Introduction to the Study of the History of Language

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Longmans, Green, & Company, 1891 - Comparative linguistics - 435 pages
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Page 97 - Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair; Forest on forest hung about his head Like cloud on cloud. No stir of air was there, Not so much life as on a summer's day Robs not one light seed from the feather'd grass, But where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest.
Page 97 - She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love : A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky.
Page 99 - A WET sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast And fills the white and rustling sail And bends the gallant mast; And bends the gallant mast, my boys. While like the eagle free Away the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee. O for a soft and gentle wind...
Page 307 - For anything else of genuine that the moderns may pretend to, I cannot recollect ; unless it be a large vein of wrangling and satire, much of a nature and substance with the spider's poison ; which, however they pretend to spit wholly out of themselves, is improved by the same arts, by feeding upon the insects and vermin of the age. As for us the...
Page 304 - Well believe this, No ceremony that to great ones 'longs, Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, Become them with one half so good a grace, As mercy does.
Page 149 - I bemoan Lord Carlisle, for whom., although I have never seen him, and he may never have heard of me, I have a sort of personal liking for him, — Miss Mitford.
Page 313 - That wash thy hallowed feet and warbling flow, Nightly I visit: nor sometimes forget Those other two, equalled with me in fate So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old.
Page 152 - I hate him for he is a Christian ; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
Page 298 - If thou beest he — But O how fall'n ! how changed From him, who in the happy realms of light, Clothed with transcendent brightness, didst outshine Myriads, though bright ! If he, whom mutual league, United thoughts and counsels, equal hope And hazard in the glorious enterprise...
Page 151 - Intellect in a very tall one.—" Ofttimes such who are built four stories high, are observed to have little in their cock-loft." Naturals.— "Their heads sometimes so little, that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so much room.

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