Pitman's Journal of Commercial Education, Volume 23

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Page 283 - Le droit des gens est naturellement fondé sur ce principe , que les diverses nations doivent se faire dans la paix le plus de bien , et dans la guerre le moins de mal qu'il est possible , sans nuire à leurs véritables intérêts.
Page 38 - While Walker, who had been used badly, Just shook his dirty dog's-ears sadly. But as we find in prose or rhyme A joke made happily in time, However poor, will often tend The hottest argument to end, And smother anger in a laugh, So T succeeded with his chaff (Containing as it did some wheat) In calming this fierce verbal heat. Authorities were all conflicting, And T there was no contradicting ; 140 A LITERARY SQUABBLE. P, L, O, U, G, H, was plow, Even "enough...
Page 38 - twould have such force — A lord was of haut ton, of course." Higher and higher contention rose, From words they almost came to blows, Till T, as yet who hadn't spoke, And dearly loved a little joke, Put in his word, and said, " Look there ! 'Plough' in this row must have its share...
Page 324 - In the preceding pantllelepipedon, the three horizontal planes, beginning from above, represent the guttural or palatal, the dental, and the labial letters. The front vertical plane includes the aspirates, that at the back, the non-aspirates. The left vertical comprehends the medial letters, that on the right the tenues. Every letter is, of course, at the intersection of three of these planes, and may be defined accordingly.
Page 147 - ... every known language might probably be effectually reduced to writing, so as to preserve an exact correspondence between the writing and pronunciation ; which would be one of the most valuable acquisitions not only to philologists but to mankind, facilitating the intercourse between nations, and laying the foundation of the first step towards a universal language, one of the great desiderata at which mankind ought to aim by common consent.
Page 38 - HOUGT and N Were chosen the address to pen. Possessing each an interest vital In the new peer's baronial title, 'Twas done in language terse and telling, Perfect in grammar and in spelling ; But when 'twas read aloud...
Page 38 - H, on the other hand," said he, In ' cough' and ' trough' stood next to G, And, like an F, was then looked oft on, Which made him think it should be Hofton." But G corrected H, and drew Attention other cases to : " Tough,"
Page 109 - Gales took up his pencil unaware of this new arrangement, and alike unconscious of the lapse of time under the enchantment of the orator, he continued to write until the close of the speech. But when he came to look at the notes, the magnitude of the task that it would be to write them out appeared so formidable, that he shrunk from it as an impossibility.
Page 38 - T, and N, Were chosen the address to pen; Possessing each an interest vital In the new Peer's baronial title. 'Twas done in language terse and telling, Perfect in grammar and in spelling : But when 'twas read aloud, oh, mercy ! There sprang up such a controversy About the true pronunciation Of said baronial appellation.
Page 38 - The consonants denied their claim, Insisting that they mute became. Johnson and Walker were applied to, Sheridan, Bailey, Webster, tried too; But all in vain, for each picked out A word that left the case in doubt. O, looking round upon them all, Cried, ' If it be correct to call, THROUGH, throo, HOUGH, must be Hoo, Therefore there can be no dispute on The question, we should say, " Lord Hooton." ' U brought ' bought,' ' fought,' and

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