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Page 12 - He acts upon the principle that if a thing is worth doing at all it is worth doing well : — and the thing that he " does" especially well is the public.
Page 145 - The chief value of a Dictionary consists in its definitions — in its giving a clear, full, and accurate exhibition of all the various shades of meaning which belong by established usage to the words of a language.
Page 145 - Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words. Abridged from the Quarto Edition of the Author. To which are added a Synopsis of Words differently Pronounced by different Orthoepists ; and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 146 - ... Study, consisting of POPULAR MELODIES AND ROMANCES, and Selections from the Pianoforte Compositions of the most celebrated Masters; also, a Short and Easy Introduction to Harmony or Counterpoint, and a new Vocabulary of Terms. Demy 4to, neatly bound in cloth, with Engravings and Diagrams.
Page 145 - Oxford, Author of numerous popular Educational Works. Demy 8vo, with about One Hundred Engravings of Cities, Costumes, and Wonders of the World, &c. The drawings are made with great care from truthful sources— a desideratum so necessary in an elementary Geography ; nine Maps have been engraved by a patent process expressly for this work, and are corrected to the present period. Cloth, 2s. ; coloured plates, 3s. " The present volume is beautifully ' got up,' and, being carefully compiled, presents...
Page 146 - THOUSAND. The Illustrated London Spelling-Book ; illustrated by upwards of One Hundred and Seventy beautiful Woodcuts of Objects and Scenes described ; forming by far the most alluring Introduction to Learning ever published. 144 pages, cloth, 1*.; with coloured Plates, 2s.
Page 145 - To this point, therefore, the labors of the editor have been mainly directed. No efforts have been spared to obtain the most recent and valuable works, not only in lexicography, but in the various departments of science and the arts embraced in the AMERICAN. DICTIONARY. As these subjects are in a state of continual progress, every important word, in its various applications, has been diligently examined and compared with the statements made on each topic by the latest and most approved authorities.
Page 145 - ... word, in all its various shades, is given in this admirable work, which for completeness far excels the dictionary of Dr. Johnson ; and it contains, moreover, a dictionary of synonyms, somewhat on the foundation of Carpenter's small publication, but more elaborately wrought and more fully treated. Under each of the important words, all others having the same general signification are" arranged together, except in cases where they have been previously exhausted in framing the definitions...
Page 145 - Orthoepists, and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names. A New Edition, revised and enlarged, by CA Goodrich, Professor in Yale College. "With the addition of a Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names, and their Pronunciation. The new words that have been added amount to several thousands, and the Dictionary now contains 27,000 words more than
Page 129 - ... Written or spoken language merely suggests thought; and the thing suggested, or the several parts of it for which the words stand, must have been, as it were, in the mind before. The new thought suggested is merely putting together in a new form some scraps of old knowledge. But pictorial representation may at once convey totally different and totally new ideas to the mind. The artist speaks a universal language. A Turk or a Chinese understands him at once, though to make either of them understand...

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