Walter W. Skeat
(21 Nov 1835 - 6 Oct 1912)
English philologist and editor who edited Piers Plowman and Chaucer, compiled the Etymological English Dictionary (1879-82), founded the English Dialect Society (1873); wrote textbooks and popularized philology (the study of how languages or words develop).
Science Quotes by Walter W. Skeat (1 quote)
A quotation without a reference is like a geological specimen of unknown locality.
— Walter W. Skeat
In Notes and Queries (21 Jun 1884), 6th Series, 9, 499.