Our Dictionaries; & Other English Language Topics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... the English Language. By Richard Grant White. Fifth Edition, revised and corrected. Boston: 1882. t Modern English. By Fitzedward Hall, M.A., Hon. D.C.L. Oxon.--New York: 1873. t" Memorials," vol. i., p. 113.--"The Priory." so used, as "slang"; for De Quincey himself had a marvelous faculty for imparting to old words new and appropriate meanings. De Quincey while stigmatizing this use of antecedents adopted it, and we should rack our ingenuity in vain to find any other word which, in the case where he employed it, would have answered his purpose. And in the very sense in which De Quincey used it--as it were against his will--antecedents has been a favorite word with Cardinal Newman. To the instances cited by Mr. Hall I will add three others; it would be easy to increase the number. Froude Hurrell Froude and I were nobodies; with no characters to lose, and no antecedents to fetter us.--" Apologia," p. 38. To make this clear, I proceed to refer to the chief preachers of the revival doctrines at that moment, and to draw attention to the variety of their respective antecedents.--lb., p. 98. My object in the sketch which I have been attempting, of the history of the Turks, has been to show the relation of this celebrated race to Europe and to Christendom With this view I have been considering their antecedents; whence they came, how Apologia pro Vita Sua: Being a History of his Religious Opinions. By John Henry Cardinal Newman. Lon-' don: 1883. they came, where they are, and what title they have to be there at all.--Id., "Historical Sketches," vol. i., p. 159. Thackeray liked slang, but his authority can be cited fairly against the criticism of antecedents in "Words and their Uses," because...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638190
  • 9781236638199