Elementary Lessons in Historical English Grammar: Containing Accidence and Word-formation

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Appleton, 1879 - English language - 254 pages
 

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Page 113 - Learning has his infancy, when it is but beginning, and almost childish; then his youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile; then his strength of years, when it is solid and reduced ; and lastly, his old age, when it waxeth dry and exhaust."—Bacon,
Page 23 - the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language, and I dare swear this, if some of their mothers were alive they were not able to tell what they say, and
Page 116 - Two principles in human nature reign ; Self-love to urge, and Reason to restrain ; Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call.
Page 23 - fine, nor yet living over careless; using our speech as most men do, and ordering our wits as the fewest have done. Some seek so far for outlandish English, that they forget altogether their mother's language, and I dare swear this, if some of their mothers were alive they were not able to tell what they say, and
Page 23 - new mange in our speaking and writing." " O harsh lips, I now hear all around me such words as common, vices, envy, malice; even virtue, study, justice, pity, mercy, compassion, profit, commodity, colour, grace, favour, acceptance. But whither, I pray, in all the world have you banished those words which
Page 24 - the latter half of the sixteenth century, and the first half of the seventeenth century," the Spanish language "was very widely known in England,
Page 24 - words to be exiled like our citizens? Is the new barbaric invasion to extirpate the English tongue ? O ye Englishmen, on you, I say, I call, in whose veins that blood flows, retain, retain, what yet remains of our native speech, and, whatever vestiges of our forefathers are yet to be seen, on these plant your
Page 128 - One takes upon him temperance, holiness, another austerity, a third an affected kind of simplicity, when, as indeed he, and he, and he, and the rest are ' hypocrites, ambidexters,' outsides, so many turning pictures, a lion on the one side, a lamb on the
Page 175 - person simply shall foretells, In will a threat, or else a promise dwells ; Shall, in the second and the third, does threat; Will simply then foretells a future feat.
Page 105 - We maintain that thou from superiors to inferiors is proper, as a sign of command; from equals to equals is passable as a note of familiarity ; but from inferiors to superiors, if proceeding from ignorance, hath a

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