Johnson's Dictionary of the English language, for the use of schools. With a collection of philological, literary, and historical articles

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Էջ iii - Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries; whom mankind have considered, not as the pupil, but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths, through which Learning and Genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress.
Էջ iii - Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
Էջ xv - ... &c. 2. Verbs are derived from substantives, adjectives, and sometimes from adverbs: as, from the substantive salt, comes "to salt;" from the adjective warm, " to warm;" and from the adverb forward,
Էջ xxv - In the days of old Fables plainly told. 3. The third species consists of three trochees : as, When our hearts are mourning : or of three trochees, with an additional long syllable : as, Restless mortals toil for nought ; Bliss in vain from earth is sought ; Bliss, a native of the sky, Never wanders.
Էջ xxv - gan fail him, For no arts could avail him. 2. The second species consists of three Anapaests. 0 ye woods, spread your branches apace; To your deepest recesses I fly ; 1 would hide with the beasts of the chase, I would vanish from every eye.
Էջ xxiv - A CERTAIN number of syllables connected form a foot. They are called feet, because it is by their aid that the voice, as it were, steps along through the verse, in a measured pace.
Էջ v - ACCENT. Accent is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them...
Էջ iii - IT is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise ; to be disgraced by miscarriage, or punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward.
Էջ xxiv - All feet used in poetry consist either of two, or of three syllables ; and are reducible to eight kinds ; four of two syllables, and four of three, as follows : DISSYLLABLE. TRISYLLABLE. A Trochee...
Էջ 274 - Tout le monde se plaint de sa mémoire, et personne ne se plaint de son jugement.

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