Elements of Orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the Whole Analogy of the English Language; So Far as it Relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity
T. Payne and son, 1784 - English language - 26 pages
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accented according added admitted alfo alſo analogy ancient antepenult appears authority becauſe belong called CHAP common compounded confidered confonants contrary derived Dictionary diffyllables diphthong double doubt dropped Dryden effect Engliſh etymology exceptions fame feems fhort fhould filent final fingle firft firſt foft fome fometimes former French frequently fubftantive fuch fyllable give given Greek hard heard inftances irregular Johnſon kind language laſt Latin letter lift Loft manner marked means Milton moſt nature nounced nouns obferved occafionally original orthography penult perhaps preceding preferable preſent probably pronounced pronunciation proper properly regular regularly repreſented retained rhymed Rule ſeems SHAKSP Shakspeare ſhort ſpoken takes termination thefe theſe thofe thoſe thought tion ufually uſed verb Verfes vowel words write written
Page 344 - Typhoean rage more fell, Rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind ; hell scarce holds the wild uproar.
Page 271 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it Love-in-idleness.
Page 4 - A frequently has a found which by many writers has been called its open found. It is the found proper to that vowel in Italian, and frequently given to it in French, as in the termination -age, -and in many other inftances. In the old orthography of our language, it was often reprefented by au ; as in daunce, graunt, &c.
Page 323 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade; Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made...
Page 323 - That landfcape : and of pure now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart infpires...
Page xix - The whole Book, if it performs what its Compiler intends, will offer a clear and intelligible view of the externals of the English language, as they stand at present: and, should it exist for any length of time, will...
Page 309 - And fpeak, tho' fure, with feeming diffidence : Some pofitive, perfifting fops we know, Who, if once wrong, will needs be always fo ; But you, with pleafure own your errors paft, And make each day a Critic on the lafl.
Page 307 - But what can be contrary to the mind, Which holds all contraries in concord still? She lodgeth heat, and cold, and moist, and dry, And life, and death, and peace, and war together: Ten thousand fighting things in her do lie, Yet neither troubleth or disturbeth either.
Page 242 - ... on ffight grounds be tempted to innovate. Dr. Johnfon is every where the declared enemy of unneceffary innovation. The principles on which he founds his improvements, are the ftable ones of etymology and analogy : the former...