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Page 3 - Dictionary. Many other literary men, among them Professors Whitney and Dana, aided in the task of compilation and revision. On consideration it seems that the editors and contributors have gone far toward improving Webster to the utmost that he will bear improvement. The vocabulary has become almost complete, as regards usual words, while the definitions keep throughout to Webster's simple careful style, and the derivations are assigned with the aid of good modern authorities.
Page 10 - This Is one of those works which demand from critics and from the public, before attempting to estimate Its merits in detail, an unqualified tribute of admiration. The first glance tells us that the book Is one on which the leisure of a busy lifetime and the whole resources of an enthusiastic author have been lavished without stint.
Page 9 - The Desert of the Exodus. Journeys on Foot in the Wilderness of the Forty Years' Wanderings, undertaken in connection with the Ordnance Survey of Sinai and the Palestine Exploration Fund. By EH PALMKB, MA, Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic and Fellow of St.
Page 3 - His laborious comparison of twenty languages, though never published, bore fruit in his own mind, and his training placed him both in knowledge and judgment far in advance of Johnson as a philologist. Webster's ' American Dictionary of the English Language 'was published in 1828, and of course appeared at once in England, where successive re-editing hat as yet kept it in the highest place as a practical Dictionary.
Page 340 - SHARPE (S.) The History of Egypt, from the Earliest Times till the Conquest by the Arabs, AD 640.
Page 344 - LAWRENCE'S LECTURES ON COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, ZOOLOGY, AND THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN.
Page i - A clear, bold, distinctive type enables the reader to take In at a glance the arrangement and divisions of every page. And Mrs. Lankester has added to the technical description by the editor an extremely interesting popular sketch, which follows in smaller type.
Page ii - Each volume is elegantly printed in royal 8vo., and illustrated with a very large number of well-executed engravings, printed in colours They form a complete library of reference on the several subjects to which they are devoted, and nothing more complete in their way has lately appeared.
Page 10 - Perowne (Canon). The Book of Psalms. A New Translation, with Introductions and Notes, Critical and Explanatory.
Page 339 - Aiken's Calendar of Nature. Upwards of 100 Engravings. (Mary and William) Stories of English and Foreign Life. Twenty beautiful Engravings. India, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical, from the Earliest Times to the Present. Upwards of 100 fine Engraving