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 ... To which is Annexed a Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names, &c

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Collins and Hannay, 1825 - English language - 103 pages
 

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Page 7 - 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 285 - Insects, which in their several changes belong to several of the before-mentioned divisions, may be considered together as one great tribe of animals. They are called insects, from a separation in the middle of their bodies, whereby they are, as it were, cut into two parts, which are joined together by a small ligature; as we see in wasps, common flies, and the like.
Page 4 - For pronunciation the best general rule is, to consider those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words.
Page 225 - A kind of walk along the floor of a house, into which the doors of the apartments open ; the upper seats in a church ; the scats in a playhouse above the pit, in which the meaner people sit.
Page 4 - The cursory pronunciation is always vague and uncertain, being made different in different mouths by negligence, unskilfulness, or affectation. The solemn pronunciation, though by no means immutable and permanent, is yet always less remote from the orthography, and less liable to capricious innovation.
Page 199 - Imagination, the power by which the mind forms to itself images and representations; an opinion bred rather by the imagination than the reason; inclination, liking; caprice, humour, whim frolick, idle scheme, vagary.
Page 184 - The investigation of a mean proportion collected from the extremities of excess and defect ; in algebra, an expression of the same quantity in two dissimilar terms, but of equal value; in astronomy, the difference between the time marked by the sun's apparent motion, and that measured by its motion. EQUATOR, -kwa-tur, s. 166. A great circle, whose poles are the poles of the world, t divides the globe into two equal parts, the northern and southern hemispheres.
Page 209 - That part of the side of a quadruped near the hinder thigh : in men, the latter part of the lower belly ; the side of any army or fleet : in fortification, that part of the bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face.
Page 253 - To bid me not to love, Is to forbid my pulse to move, My beard to grow, my ears to prick up, Or (when I'm in a fit) to hiccup.

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