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adjective adverb ambiguity antecedent assertion beginning better called character choose clear common composition concord condensed connectives construction coordinate coordinate clause Correct the following definite dependent clauses discourse distinction element emphasis emphatic place English equivalent essay Examples Exercises expression fact following sentences force give grammatical idea idiom Illustrations important indicate kind king language look Low Church matter means metonymy mind modifier naturally never Note noun object observed paragraph participial phrase participle particular perhaps periodic sentence person plural poetry predicate preposition present pretentious principle pronoun prose provincialism punctuation question reader reference relation relative clause repeated repetition Rewrite the following Rhetoric Rule 55 sense single word singular Sir Lancelot slang sometimes sound style subjunctive mood subordinate superfluous synecdoche T. B. Aldrich tence tense term things thought tion topic usage verb vulgarism whole writer
Page 292 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 300 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Page 256 - Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene! How often have I paused on every charm, The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade For talking age and whispering lovers made!
Page 258 - ... that his heart turned within him, and his knees smote together. His companion now emptied the contents of the keg into large flagons, and made signs to him to wait upon the company. He obeyed with fear and trembling ; they quaffed the liquor in profound silence, and then returned to their game.
Page 147 - When the morning was up, they had him to the top of the house, and bid him look south; so he did; and, behold, at a great distance, he saw a most pleasant mountainous country, beautified with woods, vineyards, fruits of all sorts, flowers also, with springs and fountains, very delectable to behold.* Then he asked the name of the country.
Page 34 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 211 - ... unknown, unloved, or hostile society of the outer world is allowed by either husband or wife to cross the threshold, it ceases to be home ; it is then only a part of that outer world which you have roofed over, and lighted fire in. But so far as it is a sacred place, a vestal temple, a temple of the hearth watched over by Household Gods...
Page 192 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer...
Page 291 - Thus the Puritan was made up of two different men, the one all selfabasement, penitence, gratitude, passion ; the other proud, calm, inflexible, sagacious. He prostrated himself in the dust before his Maker : but he set his foot on the neck of his king.
Page 292 - ... little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone!