An Essay Towards a Practical English Grammar: Describing the Genius and Nature of the English Tongue; Giving Likewise a Rational and Plain Account of Grammar in General, with a Familiar Explanation of Its Terms
J. Nourse, 1753 - 339 sivua
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Sivu 72 - His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Sivu 43 - The comfort and advantage of society not being to be had without communication of thoughts, it was necessary that man should find out some external sensible signs, whereby those invisible ideas which his thoughts are made up of, might be made known to others.
Sivu 11 - ... words may then be laudably revived, when either they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice ; and when their obscurity is taken away, by joining other words to them which clear the sense, according to the rule of Horace, for the admission of new words.
Sivu 85 - They are all marks of some action, or intimation of the mind; and therefore to understand them rightly, the several views, postures, stands, turns, limitations, and exceptions, and several other thoughts of the mind, for which we have either none, or very deficient names, are diligently to be studied.
Sivu 184 - You pray ; but it is not that God would bring you to the true religion.
Sivu 46 - To conclude this consideration of the imperfection and abuse of language; the ends of language in our discourse with others being chiefly these three: first, to make known one man's thoughts or ideas to another; secondly, to do it with as much ease and quickness as possible; and, thirdly, thereby to convey the knowledge of things: language is either abused or deficient, when it fails of any of these three.
Sivu 22 - Als it es wrought in heven ay : Ur ilk day brede give us to day : Forgive thou all us dettes urs Als we forgive till ur detturs : And ledde us na in na fanding .But sculd us fra ivel thing.
Sivu 208 - ... of our language, to hinder any words of a foreign coin from passing among us; and in particular to prohibit any French phrases from becoming current in this kingdom when those of our own stamp are altogether as valuable.