English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers ; to which is Now Added an Index to the Words

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Página 173 - ... his chair and bed : a little calendar of small sticks were laid at the head, notched all over with the dismal days and nights he had passed there : — he had one of these little sticks in his hand, and with a rusty nail he was etching another day of misery to add to the heap.
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Página 403 - First follow Nature, and your judgment frame By her just standard, which is still the same: Unerring Nature, still divinely bright, One clear, unchanged, and universal light, Life, force, and beauty, must to all impart, At once the source, and end, and test of Art. Art from that fund each just supply provides; Works without show, and without pomp presides: In some fair body thus th...
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Página 277 - While words of learned length, and thundering sound, Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around ; And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.

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