Grammar for Common Schools

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Lee and Shepard, 1886 - English language - 127 pages
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Page 126 - TO him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
Page 68 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 54 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Page 112 - The infirmary was indeed never so full as on this day, which I was at some loss to account for, till upon my going abroad I observed that it was an easterly wind.
Page 75 - ... let let let lie lay lain lose lost lost make made made mean meant meant meet met met pay paid paid put...
Page 106 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.
Page 66 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 16 - A or an is called the indefinite article. The is called the definite article. The indefinite article limits the noun to one of a kind, but to no particular one ; as, a house. The definite article generally limits the noun to a particular object, or collection of objects; as, the house, the men.
Page 120 - VENERABLE MEN ! you have come down to us from a former generation. Heaven has bounteously lengthened out your lives, that you might behold this joyous day. You are now where you stood fifty years ago, this very hour, with your brothers and your neighbors, shoulder to shoulder, in the strife for your country. Behold, how altered! The same heavens are indeed over your heads; the same ocean rolls at your feet; but all else how changed! You hear...

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