This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a value to classical studies. It is a remarkable fact, which throws a flood of light upon this subject, that the greatest masters ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a value to classical studies. It is a remarkable fact, which throws a flood of light upon this subject, that the greatest masters of style in all the ages were the Greeks, who yet knew no word of any language but their own. In the most flourishing period of their literature, they had no grammatical system, nor did they ever make any but the most trivial researches in etymology. "The wise and learned nations among the ancients," says Locke, " made it a part of education to cultivate their own, not foreign languages. The Greeks counted all other nations barbarous, and had a contempt for their languages. And though the Greek learning grew in credit among the Romans, ... yet it was the Roman tongue that was made the study of their youth; their own language they were to make use of, and therefore it was their own language they were instructed and exercised in." Demosthenes, the greatest master of the Greek language, and one of the mightiest masters of expression the world has seen, knew no other tongue than his own. He modelled his style after that of Thucydides, whose, wonderful compactness, terseness, and strength of diction were derived from no study of old Pelasgic, Phoenician, Persian, or other primitive etymologies of the Attic speech, --of which he knew nothing, --but were the product of his own marvellous genius wreaking itself upon expression. "Lectures on the English Language." No riches are without inconvenience. The men of many tongues almost inevitably lose their peculiar raciness of home-bred utterance, and their style, like their words, has a certain polyglot character. It has been observed by an acute Oxford professor that the Romans, in exact proportion to their study of Greek, paralyzed some of the finest powers of their own language....
Good. Chicago, 1876; green cloth covered boards; no dust jacket; covers slightly soiled; spine ends frayed, corners exposed; ownership stamping on front fly and title page; ownership name written on second front fly; pages 283-286 detached but present; pencil notation on second rear end paper, otherwise interior unmarked; 12mo-over 6 3/4"-7 3/4" Tall; 384 pages.
Fair. 1876 printing. Hardcover. Ex-Library book with typical library markings. Pages are flat and unmarked. Cover has corner and edge wear. No D/J, binding is tight. Your purchase benefits world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.
Publisher: Scott, Foresman & Co Date of Publication: 1896 Binding: hardcover Edition: Condition: Good + Description: Light foxing end pages. Page edges gold leaf top, some stains bottom & front, some pages with creased corners. Cover stains, bumps, abrasions, & spine sunning with closed tears bottom. The origin, structure, history & significance of words. Four b/w plates. 494 pp.
Toronto: Rose-Belford, 1880. dark brown endpapers, RB502165. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo-over 6. Publisher: Rose-Belford Date of Publication: 1880 Binding: Hard Cover Condition: Good/No Jacket Description: 12mo-over 6.
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