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Page 45 - 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 16 - Any period of time attributed to something as the whole, or part, of its duration ; a succession or generation of men ; the time in which any particular man or race of men lived, as, the age of heroes...
Page 41 - 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 150 - 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 vii - Graecism of the schools, will be denominated respectable usage, till a certain number of the general mass of speakers have acknowledged them ; nor will a multitude of common speakers authorize any pronunciation which is reprobated by the learned and polite.
Page 206 - 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 154 - 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.
Page iv - Most of the writers of English grammar have given long tables of words pronounced otherwise than they are written; and seem not sufficiently to have considered, that, of English, as of all living tongues, there is a double pronunciation; one cursory and colloquial; the other, regular and solemn.