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

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Maynard, Merrill & Company, 1901 - English language - 281 pages
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Page 140 - A soft answer turneth away wrath : but grievous words stir up anger.
Page 227 - 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 225 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 214 - 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 53 - We piled, with care, our nightly stack Of wood against the chimney-back, — The oaken log, green, huge, and thick, And on its top the stout back-stick; The knotty forestick laid apart, And filled between with curious art...
Page 130 - 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 tombstone, 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 138 - Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight !) the owlet Atheism, Sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, Drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, And hooting at the glorious sun in heaven, Cries out, "Where is it?
Page 127 - He who will not be ruled by the rudder, must be ruled by the rock.
Page 110 - ... because they are so near home ! Look at their grand shaggy feet that seem to grasp the firm earth, at the patient strength of their necks bowed under the heavy collar, at the mighty muscles of their struggling haunches ! I should like well to hear them neigh over their...
Page 172 - ... very funny and surprising, and its expressive twinklings and winkings, the intercommunications between the eye, the ear, and it, were of the oddest and swiftest. Rab had the dignity and simplicity of great size; and having...

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