The Etymologic Interpreter, Or, An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: To which is Prefixed an Introduction Containing a Full Development of the Principles of Etymology and Grammar, &c. &c. &c

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R. Hunter, 1824 - English language - 274 pages

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Page 220 - I am. Thou art. He is. We are. You are. They are. I was. Thou wast He was. We were. You were. They were.
Page 145 - A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am — I rule — I am ruled.
Page 106 - An Adjective is a word added to a substantive, to express its quality : as, " An industrious man ; a virtuous woman.
Page 240 - Their march,' says the author, speaking of the Greeks under Alexander, ' their march was through an uncultivated country, whose savage inhabitants fared hardly, having no other riches than a breed of lean sheep, whose flesh was rank and unsavoury, by reason of their continual feeding upon sea-fish.
Page 243 - It is folly to pretend to arm ourselves against the accidents of life, by heaping up treasures, which nothing can protect us against, but the good providence of our Creator.
Page 243 - By greatness, I do not only mean the bulk of any single object, but the largeness of a whole view, considered as one entire piece.
Page 248 - The only exceptions are, of, if, as, is, has, was, yes, his, this, us, and thus.
Page 243 - are these designs which any man who is born a Briton, in any circumstances, in any situation...
Page 240 - The march of the Greeks, the description of the inhabitants through whose country they passed, the account of their sheep and the reason of their sheep being disagreeable food, make a jumble of objects, slightly related to each other, which the reader cannot, without considerable difficulty, comprehend under one view.
Page 115 - The persons speaking and spoken to, being at the same time the subjects of the discourse, are supposed to be present ; from which, and other circumstances, their sex is commonly known, and needs not be marked by a distinction of gender...

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