A Practical Grammar

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1851 - English grammar - 218 pages

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Page 173 - BRILLIANTLY The glassy waters mirror FORTH his smiles." " How LIGHTLY mounts the Muse's wing, Whose theme is in the skies." Adverbial Phrases. " For the angel of death spread his wings ON THE BLAST, And breathed IN THE FACE OF THE FOE as he passed.
Page 37 - " " We bustle up with unsuccessful speed, And in the saddest part, cry—' Droll indeed? " " Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." " A celebrated writer says—' Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.
Page 206 - For solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of difficulties, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the General Congress of Philadelphia."—Pitt. " On every side, sweet sunny spots of verdure smile towards him from among the melancholy
Page 43 - magical pinions spread wide." " Time slept on flowers, and lent his glass to Hope." " For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd.
Page 103 - I'll frown, and be perverse, and say thee nay, So thou wilt woo. —Juliet. THE TWOFOLD OFFICE OF SOME WOKDS. OBS.—Some words perform, at the same time, two distinct offices—a primary and a secondary office. " The surging billows and the gamboling storms Come, crouching, to his feet." Here
Page 200 - And there | lay the ri | der, distort I ed and pale, With the dew | on his brow | and the rust | on his mail." 2. A syllable is sometimes added to a line. EXAMPLES. 3. The different measures are sometimes
Page 30 - And when its yellow lustre smiled, O'er mountains yet untrod, Each mother held aloft her child, • To bless the bow of God." " We range us in line As the voice of the trumpet is calling." " The virtue still adorns our age, Though the chief actor died upon the stage.
Page 53 - and what are applied to brute animals and things. EXAMPLES—The books which I lost. The pen which I use, is good. We value most what costs us most. OBS. 4.—That is applied to man or things. EXAMPLES—Them that honor me, I will honor. " Where is the patience now, That you so oft have boasted to retain."—Lear.
Page 63 - proper education. A trifling accident often produces great results. An ignorant rich man is less esteemed than a wise poor man. The richest treasure mortal times afford, is, spotless reputation. " These dim vaults, These winding aisles, of human pomp or pride, Report not. No fantastic carvings show The boast of our vain
Page 34 - He leaps enclosures, bounds into the world."—Young. " By that dread name, we wave the sword on high, And swear for her to live—with her to die." " The moon in the east, now her crescent displays, And adds to the grandeur of night."

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