General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: For the Use of Schools, &c

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Page 14 - ... some always speak as loud as if they were talking to deaf people; and others so low that one cannot hear them. All these habits are awkward and disagreeable ; and are. to be avoided by attention : they are the distinguishing marks of the ordinary people, who have had no care taken of their education. You cannot imagine how necessary it is to mind all these little things; for I have seen many people, with great talents, ill received, for want of having these talents too ; and others well received,...
Page 14 - The voice and manner of speaking, too, are not to be neglected. Some people almost shut their mouths when they speak, and mutter so, that they are not to be understood ; others speak so fast, and sputter, that they are equally unintelligible.
Page 148 - The Ember days at the four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, and December 13.
Page 14 - As a rock on the sea-shore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet.
Page 467 - Mi'das, the son of Gordius and king of Phrygia, who, entertaining Bacchus, had the power given him of turning whatever he touched into gold...
Page 14 - These times, though many a friend bewail, These times bewail not I. " But when the world's loud praise is thine, And spleen no more shall blame ; When with thy Homer thou...
Page 11 - Ut-hcr; and so on in all words of that structure. This faulty manner arises from the same cause that was mentioned as affecting the sound of d; and is curable only in the same way.
Page 293 - sis, s. a sentence so included in another sentence, as that it may be taken out, without injuring the sense of that which encloses it ; commonly marked thus ( ). [plu.
Page 19 - W*\ a. being parts of a number, which, however repeated, will never make up the number exactly ; as, 3 is an aliquant part of 10.
Page 463 - Leander, of Abydos, loved her so tenderly that he swam over the Hellespont every night to see her; but being at length unfortunately drowned, she threw herself into the sea, through despair.

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