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Richard C. Trench
(1807-1886) born on
Sep 05
English archbishop, philogist, poet. He was a noted philologist who popularized the study of language: "Study of Words."
         
   
F
Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved.

R
We must not conceive of prayer as overcoming God's reluctance, but as laying hold of His highest willingness.
A
[Language] has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning.
N
As shadows attend substances, so words follow upon things.
K
Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On the Study of Words," Lecture 1, 1858.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "On the Study of Words," Lecture 1, 1858.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: "On the Study of Words," Lecture 1, 1858.
   


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