English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases

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Scott, Foresman, 1917 - 339 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 153 - keeping the figure a little longer, even at cost of tiresomeness, for it is a thoroughly useful one, the metal you are in search of being the author's mind or meaning, his words are as the rock which you have to crush and smelt in order to get at it.
الصفحة 209 - The genius, being moved with compassion towards me, bid me quit so uncomfortable a prospect"; "I was forced to quit my first lodgings, by reason of an officious landlady, that would be asking me every morning how I had slept,'
الصفحة 153 - Dr. well remembered that he had a salary to receive, and only forgot that he had a duty to perform. Instead of guiding the studies, and watching over the behavior of his disciple, I was never summoned to attend even the ceremony of a lecture.'
الصفحة 93 - She is coming, my own, my sweet; Were it ever so airy a tread, My heart would hear her and beat, Were it earth in an earthy bed.
الصفحة 268 - for let it be observed, that it is the tense of the governing verb only that marks the absolute time; the tense of the verb governed marks solely its relative time with respect to the other. Thus I should say, 'I always intended to write to my father, though I have not yet done it.
الصفحة 253 - to an active mind it may be easier to bear along all the qualifications of an idea and at once rightly form it when named, than to first imperfectly conceive such idea and then carry back to it, one by one, the details and limitations afterwards mentioned.'
الصفحة 115 - Can you lie three in a bed ? No. Then you will never do for a school. Have you got a good stomach ? Yes. Then you will by no means do for a school.
الصفحة 212 - Yet we, who are transgressors in this kind, Dwelling retired in our simplicity Among the woods and fields, we love you well, Joanna! and I guess, since you have been So distant from us now for two long years, That you will gladly listen to discourse.
الصفحة 65 - A great nation, for instance, does not spend its entire national wits for a couple of months in weighing evidence of a single ruffian's having done a single murder; and for a couple of years see its own children murder each other,
الصفحة 162 - The Royalists themselves confessed that, in every department of honest industry, the discarded warriors prospered beyond other men, that none was charged with any theft or robbery, that none was heard to ask an alms,

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