Zimbabwe reference books

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A Pocket Dictionary - William Richards

Samuel Johnson - A Grammar of the English Tongue artwork A Grammar of the English Tongue
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Foreign Languages
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Samuel Johnson was a well-known literary figure in England. Johnson was an author, lexicographer, biographer and critic. Johnson has been quoted more than any other English author with the exception of Shakespeare. Much of Johnson's fame is attributed to the biography done by Boswell. The biography centers on the latter part of Johnson's life, thus Johnson has been seen more as a gruff society figure than as the struggling and poverty-stricken writer that he was for much of his life. Johnson states that grammar is the art of using language correctly.


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A Grammar of the English Tongue - Samuel Johnson

William Cotton - Everybody's Guide to Money Matters artwork Everybody's Guide to Money Matters
With a description of the various investments chiefly dealt in on the stock exchange, and the mode of dealing therein
William Cotton
Genre: Consumer Guides
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Money is the medium by which we may acquire from others, who are willing to part with them, such things as we may desire. The price of an article is the value set upon it by the possessor, as represented by an expressed sum in money.


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Everybody's Guide to Money Matters - William Cotton

B. A. Hathaway - 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading artwork 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading
B. A. Hathaway
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The questions and answers on Reading deals with orthography. It includes definitions words and many more related terms.


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1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading - B. A. Hathaway

Anonymous - Enquire Within Upon Everything artwork Enquire Within Upon Everything
Anonymous
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

should be eaten when very fresh and, like mackerel, will not remain good many hours after they are caught. But they are excellent, especially for breakfast relishes, either salted, split, dried and peppered or pickled. Mackerel are very good when prepared in either of these ways.


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Enquire Within Upon Everything - Anonymous

Angelina Emily Grimke - An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South artwork An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
Angelina Emily Grimke
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is because I feel a deep and tender interest in your present and eternal welfare that I am willing thus publicly to address you. Some of you have loved me as a relative, and some have felt bound to me in Christian sympathy, and Gospel fellowship; and even when compelled by a strong sense of duty, to break those outward bonds of union which bound us together as members of the same community, and members of the same religious denomination, you were generous enough to give me credit, for sincerity as a Christian, though you believed I had been most strangely deceived. I thanked you then for your kindness, and I ask you now, for the sake of former confidence, and former friendship, to read the following pages in the spirit of calm investigation and fervent prayer. It is because you have known me, that I write thus unto you.


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An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South - Angelina Emily Grimke

John R. Clark Hall - A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary artwork A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
John R. Clark Hall
Genre: Foreign Languages
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This classic dictionary deals carefully and exhaustively with all the words which occur in Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose. Variant dialectic forms are given, together with variant forms found in the same dialect. Purely poetic words and words not common in prose are indicated, and references are given to the passages in which they occur. First published in 1894, this is a reprint of the fourth edition .


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A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary - John R. Clark Hall

Samuel Pepys - Quotations from Diary of Samuel Pepys artwork Quotations from Diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
Genre: Quotations
Publish Date: 31 December 1702
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a collection of Quotation of Samuel Pepys diary which are very helpful to the young and children for all over the universe.


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Quotations from Diary of Samuel Pepys - Samuel Pepys

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Half a Life-Time Ago artwork Half a Life-Time Ago
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Encyclopedias
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, nee Stevenson (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.


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Half a Life-Time Ago - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One artwork A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The population of Rouen is supposed to be full one hundred thousand souls. In truth, there is no end to the succession of human beings. They swarm like bees, and like bees are busy in bringing home the produce of their industry. You have all the bustle and agitation of Cheapside and Cornhill; only that the ever-moving scene is carried on within limits one-half as broad.


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A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One - Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Alexander Hislop - The Proverbs of Scotland artwork The Proverbs of Scotland
Alexander Hislop
Genre: Quotations
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is delightful compendium of Scottish proverbs. This may be treated as reference quotation of scottish proverbs along with the given glossary.


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The Proverbs of Scotland - Alexander Hislop

Benjamin Disraeli - Tancred artwork Tancred
Benjamin Disraeli
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tancred, Lord Montacute, the novel's idealistic young hero, seems destined to live the life of any conventional member of the British ruling class. Dissatisfied with his life in fashionable London circles, he instead leaves his parents and retraces the steps of his Crusader ancestors to the Holy Land, hoping there to "penetrate the great Asian mystery" [2] and understand the roots of Christianity. He meets the beautiful Eva, daughter of a Jewish financier, and becomes involved in the political machinations of her foster-brother, the brilliant Fakredeen, a Lebanese emir.


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Tancred - Benjamin Disraeli

Frances Ellen Lord - The Roman Pronunciation of Latin artwork The Roman Pronunciation of Latin
Frances Ellen Lord
Genre: Foreign Languages
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The grammarians speak of the obscure sound of I and U, short and unaccented in the middle of a word; so that in a number of words I and U were written indifferently, even by classic writers, as optimus or optumus, maximus or maxumus. This is but a simple and natural thing. The same obscurity occurs often in English, as, for instance, in words ending in able or ible. How easy, for instance, to confuse the sound and spelling in such words as detestable and digestible.


