The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Disenssions of the Right and the Wrong Use of Words and to Some Other Matters of Interest to Those who Would Speak and Write with Propriety
D. Appleton, 1909 - 337 sayfa
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Sayfa 205 - Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."—Cowper.
Sayfa 226 - swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote." " Interest and ambition, honor and shame, friendship and enmity, gratitude and revenge, are the prime movers in public transactions.
Sayfa 267 - ' If you should abandon your Penelope and your home for Calypso, ': ' Should you abandon .' ' ' Go not my horse the better, I must become a borrower of the night For a dark hour or twain.' " ' Here had we now our country's
Sayfa 263 - is preached.' In the continuation, the conditional clauses are of a different character, and ' be ' is appropriate : ' But if there be no resurrection from the dead, then is Christ not risen ; and if Christ be not risen, then is
Sayfa 234 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know), Virtue alone is happiness below."—Pope. " The bliss of man (could pride that blessing find) Is not to act or think beyond mankind.
Sayfa 337 - well-nigh every one who uses the English language. The Orthoepist. A Pronouncing Manual, containing about Four Thousand Five Hundred Words, including a considerable number of the names of Foreign Authors, Artists, etc., that are often mispronounced. Revised and enlarged edition. i8mo. Cloth, $1.25. "It is sufficient commendation of the work to say that for fourteen
Sayfa 118 - So frowned the mighty combatants, that hell Grew darker at their frown." " I saw their chief, tall as a rock of ice ; his spear, the blasted fir; his shield, the rising moon: he sat on the shore, like a cloud of mist on
Sayfa 233 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty now stretches forth Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. Silence, how dead ! and darkness, how profound ! " Young. " Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven
Sayfa 218 - You' is not unfrequently employed, like ' we,' as a representative pronoun. The action is represented with great vividness, when the person or persons addressed may be put forward as the performers: ' There is such an echo among the old ruins and vaults, that if you stamp a little louder than ordinary