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according adjective analogy ancient Anglo-Saxon appears Arabic believe Berber called Celtic century character Cimbri College common compared compound conjugation considered construction copy Council dative derived dialects distinct doubt early ending English evidence examples expression fact four Gaelic genitive German given gives Glou grammar Greek hand Herodotus important inflexion inscription instance island king known language Latin letters meaning Meeting Members native Negrito nominative notice nouns object observed occurs original particle passage perhaps Persian person phrases plural present probably Professor pronoun published question reason referred regard relation remarkable represented respect root rules Sanskrit seems similar singular Society sometimes sound speaking substantive supposed syllable taken Tale tense termination third tion tomb tongue translation tribes verb Vocabulary vowel Welsh word writers δε και
Page 224 - A KNIGHT ther was, and that a worthy man, That fro the tyme that he first bigan To ryden out, he loved chivalrye, Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisye.
Page 226 - For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.
Page 225 - The seasons' difference ; as, the icy fang, And churlish chiding of the winter's wind; Which when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile, and say, — This is no flattery: these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.
Page 285 - What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, Making night hideous; and we fools of nature So horridly to shake our disposition With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?
Page 280 - Salt is good ; but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned ? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill ; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Page 89 - Therefore doth heaven divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavour in continual motion ; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience : for so work the...
Page 63 - THE assignation of particular names to denote particular objects, that is, the institution of nouns substantive, would, probably be one of the ' first steps towards the formation of language. Two savages, who had never been taught to speak, but had been bred up remote from the societies of men, would naturally begin to form that language by which they would endeavour to make their mutual wants intelligible to each other, by uttering certain sounds, whenever they meant to denote certain...
Page 290 - He, whom ye pretend reigns in heaven, is so far from protecting the miserable sons of men, that he perpetually delights to blast the sweetest flowerets in the garden of Hope...
Page 153 - Observe me judicially, sweet sir; they had planted me three demi-culverins just in the mouth of the breach ; now, sir, as we were to give on, their master-gunner (a man of no mean skill and mark, you must think), confronts me with his linstock, ready to give fire...