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The Roman Pronunciation of Latin - Frances Ellen Lord

William Cobbett - Cottage Economy artwork Cottage Economy
William Cobbett
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Here is his book of practical advice to the rural labouring 'cottager' (first published as a part-work in 1821-22), the precursor in many ways to the handbooks on self-sufficiency that today entice so many city-dwellers.


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Cottage Economy - William Cobbett

沈括 - 梦溪笔谈 artwork 梦溪笔谈
沈括
Genre: Encyclopedias
Publish Date: 24 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

上亲郊郊庙,册文皆曰‘恭荐岁事’。先景灵宫,谓之‘朝献’;次太庙,谓之‘朝飨’;末乃有事于南郊。予集《郊式》时,曾预讨论,常疑其次序,若先为尊,则效不应在庙后;若后为尊,则景灵宫不应在太庙之先。求共所从来,盖有所因。按唐故事,凡有事地上帝,则百神皆预遣使祭告,唯太清宫、太庙则皇帝亲行。其册祝皆曰‘取某月某日有事于某所,不敢不告。’宫、庙谓之‘奏告’,余皆谓之‘祭告’。唯有事于南郊,方为‘正祠’。至天宝九载,乃下诏曰:‘“告”者,上告下之词。今后太清宫宜称“朝献”,太庙称“朝飨”。’自此遂失‘奏告’之名,册文皆为‘正祠’。


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梦溪笔谈 - 沈括

Elmer W. Cavins & Edwin C. Hewett - Orthography artwork Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins & Edwin C. Hewett
Genre: Study Aids
Publish Date: 01 January 1938
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This text was written with the intention of aiding teachers of the seventh and eighth grades in educating their pupils on the subject of orthography. The book provides lists of words broken down by their Greek and Latin roots.


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Orthography - Elmer W. Cavins & Edwin C. Hewett

W. Warner - The Annual Catalogue (1737) artwork The Annual Catalogue (1737)
W. Warner
Genre: Catalogues & Directories
Publish Date: 08 March 1609
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This Catalogue includes new books published in History, Divinity, Law, Poetry, Plays, Novels, Painting, Architecture, and all other Sciences from January the First, 1736, to January the First, 1737.


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The Annual Catalogue (1737) - W. Warner

W. H. Smyth & Sir Edward Belcher - The Sailor's Word-Book artwork The Sailor's Word-Book
An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc.
W. H. Smyth & Sir Edward Belcher
Genre: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Publish Date: 08 August 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume, published in 1867, is a dictionary of sea terms and phrases by British Admiral William Henry Smyth, organized in alphabetical order from A to Zumbra.


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The Sailor's Word-Book - W. H. Smyth & Sir Edward Belcher

George Gibbs - Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon artwork Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon
George Gibbs
Genre: Foreign Languages
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It includes part of the author's original introduction and the full text of the English-Chinook section of his dictionary.


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Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon - George Gibbs

John Lothrop Motley - Quotes and Images From Motley's History of the Netherlands artwork Quotes and Images From Motley's History of the Netherlands
John Lothrop Motley
Genre: Quotations
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book includes the quotations and images from the Motley's History of the Netherlands. This reference book offers a collection of historical quotes and images of Netherlands.


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Quotes and Images From Motley's History of the Netherlands - John Lothrop Motley

William Bray - The Diary of William Bray: extracts artwork The Diary of William Bray: extracts
William Bray
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Man having taken a shop in Stoke, sometime ago, and selling goods vastly under the usual price, Mr. Haydon set up a shop against him, of whom I bought this morning four pair of gloves, at 7d. a pair; riding gloves, 9d. ; and a pair of other gloves, 8d.


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The Diary of William Bray: extracts - William Bray

Samuel Richardson - Clarissa artwork Clarissa
Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript
Samuel Richardson
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 03 July 1761
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Hints of Prefaces for Clarissa, a transcript of which is also included in this publication, is an equally important and in some ways an even more interesting document. It appears to have been put together by Richardson while he was revising the Preface and Postscript to the first edition. Certain sections of it are preliminary drafts of some of the new material incorporated in the revised Postscript.


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Clarissa - Samuel Richardson

Étienne Dolet - La maniere de bien traduire d'une langue en aultre artwork La maniere de bien traduire d'une langue en aultre
Étienne Dolet
Genre: Foreign Languages
Publish Date: 31 December 1545
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dans cet oeuvre, Dolet suggéré des modifications d'orthographe (utilisation de l'apostrophe et "ES" au lieu de "ez" au pluriel) et des idées qu'il avait mises en œuvre dans ses traductions de Cicéron et Platon en français.


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La maniere de bien traduire d'une langue en aultre - Étienne Dolet

Henry M. Robert - Robert's Rules of Order artwork Robert's Rules of Order
Henry M. Robert
Genre: Reference
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There appears to be much needed a work on parliamentary law, based, in its general principles, upon the rules and practice of Congress, and adapted, in its details, to the use of ordinary societies.


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Robert's Rules of Order - Henry M. Robert


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