The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous: In the English Language, Pointed Out, and the Proper Choice of Them Determined. ... By the Rev. Dr. John Trusler

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Page 13 - ... it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Page 56 - ... mould be carried at the end of a lance by a herald ; who was to proclaim, here is all that this great prince will carry out of the world with him, of his wealth, dignity, and dominion, that he enjoyed upon earth.
Page 13 - Mirth is fhort and tranfient, cheerfulnefs fixed and permanent. Thofe are often raifed into the greateft tranfports of mirth, who are...
Page 126 - It appears to me that the word empire conveys an idea of a vaft territory, compofed of various people : whereas that of kingdom implies one more bounded, and intimates the unity of that nation of which it is formed.
Page 18 - It is with refpect to vifion that I would make my obfervations on thefe words, which are very generally confounded by writers on optics. We fee an object clearly, whenever it is fufficiently illuminated to enable us to form a general idea of its figure ; but we fee it not diftinflly, till it be fo near that we can recognize all its parts. When we view a diftant tower, we fee it clearly, as foon as we perceive it to be a tower ; but we fee it not diftinflly, 'till...
Page 11 - Among other things, let me caution you against ever being in a hurry; a man of sense may be in haste, but he is never in a hurry; convinced, that hurry is the surest way to make him do what he undertakes ill. To be in a hurry, is a proof that the business we embark in is too great for us; of...
Page 185 - ... figns bear to the motions of the foul, readily pafles with the world- as well-fkilled in divination. A .wife man, one who fees what will be the confequences of certain principles, and the effefts of certain caufes, may pafs with the people as having the knowledge of prediflion.
Page 9 - Catholick church feems indeed irrecoverably loft in this particular. If -an abfurd drefs or behaviour be introduced in the World, it will foon be found...
Page 71 - ... quantity of things together, one upon another ; with this difference, that pile rather means things put up regularly; whereas, heap implies no other order in the arrangement, than what rifes from chance. As, a pile of wood ; a heap of rubbifh.

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