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power of speech is evolved; only proves what a mystery man is to himself: and it casts a doubt over the prospect of our ever tracing a philologic path up to those springs which fancy calls the Origin of Language.

For me the poet speaks most appropriately on this theme, because he speaks most vaguely, most wonderingly, and most inquiringly:—

Ye wandering Utterances, has earth no scheme,

No scale of moral music, to unite

Powers that survive but in the faintest dream

Of memory?—O that ye might stoop to bear

Chains, such precious chains of sight

As laboured minstrelsies through ages wear!

O for a balance fit the truth to tell

Of the Unsubstantial, pondered well 1

To make a path from the visible, ponderable, and corporeal, up to that which is invisible, imponderable, and spiritual, with no other building-material than vocal sound to erect a bridge from matter to mind,—tempering it in the finest filtered harmonies that can be appreciated by the sentient, emotional, and intellectual nature of man;—this seems to be the task and function of human speech.

Of its origin we can only say, it is of the same root with that poetic faculty whereby man makes nature echo his sentiments; it is correlated to the invention of music, whereby dead things are made to discourse of human emotions; it is a peculiar property of that nature whose other chief and proper attributes are the power of Love, and the capacity for the knowledge of God.

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INDEX OF LETTERS AND WORDS.

aboard, 190, 606 b.
aboard of, 529.
abode, 267.
a-body, 477-
abominable, 75.
about, 176, 522, 559,

584, 606 b.
about coming home,

580 f.
above, 190.
abridge, 75.
abroad, 190, 254.
abrogate, 606 c.
abs-, 606 c.
absent, 75.
absolutism, 365.
absolve, 190.
abstain, 606 c.
abstemious, 190.
abstraction, 227.
abundant, 75.
abusive, 190.
abut, 82.
abyss, 190, 364.
academic, 420.
academy, 364.
accept, 75, 403.
acceptable, 403.
acceptance, 403.
accepted, 403.
accessible, 403.

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[Words of the central English vocabulary are printed in the ordinary
Roman type: current or recent Provincialisms in Italics (also a few foreign
words imperfectly naturalized): those in Spaced type are Scottish and
Northern: those in Ulacfc ILetttt are mediaeval forms or else German:
those in Thick type are antiquated or legal or otherwise strange:—Small
Capitals indicate Anglosaxon, Oldsaxon, Moesogothic, and Sanskrit.]

A, the article, 483,495,
498, 622.

— the character, 229.

— particle, 254, 606 b.

— the prefix, 449.

— the vowel, 100,103,
108, 109, 121, 175.

— (in French), 175.

— (in Saxon), 11 o, 111,

175. 34°-
a-clocke, 449.
a = have, 241.
a-, 606 a, c.
aa (digraph), 191.
ab-, 606 c.
aback, 190, 606 b.
abacus, 363.
abaft, 606 b.
abbacy, 350.

ABBANDUN, 580 a.

abbess, 384.
abbey, 190.
abdicate, 309.
abed, 449, 606 b.
abet, 77.
abeyance, 390.
abidden, 267, 268.
abide, 267, 606 a.
Abingdon, 580 a.
ablative, 190.
-able, 401, 403.

accident, 32, 75.
accidental, 418.
accomplishment, 331.
accord, 75.
according, 545.
account, 234, 403.
accountable, 403.
accountant, 403.
accounted, 403.
accoutre, 190.
accurate, 417.
accusation, 358.
ace, 56.
ache, 190.
aches, 174.
achieve, 190.
achromatic, 190.
acknowledge, 139.
acme, 369.
acorn, 112.
acoustic, 420.
accoustics, 368.
acquaint, 75, 423.
acquaintance, 355.
acquiesce, 190.
acquittal, 360.
acre, 113, 190, 316.
act and deed, 77.
action, 358.
active, 190, 412.
acumen, 363.

-acy, 329, 350.
-ad, 329, 352.
ad-, 606 c.
-ada, 352.
adapt, 606 c.
add, 75.
aBBc, 61.
addle, III.
-ade, 301, 329, 352.
adequate, 626 c.
adherent, 606 c.
adieus, 221.
adit, 32, 363.
adjoum, 190.
admeasure, 190.
admiral, 353.
admiralty, 349.
admiration, 32.
admit, 606 c.
-ado, 352.
ado, 455-
adolescent, 190.
adown, 606 b.
advance, 75.
advancement, 333.
advantage, 75.
adventure, 75,155, 344.
adventuresome, 399.
adventurous, 190.
adverse, 75.
adversity, 75.
advert, 606 c.
advertisement, 347.
advertize, 310, 347.
advice, 75, 260.
advise, 260.
advocate, 56, 75-
advowon, 332.
adze, III.
a:CER, 316.
sedile, 190.

