Pronouncing Vocabulary of Geographical and Personal Names: The Geographical List Embraces All the Names Worthy of Note in the Known World ... The Personal Names Comprise Those of the Most Celebrated Men of Ancient and Modern Times ... To which is Added a Complete List of Scriptural Names ...

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Longley Bros., 1857 - Names - 198 pages
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Page 163 - Perseus, son of Jupiter and Danae, who performed many extraordinary exploits by means of Medusa's head. Per&tus, an excellent writer of satires. Phaeton, -ontis, son of Sol [Apollo] and Clymenc,who asked the guidance of his father's chariot for one day, as a proof of his divine descent ; but unable to manage the horses, set the world on fire, and was therefore struck by Jupiter with a thunderbolt into the river Po.
Page 215 - Had this art been known forty years ago, it would have saved me twenty years of hard labor...
Page 133 - Thetis, a goddess of the sea, who, being dipped by his mother in the river Styx, was invulnerable in every part except his right heel, by which she held him...
Page 215 - ... at his command a ready and certain means of support, in default of other occupations. Such of our students as have made Phonographic Reporting a profession, have got along in life, faster by all odds, than those in any other kind of business, and that without the possession of any special brilliancy of talents. Some of them, not yet turned of twenty, are now making more money by phonographic reporting, than the Principal of the High School, after having given himself for more than twenty years...
Page 172 - Sis'yphus, the son of vEolus, killed by Theseus, and doomed incessantly to roll a huge stone up a mountain in hell for his perfidy and numerous robberies. Sol, a name of Apollo.
Page 162 - Pando'nL, the first woman made by Vulcan, and endowed with gifts by all the deities ; Jupiter gave her a box containing all manner of evils, war, famine, &c., with hope at the bottom.
Page 165 - Pr,imé-te-us, agreat war, supposed to have been the first discoverer of the art of striking fire by flint and steel, which gave rise to the fable of his stealing fire from heaven ; f l.
Page 145 - Eriotfw'nius, a king of Athens, who, being lame and very deformed in his feet, invented coaches to conceal his lameness.
Page 159 - Mo-ne'ta, a title of Juno Mor'phe-us, the god of sleep, dreams, &c. Mors, the goddess of death Mul'ci-ber, a title of Vulcan Mu'ses, nine daughters of Jupiter and Mnemosyne, mistresses of all the sciences, presidents of musicians and poets, and governesses of the feasts of the gods ; Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania Mu'ta, the goddess of silence N Х-Ж'Ш- A, the goddess of funeral songs Na'ia-des, the nymphs of rivers, &c.
Page 150 - Arethusa, and Hesperethusa, who had a garden bearing golden apples, watched by a dragon, which Hercules slew, and bore away the fruit.

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