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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners
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accent according to Rule active verb adjective pronoun admit adverb agreeably Amphibrach Anapaestic appear auxiliary better circumstances comma common substantive compound conjugated conjunction connected connexion consonant construction copulative denote derived diphthong distinct distinguished ellipsis emphasis English language examples express following instances following sentence frequently future tense genitive give governed grammarians happy idea imperative mood Imperfect Tense improperly indicative mood infinitive mood interrogative kind king learner Lord loved manner means mind nature nominative noun object observations occasions Octavo Grammar participle passive pause perfect personal pronoun perspicuity Pluperfect Tense plural number possessive Potential Mood preceding preposition present tense principal proper properly propriety relative pronoun render respect sense sentiments short signifies simple singular number sometimes sound speak speech subjunctive mood syllable tence termination thing third person singular tion tive Trochee understood verb active verse virtue voice vowel wise writing
Page 225 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 220 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 214 - I shall detain you now no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight conduct you to a hill-side, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble education ; laborious indeed at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming-.
Page 234 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.
Page 225 - He has visited all Europe ;^not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or...
Page 160 - By EMPHASIS is meant a stronger and fuller sound of voice, by which we distinguish some word or words on which we design to lay particular stress, and to show how they affect the rest of the sentence. Sometimes the emphatic words must be distinguished by a particular tone of voice, as well as by a greater stress.
Page 210 - OUR sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments.
Page 176 - Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 223 - When Natural Religion has thus viewed both, ask her, which is the Prophet of God? — But her answer we have already had, when she saw part of this scene, through the eyes of the Centurion, who attended at the cross. By him she spoke, and said, 'Truly this man was the Son of God.