MFEti, 137.

aegis, 3°9-
Jelfred, 324.

srtglts, 49-

sestuary, 32.
^etueling, 318.
Jethelred, 324.
xsthetick, 139, 420.
afar, 606 b.

affair, 455.
affection, 75.
affluence, 356.
affright, 190.
affront, 190.
afield, 449, 606 b.
afloat, 190, 606 b.
afoot, 499, 606 b.
a-forlorn, 449.
African, 419.
after, 112, 113, 527.
after-, 606 a.
after all, 517.
after a sort, 517.
aftermath, 317.
afternoon, 606.
afterthought, 606 a.
afterward, 606 a.
against, 38, 527.
-age, 329, 335, 336.
-ager, 336.
aggrandisement, 347.
aggregative, 412.
aggrieve, 190.
aghast, 153, 190.
ago, 6c6 a.

agog. 449-
agone, 190.
agony, 364.
a-good, 449.
agreeable, 403.
aground, 606 b.
ahead, 190, 606 b.
a-high, 449.
ai (digraph), 190.
aid and abet, 75-
-aign, 329, 350.
-aigne, 35°-
-ain.329.359,401,402.
air, 75, 187.
air-balloon, 601.
air-built, 190.
air-tight, 190.
aisy = easy, 184.
ajar, 606 b.
Akemanchester, 20.
akin, 606 b.
-al, 360, 401, 411,418,

419.
alack, 201.

alas, 75, 201.
a-Ia ughter, 449.
Albania, 329.
albee, 544.
albeit, 544.
album, 363.
alchemy, 190,329,3;;
alcohol, 353.
alcove, 353.
alder, 20, ill.
alder-liefest, 138.
alderman, 114.

AIDORMEN, 603.

Aldresse (Doncastc

384-
ale, 59, 187.
ale-conner, 319.
Alfred, 113.
algebra, 353.
algorism, 3:3.
algorithm, 353.
-alian, 411, 419.
aliant, 405.
alien, 405.
alient, 405.
alight, 190, 196, :6:

606 a.
alike, 196.
alkali, 353.
all, 103, 114,162,1"'

19°,471, 500,60?
all-, 606 a.
alledge, 75.
Alleluia, 209.
allet, 138.
all hail 1 208.
alliance, 56, 75.
all of them, 591.
allow, 303.
allowed, 303.
all-powerful, 606 a, fc'
all-sufficient, 606 a.
all-to, 606 a.
all-wise, 606 a.
ally, 75, 620.
almanac, 353.
almighty, 606 a.
alms, 112, 187.
aloft, 606 b.
alone, 606 a.

ancientry, 331.
anchor, ill, 190.
-ancy, 355, 356.
-and, 263.

and, 111, 520, 532,
540, 544, 549, 550.
and-, 606 a.
andiron, 606 a.
Andrew, 175.
and where, 540.
and which, 540.
and who, 540.
anecdote, 510.
angelic, 406.
anger, 59.
angle, 329.
Angle, 23.
Anglian, 17.

angltsw, 49.

Anglo-Saxon, 17.
anguish, 75, 329.
animosity, 357.
animus, 363.
anis = once, 515.
Annamese, 408.
anneal, 190.
anodyne, 510.'
anomaly, 510.
anonymous, 510.
another, 498.
answer, 190, 606 a.
answerable, 404.
-ant, 401, 405.
antagonistic, 420.
antarctic, 420.
ante-, 606 c.
antecedent, 606 c.
antechapel, 606 c.
antediluvian, 606 c.
anteroom, 606 c.
anti-, 606 c, 606 d.
anticipate, 606 c.
anticlinal, 606 d.
antidote, 606 d.
antipathy, 606 d.
antipodes, 606 d.
antiquity, 349.
antithesis, 369, 606 d.
antitype, 606 d.
anvil, III.

along, 254, 449, 606 b.

along of, 529.

along on, 529.

alongside, 606 b.

aloof, 606 b.

aloud, 449, 606 b.

a-low, 606 b.

alphabet, 190.

already, 606 a.

also, 520, 532, 535.

altar, 190.

alternative, 412.

-alty, 350.

alumnus, 363.

Alwalda, 25.

alway, always, 190,515.

am, 187, 254, 281.

amain, 606 b.

amateur, 351.

ambitious, 190.

ambrosia, 369.

ambuscade, 352.

amen, 210.

amend, 75-

amendment, 333.

amends, 82.

