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

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W.J. Widdleton, 1868 - 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 149 - A man coins not a new word without some peril and less fruit; for if it happen to be received, the praise is but moderate; if refused, the scorn is assured.
Sivu 161 - ... princely affairs, nor in regard of my continual service ; which is the cause that hath made me choose to write certain brief notes, set down rather significantly than curiously, which I have called Essays. The word is late, but the thing is ancient...
Sivu 78 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Sivu 20 - ... the first furnished with a full-formed vocabulary of words, and as it were with his first dictionary and first grammar readymade to his hands. He did not thus begin the world with names, but with the power of naming ; for man is not a mere speaking machine ; God did not teach him words, as one of us teaches a parrot, from without ; but gave him a capacity, and then evoked the capacity which he gave.
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 8 - ... which were still below the intellectual horizon, had dawned upon the imagination as it was looking up to heaven. Hence they who feel an inward call to teach and enlighten their countrymen, should deem it an important part of their duty to draw out the stores of thought which are already latent in their native language, to purify it from the corruptions which Time brings upon all things, and from which language has no exemption, and to endeavour to give distinctness and precision to whatever in...
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. So, till men's persons great afflictions touch, If worth be found, their worth is not so much, Because, like wheat in straw, they have not yet That value which in threshing they may get. For till the bruising...
Sivu 122 - thraldom' descend to us from a period when it was the custom to thrill or drill the ear of a slave in token of servitude ; a custom in use among the Jews (Deut. xv. 17), and retained by our Anglo-Saxon forefathers, who were wont thus to pierce at the church-door the ears of their bond-servants. By

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