Graded Lessons in English: An Elementary English Grammar : Consisting of One Hundred Practical Lessons : Carefully Graded and Adapted to the Class Room, Book 1

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Clark & Maynard, 1879 - English language - 164 pages
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Page 79 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Page 74 - Wept o'er his wounds or tales of sorrow done, Shouldered his crutch and showed how fields were won. Pleased with his guests, the good man learned to glow, And quite forgot their vices in their woe; Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began.
Page 82 - A soft answer turneth away wrath : but grievous words stir up anger.
Page 144 - As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him ; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Page 134 - should and would' are similarly used to form future in the past tenses. b) 'will' in the First Person, and 'shall' in the Second and Third are used as verbs of full meaning followed by an infinitive to express determination, obligation, a promise or a threat.
Page 31 - An Adjective is a word used to modify a noun or a pronoun.* A Descriptive Adjective is one that modifies by expressing quality.
Page 142 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 82 - A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Page 24 - CLASSES OF VERBS WITH RESPECT TO MEANING. A Transitive Verb is one that requires an object.* An Intransitive Verb is one that does not require an object.
Page 62 - An able but dishonest judge presided. 7. The queen bee lays eggs in cells of three different sizes. 8. Umbrellas were introduced into England from China.

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