On the Study of Words: Lectures Addressed (originally) to the Pupils at the Diocesan Training-school, Winchester

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W.J. Widdleton, 1866 - 248 sivua
 

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Sivu 77 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized ; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls ; and they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Sivu 20 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Sivu 38 - ... threshings, that is, of the inner spiritual man, without which there could be no fitting him for the heavenly garner. Now, in proof of my assertion that a single word is often a concentrated poem, a little grain of pure gold capable of being beaten out into a broad extent of gold-leaf, I will quote, in reference to this very word
Sivu 39 - Till from the straw, the flail, the corn doth beat, Until the chaff be purged from the wheat, Yea, till the mill the grains in pieces tear, The richness of the flour will scarce appear.
Sivu 39 - For till the bruising flails of God's corrections Have thrashed out of us our vain affections; Till those corruptions which do misbecome us Are by thy sacred Spirit winnowed from us ; Until from us the straw of worldly treasures, Till all the dusty chaff of empty pleasures, Yea, till His flail upon us He doth lay, To...
Sivu 157 - It was their beast of burden, and called first ' mobile vulgus,' but fell naturally into the contraction of one syllable, and ever since is become proper English.
Sivu 10 - I am sure, at least, that for many a young man his first discovery of the fact that words are living powers, are the vesture, yea, even the body, which thoughts weave for themselves, has been like the dropping of scales from his eyes, like the acquiring of another sense, or the introduction into a new world...
Sivu 12 - ... been theirs, — so in words are beautiful thoughts and images, the imagination and the feeling of past ages, of men long since in their graves, of men • whose very names have perished, these, which would so easily have perished too, preserved and made safe for ever.
Sivu 102 - ... faith of Christ ? It was thus. The Christian Church fixed itself first in the seats and centres of intelligence, in the towns and cities of the Roman Empire, and in them its first triumphs were won ; while, long after these had accepted the truth, heathen superstitions and idolatries lingered on in the obscure hamlets and villages of the country ; so that
Sivu 97 - ... upon the Norman conquest, by an analysis of our present language, a mustering of its words in groups, and a close observation of the nature and character of those which the two races have severally contributed to it. Thus we should confidently conclude that the Norman was the ruling race, from the noticeable fact that all the words of dignity, state, honour, and pre-eminence, with one remarkable exception, (to be adduced presently,) descend to us from them — sovereign, sceptre, throne, realm,...

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