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 254 - (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight of his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold; And to the presence in the room he said,
Page 108 - for the past, grief at the present, and anxiety respecting the future. are plagues which affect the generality of men. 3. Beauty haunts the depths of the earth and sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. 4. Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them.
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