What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Page 22 - Doubtless the pleasure is as great In being cheated, as to cheat. As lookers-on find most delight, Who least perceive the juggler's sleight ; And still the less they understand, The more admire the sleight of hand.
Page 88 - How can a system of education flourish that begins by so monstrous a falsehood, which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? No wonder that the hornbook is the despair of mothers ! " From this instance, the reader will perceive that Dr.
Page 103 - YOU need not be concerned, in writing to me, about your bad spelling ; for, in my opinion, as our alphabet now stands, the bad spelling, or what is called so, is generally the best, as conforming to the sound of the letters and of the words.
Page 81 - A DICTIONARY, SANSKRIT AND ENGLISH, extended and improved from the Second Edition of the Dictionary of Professor HH WILSON, with his sanction and concurrence. Together with a Supplement, Grammatical Appendices, and an Index, serving as a Sanskrit- English Vocabulary.
Page 87 - A more lying, round-about, puzzleheaded delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system of spelling was never concocted by the father of falsehood.
Page 146 - The Life of Prince Henry of Portugal, surnamed the Navigator ; and its results : comprising the Discovery, within one Century, of Half the World. With new Facts in the Discovery of the Atlantic Islands, and a Refutation of French Claims to Priority in Discovery; Portuguese knowledge (subsequently lost) of the Nile Lakes; and the History of the Naming of America.
Page 77 - PRESIDENT. The President shall take the chair at every Meeting of the Society or of the Council at which he may be present ; he shall keep order in all proceedings, submit questions to the Meeting, and perform the other customary duties of a Chairman. In the absence of the President, one of the Vice-Presidents...
Page 80 - Candidate] being desirous of admission into the Philological Society, we, the undersigned, propose and recommend him as a proper person to become a Member thereof. Witness our hands this day of 18 (from personal knowledge.) FORM No. 2.