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Стр. 7 - With a view of providing for this want, and of making a series which has long held a high place in public estimation a more adequate representation of the whole body of English poetry, the Publishers have determined to issue a second series, which will contain some of the older poets, and the works of recent writers, so far as may be practicable by arrangement with the representatives of the poets whose works are still copyright.
Стр. 4 - 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 has as yet kept it in the highest place as a practical Dictionary.
Стр. 4 - Professor Goodrich's edition of 1847 is not much more than enlarged and amended, but other revisions since have so much novelty of plan ,.as to be described as distinct works." .... " The American revised Webster's Dictionary of 1864, published in America and England, is of an altogether higher order than these last [The London Imperial and Student's]. It bears on its title-page the names of Drs. Goodrich and Porter, but inasmuch as its especial improvement is in the etymological department, the...
Стр. 7 - ... estimation a more adequate representation of the whole body of English poetry, the Publishers have determined to issue a second series, which will contain some of the older poets, and the works of recent writers, so far as may be practicable by arrangement with the representatives of the poets whose works are still copyright. One volume, or more, at a time will be issued at short intervals ; they will be uniform in binding and style with the last fine-paper edition of the Aldine Poets, in fcap.
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Стр. 7 - ... arrangement with the representatives of the poets whose works are still copyright. One volume, or more, at a time will be issued at short intervals ; they will be uniform in binding and style with the last fine-paper edition of the Aldine Poets, in fcap. 8vo. size, printed at the Chiswick Press. Price 5«.
Стр. 3 - A List of Abbreviations, Contractions, and Arbitrary Signs used in Writing and Printing. A Classified Selection of Pictorial Illustrations (70 pages).
Стр. 9 - SERIES," to distinguish them from other collections. This general title has been adopted to indicate the spirit in which they are prepared ; that is to say, with the greatest possible accuracy as regards text, and the highest degree of beauty that can be attained in the workmanship. They are printed at the Chiswick Press, on fine paper, with wide margins, and issued in a neat cloth binding.
Стр. 10 - MA, Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, With Maps and numerous Illustrations from Photographs and Drawings taken on the spot by the Sinai Survey Expedition and CF Tyrwhitt Drake.
Стр. 5 - Synonyms Discriminated. A Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with their various Shades of Meaning, &c. Illustrated by Quotations from Standard Writers. By the late Ven. 0. J. SMITH, MA Demy 8vo. 16s. A New Biographical Dictionary. By THOMPSON COOPEIS, FSA, Editor of " Men of the Time," and Joint Editor of