A System of Notation: Representing the Sounds of Alphabetical Characters by a New Application of the Accentual Marks in Present Use

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W. Pelham, 1808 - English language - 252 pages
 

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Page i - of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit :— "A SYSTEM OF NOTATION; representing the sounds of alphabetical characters by a new
Page 55 - monkey frolicking in the trees, and the solemn elephant reposing in the shade. All the diversities of the world were brought together ; the blessings of nature were collected, and its evils extracted and excluded. The valley, wide and fruitful, supplied its inhabitants with the necessaries of life, and all delights and superfluities were
Page 270 - is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate his attention wholly by his Will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be found in. whose mind airy notions do not Sometimes tyrannise, and force him to hope or fear beyond
Page 173 - can truth and reason afford me ? of what effect are they now, but to tell me that my daughter will not be restored ?' The prince, whose humanity would not suffer him to insult misery with reproof, went away convinced of the emptiness of rhetorical sound, and the inefficacy
Page 125 - increase of piety ; for it inevitably produces dissipation of mind. Yet, since men go every day to view the fields where great actions have been performed, and return with stronger impressions of the event, curiosity of the same kind may naturally dispose us to view that country whence our religion had its beginning ; and I
Page 119 - now felt the enthusiastick fit, and was proceeding to aggrandize his own profession ; when the prince cried out ' enough ! thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet. Proceed with thy narration.' ' To be a poet,
Page 123 - many other acts of piety, may be reasonable or superstitious, according to the principles upon which it is performed. Long journies in search of truth are not commanded. Truth, such as is necessary to the regulation of life, is always found where it is honestly sought. Change of place is no natural cause of the increase of
Page 89 - Upon this model I shall begin my task to-morrow ; and in a year, expect to tower into the air beyond *%• •* the malice and pursuit of man. But I will work only on this condition-; that the art shall not be divulged, ,'.•"• •*...""• and that you shall not require me
Page 89 - the fields of battle ; mountains infested by barbarians^ and fruitful regions gladdened by plenty, and lulled by peace ! how easily shall we then trace the Nile through all his passage, pass over to distant regions, and examine the face of nature from one extremity of the earth to - the other 1' ' All this,' said the prince,
Page 199 - their wishes low, and their merriment often artificial. Their pleasures, poor as they were, could not be preserved pure, but were embittered by petty competitions and worthless emulation. They were always, jealous of the beauty of each other ; of a quality to which solicitude can add nothing, and from which detraction can take nothing

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