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accusative action active added adjective admit adverbs agree ancient auxiliary becomes called can'st CHAPTER common compound conjugated conjunction connection consonant construction corresponding could'st declined definite denotes derived employed English express former Future genitive Gerund give govern Grammar Greek Hence IMPERATIVE IMPERFECT TENSE indefinite Indicative Infinitive Mode joined King known laid lain language Latin letter live lying may'st means might'st mode names nature neuter nominative nouns object observes occurs omitted origin Participle passive Perf Perfect person PLUPERFECT TENSE Plur plural position preference preposition Pres PRESENT TENSE Pronouns rain relative require ruling Saxon seek sense sentence signifies SIGNS Sing singular sometimes sought sound speak substantive sung SUPINES syllable taken taking termination things third Thou Thou had'st tion tive verb vowel words write written
Page x - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Page xi - He did not thus begin the world with names, but with the power of naming : for man is not a mere speaking machine ; God did not teach him words, as one of us teaches a parrot from without ; but gave him a capacity, and then evoked the capacity which He gave. Here, as in everything else that concerns the primitive constitution, the great original institutes, of humanity, our best and truest lights are to be gotten from the study of the...
Page xix - ... indeed is Scandinavian, though he must borrow his ' countess' from the Norman,) 'chancellor/ 'treasurer/ 'palace/ 'castle/ 'hall,' 'dome/ and a multitude more. At the same time the one remarkable exception of...
Page xi - Yet this must not be taken to affirm that man started at the first furnished with a full-formed vocabulary of words, and as it were with his first dictionary and first grammar ready-made to his hands. He did not thus begin the world with names, but with the power of naming: for man is not a mere speaking machine ; God did not teach him words, as one of us teaches a parrot, from without; but gave him a capacity, and then evoked the capacity which He gave.
Page xx - Wamba, the Saxon jester in Ivanhoe, plays the philologer here), that the names of almost THE HISTORY IN WOEDS. all animals so long as they are alive, are thus Saxon, but when dressed and prepared for food become Norman — a fact indeed which we might have expected beforehand ; for the Saxon hind had the charge and...
Page 48 - In the first Person simply shall foretells ; In will a Threat, or else a Promise dwells. Shall, in the second and the third, does threat ; Will simply, then, foretells the future feat.
Page 153 - It is remarkable that in such instances, if the personal pronoun were used, it would be in the nominative case ; as, ' A greater king never reigned than he, that is, "•than he was.
Page xx - Thus ox, steer, cow are Saxon, but beef Norman; calf is Saxon, but veal Norman; sheep is Saxon, but mutton Norman; so it is severally with swine and pork, deer and venison, fowl and pullet.
Page 41 - Teach me to feel another's wo, To hide the fault I see : That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.