Verbal Pitfalls: A Manual of 1500 Words Commonly Misused ... Arranged Alphabetically, with 3000 References and Quotations, and the Ruling of the Dictionaries

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C.W. Bardeen, 1883 - 223 páginas
 

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Página 192 - A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in 'a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession.
Página 176 - Upon the back of that, comes out a hideous monster, with fire and smoke and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave. While, in the meantime, two armies fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field?
Página 176 - By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave.
Página 109 - Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another : and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels ; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Página 2 - THE VERBALIST : A Manual devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and the Wrong Use of Words, and to some other matters of Interest to those who would Speak and Write with Propriety, including a Treatise on Punctuation. By ALFRED AYRES.
Página 22 - A genuine book is that which was written by the person whose name it bears, as the author of it. An authentic book is that which relates matters of fact, as they really happened.
Página 96 - ... rests upon a rich and comprehensive basis : it cannot be rendered adequately, either by German or by Greek, the two richest of human languages ; and without this expressive word, we should all be disarmed for one great case, continually recurrent, of social enormity. A vast mass of...
Página 210 - A friend of mine (why should I not please myself, though I displease him, by brightening my page with the initials of the most exquisite of humorists, JH ?) told me that he once heard five " wells," like pioneers, precede the answer to an inquiry about the price of land.

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