A Dictionary of the English Language, Containing the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of All Words Authorized by Eminent Writers: to which are Added, a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, and an Accented List of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names

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D. Appleton & Company, 1845 - 564 páginas
 

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Página xiv - When the radical idea branches out into parallel ramifications, how can a consecutive series be formed of senses in their own nature collateral?
Página 563 - Hierarchical supremacy, and the monarchical and aristocrat ical authorities also, are developed with the fluctuations of society, through their combined tumultuous collisions; until the invention of printing, and the maritime discoveries of the fifteenth century, with the Reformation, produced a convulsion, whose mighty workings still are exhibited, and the rich fruits of which constantly become more plentiful and fragrant.
Página 381 - Span, n. (S.) the space from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger extended ; nine inches ; a short space of time.
Página 571 - The Latin and Italian Poems are included in this edition. Mr. Stebbing's Notes will be found very useful in elucidating the learned allusions with which the text abounds, and they are also valuable for the correct appreciation with which the writer directs attention to the beauties of the author.
Página 571 - BURNS' COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS. The complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, with Explanatory and Glossarial Notes, and a Life of the Author, by James Currie, MD 1 vol.
Página 563 - M. Guizot comprehends a Course of Lectures which he delivered, and which contain the spirit of Modern History, all condensed into a focus, to illuminate one most impressive feature in the annals of the world. A concise view of the chief theme* will accurately unfold the importance of this volume.
Página xv - ... of thinking, but also as to elevation and sublimity. Milton was not an extensive or discursive thinker, as Shakspeare was ; for the motions of his mind were slow, solemn, sequacious, like those of the planets; not agile and assimilative; not attracting all things within its own sphere ; not...
Página ix - A man should love and venerate his native language, as the first of his benefactors, as the awakener and stirrer of all his thoughts, the frame and mould and rule of his spiritual being, as the great bond and medium of intercourse with his fellows, as the mirror in which he sees his own nature, and without which he could not even commune with himself, as the image in which the wisdom of God has chosen to reveal itself to him.
Página 572 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS ; or, Hints to those who would make Home Happy. By Mrs. Ellis.
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