lay bricks and amass great wealth in later life.
"Why You Should Have a Dictionary,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 17
, Article 26.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol17/iss2/26