English Exercises ...: With which the Corresponding Notes, Rules, and Observations in Murray's Grammar are Incorporated; Also References in Promiscuous Exercises to the Rules by which the Errours are to be Corrected (Google eBook)

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Lincoln & Edmands, 1828 - English language - 252 pages
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Page 40 - And nightly to the list'ning earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Page 248 - Tremble thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob ; Which turned the rock into a standing water, The flint into a fountain of waters.
Page 247 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 38 - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
Page 39 - What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy, Is virtue's prize: A better would you fix?
Page 96 - Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see : and they glorified the God of Israel.
Page 247 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 213 - We came to our journey's end, at last, with no small difficulty, after much fatigue, through deep roads, and bad weather.
Page 248 - When the whole is put for a part, or a part for the whole; a genus for a species, or a species for a genus ; in general, when any thing less, or any thing more, is put for the precise object meant; the figure is then called a Synecdoche or Comprehension. It is very common, for instance, to describe a whole object by some remarkable part of it; as when we say "A fleet of twenty sail" in the place of "ships;" when we use the "head" for the "person" the "waves
Page 38 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

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