Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Volume 26 (Google eBook)

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Page 306 - Language is not made for scholars and etymologists ; and if the whole race of English etymologists were really swept away by the introduction of spelling reform, I hope they would be the first to rejoice in sacrificing themselves in so good a cause.
Page 76 - ... Am. Phil. Soc., Dec. 2, 1881. — Some Notes Respecting Metamorphism. 6 pp. — Am. Phil. Soc. Dec. 7, 1884. — Notes on the Geological Structure of Tazewell, Russell, Wise, Smythe and Washington Counties of Virginia. 48 pp., I map. — Am. Phil. Soc., Nov. 21, 1884. — A Geological Reconnaissance of Bland, Giles, Wythe and Portions of Pulaski and Montgomery Counties of Virginia.
Page 403 - The good women are employed in making the griddle cake and candles ; these last are sent from house to house in the vicinity, and are lighted up on the (Saman) next day, before which they pray, or are supposed to pray, for the departed soul of the donor.
Page 2 - ... to start when he was called upon by the Minister of the French Republic, lately arrived in New York, to proceed to Kentucky to execute some business growing out of the relations between France and Spain with regard to the transfer of Louisiana.
Page 315 - Association, and by filologists and professors in about fifty of our leading universities and colleges. The Department of Public Instruction of the city of Chicago took up the matter, and its Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution : " That the secretary of this board correspond with the principal school boards and educational associations of the country, with a view to cooperation in the reform of English spelling.
Page 322 - Change to k in ache (ake), anchor (anker). 15. d. — Change d and ed final to t when so pronounced, as in crossed (crost), looked (lookt), etc., unless the e afects the preceding sound, as in chafed, chanced. 16. g. — Drop g in feign, foreign, sovereign. 17. gh. — Drop h in aghast, burgh, ghost. Drop gh in haughty, though (tho), through (thru).
Page 318 - YOU need not be concerned, in writing to me, about your bad spelling ; for, in my opinion, as our alphabet now stands, the bad spelling, or what is called so, is generally the best, as conforming to the sound of the letters and of the words.
Page 399 - ... thrown across the sparkling embers ; while a wooden frame of some eight feet long, with a horse's head fixed to one end, and a large white sheet thrown over it, concealing the wood and the man on whose head it was carried, made its appearance. This was greeted with loud shouts...
Page 416 - My box would speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink, it would drown melancholy.
Page 316 - Up to the beginning of the present century, the spelling of the Dutch language was very unsettled. In 1804, the movement for reform assumed a definit shape through the essay of Prof, von Siegenbeek ; and the greatly improved spelling that bears his name was the only official and authorized one till 1873. Then some important changes were proposed by De Vries and Te Winkel, and these are now adopted by the different departments of government. I believe, however, that there are other systems which receive...

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