A Grammar of the English Language, in a Series of Letters: Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Persons in General, But More Especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices, and Plough-boys

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1883 - English language - 272 pages
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Page 219 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ? When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Page 112 - There are indeed but very few who know how to be idle and innocent, or have a relish of any pleasures that are not criminal; every diversion they take is at the expense of some one virtue or another, and their very first step out of business is into vice or folly.
Page 190 - THE love of RETIREMENT has, in all ages, adhered closely to those minds, which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed every thing generally supposed to confer happiness, have been forced to seek it in the shades of privacy.
Page 224 - Oh to abide in the desert with thee! Wild is thy lay and loud, Far in the downy cloud Love gives it energy, love gave it birth. Where, on thy dewy wing, Where art thou journeying? Thy lay is in heaven, thy love is on earth.
Page 207 - My Lords and Gentlemen : It is with deep regret that I am again obliged to announce the continuance of his majesty's lamented indisposition.
Page 238 - I continue to receive from foreign powers the strongest assurances of their friendly disposition towards this country.
Page 174 - I am. Thou art. He is. We are. You are. They are. I was. Thou wast He was. We were. You were. They were.
Page 200 - Logic is the art of using reason well in our inquiries after truth, and in the communication of it to others;" but, surely, in a case like this, no room for doubt or for hesitation ought to have been left.
Page 221 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin — his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 211 - The expedition directed from Halifax to the northern coast of the United States has terminated in a manner not less satisfactory. The successful course of this operation has been followed by the immediate submission of the extensive and important district east of the Penobscot river, to his Majesty's arms.

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