A Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1866 - English language - 220 pages
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Page 143 - He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; Neither shall his place any more behold him.
Page 195 - Does life appear miserable that gives thee opportunities of earning such a reward? Is death to be feared that will convey thee to so happy an existence? -Think not man was made in vain, who has such an eternity reserved for him.
Page 131 - My sentence is for open war : of wiles, More unexpert, I boast not : them let those Contrive who need, or when they need, not now...
Page 202 - ship-boy on the high and giddy mast," but also in the cabin, where every menial office fell to my lot : yet if I was restless and discontented, I can safely say, it was not so much on account of this, as of my being precluded from all possibility of reading; as my master did not possess, nor do I recollect seeing during the whole time of my abode with him, a single book of any description, except the...
Page 215 - ... shore. I see them now scantily supplied with provisions ; crowded almost to suffocation in their illstored prison ; delayed by calms, pursuing a circuitous route, — and now driven in fury before the raging tempest, on the high and giddy waves.
Page 138 - Man's happiness, or misery, are in a great measure, put into his own hands. Man is not such a machine as a clock or a watch, which move merely as they are moved.
Page 167 - An irregular verb is one, which does not form its past tense and perfect participle by adding d or ed to the present; as, present, see; past, saw; perfect participle, seen; go, went, gone.
Page 176 - Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering; but of this be sure, To do aught good never will be our task, But ever to do ill our sole delight, As being the contrary to his high will Whom we resist.
Page 150 - As the leaves of trees are said to absorb all noxious qualities of the air, and to breathe forth a purer atmosphere, so it seems to me as if they drew from us all sordid and angry passions, and breathed forth peace and philanthropy. There is a serene and settled majesty in woodland scenery, that enters into the soul, and dilates and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.
Page 214 - Alas ! my noble boy ! that thou shouldst die ! Thou, who wert made so beautifully fair ! That death should settle in thy glorious eye, And leave his stillness in this clustering hair ! How could he mark thee for the silent tomb, My proud boy, Absalom ! " Cold is thy brow, my son ! and I am chill.

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