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Page 4 - Not only in the number of words, but in their peculiar character and importance, as well as their influence on grammatical forms, it must be universally acknowledged that Anglo-Saxon constitutes its principal strength. At the same time that our chief peculiarities of structure and idiom are essentially Anglo-Saxon, from the same copious fountain have sprung — words designating the greater part of objects of...
Page 3 - The great prerogative of Scandinavia (says the admirable author of the Spirit of Laws), and what ought to recommend its inhabitants beyond every people upon earth, is, that they afforded the great resource to the liberty of Europe, that is, to almost all the liberty that is among men. The Goth Jornandes (adds he) calls the north of Europe the forge of mankind. I should rather call it, the forge of those instruments 'which broke the fetters manufactured in the south.
Page 4 - Anglo -Saxon origin may be equally well understood, the one will impart the most vivid, and the other the most frigid conception of the meaning. The difference is that of the winter's and summer's sun. The light of the former may be ńs clear and dazzling ńs that of the latter, but the genial vvarmth is gone.
Page 6 - A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language, containing the Accentuation — the Grammatical Inflections — the Irregular Words referred to their Themes— the Parallel Terms from the other Gothic Languages — the Meaning of the Anglo-Saxon in English and Latin — and copious English and Latin Indexes, serving as a Dictionary of English and Anglo-Saxon, as well as of Latin and Anglo-Saxon.
Page 4 - Iiomz, &c. The language of business, of the shop, the market, and of every-day life ; our national proverbs; our language of humor, satire, and colloquial pleasantry; the most energetic words we can employ, whether of kindness or invective ; in short, words expressive of our strongest emotions and actions in all the most stirring scenes of life, from the cradle' to the grave, are derived from the Anglo-Saxon.
Page 6 - Words referred to their Themes the Parallel Terms from the other Gothic Languages — the Meaning of the Anglo-Saxon in English and Latin— and copious English and Latin Indexes, serving as A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH AND ANGLO-SAXON, AS WELL AS OF LATIN AND ANGLO-SAXON. With a Preface on the Origin and Connexion of the Germanic tongues — a Map of Languages — and the Essentials of Anglo-Saxon Grammar. By the Rev. J. BOSWORTH, LL.D.
Page 4 - Anglo-Saxon constitutes its principal strength. At the same time that our chief peculiarities of structure and idiom are essentially Anglo-Saxon, from the same copious fountain have sprung — words designating the greater part of objects of sense — the terms which occur most frequently in discourse, and which recall the most vivid conceptions, as, sun, moon, earth, fire...
Page 3 - is, that they afforded the great resource to the liberty of Europe ; that is, to all the liberty that is among men. Jemandes, the Goth, calls the north of Europe ' the forge of mankind ;' I should rather call it the forge of those instruments which broke the fetters manufactured in the south. It was there those valiant nations were bred, who left their native climes to destroy tyrants and liberate slaves ; and to teach men, that, nature having made them equal, no reason could be assigned for their...