First Lessons in Composition, in which the Principles of the Art are Developed in Connection with the Principles of Grammar: Embracing Full Directions on the Subject of Punctuation; with Copious Exercises

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D.Appleton and Company, 1871 - English language
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Page 181 - Through mere good fortune took a different course. The flock grew calm again ; and I, the road Following, that led me to my own abode, Much...
Page 58 - Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man though excluded from what is called the best society...
Page 54 - It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past...
Page 105 - The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watch-dog'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.
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Page 181 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 105 - 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...
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 149 - Here the red rays of the sun shot a broken and discoloured light, that partially hung upon the shattered boughs and mossy trunks of the trees, and there they illuminated in brilliant patches the portions of turf to which they made their way.
Page 79 - Rule II. The final consonant of a monosyllable, if preceded by a single vowel, is doubled before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, hat, hatter.

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