First lessons in composition in which the principles of the art are developed in connection with the principles of grammar ...

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D. Appleton and co., 1861 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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Page 64 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 105 - The mingling notes came softened from below; The swain responsive as the milkmaid sung, The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watchdog's voice that bayed the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind; — These all in sweet confusion sought the shade, And filled each pause the nightingale had made.
Page 64 - Jane, he'll set his pinafore afire !) Thou imp of mirth and joy ! In love's dear chain so strong and bright a link, Thou idol of thy parents...
Page 9 - H; I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z a, b, c, d, o, f, g, h, i...
Page 173 - Long to my joys my dearest lord is lost, His country's buckler, and the Grecian boast : Now from my fond embrace, by tempests torn, Our other column of the state is borne : Nor took a kind adieu, nor sought consent...
Page 106 - It scarce deserved his verse. With nature's self He seemed an old acquaintance, free to jest At will with all her glorious majesty. He laid his hand upon " the ocean's mane," And played familiar with his hoary locks.
Page 148 - In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.
Page 20 - Mention in order the verbs in the following sentences. Oxen are large and strong animals ; they submit to the yoke, plough the fields, and draw heavy carts. The farmer fattens them, and kills them for food, and takes them to market.
Page 5 - After this, the three principal figures receive attention ; and the work closes with a list of subjects carefully selected, arranged under their proper heads, and in such a way that the increase in difficulty is very gradual. The...
Page 91 - Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day. 2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. 3. Never spend your money before you have it. 4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap ; it will be dear to you. 5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. 6. We never repent of having eaten too little.

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