A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names ...: To which are Added, Terminational Vocabularies of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin Proper Names ... Concluding with Observations on the Greek and Latin Accent and Quantity
T. Cadell [and 7 others], 1830 - 305 էջ
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Accent the Antepenultimate Accent the Penultimate according adopted Æneas Africa Alexander analogy ancient Apollo Arcadia Argos Assyria Athenian Athens Attica Bacchus Boeotia brother called Campania celebrated changed coast consonants Crete Cyrene daughter deity Diana diphthong Edit Egypt Elis emperor English Etruria famous father festival in honour followed Gaul Germany give goddess governor Greece Greek and Latin Hercules historian India inhabitants island Italy Jupiter killed king Labbe Laconia lake language Latium learned letters Macedonia Messenia mother mountain nature nymph observed officer orator patronymic Peloponnesus penultimate Persian philosopher poet prince promontory pronounced pronunciation Proper Names quantity river Roman Roman consul Rome Rule says Scythia short sound Sparta speaking surname syllable Syria termination Thessaly Thrace tone town town of Sicily town of Spain Trojan tyrant Venus village voice vowel wife woman word writer written
Էջ 163 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the heavens and earth Rose out of chaos...
Էջ 22 - Almighty Father, pleas'd With thy Celestial Song. Up led by thee Into the Heav'n of Heav'ns I have presum'd, An Earthly Guest, and drawn Empyreal Air, Thy temp'ring; with like safety guided down Return me to my Native Element: Lest from this flying Steed unrein'd, (as once Bellerophon, though from a lower Clime) Dismounted, on th' Aleian Field I fall Erroneous there to wander and forlorn.
Էջ 75 - You all did see, that on the Lupercal, I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse.
Էջ vi - The only difference we make in pronunciation between vinea and venia is, that to the vowel of the first syllable of the former, which ought to be long, we give a short sound ; to that of the latter, which ought to be short, we give the same sound but lengthened. U accented is always, before a single consonant, pronounced long, as in humerus, fugiens. Before two consonants no vowel sound is ever made long, except that of the diphthong aw; so that whenever a doubled consonant occurs, the preceding...
Էջ 175 - Risen from the grave to ease the heavy guilt Of deeds in life conceal'd ; of shapes that walk At dead of night, and clank their chains, and wave The torch of hell around the murderer's bed.
Էջ 177 - Sheridan's definition of accent : and this pronunciation certainly comes under the definition of singing : it is singing ill, indeed, as Julius Caesar said of a bad reader, — but still it is singing, and therefore essentially different from speaking : for in speaking, the voice is continually sliding upwards or downwards ; and in singing, it is leaping, as it were, from a lower to a higher, or from a higher to a lower note : the only two possible ways of varying the human voice with respect to...
Էջ 13 - Words of two syllables, either Greek or Latin, whatever be the quantity in the original, have, in English pronunciation, the accent on the first syllable: and if a single consonant come between...
Էջ 145 - Israel in Sittim on their march from Nile To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe.
Էջ 104 - Not Babylon, Nor great Alcairo, such magnificence Equall'd in all their glories, to enshrine Belus or Serapis their gods, or seat Their kings, when Egypt with Assyria strove In wealth and luxury.