The Lure of the Whaling Journal. Johnson, Barbara. Manuscripts 23 (1971) 158-77. Whalemen's Reading p. 162, Feb. 24, 1859: I am teaching Cooper Orthoepy and definitions for which he has generously offered me the large sum of one dollar. Feb 8, 1859 [sic]: The Cooper has offered me one dollar more to go through the dictionary with him.