A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...: To which is Annexed a Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names, &c (Google eBook)

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Collins & Hannay, 1819 - English language - 712 pages
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Page 68 - They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide? They pierce my thickets, through my grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the chariot, and they board the barge.
Page 24 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A...
Page 55 - 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 175 - 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 234 - Mark by what wretched steps their glory grows, From dirt and sea-weed as proud Venice rose; In each how guilt and greatness equal ran, And all that rais'd the hero, sunk the man : Now Europe's laurels on their brows behold, But stain'd with blood, or ill exchang'd for gold : Then see them broke with toils, or sunk in ease, Or infamous for plunder'd provinces.
Page 62 - Caravan, complaisant, violin, repartee, referee, privateer, domineer," may all have the greater stress on the first, and the less on the last syllable, without any violent offence to the ear : nay, it may be asserted, that the principal accent on the first syllable of these words, and none at all on the last, though certainly improper, has nothing in it grating or discordant ; but placing an accent on the second syllable of these words would entirely derange them, and produce great harshness and...
Page 48 - Grammar, says it is sounded firm in the beginning of words and more liquid in the middle and ends, as in rarer and riper, and so in the Latin.
Page 239 - Some unmark'd fibre, or some varying vein. Shall only man be taken in the gross ? Grant but as many sorts of mind as moss.
Page 54 - As emphasis evidently points out the most significant word in a sentence ; so, where other reasons do not forbid, the accent always dwells with greatest force on that part of the word which, from its importance, the hearer has always the greatest occasion to observe : and this is necessarily the root or body of the word.
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.

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