The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language: Pointed Out and the Proper Choice of Them Determined

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Página 15 - ... it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Página 128 - Thefe are names given to different dominions whence princes take the title of empercr or king ; 'tis not, however, in this alone that their difference con fifts. It appears to me that the word empire conveys an idea of a vaft territory, compofed of various people : whereas that of kingdom implies one more bounded, and intimates the unity of that nation of which it is formed.
Página 20 - It is with refpect to vifion that I would make my obfervations on thefe words, which are very generally confounded by writers on optics. We fee an object clearly, whenever it is fufficiently illuminated to enable us to form a general idea of its figure ; but we fee it not diftinflly, till it be fo near that we can recognize all its parts. When we view a diftant tower, we fee it clearly, as foon as we perceive it to be a tower ; but we fee it not diftinflly, 'till...
Página 13 - Among other things, let me caution you against ever being in a hurry; a man of sense may be in haste, but he is never in a hurry; convinced, that hurry is the surest way to make him do what he undertakes ill. To be in a hurry, is a proof that the business we embark in is too great for us; of...
Página 15 - Mirth is fhort and tranfient, cheerfulnefs fixed and permanent. Thofe are often raifed into the greateft tranfports of mirth, who are...
Página 72 - General implies a great, number of particulars 5 univerfal, every particular. The government of princes has no object in View, but the general good. The providence of God is uni<verfal, An orator fpeaks in general, when he makes no particular application. Knowledge is uni-uerfal, when it knows every thing.
Página 187 - ... leaft outward figns bear to the motions of the foul, readily pafles with the world- as well-fkilled in divination. A .wife man, one who fees what will be the confequences of certain principles, and the effefts of certain caufes, may pafs with the people as having the knowledge of prediflion.
Página 73 - ... quantity of things together, one upon another ; with this difference, that pile rather means things put up regularly; whereas, heap implies no other order in the arrangement, than what rifes from chance. As, a pile of wood ; a heap of rubbifh.
Página 4 - ... Every cathedral has a collegiate body ; but every tollegiate church is not a cathedral. The cathedral is the parifh church of the whole diocefe, which a collegiate church is not. To Die, Expire. To die, implies a quitting of this world ; whereas, to expire, implies the laft action of life. " She did," fays Rowe,

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