An Abridgement of L. Murray's English Grammar: With an Appendix, Containing an Exemplification of the Parts of Speech, and Exercises in Syntax : Designed for Use of the Younger Class of Learners

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Whiting, Backus, & Whiting, 1804 - English language - 85 pages
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Page 73 - in rich brocades are drest, And diamonds glitter on an anxious breast. Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy 1 to others show, That mercy show to me
Page 53 - into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require. The Comma represents the shortest pause ; the Semicolon, a" pause double that of the comma ; the Colon, double that of the semicolon ; and the Period, double that of the colon.
Page 75 - spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, nil Move round the dark terrestrial hall! What tho' nor real voice nor sound, Amid their radiant orbs be
Page 73 - first endure, then pity, then embrace. If nothing more than purpose in thy power, Thy purpose firm, is equal to the deed : Who does the best his circumstance allows. Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more. In faith and
Page 11 - A substantive may, in general, be distinguished by its taking an article before it, or by its making sense of itself; as, a book, the sun, an apple,; temperance, industry, chastity. 3. A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to avoid the too
Page 73 - To hide the fault I see; That mercy 1 to others show, That mercy show to me ; This day be bread, and peace, my lot; All else beneath the sun : > Thou
Page 69 - Dissimulation in youth, is the forerunner of perfidy in old age. Its first appearance, is the fatal omen of growing depravity, and future shame. If we possess not the power of self-government, we shall be the prey of every loose inclination that chances to arise. Pampered by continual indulgence, all our passions will become mutinous and
Page 25 - The conjugation of a verb is the regular combination and arrangement of its several numbers, persons, moods, and tenses. The conjugation of an active verb is styled the active voice ; and that of a passive verb, the passive voice. The auxiliary and active verb To have, is conjugated in the following manner. TO HAVE. Indicative Mood. PRESENT TENSE. Singular. Plural.
Page 25 - not only as past, but also as prior to some other point of time specified in the sentence ; as, " I had finished my letter before he arrived," The first Future Tense represents the action as yet to come, either with or without respect to the precise time when ; as," The sun will rise to-morrow ;
Page 83 - From the little conversation I had with him, he appeared to have been a man of letters. It would have given me great satisfaction, to relieve him from that distressed situation. RULE XIV. Esteeming themselves wise, they became fools. Suspecting not only ye, but they also, 1 was studious to avoid all intercourse.

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