English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a History of Its Origin and Development. Abridged from the Octavo Edition. Designed for General Use in Schools and Families
Harper & Brothers, 1858 - 381 pages
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accent adjective adverb Alphabet ancient Anglo-Saxon become belong C. S. Note called CHAPTER classes combination common Compose compound conjunction connected consonant definition denotes derived dialect distinction elementary sound elements England English language equivalent examples exists express French Future German Give Grammar Greek idea indicative infinitive instances Italian king Latin letters loved meaning Mention mind mode nature nominative noun object origin participle Past Tense Perfect person phonetic elements phrases plural possessive preceding predicate prefix preposition Present Present Tense principles pronoun pronunciation proper reason reference relation relative represented respect Roman root RULE Saxon sense sentence short simple singular sometimes sound speak speech spoken stand substantive suffix syllable taken Tense term termination Teutonic thing third thou thought tion true verb voice vowel words write written
Page 81 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 12 - The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Page 329 - And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him, — he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won. He heard it, but he heeded not, — his eyes Were with his heart, and that was far away.
Page 329 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand ; his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low : And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower ; and now The arena swims around him ; he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won.
Page 313 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely...
Page 311 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.
Page 275 - And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Page 288 - I have been in the deep : in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren : in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Page 115 - My faith would lay her hand On that dear head of thine, While like a penitent I stand And there confess my sin.