Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

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Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: Waking Lion Press

ISBN: 9781434103963

Category: Education

Page: 946

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Language is an expression of ideas, and as ideas change over time, words take on new meanings. Hence, Noah Webster's monumental 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language is a work of great importance to modern readers who care about traditional values. The founding documents of the United States of America are contemporary with this 1828 dictionary, as are many other important books and documents of that time. The 1828 dictionary defines the language of these materials in the context of their era and thus becomes a valuable reference tool to enhance understanding. In addition, Noah Webster based his work extensively on the King James Version of the Bible, so that not only the words but also the values of the early nineteenth century are reflected in the definitions. As Webster wrote, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. . . . No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." To make Webster's monumental work available at a more affordable price, this new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format: All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. Also, for the first time since the book's original publication, the text has been newly typeset; the clear and sturdy Charter typeface makes the text highly readable in spite of its small size. In addition, the book has been printed on acid-free, archival-quality paper, ensuring many years of useful service. This new, compact edition is published with the same hope expressed by Webster himself: "I present it to my fellow citizens, not with frigid indifference, but with my ardent wishes for their improvement and their happiness; and for the continued increase of the wealth, the learning, the moral and religious elevation of character, and the glory of my country."

The American Spelling Book

Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, for the Use of Schools in the United States

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Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Spellers

Page: 168

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A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language

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Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523224081

Category:

Page: 36

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"A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language" from Noah Webster. American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, political writer, and editor (1758-1843).

Noah Webster

the life and times of an American patriot

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Author: Harlow G. Unger

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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"Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man, shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans." --Washington Times Noah Webster The Life and Times of an American Patriot "More than a lexicographer, Webster was a teacher, philosopher, author, essayist, orator, political leader, public official, and crusading editor. Webster's life thrust him into every major event of the early history of our nation, from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812. He touched the lives of the most renowned Americans --and the most obscure. He earned the love and friendship of many, the hatred of some, but the respect of all. Noah Webster helped create far more than an American dictionary; he helped create an American nation." --from the Prologue In the first major biography of Noah Webster in over sixty years, author Harlow Unger creates an intriguing portrait of the United States as an energetic and confident young country, even when independence was fragile and the future unclear. Harlow Unger brilliantly restores Webster's monumental legacy as a teacher,legislator, philosopher, lawyer, editor, and one of history's most profoundly influential lexicographers. Breathtaking adventure--from the American Revolution to the War of 1812--and masterful scholarship converge in this riveting chronicle of a singularly American intellect.

Noah Webster's Advice to the Young and Moral Catechism

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Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603866118

Category: Education

Page: 44

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An Unabridged Edition to Include: Advice to the Young - Moral Catechism(Of Moral Virtue - Of Humility - Of Mercy - Of Justice - Of Truth - Of Charity and Giving Alms -Of Avarice - Of Frugality and Economy - Of Industry - Of Cheerfulness) - Federal Catechism

The Forgotten Founding Father

Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

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Author: Joshua Kendall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified-and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.

Roget's Theaurus Of the Bible

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Author: A. Colin Day

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060617745

Category: Religion

Page: 944

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An essential resource for Bible study Comprehensive, easy to use, ingeniously devised, this one-of-a-kind reference makes it easy for anyone--families, students, researchers, and writers--to access the riches of the Bible. Roget's Thesaurus of the Bible uses Roget--s fundamental and brilliant category concept, which groups together all related subjects--similar and opposite--for quick and easy comparisons. Because the book is organized around concepts rather than specific words, it can be used with any version or translation of the Bible. More versatile and useful than any concordance, this innovative reference allows you to research by subject to find relevant Bible passages and by passage to find the appropriate category. You can also make fascinating discoveries simply by browsing through the book. Roget's Thesaurus of the Bible features: nearly one thousand main-subject categories--from good and evil to change and permanence-- each broken down into easily accessed subcategories; more than forty-three thousand chapter-and-verse Bible references, drawn from popular English translations and sorted by category; and a complete category listing and a comprehensive Bible index that matches Bible verses to subject categories. Over ten years in the making, Roget's Thesaurus of the Bible reflects a revolutionary concept in reference books. It is an essential resource for every home and library. "Destined to become a standard in its field . . . highly recommended." --Library Journal

Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language

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Author: Advantage Publishers Group,Thunder Bay Press

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781571456915

Category: Reference

Page: 2230

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Reprint of The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, 2d ed., 1987, about which Library Journal wrote "...not a replacement for Webster's Third International... (which contains 450,000 entries)...it is a fine addition to reference collections." This work contains 300,000 entries including names, book titles, places. The front-matter has not been edited with care: refererence is made to material at the back, but some is completely absent and some appears in the front. Cutting corners in the reprinting of a great reference book deserves harsh criticism. Thunder Bay seems to have not corrupted the main text. c. Book News Inc.

The Geneva Bible

A Facsimile of the 1560 Edition

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Author: Lloyd E. Berry

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598562126

Category: Bibles

Page: 1192

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Beautifully bound and designed to last a lifetime, a reproduction of a sixteenth-century Bible, originally produced by fellow English Puritans in the Protestant city of Geneva, will be cherished by Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible.

The Original Blue Back Speller

New York 1824; Patriotic Textbook Series

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Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: Vision Forum

ISBN: 9781929241163

Category: Education

Page: 168

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The great American educator Noah Webster first published A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, otherwise known as the Blue Back Speller, in 1783. His goal was to provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Little did he know that this remarkable gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century and would help to build the most literate nation in the history of the West. Many of the Founding Fathers used this book to home school their children, including Benjamin Franklin who taught his granddaughter to read, spell, and pronounce words using "Old Blue Back."

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

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Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 832

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The New Testament

a facsimile of the 1526 edition

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Author: William Tyndale,David Daniell

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 700

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Facsimile reprint of the first English translation from Greek of the New Testament.

The Earth in the Attic

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Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134304

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

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Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his poems Joudah explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Contest judge Louise Glück describes the poet in her Foreword as “that strange animal, the lyric poet in whom circumstance and profession . . . have compelled obsession with large social contexts and grave national dilemmas.” She finds in his poetry an incantatory quality and concludes, “These are small poems, many of them, but the grandeur of conception is inescapable. The Earth in the Attic is varied, coherent, fierce, tender; impossible to put down, impossible to forget.”

Joseph Smith's New translation of the Bible

original manuscripts

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Author: Kent P. Jackson,Robert J. Matthews,Scott H. Faulring

Publisher: Deseret Book Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibles

Page: 851

View: 8893

This volume--the work of a lifetime--brings together all the Joseph Smith Translation manuscript in a remarkable and useful way. Now, for the first time, readers can take a careful look at the complete text, along with photos of several actual manuscript pages. The book contains a typographic transcription of all the original manuscripts, unedited and preserved exactly as dictated by the Prophet Joseph and recorded by his scribes. In addition, this volume features essays on the background, doctrinal contributions, and editorial procedures involved in the Joseph Smith Translation, as well as the history of the manuscripts since Joseph Smith's day.

The History of English Spelling

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Author: Christopher Upward,George Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

Joel: a Boy of Galilee

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Author: Annie Fellows Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 253

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