Richard Chenevix Trench
Richard Chenevix Trench was born on September 9, 1807, North Frederick Street, Dublin, Ireland. His father was Richard Trench, his mother Melesina, only grandchild and heiress of Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, and widow of Colonel St. George. Trench’s home in childhood was Elm Lodge, close to the village of Bursledon, not far from Southampton. In February, 1816 he attended Twyford School, and in 1819 Harrow, where he won great distinction. In October 1825 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge. His mother’s correspondence is full of references to a little periodical called "The Translator", begun in 1825, or immediately on his becoming an undergraduate. She was his ardent co-worker ... more »
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''Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.''Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Irish ecclesiastic, archbishop of Dublin. On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858).
''Lord, what a change within us one short hourRichard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), British philologist. Lord, what a change within us one short hour (l. 1-2). . . Treasury of Poems for Worship...
Spent in Thy presence will avail to make!''
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), British philologist. Lord, what a change within us one short hour (l. 9-14). . . Treasury of Poems for Worshi...
Or othersthat we are not always strong
That we are sometimes overborne with care
That we should ever weak or h...
Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and a...Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Irish ecclesiastic, archbishop of Dublin. On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858).
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