English synonyms discriminated

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W. Pople, 1813 - 294 Seiten

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Seite 32 - Therefore I hated life ; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Seite 205 - How few, like thee, inquire the wretched out, And court the offices of soft Humanity ? Like thee reserve their raiment for the naked, Reach out their bread to feed the crying orphan, Or mix their pitying tears with those that weep ? Thy praise deserves a better tongue than mine, To speak and bless thy name.
Seite 224 - Imagination is the power of depicting, and fancy of evoking and combining. The imagination is formed by patient observation ; the fancy by a voluntary activity in shifting the scenery of the mind...
Seite 150 - And bended dolphins play ; part, huge of bulk, Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait, Tempest the ocean...
Seite 97 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Seite 165 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Seite 257 - Wonderful like is the case of boldness in civil business; what first? boldness; what second and third? boldness. And yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness, far inferior to other parts; but nevertheless it doth fascinate and bind hand and foot those that are either shallow in judgment or weak in courage, which are the greatest part; yea, and prevaileth with wise men at weak times.
Seite 27 - Haughtiness, disdain. Haughtiness is founded on the high opinion we entertain of ourselves ; disdain, on the low opinion we have of others.
Seite 30 - The most common faults respecting emphasis are laying so strong an emphasis on one word as to leave no power of giving a particular force to other words, which though not equally, are in a certain degree emphatical ; and placing the greatest stress on conjunctive particles, and other words of secondary importance.
Seite 200 - The one is full of thanks, the other may silently indulge a feeling of obligation. Thankfulness publishes, gratitude retaliates, a service. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.

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