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" —I AM not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. Samuel Johnson. "
The Educational Record of the Province of Quebec: The Medium Through which ... - Side 162
1899
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1870 - 802 sider
...supplied by the morrow ; attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. Rassclas. Chap, i. I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. 1 From The Preface to his Dictionary. Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things. 8 From...
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Every-day Topics: A Book of Briefs

Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1876 - 408 sider
...been impossible for Noah Webster to do—he carried style into his dictionary. The man who could say : "I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven," was undoubtedly injured as a lexicographer by an imagination which made him the author of a style still...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

1877 - 362 sider
...42. — He's gone, and who knows how he may report Thy WORDS by adding fuel to the flame ? Words.—I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that WORDS are the dnii!lhten of earth, anrl that things are the eous of heacen.—DR. JOHNSON, from The Preface to hu...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1881 - 892 sider
...of Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. i. The endearing elegance of female friendship. Rasselas. Chap. xlvi. I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven? From The Preface to his Dictionary. Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things. 8 From Dr....
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 926 sider
...with the crowd, And vent their anger, impotent and loud. A. POPE'S Homer's Iliad. Bk. XX. Line 244. I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. ¡. SAM'L JOHNSON—Preface to lii.i Dictionary. Pair words gladden so many a heart. /. LONGFELLOW—Tales...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883 - 942 sider
...Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. Rasselat. Ch. i. The endearing elegance of female friendship. Ch. xlvL I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...words are the daughters of earth, and that things are tlie sons of heaven. 2 From the Preface to Ilia Dictionary. Words are men's daughters, but God's sons...
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Great Thoughts from Latin Authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1884 - 694 sider
...Prudentum"):— " Words are women, deeds are men." Dr. Johnson (" The Preface to his Dictionary"):— " I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven." LIFE IS LENT TO US. Life is given to us for use, it lias been given to us as a loan without interest,...
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Great thoughts from Latin authors, by C.T. Ramage

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1884 - 690 sider
...Prudentum"):— " Words are women, deeds are men." Dr. Johnson (" The Preface to his Dictionary"):— "Iam not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, anl that things are the sons of heaven." LIFE IS LENT TO US. Life is given to us for use, it has been...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 720 sider
...of Words. Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy. 5928 Helen Jackson (II. H.): Ramona. Ch. 17. I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. 5929 Johnson : Preface to his Dictionary. (Folio edition.) 5930 Joubert: Pensees. No. 302. {Attwell,...
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Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from His ...

Abraham Coles - 1892 - 410 sider
...often wiser than the philosopher. Dr. Johnson, in the Preface to his Dictionary, wisely remarks : " I am not so lost in Lexicography as to forget that...of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven." The celebrated Doctor on one occasion was found tripping in regard to the meaning of some word. When...
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