First published in 1904, this book contains the conclusions of a series of lectures exploring the moral and historical value of single words. The author argues that, just as wisdom and knowledge are discoverable in books, so too are these treasures to be found in individual words themselves.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. On the Morality in Words 3. On the History in Words 4. On the Rise of New Words 5. On the Distinction of Words 6. The Schoolmaster's Use of Words
Richard Chenevix Trench was an Anglican archbishop and poet. In 1856 Trench became Dean of Westminster Abbey. In January 1864 he was advanced to the post of Archbishop of Dublin