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

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W.J. Widdleton, 1866 - English language - 248 pages
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Page 78 - 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 " (Isai. v. 20),—a text on which South has written four of his grandest sermons, with reference to
Page 149 - testimony to the scholarship, the accuracy of thought, the imagination of its proposer : and Ben Jonson is overhard on ' neologists,' if I may bring this term back to its' earlier meaning, when he says : " A man coins not a new word without some peril, and less fruit; for if it happen to be received, the
Page 40 - from Coleridge. They bear on the matter we have in hand. He has said, " In order to get the full sense of a word, we should first present to our minds the visual image that forms its primary meaning." What admirable counsel is here. If we would but accustom ourselves to the doing of this, what
Page 38 - whatever in them was light, trivial, and poor from the solid and the true, their chaff from their wheat,* therefore he called these sorrows and trials ' tribulations,' threshings, that is, of the inner spiritual man, without which there could be no fitting him for the heavenly garner. Now, in proof of my assertion that a single word is often a
Page 91 - 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
Page 97 - and preeminence, with one remarkable exception, (to be adduced presently,) descend to us from them—' sovereign,' ' sceptre,' ' throne,''' realm,' ' royalty,' ' homage,' ' prince,' ' duke,' ' count,' (' earl' indeed is Scandinavian, though he must borrow his ' countess' from the Norman,) ' chancellor,'' treasurer,' ' palace,'' castle,' ' hall,'' dome,
Page 12 - conveyed by the history of a word than by the history of a campaign." And, implying the same truth, a popular American author has somewhere characterized language as " fossil poetry.
Page 235 - The term is drawn from the political economy of Rome. Such a man was rated as to his income in the third class, such another in the fourth, and so on ; but he who was in the highest was emphatically said to be of
Page 98 - calf is Saxon, but ' veal' Norman ; ' sheep' is Saxon, but ' mutton' Norman ; so it is severally with ' swine' and pork,'' deer' and ' venison/ ' fowl' and ' pullet.' ' Bacon,' the only flesh which perhaps ever came within his reach, is the single exception. Putting all this together, with much more of the same kind, which might be produced, but has only
Page 30 - makes old John of Gaunt, worn with long sickness, and now ready to depart, play with his name, and dwell upon the consent between it and his condition ; so that when his royal nephew asks him, " How is it with aged Gaunt ? " he answers,— " Oh, how that name befits my composition, Old Gaunt indeed, and gaunt in being old— Gaunt am I for the grave, gaunt as the grave

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