Elementary English Composition for High Schools and Academies

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1906 - English language - 328 pages
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Page 243 - UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 3, 1802. Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This city now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples
Page 48 - The year's at the spring And day's at the morn: Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven— All's right with the world! When the subordinate clauses are subdivided by semicolons, the main clauses are usually separated by colons.
Page 224 - and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. —Edmund Burke. From
Page 201 - THE TASK: THE WINTER,, EVENING." Now stir the fire and close the shutters fast,— Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in. —William Cowper.
Page 7 - A HAPPY LIFE." How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not another's will; Whose armor is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill. This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands; And having nothing, yet hath all. —Henry Wotton.
Page 59 - Yet on the nimble air benign Speed nimbler messages, That waft the breath of grace divine To hearts in sloth and ease. So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can. —Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Page 312 - IV., i :— I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structure rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand, Around me, and a dying glory smiles O'er the far times,
Page 71 - ORPHEUS." Orpheus with his lute made trees And the mountain tops that freeze Bow themselves when he did sing; To his music plants and flowers Ever spring; as 1 sun and showers There had made a lasting spring. Everything that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea, Hung their heads, and then
Page 286 - they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the
Page 4 - THE LAMB." Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life, and bid thee feed, By the stream, and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice; Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? —William Blake.

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