Elements of Orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the Whole Analogy of the English Language; So Far as it Relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity
T. Payne and son, 1784 - 26 strani
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Stran 305 - Typhoean rage more fell, Rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind ; hell scarce holds the wild uproar.
Stran 4 - A frequently has a found which by many writers has been called its open found. It is the found proper to that vowel in Italian, and frequently given to it in French, as in the termination -age, -and in many other inftances. In the old orthography of our language, it was often reprefented by au ; as in daunce, graunt, &c.
Stran 293 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade; Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made...
Stran 293 - That landfcape : and of pure now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart infpires...
Stran xix - The whole Book, if it performs what its Compiler intends, will offer a clear and intelligible view of the externals of the English language, as they stand at present: and, should it exist for any length of time, will...
Stran 289 - And fpeak, tho' fure, with feeming diffidence : Some pofitive, perfifting fops we know, Who, if once wrong, will needs be always fo ; But you, with pleafure own your errors paft, And make each day a Critic on the lafl.
Stran 287 - But what can be contrary to the mind, Which holds all contraries in concord still? She lodgeth heat, and cold, and moist, and dry, And life, and death, and peace, and war together: Ten thousand fighting things in her do lie, Yet neither troubleth or disturbeth either.