A polyglot of foreign proverbs: comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English translations, and a general index
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A polyglot of foreign proverbs: comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English translations, and a general index

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&£ oo AilSS3AINn 3H1 —
QEOEGE BELL & SONS.
WEBSTER'S COMPLETE DICTIONARY
OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND GENERAL BOOK
OF LITERARY REFERENCE. With 3000 Illustrations. Tho-
roughly revised and improved by Chauncey A. Goodrich, D.D.,
D.D.,LL.D., and Noah Porter, of Yale College.
In One Volume, Quarto, strongly bound in cloth, 1840 pages, price £1 lis. Gd.; half-calf,
£2; calf or half-russia, £2 2*.; russia, £2 10s.
comprised theBesides the matter in Webster's Guinea Dictionary, this
Tolume contains the following Appendices, which will show that no pains have
been spared to make it a complete Literary Reference-book :
EnglishA Brief History of the Lan- A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Scrip-
guage. By Professor Jahks Hadlet. ture Proper Names. By W. A.Wheeler,
This Work shows the Philological 1\< la- M.A. Including a List of the Variations
tions of the English Language, and traces that occur in the Douay version of the
progress influence of the causesthe and Bible.
which its present con-have brought it to
Andition. Etymological Vocabulary of Mo-
dem Geographical Names. By the Rev.
riliiclpics of Pronunciation. By
C. H. Wheeler. Containing:—!. ListAand W. Wheeler,Professor Goodrich A.
of Prefixes, Terminations, and Formative
Synopsis of WordsM.A. Including a
Syllables in various Languages, with their
differently pronounced by different au- meaning an 1 derivation ti.
; A brief List
thorities.
ofGeographical Names (not explained by
the foregoing List), with
ft. Short Treatise on ...

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&£ oo AilSS3AINn 3H1 — QEOEGE BELL & SONS. WEBSTER'S COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND GENERAL BOOK OF LITERARY REFERENCE. With 3000 Illustrations. Tho- roughly revised and improved by Chauncey A. Goodrich, D.D., D.D.,LL.D., and Noah Porter, of Yale College. In One Volume, Quarto, strongly bound in cloth, 1840 pages, price £1 lis. Gd.; half-calf, £2; calf or half-russia, £2 2*.; russia, £2 10s. comprised theBesides the matter in Webster's Guinea Dictionary, this Tolume contains the following Appendices, which will show that no pains have been spared to make it a complete Literary Reference-book : EnglishA Brief History of the Lan- A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Scrip- guage. By Professor Jahks Hadlet. ture Proper Names. By W. A.Wheeler, This Work shows the Philological 1\< la- M.A. Including a List of the Variations tions of the English Language, and traces that occur in the Douay version of the progress influence of the causesthe and Bible. which its present con-have brought it to Andition. Etymological Vocabulary of Mo- dem Geographical Names. By the Rev. riliiclpics of Pronunciation. By C. H. Wheeler. Containing:—!. ListAand W. Wheeler,Professor Goodrich A. of Prefixes, Terminations, and Formative Synopsis of WordsM.A. Including a Syllables in various Languages, with their differently pronounced by different au- meaning an 1 derivation ti. ; A brief List thorities. ofGeographical Names (not explained by the foregoing List), with ft. Short Treatise on Orthography. their derivation andWright. Including signification, all doubtful and obscureBy Arthur W. a derivations being excluded.Complete List of Words that are spelt in two or more ways. Pronouncing Vocabularies ofModern An Explanatory and Pronouncing Geographical and Biographical Names. Vocabulary of the Names of Noted Fic- By J. Thomas, M.D. titious Persons and Places, &c. ByW. A. Wheeler, M.A. ThisWork includes not A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Com- only persons and places noted in Fiction, mon Fneiish Christian Names, with their whether narrative, poetical, or dramatic, derivations, signification, and diminutives but Mythological and Mythical names, (or nick-names), and their equivalents in names referring to the Angelology and De- several other languages. monology of various races, and those found in the romance writers ; Pseu- DictionaryA of Quotations. Selecte 1 Nick-names of eminent personslonyms, and translated by William Webster.G. fact, it is.and pa-ties, &c, &c. In best Containing all Words, Phrases, Proverbs, everyname whichlescriqd as explaining and Colloquial Expressions from the refereis not rrictly historical. A nee is Greek, Laiin, and Modern Foreign Lan- given tithe originator of each name, and whichguages, are frequently met with in where tie origin is unknown a quotation literature and conversation. is given to some well-known writer in which tn word oi curs. A List of Abbreviations, Contrac- tions, and Arbitrary Signs used in WritingThis iluable Work may also be had and Printing. separated post Svo., 5s. Vocabulary of Greek A Classified Selection of PictorialA Pronouncing Illustrationsuai.ui Proper Names. By Professor (TO pages). With referencesuiu to the text.of Yale College.Thacher, •' Dictionary ever published, as it is confessedly one of the best. The intro-The cheapest illustrations technical and scientific terms addsduction of small woodcut of greatly to 'lie of the Dictionary."—Churcliman.utility BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.LONDON: GEORGE STANDARD WORKS PUBLISHED BY WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY. From the Quarterly Review, Oct. 1873. 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