The Elements of Anglo-Saxon Grammar: With Copious Notes Illustrating the Structure of the Saxon and the Formation of the English Language : and a Grammatical Praxis with a Literal English Version : to which are Prefixed, Remarks on the History and Use of the Anglo-Saxon, and an Introduction, on the Origin and Progress of Alphabetic Writing, with Critical Remarks

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Harding, Mavor, and Lepard, 1823 - English language - 332 pages

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Page xii - Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone.
Page xiii - ... whiteness, hardness, sweetness, thinking, motion, man, elephant, army, drunkenness, and others : it is in the first place then to be inquired, how he comes by them...
Page xii - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Page 59 - There are in English nine sorts of words, or, as they are commonly called, PARTS OF SPEECH...
Page 284 - ... its warmth, — and while storms of rain and snow are raging without, — a little sparrow flies in at one door, roams around our festive meeting, and passes out at some other entrance. While it is among us it feels not the wintry tempest. It enjoys the short comfort and serenity of its transient stay; but then, plunging into the winter from which it had flown, it disappears from our eyes. Such is here the life of man.
Page 222 - Metre is an artificial rule with modulation ; rhythmus is the modulation, without the rule. For the most part, you find, by a sort of chance, some rule in rhythm ; yet this is not from an artificial government of the syllables, but because the sound and modulation lead to it. The vulgar poets effect this rustically ; the skilful attain it by their skill...
Page 233 - So that of eighteen lines, the periphrasis occupies fourteen, and in so many lines only conveys three ideas; and all that the eighteen lines express is simply the first verse of the book of Genesis, " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Page 91 - An Adjective is the name of a thing which is directed to be joined to some other name of a thing. And the substantive and adjective so joined, are frequently convertible, without the smallest change of meaning : as we may say — a perverse nature, or, a natural perversity.
Page 50 - This has wonderfully multiplied a letter which was before too frequent in the English tongue, and added to that hissing in our language which is taken so much notice of by foreigners, but at the same time humours our taciturnity and eases us of many superfluous syllables.
Page 213 - Influenced by the desire of reducing every thing to some classical standard, — a prejudice not uncommon in the age in which he wrote, — he endeavours, with greater zeal than success, to show that the writers whom he was recommending to the world, observed the legitimate rules of Latin prosody, and measured their feet by syllabic quantity.

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