A Student's Pastime: Being a Select Series of Articles Reprinted from "Notes and Queries,"

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Clarendon Press, 1896 - English language - 410 pages
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Page 196 - High birth, vigour of bone, desert in service, Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all To envious and calumniating time. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin...
Page 249 - ... instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax ; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
Page 66 - Anatomy of Melancholy,' he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.
Page 83 - So spake the grisly terror ; and in shape, So speaking, and so threatening, grew ten-fold More dreadful and deform : on the other side, Incensed with indignation, Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burned, That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge In the Arctic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.
Page 49 - Come one, come all ! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I.
Page 43 - I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
Page 12 - Cotgrave. The alphabet was called the Chritt-eross-roie, some say because a cross was prefixed to the alphabet in the old primers ; but as probably from a superstitious custom of writing the alphabet in the form of a cross, by way of charm.
Page 9 - In skullers' bark does lie at Hull Which he for pennies two does rig, All day on Thames to bob for grig : Whilst fencer poor does by him stand, In old dung-lighter, hook in hand ; Between knees rod, with canvas crib, To girdle tied, close under rib ; Where worms are put, which must small fish Betray at night to earthen dish.
Page 308 - There is still a good deal to be done in the way of tabulating phonetic changes in English, and I hope that the faithful drudges who attempt to register examples contribute somewhat to the clearer understanding of the subject. It occurs to me that the loss of v in English words seems to take place most commonly before r, n, and 2.

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