Letter-writer's Vade-mecum and Dictionary Supplment: A Complete Handbook to the Epistolary Art

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Grant, 1908 - English language - 176 pages
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Page 133 - All words of more than one syllable ending in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, and accented on the last syllable, double that consonant in derivatives : as, commit, committee ; compel, compelled ; appal, appalling; distil, distiller.
Page 50 - In the Attic commonwealth, it was the privilege and birth-right of every citizen and poet to rail aloud, and in public...
Page 53 - I gazed with inexpressible pleasure on these happy islands. At length said I, ' Show me now, I beseech thee, the secrets that lie hid under those dark clouds which cover the ocean on the other side of the rock of adamant.' The genius making me no answer, I turned about to address myself to him a second time, but I found that he had left me; I then turned again to the vision which I had been so long contemplating, but instead of the rolling tide, the arched bridge, and the happy islands, I saw nothing...
Page 144 - Asth'ma — a chest disease (difficult breathing, shortness of breath) As'trolabe — an instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the sun or stars At'las — a giant who was fabled by the Greeks to have borne the earth on his shoulders, as a punishment for attempting to storm heaven; a collection of maps Autom'aton— a self-acting machine Basil'icon — an ointment, so called from its " royal " or " sovereign " qualities Basil'icon Doron — ("royal gift") a celebrated prose work by James...
Page 53 - Philosophers assert, that nature is unlimited in her operations ; that she has inexhaustible treasures in reserve ; that knowledge will always be progressive ; and that all future generations will continue to make discoveries, of which we have not the least idea.
Page 172 - newspapers and periodical works, books, stitched or bound, pamphlets, sheets of music, visiting cards, address cards, proofs of printing, with or without the...
Page 172 - Newspapers and periodical works, books stitched or bound, pamphlets, sheets of music, visiting cards, address cards, proofs of printing with or without the manuscript...
Page 45 - ... a famine in the parts occupied by them '. Similarly : ' The French nation is not consoled for the misfortunes which it has endured by the incidental triumph of justice in Italy '. ' Consoled ' is the word meant to be qualified.
Page 165 - A letter above the weight of 12 oz. is liable to a postage of Id. for every ounce, beginning with the first ounce. Thus, a letter weighing between 14 and 15 oz. must bo prepaid Is.
Page 168 - No letter may be above 18 inches in length, 9 inches in width, or 6 inches in depth, unless it be sent to or from one of the Government Offices.

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