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."

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).

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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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

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 Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ...

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Author: Henry Campbell Black

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363102

Category: Law

Page: 1314

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Black, Henry Campbell. A Law Dictionary. Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern. And Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, Ecclesiastical and Commercial Law, and Medical Jurisprudence, with a Collection of Legal Maxims, Numerous Select Titles from the Roman, Modern Civil, Scotch, French, Spanish, and Mexican Law, and Other Foreign Systems, and a Table of Abbreviations. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1910. 1314 pp. Reprinted 1995 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-10320. ISBN 1-886363-10-2. Cloth. $195. * The second edition of Black's classic dictionary incorporates many new definitions and additional citations to decided cases, besides being a thorough revision of previous entries. Also included are many Latin and French terms overlooked in the first edition. Medical jurisprudence in particular is enriched, with new definitions for insanity and pathological and criminal insanity. The second edition (1910) is an essential complement to the first edition (1891) as it provides the scholar and student of law important insights into the rapid development of law at the turn of the century. The second edition is also notable for its revamped system of arrangement, with all compound and descriptive terms subsumed under their related main entries. Libraries, students, historians, and practitioners will all benefit from this historically significant research tool.

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.

Mother Carey ́s Chickens

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Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732657434

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Reproduction of the original: Mother Carey ́s Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Jefferson Bible

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

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Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112519

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity. In his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings, discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, to reflect the deist view of religion.

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

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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.

Christianity in America

Triumph and Tragedy

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Author: G. Wright Doyle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189780X

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Was America founded as a "Christian" nation? What role has the Christian faith of many of its leaders played in the course of its history? How has Christianity affected American culture and society? This trenchant critique of the role of Christianity in American history highlights both the ways in which Christians have made many valuable contributions as "salt and light," and how they have caused a great deal of damage by trying to be "savior and lord." Believers in Christ have built one of the most "Christianized" countries in the world, with benefits for millions. They have also nurtured messianic aspirations that have spawned disasters for themselves and other countries. Generous in praise for dedicated believers who have reflected the character of Christ, the book is also unsparing in criticism of Christians who have, sometimes with the best intentions, failed to act wisely. In short, the reader will be encouraged by the many "triumphs" of Christianity in America, and sobered by its "tragedy."

The Oxford History of English

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Author: Lynda Mugglestone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199660166

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is republished in a reset and revised edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, it describes the changing sounds, words, and meanings of English. A book for everyone interested in the language.

Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine

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Author: John W. Winkelman,David T. Plante

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494341

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Sleep-related complaints are extremely common across the spectrum of psychiatric illness. Accurate diagnosis and management of sleep disturbances requires an understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying sleep and wakefulness, the characteristics of sleep disturbance inherent to psychiatric illness and primary sleep disorders, as well as the psychopharmacologic and behavioral treatments available. Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine provides a uniquely accessible, practical, and expert summary of current clinical concepts at the sleep-psychiatry interface. Topics covered include: basic principles in sleep science, clinical sleep history taking, primary sleep disorders in psychiatric contexts, and sleep disturbance across a range of mood, anxiety, psychotic, substance use, cognitive and developmental disorders. Written by outstanding experts in the field of sleep medicine and psychiatry, this academically rigorous and clinically useful text is an essential resource for psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals interested in the relationship between sleep and mental illness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

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Author: Jack W. Lynch, II

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9780802714213

Category: Reference

Page: 656

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Two volumes thick and 2,300 pages long, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson’s Dictionary would define the language for the next 150 years, until the arrival of the Oxford English Dictionary. Johnson’s was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. Modern dictionaries owe much to Johnson’s work. This new edition, created by Levenger Press, contains more than 3,100 selections from the original, including etymology, definitions, and illustrative passages in their original spelling. Bristling with quotations, the Dictionary offers memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics. It also features three new indexes created out of entries in this edition: words found in Shakespeare’s works, words from other great literary works, and piquant terms used in eighteenth-century discussions of such topics as law, medicine, and the sexes. Finally, Johnson’s “Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language,” seldom seen in print, which he wrote eight years before the Dictionary, is reproduced in its entirety. For those who appreciate literature, interpret the law, and love language, this a browser’s delight—an encyclopedia of the age and a dictionary for the ages.

The American Language

An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States

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Author: Henry Louis Mencken

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0394400755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 769

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A modified, one-volume edition of Mencken's classic analysis of American English