Lloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary: A New and Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Volume 1

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Edward Lloyd, 1896 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 29 - defines him to be one, who being absent at the time of the crime committed, doth yet procure, counsel, or command another to commit a crime.
Page xi - I remember an instance: when I published the Plan for my Dictionary, Lord Chesterfield told me that the word great should be pronounced so as to rhyme to state; and Sir William Yonge sent me word that it should be pronounced so as to rhyme to seat, and that none but an Irishman would pronounce it grait. Now here were two men of the highest rank, the one, the best speaker in the House of Lords, the other, the best speaker in the House of Commons, differing entirely.
Page xxiv - ... whether they be noble men or gentlemen or of their best clerks, all is a matter; nor in effect any speech used beyond the river of Trent...
Page iv - I saw that one enquiry only gave occasion to another, that book referred to book, that to search was not always to find, and to find was not always to be informed; and that thus to pursue perfection, was, like the first inhabitants of Arcadia, to chase the sun, which, when they had reached the hill where he seemed to rest, was still beheld at the same distance from them.
Page xxxiii - But for lack of mony I cold not spede. And as I thrust the prese amonge, By froward chaunce my hood was gone, Yet for all that I stayd not longe, Tyll to the kyngs bench I was come.
Page xxii - I neither can nor may tell all the wounds or all the tortures which they inflicted on wretched men in this land ; and that lasted the nineteen winters while Stephen was king ; and ever it was worse and worse. They laid imposts on the towns continually, and called it censerie...
Page xi - At present there is no standard of pronunciation. There are many ways of pronouncing English correctly, that is according to the usage of large numbers of persons of either sex in different parts of the country, who have received a superior education. All attempts to found a standard of pronunciation on our approximate standard of orthography are futile. The only chance of attaining to a standard of pronunciation is by the introduction of phonetic spelling, which will therefore fulfil the conditions...
Page xxiv - Trent, though no man can deny but that theirs is the purer English Saxon at this day, yet it is not so Courtly nor so currant as our Southerne English is: no more is the far Westerne mans speach.
Page 191 - Two things resemble each other in one or more respects ; a certain proposition is true of the one ; therefore it is true of the other.
Page xxiv - I say not this but that in euery shyre of England there be gentlemen and others that speake, but specially write, as good Southerne as we of Middlesex or Surrey do, but not the common people of euery shire, to whom the gentlemen, and also their learned clarkes, do for the most part condescend ; but herein we are already ruled by th...

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