A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from Their Present

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Macmillan and Company, 1879 - English language - 309 pages
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Page 246 - ROOM. In certain connexions we still employ ' room ' for place, but in many more it obtains this meaning no longer. Thus one who accepts the words, ' When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room
Page 4 - Life of Archbishop Williams, part ii. p. 143. His spear—to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammirai, were but a wand— He walked with, to support uneasy steps Over the burning marie.
Page 162 - as free of tongue, licentious or wanton in speech. There with fantastic garlands did she come, Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do dead-men's-fingers call them. SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, act iv.
Page 148 - ii. Come Sleep, 0 Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between the high and low. Sir P. SIDNEY, Astrophel and Stella, 39.
Page 164 - Was it well done to suffer him, imprisoned in chains, lying in a dark dungeon, to draw his lively breath at the pleasure of the hangman ?—HOLLAND, Livy, p. 228. Had I but seen thy picture in this plight, It would have madded me ; what shall I do Now I behold thy lively body so ? SHAKESPEARE,
Page 204 - viii. 5. Geneva. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these ; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. — Heb. ix. 23.
Page 237 - By falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator, and the invisible Glory of Him that made them to transform Oft to the image of a brute, adorned With gay religions full of pomp and gold. MILTON, Paradise
Page 91 - Plutarch's Lives, p. 553. The face therefore of the element you have skill to discern, and the signs of times can you not ?—Matt. xvi. 3. Eheims. There is no stir or walking in the streets, And the complexion of the element In favour is like the work we have in hand, Most bloody, fiery, and most terrible. SHAKESPEARE, Julius
Page 201 - Dagon his name, sea-monster, upward man And downward fish : yet had his temple high Beared in Azotus, dreaded through the coast Of Palestine, in Gath and Ascalon, And Accaron, and Gaza's frontier bounds. MILTON, Paradise Lost, i. 462. PALLIATE, } ' To palliate

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