The Revisers' English; A Series Of Criticisms, Showing The Revisers' Violations Of The Laws Of The…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorge Washington Moon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... "and ever," which follow, are meaningless; for there can be but one eternity stretching from the infinite past to the infinite future; where, then, is there room for another "ever?1' But the words "and ever" in the sentence really convey the idea that "for ever" does not mean "eternally" an idea which the Revisers, I think, did not intend to inculcate; and therefore it is to be regretted that, instead of employing, as they have done words which have a tendency to destroy the meaning of so vitally important an expression as "for ever" they did not give the literal meaning of the Greek, viz., "unto ages of ages." While speaking on this subject, I should like to ask the Revisers why they sometimes use the word "alway" and sometimes the word "always;" and what difference of meaning they attach to each? For instance, in 2 Thess. i: 3, I read, "We are bound to give thanks to God alway for you;" but in verse 11 of the same chapter it is, "We also pray always for you." Why is it "give thanks alway" and "pray always?" What is there different in the actions that necessitates a difference in the adverbs qualifying those actions? But even in this simple matter the Revisers are not consistent; for, in Acts x: 2, they say, "He was a devout man, and one that... prayed to God alway." With regard to "backward" and "backwards," "forward" and " forwards," "outward" and "outwards," "upward "and "upwards," the former of each pair of words is the adjective, and the latter is the adverb; but that is not the case with "alway" and " always;" and I shall be glad to know why, in 2 Thess. i: 11, the Revisers say "pray always" and in Acts x: 2 say "prayed alway."--Yours faithfully, G. Washington Moon. LETTER XXIII. "Chiefest." Tautology. "Footstool of his Feet." "Agreed together." "T...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... "and ever," which follow, are meaningless; for there can be but one eternity stretching from the infinite past to the infinite...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217104908

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