A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language--: To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation-- Likewise, Rules to be Observed by the Natives of Scotland, Ireland, and London, for Avoiding Their Respective Peculiarities ; and Directions to Foreigners, for Acquiring a Knowledge of the Use of this Dictionary. The Whole Interspersed with Observations, Etymological, Critical, and Grammatical
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Page 3 - Over thy decent shoulders drawn : Come, but keep thy wonted state, With even step, and musing gait, And looks commercing with the skies, Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes...
Page 5 - The rough r is formed by jarring the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth near the fore teeth: the smooth r is a vibration of the lower part of the tongue, near the root, against the inward region of the palate, near the entrance of the throat. This latter r is that which marks the pronunciation of England, and the former that of Ireland.
Page 108 - One straight body laid at right angles over another ; the ensign of the Christian religion ; a monument with a cross upon it to excite devotion, such as were anciently set in market-places...
Page 164 - The Ember days at the four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, and December 13.
Page 112 - Circulation, pnwer of passing from hand to hand ; general reception ; fluency, readiness of utterance ; continuance, constant flow ; general esteem, the rate at which any thing is vulgarly valued; the papers stamped in the English colonies by authority, and passing for money.