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absurd action adjective American Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon language authority auxiliary verb British called Chaucer common compound criticism dative dictionary distinction educated England English language etymology example existence express fact feminine following passage French gender girl give grammar grammarians Greek guage heard hundred idiom ignorance inflection instance Johnson lady Latin Latin language learned letter lish meaning meant merely misuse newspapers noun object participle passive passive voice perfect person perversion phrase plural possessive predicate present preterite pronoun proves the rule puellam question readers reason RICHARD GRANT WHITE risum sense sentence simple singular speak speakers speech stand-point style substantive superfluous sure tence tense thing thou thought tion total depravity transitive verb transpire usage verb verbal verbal noun voice Webster's Dictionary woman word worth writers written
Page 68 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison...
Page 286 - OF Man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly muse...
Page 344 - Elmer; who teacheth me so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing whiles I am with him.
Page 120 - A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse.
Page 136 - And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn : and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.
Page 291 - Then, even of fellowship, O Moon! tell me, Is constant love deemed there but want of wit? Are beauties there as proud as here they be? Do they above love to be loved, and yet Those lovers scorn whom that love doth possess ? — Do they call "virtue
Page 303 - Lupin was, comforted by the mere voice and presence of such a man; and, though he had merely said 'a verb must agree with its nominative case in number and person...
Page 69 - The sense of feeling can indeed give us a notion of extension, shape, and all other ideas that enter at the eye, except colours ; but at the same time it is very much straitened and confined in its operations to the number, bulk, and distance of its particular objects.