American, 419.

amiable, 75-

amid, 38.
among, 526.
amphibious, 190.
an (numeral and ar-
ticle), 32, 38, 168,
226,483, 495,498,
512.
an-(Greek prefix), 510.
An, 166.

an- (Saxon), 606 a.
-an (adj.), 411, 419.
-AN (inf.), 305, 580 a.
-AN (jluial form), 379.
analysis, 369.
analytic, 420.
anarchic, 420.
anathema, 369.
anathematize, 310.
anatomize, 310.
-ance, 355.
ancient, 218.
ancienter, 422.

anxious, 190. ,

any, 187, 512.
anything, 234.
apathetic, 420.
ape, in, 260.
aphorism, 190.
apiece, 190, 449.
apish, 393-
apo-, 606 d.
apocalypse, 606 d.
apocrypha, 606 d.
apogee, 606 c.
apologetic, 420.
apologue, 190.
apology, 606 d.
apostolic, 406.
apostrophe, 606 d.
appall, 190.
apparel, 75.
appeal, 190, 371.
appear, 75, 190.
appease, 75, 190.
appetite, 75.
Appian, 419.
apple, 20, in, 316.
appreciable, 403.
appreciative, 412.
approach, 190.
approachable, 403.
approval, 360.
approve, 190.
aqviatic, 406.
-»r. 329. 338, 418,

419.
a-right, 449.
arabesque, 190.
Arabic, 405.
Araby, 329.
arbiter, 363.
arbitress, 384.
arcana, 363.
archaeological, 41S.
archseology, 190.
archaic, 420.
archaism, 365.
archangel, 190.
archbishop, 114.
architect, 140, 190.
architectress, 384.
Arctic, 420.

ard, 329, 342.

ardor, 359.

ardour, 359.

arduous, 190.

are, 173, 190, 281,

578-
area, 363.
arena, 363.
argument, 75.
-arian, 411, 419.
aright, 449.
arise, 267, 606 a.
aristocracy, 350.
arithmetic, 368.
arize (Sp.), 346.
ark, 112.
arm, 105, 316.
armada, 352.
Armenia, 329,
armlet, 334.
arms of precision, 425.

am, 282.

aromatic, 420.
around, 254, 559.
arouse, 190.

array. 75-

arrearage, 56.
arrow, 316.
arrow-wounded, 607.
arsenal, 353.
arson, 332.
art (verb), 281.
art, 75.
-art, 342.
Artegall his, 572.
article, 234.
artificial, 75.
artistic, 406.
-arv, 411, 414, 419.
As (Sanskrit), 252, 277,

280.
as, 221,471,535,536,

539-

-as ^plural), no, 378.
as . . . so, so, 536.
ascend, 560.
ascendant, 75.
ascetick, 161.
ash, 20, 112, 315, 617.
ash-house, 617.

ashore, 606 b.

as it were, 579.

ask, in, 638.

asleep, 606 b.

-asm, 367.

aspect, 155.

aspen, 20.

asphalt* 190.

ass, III.

assay, 75.

assays, 181.

assemble, 75.

assent, 75.

assize, 75.

associative, 412.

-assus, 320.

-ast, 367.

astern, 606 b.

asthma, 369.

-astic, 420.

astir, 606 b.

astony, 75.

asumere, 254.

asunder, 495.

at, 103, 113, 226, 254,

521, 606 a.
at all, 517.
at best, 448.
-Ati(of Saxon verb), 263.
at intervals, 448.
at large, 448.
at last, 448.
at least, 448.
at leastwise, 518.
at length, 448.
at most, 448.
at next, 517.
at 110 hand, 518.
at once, 517.
at random, 448.
at worst, 448.
ate (preterite), 182,

267.
-ate, 309, 361, 411,

417. ,
atheism, 365.
atheist, 366.
athletic, 420.
athwart, 606 b.
-ation, 321, 358, 372.

Atlantic, 420.
atmosphere, 190.
atom, 364.
atomic, 420.
-ator, 359.
-atory, 411, 415.
attain, 75.
attainder, 330.
atte, 254.
attempted, 557.
attempting, 580 g.
attercop, 372.
Attila, 377.
attitude, 362.
au (diphthong), 175.

I9I.
au (French), 254."
auctioneer, 340.
audible, 403.
audience, 75.
auditor, 75.
aught, 168, 479.
augrim, 353.
august (adj.), 157.
August, 157.

aulnage, 336.
aulne, 336-
aulneger, 336.
aunt, 175, 329.

auntie, 377.
auricular, 418.
auspicious, 190.
authentic, 75, 420.
authoritative, 41 2.
authority, 75.
authorship, 327.
auto-, 606 d.
autobiography, 606 d.
autocrat, 606 d.
autograph, 190, 606 d.
automatic, 606 d.
autonomous, 606 d,
autopsy, 606 d.
autumn, 190.
available, 403.
avarice, 345.
avaunt, 75.
avert ture, 155.
average. 335.'
avert, 606 c.

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