The Philosophy of Language: Containing Practical Rules for Acquiring a Knowledge of English Grammar (Google eBook)

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Relfe and Fletcher, 1838 - English language - 241 pages
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Page 214 - ... as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Page 217 - I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 77 - Our revels now are ended... These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air, And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind: we are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep..
Page 100 - All school-days' friendship, childhood innocence? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key; As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds, Had been incorporate. So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted ; But yet...
Page 39 - Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire ? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Page 194 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar...
Page 41 - He'd undertake to prove by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl; A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Page 191 - ... difference : and if there be no difference, one of them must be superfluous, and ought to be rejected.
Page 100 - Which of them, is he or she ?" 9. As the pronoun relative has no distinction of number, we sometimes find an ambiguity in the use of it : as when we say, " The disciples of Christ, whom we imitate ;" we may mean the imitation either of Christ, or of his disciples. The accuracy and clearness of the sentence, depend very much upon the proper and determinate use of the relative, so that it may readily present its antecedent to the mind of the hearer or reader, without any obscurity or ambiguity.
Page 110 - The mind, in communicating its thoughts to others, does not only need signs of the ideas it has then before it, but others also, to 'show or intimate some particular action of its own, at that time, relating to those ideas. This it does several ways; as is, and is not, are the general marks, of the miud, affirming or denying.

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