A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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... where the chief part of education, and the most conspicuous accomplishment,
is skill in an cient or in foreign tongues. ... and the fabrick of the tongue continue
the same; but new phrasec logy changes much at once; it alters not the single ...
The tongue geneth a certayne grace to euerye matter, and beautifieth the cause
in like maner, as a swete soundynge lute muche setteth forthe a meane deuised
ballade. Or as the sounde of a good instrumente styrreth the hearers, and ...
The present war has so adulterated our tongue with strange words, that it would
be impossible for one of our great-grandfathers to know what his posterity have
been doing. Spectator. ADU'LTE RATE. adj. [from To adulterate.] 1. Tainted with ...
Never could man, with more unmanlike Bravery, use his tongue to her disgrace,
which lately had sung sonnets of her praises. Sidney. For a bravery upon this
occasion of power, they crowned their new king in the cathedral church of Dublin.
And fall these sayings from that gentle tongue, Where civil speech and soft
persuasion hung : - Prior. 11. Grave ; sober; not gay or showy. Thus night oft see
me in thy pale career, Till civil suited morn appear. Milton's Poems. 12. Relating
to the ...
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Republished as a facsimile for the 1985 bicentenary of Samuel Johnson's birth. This is a copy of the first great dictionary of the English language, 1755. The genius comes alive in pithy, turbulent ... Прочетете пълната рецензия