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Early American Proverbs And Proverbial Phrases

Author : Bartlett Jere Whiting
ISBN : 0674219813
Genre : Literary Criticism
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p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel, ' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."
Category: Literary Criticism

Fundamentals Of English Grammar

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ISBN : 9789350481851
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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English enjoys the status of the World Language. No other language has ever scaled this height. It is the language that encompasses everything in the world. It is used and cherished by millions whose mother tongue is not English. Spoken English, as a natural corollary to that, has become an important tool in our hands today. Without mastery over it, the gateway to success will remain a distant dream in today’s globalised market. Command on any language depends primarily on command on its grammar. Grammar is a repository of rules, governing how words are put together into sentences. These rules govern most constructions in a given language. Grammar is the science of correct use of language. It is concerned only with correct speaking and writing. Fundamentals of Grammar need to be fully comprehended to to acquire skills of quality English. Aim of this book is a practical one: an aid to good English, to take you places on the wings of English. The book is designed to meet the requirements of students completing their schooling and entering colleges or job market, or preparing for various competitions.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Adages Of Erasmus

Author : Érasme
ISBN : 0802048749
Genre : Philosophy
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This annotated selection of 116 proverbs, which includes all the longer essays, is based on the translation in the Collected Works of Erasmus."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Philosophy

Unarmed Forces

Author : Matthew Evangelista
ISBN : 0801487846
Genre : History
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Throughout the Cold War, people from both East and West, among them prominent scienstists and physicians, formed networks to promote antinuclear ideas. This book examines the influence of these networks.
Category: History

Anti Theory In Ethics And Moral Conservatism

Author : Stanley G. Clarke
ISBN : 0887069126
Genre : Philosophy
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"This is a timely collection of important papers. It gives focus to a new development in moral philosophy, by defining the problems it addresses, by identifying the similarities and differences among various representatives, and by articulating the common themes which run through the works of these people." -- John Kekes "The book reveals an underlying unity to what might at first appear to be a diverse body of literature. The first section on "Anti-theory in Ethics" collects all of the most important contributions to the growing skepticism about moral theory as it is currently practiced. In itself it would make an interesting and useful collection. By combining it with the second section on moral conservatism, the editors reveal that the implications of the anti-theorists' arguments are not merely negative, and extend beyond the confines of methodological disputes in academic philosophy. The essays in part two both discuss moral conservatism and exemplify it; in so doing they reveal that attempting to build comprehensive theories is not the only way in which moral philosophy can be both rigorous and critical." -- Arthur Ripstein This volume documents a movement from theory and rules in ethics to an account of morality based on local practice and perception of the particular case. The Introduction lays the foundation for this position, then the authors draw from the analytic tradition as they forcefully argue against theory derived from different philosophical ancestors. In the second half they examine moral conservatism, exhibiting how placing moral practice as primary does not restrict one to any form of political conservatism.
Category: Philosophy

The Oxford Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Jennifer Speake
ISBN : 9780198734901
Genre : Reference
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
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900 3

Author : 陳世琪
ISBN : 9570914106
Genre : English language
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Bella Demonia

Author : Selina Dolaro
ISBN : HARVARD:HXDI27
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Fact Fancy And Fable

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012270919
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

All The Year Round

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : IND:30000080759784
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

All The Year Round

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000013420
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Public Opinion

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924065617957
Genre : American periodicals
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Category: American periodicals