Learned Men's English: the Grammarians: A Series of Criticisms on the English of Dean Alford, Lindley Murray, and Other Writers on the Language

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G. Rontledge & sons, limited, 1892 - English language - 227 pages

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Page 34 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Page 209 - For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God ; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Page 4 - As with a wedge. But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity ! 0 dread and silent mount ! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought ; entranced in prayer 1 worshipped the Invisible alone.
Page 164 - What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater?
Page 207 - Who will not say that the uncommon " beauty and marvellous English of the Protestant Bible "is not one of the great strongholds of heresy in this " country ? It lives on the ear, like a music that can "never be forgotten, like the sound of church bells, " which the convert hardly knows how he can forego.
Page 207 - It is part of the national mind, and the anchor of national seriousness. . . The memory of the dead passes into it. The potent traditions of childhood are stereotyped in its verses. The power of all the griefs and trials of a man is hidden beneath its words.
Page 190 - And who, in time, knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent, T' enrich unknowing nations with our stores?
Page 157 - And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
Page 67 - Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan ; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
Page 42 - Nor those mysterious parts were then conceald, Then was not guiltie shame, dishonest shame Of natures works, honor dishonorable, Sin-bred, how have ye troubl'd all mankind With shews instead, meer shews of seeming pure, And banisht from mans life his happiest life, Simplicitie and spotless innocence.

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