A critical pronouncing dictionary

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Page 274 - Content, or pleasure, but the good and just? Judges and senates have been bought for gold, Esteem and love were never to be sold.
Page xiv - False Eloquence, like the prismatic glass, Its gaudy colours spreads on ev'ry place ; The face of Nature we no more survey, All glares alike, without distinction gay : But true expression, like th' unchanging Sun, Clears and improves whate'er it shines upon, It gilds all objects, but it alters none.
Page iv - ... of English, as of all living tongues, there is a double pronunciation; one cursory and colloquial, the other regular and solemn. The cursory pronunciation is always vague and uncertain, being made different, in different mouths, by negligence, nnskilfulness, or affectation.
Page 150 - One straight body laid at right angles over another ; the ensign of the Christian religion ; a monument with a cross upon it to excite devotion, such as were anciently set in...
Page 234 - If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet Extend his evening beam, the fields revive, The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
Page iv - English Grammar have given long tables of words pronounced otherwise than they are written; and seem not sufficiently to have considered, that, of English, as of all living tongues, there is a double pronunciation; one cursory and colloquial, the other regular and solemn.
Page v - The rough r is formed by jarring the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth near the fore teeth : tin smooth г it a vibration of the lower part of the tongue, near the root, against the inward region of the palate, near the entrance of the throat. This latter r is that which marks the pronunciation of England, and the former that of Ireland* In England, and particularly in London, the r in lard, bard, card, regard, &c.
Page 216 - The investigation of a mean proportion collected from the extremities of excess and defect : in algebra, an expression of the same quantity in two dissimilar terms, but of equal value : in astronomy, the difference between the time marked by the sun's apparent motion, and that measured by its real or middle motion. EQUATOR, e-kwa'tur. s. (166). A great circle, whose poles are the poles of the •world.
Page xvi - A vowel is a simple sound formed by a continued effusion of the breath, and a certain conformation of the mouth, without any alteration in the position, or any motion of 'the organs of speech, from the moment the vocal sound commences till it ends. A consonant may be defined to be an interruption of the effusion of vocal sound, arising from the application of the organs of speech to each other.
Page xvi - The secondary accent is that stress which we may occasionally place upon another syllable, besides that which has the principal accent ; in order to pronounce every part of the word more distinctly, forcibly, and harmoniously : thus, "Complaisant, caravan," and " violin," have frequently an accent on the first as well as on the last syllable, though a somewhat less forcible one. The same may be observed of "Repartee, referee, privateer, domineer,

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