A Grammar of the Greek Language

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Crosby, Nichols, Lee, & Company, 1861 - Greek language - 464 pages
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Page x - ... serious and hearty love of truth; and that whose mind soever is fully possessed with a fervent desire to know good things, and with the dearest charity to infuse the knowledge of them into others, when such a man would speak, his words...
Page ii - Greek — the shrine of the genius of the old world; as universal as our race, as individual as ourselves ; of infinite flexibility, of indefatigable strength, with the complication and the distinctness of nature herself; to which nothing was vulgar, from which nothing was excluded ; speaking to the ear like Italian, speaking to the mind like English ; with words like pictures, with words like the gossamer film of the summer...
Page ii - ... nothing was vulgar, from which nothing was excluded; speaking to the ear like Italian, speaking to the mind like English; with words like pictures, with words like the gossamer film of the summer; at once the variety and...
Page 344 - Ariasus, too, whom we offered to make king, to whom we gave and from whom we received pledges, that we would not betray one another, even he, neither fearing the gods, nor respecting the memory
Page 95 - The rough breathing is silent in modern Greek. So far as quantity is concerned, all the short vowels are equivalent to the long ones. The written accent guides the stress of the voice. The accent of the enclitic, however, is disregarded in pronunciation. But when the attracting word has the accent on the antepenult, its last syllable takes the secondary accent. E. g.
Page 465 - The Sage's olive, the Historian's palm, The Victor's laurel, all thy name embalm ! Thy simple diction, free from glaring art, With sweet allurement steals upon the heart ; Pure as the rill, that Nature's hand refines, A cloudless mirror of thy soul it ehinea.
Page 12 - Dat, d.) The Ace. and Voc. plur. of the third, fourth, and fifth declen., because they are always the same with the Nom.
Page 396 - Participles govern the same cases as the verbs from which they are derived.
Page 324 - the insertion or omission of the article often depends, both in poetry and prose, upon emphasis, euphony, or rhythm ; and upon those nice distinctions in the expression of our ideas, which, though they may be readily felt, are often transferred with difficulty from one language to another. . . . In general, the insertion of the article promotes the perspicuity and its omission the vivacity of discourse...
Page 418 - Trochee trips from long to short ; From long to long in solemn sort Slow spondee stalks. ; strong foot ! yet ill able Eve'r to come up with Dactyl trisyllable. Iambics march from short to long; — With a leap and a bound...

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