Seven Thousand Words Often Mispronounced: A Complete Hand-book of Difficulties in English Pronunciation Including an Unusually Large Number of Proper Names and Words and Phrases from Foreign Languages

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900 - English language - 574 pages
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Page 42 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 517 - Be lion-mettled, proud and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him.
Page 171 - tis in my custody. Oth. Ha! lago. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy ; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on : that cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger ; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves ! Oth.
Page 76 - And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, Dewy with nature's tear-drops as they pass, Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave, - alas! Ere evening to be trodden like the grass...
Page 13 - Phonology has been of frequent service to me in settling difficult or doubtful points. I have endeavored to avoid the too common practice of commenting upon the easy and shunning the difficult ; I trust, therefore, that I shall not be held amenable to the criticism involved in Young's familiar couplet : " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Page 575 - I appreciate its value, and indorse your work as a most serviceable aid to all who wish to speak our language correctly."— EDWIN BOOTH. The School Pronouncer. Based on Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. 16, pp. 366 $1.25 *' A scholarly and scientific presentation of a most difficult subject.
Page 438 - This word in common usage among those who weigh heavy bodies, has contracted its double e into single /', and is pronounced as if written stilyard. This contraction is so common in compound words of this kind, as to become an idiom of pronunciation which cannot be easily counteracted without opposing the current of the language.
Page 196 - Either and neither are so often pronounced eye-ther and nigh-ther, that it is hard to say to which class they belong. Analogy, however, without hesitation, gives the diphthong the sound of long open e, rather than that of /', and rhymes them with breather, one who breathes.

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