English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers

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Baldwin, Cradock, 1818 - English language - 904 pages

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Page 69 - Immediately the mountains huge appear Emergent, and their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds, their tops ascend the sky. So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters...
Page 107 - Of him that knows much, it is natural to suppose that he has read with diligence ; yet I rather believe that the knowledge of Dryden...
Page 7 - ... coronation ; such a king to whom the allegiance of an English subject is due ; and hath set up another kind of dominion ; which is to all intents an abdication or abandoning of his legal title as fully as if it had been done by express words.
Page 243 - If we consider the world in its subserviency to man, one would think it was made for our use ; but if we consider it in its natural beauty and harmony, one would be apt to conclude it was made for our pleasure.
Page 351 - Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week, not only as it refreshes in their minds the notions of religion, but as it puts both the sexes upon appearing in their most agreeable forms, and exerting all such qualities as are apt to give them a figure in the eye of the village. A...
Page 251 - We conquer an enemy by whatever means we gain the mastery over him; we vanquish him, when by force we make him yield; we subdue him by whatever means we check in him the spirit of resistance. A Christian tries to conquer his enemies by kindness and generosity; a warrior tries to vanquish them in the field; a prudent monarch tries to tubdue his rebel subjects by a due mixture of clemency and rigor.
Page 111 - As some lone miser, visiting his store, Bends at his treasure, counts, recounts it o'er; Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still? Thus to my breast alternate passions rise, Pleas'd with each good that Heaven to man supplies: Yet oft a sigh prevails, and sorrows fall, To see the hoard of human bliss so small...
Page 61 - HAVING notified to my good friend Sir ROGER that I should set out for London the next day, his horses were ready at the appointed hour...
Page 573 - Habits which are ingrafted into the natural disposition are properly inbred ; whence the vulgar proverb that ' what is bred in the bone will never be out of the flesh...

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