A Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors, Printers and Correctors of the Press; and for the Use of Schools and Academies. With an Appendix, Containing Rules on the Use of Capitals ...

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Potter, Ainsworth & Company, 1871 - English language - 334 pages
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Page 48 - and Remark i.) We live in deeds not years; in thoughts not breaths; in feelings not in figures on a dial. (Rule.) Novel-reading is generally calculated to weaken if not to debase the moral powers. (Rule, and Remark d.) Punishments often shock instead of harmonizing with the common feeling and sense of justice. (Rule.) Most of Homer's
Page 176 - lady — when not in liquor. I take — eh! oh! — as much exercise — eh ! — as I can, Madam Gout. You know my sedentary state. Hast thou — but how shall I ask a question which must bring tears into so many eyes? When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman,
Page 169 - Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above;) or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it?" In this passage, the points used with the marks of parenthesis are applied
Page 143 - For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And, when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went,
Page 205 - lived I, but now live here no more. Then lighted from his gorgeous throne; for now Twist host and host but narrow space was left. Approach, and read (for thou canst read) the lay Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn. Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Splitst the
Page 138 - 1. The air was sweet and plaintive; and the words, literally translated, were these: "The winds roared and the rains fell, when the poor white man, faint and weary, came, and sat under our tree." 2. Let us take, in illustration, three poets, in an ascending scale of intellectual precedence: Keats, the representative of sensitiveness; Byron, of
Page 163 - pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination: there's money for thee. Ah the laborious indolence of him who has nothing to do! the preying weariness, the stagnant ennui, of him who has nothing to obtain! But hail, ye mighty masters of the lay, Nature's true sons, the friends of man and truth : EXERCISE TO
Page 163 - Alas for his poor family! — Alas that folly and falsehood should be so hard to grapple with! Daughter of Faith, awake! arise! illume the dread unknown, the chaos of the tomb! Alas, poor creature! I will soon revenge this cruelty upon the author of it.
Page 123 - the first moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust his soul walks abroad in her own majesty his body swells beyond the measure of his chains, that burst from around him and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled by the irresistible Genius of Universal Emancipation. (Rules, pp. 120, 116.> Let
Page 184 - my cradle in childhood, — that ocean so proud; And in death let me have its bright waves for my shroud; Let no sad tears be shed, when I die, over me; But bury me deep in the sea, — in the sea. Then I told what a tall, upright, graceful person their great-grandmother Field once

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