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50 cents A. S. Barnes abbreviated adjective Anglo-Saxon Avoid begin better book-work Boston bulletin Bureau cancel capital cents columns comma compositor copy correct cost cross-line despatches DeWolfe Dictionary Edition editor English Language English Synonyms errors express extra cloth Fiske folded G. P. Putnam's Sons galley proofs give Grammar Harper & Bros Henry Holt Henry Irving i2mo i6mo inches Ivison J. B. Lippincott Journalist Latin Lee & Shepard Literary lodge magazine manuscript matter means morocco needless newspaper offices nonpareil noun number of words paper paragraph marks person Phila Phonographic pica plural Practical printed printer pronoun proof proof-reader punctuation quarto reference regular correspondent Revised Rhetoric Richard Grant White Roget's Thesaurus Scribner & Welford semi-colon sent sheet shorter Shorthand singular space speak stilted substitute style superfluous telegraph thing tion verb vulgar Webster's Dictionary Words and Phrases Wrongly
Page 52 - Erected to the memory of John Phillips, accidentally shot, as a mark of affection by his brother.
Page 3 - Nevertheless, some practical result may be expected from a familiarity with the principles of style. The endeavour to conform to laws may tell, though slowly. And if in no other way, yet, as facilitating revision, a knowledge of the thing to be achieved — a clear idea of what constitutes a beauty, and what a blemish — cannot fail to be of service.
Page vii - Proverbs, etc., illustrating the Works of English Authors, particularly Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. A new edition, with Considerable Additions both of Words and Examples. By James 0.
Page v - Dictionary of Poetical Quotations. Covering the Entire Field of British and American Poetry, from the Time of Chaucer to the Present Day. With a variety of useful Indices, and Authors and Subjects alphabetically arranged.
Page 56 - All nouns in the singular number, whether proper names or not, and all nouns in the plural ending with any other letter than s, form the possessive by the addition of the apostrophe and the letter...
Page 20 - I learned, also, never to be afraid of using the same word or name over and over again, if by that means anything could be added to clearness or force. Macaulay never goes on, like some writers, talking about "the former" and "the latter,"
Page iv - THESAURUS OF ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES, so classified and arranged as to facilitate the expression of ideas, and assist in literary composition.
Page 3 - The source of bad writing is the desire to be something more than a man of sense, — the straining to be thought a genius ; and it is just the same in speech-making.
Page 31 - Anglo-Saxon cefer, ever, and ale, each, its course of descent has been evercele, everilk, everich, every. It means each of all, not all in mass. It cannot, therefore, be applied to that which is in its very nature inseparable. The manager might as well have said that he had multitudinous confidence, as that he had every confidence. He meant perfect or entire confidence ; and the grateful people, that the captain rendered them all possible assistance. Such a sentence, too, as the following, from the...