A Common-school Grammar of the English Language

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Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company, 1871 - English language - 354 pages
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Page 253 - 639, A compound sentence may consist, — 1. Of two or more simple sentences.* Ex. — Life is short, | and art is long. " The curfew tolls the knell of parting day; The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea; The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leares the world to darkness
Page 243 - N The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill elarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their
Page 268 - thought it an honor to do so. 8. Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long. 2. Thou thyself. 4. I sold them, each pair for a dollar.
Page 218 - When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, designed." When first thy sire designed to send Virtue, his darling child, on earthIrregular
Page 253 - What in me is dark, illumine; what is low, raise and support." " The character of General Washington, which his contemporaries
Page 195 - leads to its use. We were anxious to return that night. The Passions oft, to hear her shell, Thronged around her magic cell. The definitions are so arranged as to
Page 65 - ' Will you walk into my parlor ? ' said the Spider to the Fly," represents the spider and the fly as if they were Mr. A and Mr. B.
Page 8 - A Preposition is a word used to show the relation between a following noun or pronoun and some other word. and in is a preposition, because it shows the relation between are and bloom, or the phrase in bloom shows in what condition the roses are or exist CONJUNCTIONS. 'We frequently use certain words simply to
Page 272 - 4. It is not that my lot is low, That bids the silent tear to flow; It is not grief that bids me moan, It is that I am all alone. 4. The

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