On the Study of Words: Lectures Addressed (originally) to the Pupils at the Diocesan Training-school, Winchester

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A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1877 - English language - 395 pages

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Page 118 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized ; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls ; and they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Page 75 - Abhorred Styx, the flood of deadly hate; Sad Acheron, of sorrow, black and deep; Cocytus, named of lamentation loud Heard on the rueful stream; fierce Phlegethon, Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
Page 119 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Page 36 - The mighty moral instincts which have been working in the popular mind have found therein their unconscious voice ; and the single kinglier spirits that have looked deeper into the heart of things, have oftentimes gathered up all they have seen into some one word, which they have launched upon the world, and with which they have enriched it for ever — making in that new word a new region of thought to be henceforward in some sort the common heritage of all.
Page 25 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Page 122 - I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it.
Page 7 - A language will often be wiser, not merely than the vulgar, but even than the wisest of those who speak it. Being like amber in its efficacy to circulate the electric spirit of truth, it is also like amber in embalming and preserving the relics of ancient wisdom, although one is not seldom puzzled to decipher its contents.
Page 135 - Latinis verbis huius verbi vim vel maximam semper putavi ; quem enim nos ineptum vocamus, is mihi videtur ab hoc nomen 5 habere ductum, quod non sit aptus, idque in sermonis nostri consuetudine perlate patet ; nam qui aut tempus quid postulet non videt aut plura loquitur aut se ostentat aut eorum, quibuscum est, vel dignitatis vel commodi rationem non habet aut denique in aliquo genere aut inconcinnus ю 1 8 aut multus est, is ineptus esse dicitur.
Page 97 - ... language, to be drawn forth and used at rare opportunities, but occupying many of them its foremost ranks. And indeed, as regards abundance, it is a melancholy thing to observe how much richer is every vocabulary in words that set forth sins, than in those that set forth graces. When St. Paul (Gal. v. 19-23) would put these against those, " the works of the flesh" against
Page 323 - It is the first characteristic of a well-dressed man that his clothes fit him : they are not too small and shrunken here, too large and loose there. Now it is precisely such a prime characteristic of a good style that the words fit close to the thoughts...

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