Tiw: Or, A View of the Roots and Stems of the English as a Teutonic Tongue

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J.R. Smith, 1862 - English language - 324 pages
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Page 327 - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any Language truly translated, with a Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev. RICHARD HOOPER. 2 vols.
Page 326 - Had this little book been written at Athens or Rome, its author would have been classed with the wise men of his country."— Headley.
Page 326 - Its merits bad not escaped the notice of Dr. Johnson, though in politics opposed to much it inculcates, for in reply to an observation of Boswell, in praise of the French Ana, he said, ' A few of them are good, but we have one book of the kind better than any of them — Selden's Table Talk.
Page 326 - There is more weighty bullion sense in this book than I ever found in the same number of pages in any uninspired writer.' .... Its merits had not escaped the notice of Dr. Johnson, though in politics opposed to much it inculcates, for in reply to an observation of Boswell in praise of the French Ana, he said,' A few of them are good, but we have one book...
Page 327 - Hitherto this interesting volume has only been known to the public by extracts in various publications. So few copies of the original are known to exist, that the copy from which this reprint has been taken cost 21 guineas.
Page 325 - The edition deserves well of the public ; it is carefully printed, and the annotations, although neither numerous nor extensive, supply ample explanations upon a variety of interesting points. If Mr. Halliwell had done no more than collect these plays, he would have conferred a boon upon all lovers of our old dramatic poetry.
Page 325 - Its author is not certainly known, but its time of composition can, by internal evidence, be fixed at about the year 1362. On this and on all matters bearing upon the origin and object of the Poem, Mr. Wright's historical introduction gives ample information In the thirteen years that have passed since the first edition of the present text was published by the late Mr. Pickering, our old literature and history have been more studied, and we trust that a large circle of readers will be prepared to...
Page 326 - There are few volumes of its size so pregnant with sense, combined with the most profound learning ; it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact or discussion, something practically useful and applicable to the business of life. It may be said of it, as of that exquisite little manual, Bacon's Essays, after the twentieth perusal, one seldom fails to remark in it something overlooked before.

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