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Page 189 - A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? CONTAINING THE PRONUNCIATION, ETYMOLOGY, AND EXPLANATION Of all words authorized by eminent writers; TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A VOCABULARY OF THE ROOTS OF ENGLISH WORDS, AND AN ACCENTED LIST OF GREEK, LATIN, AND SCRIPTURE PROPER NAMES BY ALEXANDER REID, AM, Rector of the Circus School, Edinburgh.
Page 189 - English word, is conjoined a rich illustration for the linguist. The derivation of all the primitive words is distinctly given, and the phrases of the languages whence they are deduced, whether composite or simple ; so that the student of foreign languages, both ancient and modern, by a reference to any word, can ascertain the source whence it has been adopted into our own form of speech.
Page 189 - Dictionary of our own language, especially adapted for academies and schools. The books which have long been in use, were of little value to the junior students, being too concise in the definitions, and immethodical in the arrangement. Reid's English Dictionary was compiled expressly to develop the precise analogies and various properties of the authorized words in general use, by the standard authors and orators who use our vernacular tongue.
Page 196 - With such novel attractions, and with such decisive merits, the recommendations which are prefixed to the work by Professors Frost, Henry, Parks, and Reed, Messrs. Baker and Greene, principals of the two chief grammar schools at Boston, and by Dr. Reese, Superintendent of Common Schools for the city and county of New York, are justly due to the labors of the author. They fully corroborate the opinion expressed by several other competent authorities, that " Reid's English Dictionary is peculiarly...
Page 189 - This is a great acquisition to the person who is anxious to use words in their utmost clearness of meaning. To these advantages is subjoined a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, which is of peculiar value to the collegian. The fifty pages which it includes, furnish the linguist with a wide-spread field of research, equally amusing and instructive.
Page 188 - Modern History, containing the Rise and Progress of the Principal European Nations, their Political History, and the Changes in their Social Condition, with a History of the Colonies founded by Europeans. By W. COOKE TAYLOR, LL D., of Trinity College, Dublin. Revised, with Additions on American History, by CS Henry, DD, Professor of History in the University of New- York.
Page 196 - A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: containing the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of all Words authorized by eminent writers ; to which are added a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, and an accented list of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names. By Alexander Reid, AM, Rector of the Circus School, Edinburgh.
Page 196 - ... whether composite or simple; so that the student of foreign languages, both ancient and modern, by a reference to any word, can ascertain the source whence it has been adopted into our own form of speech. This is a great acquisition to the person who is anxious to use words in their utmost clearness of meaning. To these advantages is subjoined a Vocabulary of the Roots of English Words, which is of peculiar value to the collegian. The fifty pages which it includes, furnish the linguist with a...