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J.H. Furst Company, 1913 - 131 pages
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Page 80 - The volumes before us show a vast amount of diligence ; but with Webster it is diligence in combination with fancifulness, — with Worcester in combination with good sense and judgment. Worcester's is the soberer and safer book, and may be pronounced the best existing English Lexicon.
Page 130 - Webster's new international dictionary of the English language, based on the International dictionary of 1890 and 1900. Now completely revised in all departments, including also a dictionary of geography and biography, being the latest authentic quarto edition of the Merriam series.
Page 98 - A Standard Dictionary of the English Language. Upon original plans designed to give, in complete and accurate statement, in the light of the most recent advances in knowledge, and in the readiest form for popular use...
Page 79 - Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 103 - Nor those of learn'd philologists, who chase A panting syllable through time and space, Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark, To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's ark ; But such as learning, without false pretence, The friend of truth, the associate of sound sense.
Page 10 - Letters as they stand, perfectly without booke, and where every letter standeth: as (b) neere the beginning, (n) about the middest, and (t) toward the end.
Page 37 - The more I reflect upon the subject, the more I am convinced that positive instruction, even of a religious character, is much over-rated. The education of man, and above all of a Christian, is the education of duty, which is most forcibly taught by the business and concerns of life, of which, even for children, especially the children of the poor, book-learning...
Page 127 - An American Dictionary of the English Language, containing the whole Vocabulary of the First Edition, in two volumes quarto ; the entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition, in two volumes royal...
Page 30 - Compends ; the Orthography is, in some instances, corrected; the Pronunciation marked by an Accent or other suitable Direction ; and the Definitions of many words amended and improved. To which are added for the benefit of the merchant, the student and the traveller, I. Tables of the moneys of most of the commercial Nations in the World, with the value expressed in Sterling and Cents. II. Tables of Weights and Measures, ancient and modern, with the proportion between the several weights used in the...
Page 41 - It has been my aim in this work, now offered to my fellow citizens, to ascertain the true principles of the language, in its orthography and structure ; to purify it from some palpable errors, and reduce the number of its anomalies, thus giving it more regularity and consistency in its forms, both of words and sentences ; and in this manner to furnish a standard of our vernacular tongue, which we shall not be ashamed to bequeath to three hundred millions of people, who are destined to occupy, and,...

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