Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation, Spelling, Essay Writing, and Letter Writing

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1910 - English language - 239 pages
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Page 36 - They are legislative courts, created in virtue of the general right of sovereignty which exists in the government, or in virtue of that clause which enables congress to make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory belonging to the United States.
Page 86 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 194 - Shalum, just finished for the next day's Spectator, in his hand. Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and manners. It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which...
Page 103 - And an eye shall vex thee, looking ancient kindness on thy pain. Turn thee, turn thee on thy pillow; get thee to thy rest again. Nay, but nature brings thee solace; for a tender voice will cry; 'Tis a purer life than thine, a lip to drain thy trouble dry.
Page 86 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 80 - Not a man believed him capable of the feat. Thornton had been hurried into the wager, heavy with doubt ; and now that he looked at the sled itself, the concrete fact, with the regular team of ten dogs curled up in the snow before it, the more impossible the task appeared. Matthewson waxed jubilant. "Three to one!" he proclaimed. I'll lay you another thousand at that figure, Thornton. What d'ye say...
Page 49 - I had seen before (but did not know their names; whose names I did not know). 3. I (will; shall) help you; I promise it. 4. Having come of age, (I took my son; my son entered) into partnership with me. Step 11 1. It was not necessary for you (to have gone; to go). 2. There were some people (whom; about whom) I could not tell whether they were English...
Page iii - Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Page 206 - I wrote a letter," Whom do you wish ? " A substantive that designates the person or thing directly affected by the action of a verb (as the objects in the foregoing examples do) is called a direct object ; one that designates the person or thing indirectly affected is called an indirect object — eg, the italicized words in the sentences following : "I built my wife a house,"
Page 39 - The difference between summer and winter (is that; is) summer is warm and winter is cold. 4. I shall always remember the town because of (the good times I had; the good time) and the many friends I made there. 5. (Who; whom) do you mean? 6. A different set of knives and forks (was; were) put on the table. 7. (He sprang; springing) to the platform on which the dead man lay (and shouted; he shouted). TEST 7 Answer these questions: 1.

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