Words Ancient and Modern

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J. Murray, 1926 - 163 pages
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Page 34 - It is, sir, the people's Constitution, the people's government ; made for the people; made by the people; and answerable to the people.
Page 85 - Philistinism ! — we have not the expression in English. Perhaps we have not the word because we have so much of the thing. At Soli, I imagine, they did not talk of solecisms ; and here, at the very headquarters of Goliath, nobody talks of Philistinism.
Page 29 - And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
Page 81 - I thence walked with him through St. James's Park to the garden, where I both saw and heard a very familiar discourse between and Mrs. Nelly, f as they called an impudent comedian, she looking out of her garden on a terrace at the top of the wall, and standing on the green walk under it. I was heartily sorry at this scene.
Page 160 - Ye archiwyves, stondeth at defense, Syn ye be strong as is a greet camaille. Ne suffreth nat that men yow doon offense, And sklendre wyves, fieble as in bataille, Beth egre as is a tygre yond in Ynde, Ay clappeth as a mille, I yow consaille.
Page 79 - To St. James's Park, where I saw the Duke of York playing at Pelemele, the first time that ever I saw the sport.
Page 44 - I'll tell you, friend! a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow, The rest is all but leather or prunella.
Page 99 - ... the sun as it can be laid on almost ; and most coaches are, now-a-days, done so, and it is very pretty when laid on well, and not too pale, as some are, even to show the silver.
Page 60 - In al his lyf unto no maner wight. He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght. But, for to tellen yow of his array, His hors were goode, but he was nat gay. Of fustian he wered a gypon Al bismotered with his habergeon, For he was late ycome from his viage, And wente for to doon his pilgrymage.
Page 84 - kissing-crust,' as from a Warden-pie! And Doctor Jones declared the bones were female bones, and 'Zooks! I should not be surprised,' said he, 'if these were Nelly Cook's!

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