ON THE STUDY OF WORDS
RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH, D.D.
'Language is the armoury of the human mind, and at once contains the
trophies of its past, and the weapons of its future, conquests'
'Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools!'--SHAKESPEARE
TWENTIETH EDITION revised by
THE REV. A. L. MAYHEW
Joint Author of 'The Concise Middle English Dictionary'
PREFACE TO THE TWENTIETH EDITION.