The Gaelic Etymology of the Languages of Western Europe: And More Especially of the English and Lowland Scotch, and Their Slang, Cant, and Colloquial Dialects (Google eブックス)
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ancient Anglo Anglo-Saxon animal appears applied aspirate beautiful Ben Jonson bird blow called cant cattle Chambers Classical Dictionary cloth Colloquial colour connexion contempt corruption Danish derived drink Druids Dutch earth England English language English word etymologists etymology etymon fellow fool French).—To Gael Gaelic Dictionary Gazophylacium Anglicanum German Gothic Greek Halliwell horse Icelandic idea Irish Italian Johnson Keltic king Kymric land Literally Low Latin Lowland Scotch Lowland Scotch).—A meaning ment metaphorically modern mouth Nabes Nares ness noise obsolete Old English Old French Old High German Old Norse one's origin perhaps person philologists phrase prefix probably pronounced Provincial quoted Roman Sanscrit Saxon says Scottish seems sense Shakspeare signifies silent Skinner Slang Slang Dictionary song sound Spanish stone strike supposed Swedish syllable synonymous term Teutonic thing tion trace traceable tree true root verb vulgar Wedgwood Welsh whence wind woman wood young
305 ページ - Mysterious Night ! when our first Parent knew Thee from report divine, and heard thy name, Did he not tremble for this lovely frame, This glorious canopy of light and blue ? Yet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew, Bathed in the rays of the great setting flame, Hesperus with the host of heaven came ; And lo, Creation widened in man's view.
581 ページ - This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
305 ページ - MYSTERIOUS Night! when our first parent knew Thee from report divine, and heard thy name, Did he not tremble for this lovely frame, This glorious canopy of light and blue. Yet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew, Bathed in the rays of the great setting flame, Hesperus with the host of heaven came, And lo! creation widened in man's view.
465 ページ - Bath, and one of the crowd of her admirers took a glass of the water in which the fair one stood, and drank her health to the company. There was in the place a gay fellow half fuddled, who offered to jump in, and swore, though he liked not the liquor, he would have the toast. He was opposed in his resolution ; yet this whim gave foundation to the present honour which is done to the lady we mention in our liquors, who has ever since been called a Toast.
595 ページ - TO all you ladies now at land We men at sea indite ; But first would have you understand How hard it is to write : The Muses now, and Neptune too, We must implore to write to you — With a fa, la, la, la, la.
305 ページ - Who could have thought such darkness lay concealed Within thy beams, O Sun ? or who could find, Whilst fly and leaf and insect stood revealed, That to such countless orbs thou mad'st us blind ? Why do we then shun Death with anxious strife ? If Light can thus deceive, wherefore not Life ? " I would not slight this wondrous world.
xxv ページ - Latin, and all the Latin in the Greek : for the fact is otherwise. The bulk and foundation of the Latin language is Greek; but great part of the Latin is the language of our Northern ancestors, grafted upon the Greek. And to our Northern language the etymologist must go, for that part of the Latin which the Greek will not furnish...
75 ページ - That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish cantrip slight Each in its cauld hand held a light— By which heroic Tam was able To note upon the haly table, A murderer's banes in gibbet aims; Twa span-lang, wee unchristen'd bairns; A thief, new-cutted frae a rape, Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape; Five tomahawks, wi...
277 ページ - ... sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch: Fire answers fire; and through their paly flames Each battle sees the other's umber'd face: Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents, The armourers, accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.