Die angelsächsische Sprache, das Fundament der englischen, als Gegenschrift zu: 'Das Fundament der englischen Sprache, ihr Ursprung aus der scandinavischen Sprache und nicht aus dem Anglo-Sächsischen, von [T.] Smith'.

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Pàgina 18 - Every man being conscious to himself that he thinks; and that which his mind is applied about whilst thinking being the IDEAS that are there, it is past doubt that men have in their minds several ideas, — such as are those expressed by the words whiteness, hardness, sweetness, thinking, motion, man, elephant, army, drunkenness, and others: it is in the first place then to be inquired, HOW HE COMES BY THEM?
Pàgina 18 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Pàgina 18 - Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Pàgina 18 - When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Pàgina vii - Our language, our government, and our laws, display our Gothic ancestors in every part: they live, not merely, in our annals and traditions, but in our civil institutions and perpetual discourse.
Pàgina 33 - It would be more unnatural, if God, in all his kingdom, had no free creature under his power. Therefore he made two rational creatures free ; angels and men. He gave them the great gift of freedom.
Pàgina vii - The parent-tree is indeed greatly amplified, by branches engrafted on it from other regions, and by the new shoots which the accidents of time, and the improvements of society, have produced ; but it discovers yet its Saxon origin, and retains its Saxon properties, though more than thirteen centuries have rolled over, with all their tempests and vicissitudes.
Pàgina 25 - ... in English, not being distinguished, as in other languages, by a peculiar termination, and it being sometimes impossible to distinguish them by their place, when the old termination of the Anglo-Saxon verbs was dropped, this word TO ( ie Act ) became necessary to be prefixed, in order to distinguish them from NOUNS, and to invest them with the verbal character : for there is no difference between the NOUN, Love, and the VERB, TO Love, but what must be comprised in the prefix TO.
Pàgina 34 - Dublin, and the victorious princes into West Saxony. He closes his song with two poetical commonplaces; one on the birds of prey, who crowd the field of battle, and the other on the superiority of this victory to all former ones. The song on Edgar's death is much shorter : Here ended his earthly joys — Edgar, England's king : he chose for himself another light, beautiful and pleasant; and left this feeble life, which the children of the nations, the men on earth, call so transitory.
Pàgina 36 - Mercia, to my knowledge, wide and everywhere the praise of the Supreme Governor destroyed on the earth. Many were disturbed of God's skilful servants. Then was much groaning to those that in their breasts carried the burning love of their Creator in their mind. Then was the source of miracles so much despised, The Governor of victory ; the Lawgiver of the sky; when man broke his rights. And then...

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