Punctuation Simplified

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Gregg, 1903 - English language - 29 pages
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Page 12 - If left to himself, he would have whistled life away in perfect contentment ; but his wife kept continually dinning in his ears about his idleness, his carelessness, and the ruin he. was bringing on his family.
Page 14 - Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy sports are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn; Amidst thy bowers the tyrant's hand is seen, And Desolation saddens all thy green: One only master grasps the whole domain, And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain.
Page 21 - ... 10 Mr Kremlin was distinguished for ignorance for he had only one idea, and that was wrong — Disraeli 11 Knowledge is of two kinds we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it — Johnson 12 After dinner, he went to the office later, to the theater 13 My persistent, though deferential inquiries elicited from her, in a wavering voice, that she had not previously possessed the governor's acquaintance that her entreaties had evoked only the governor's wrathful...
Page 26 - Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.
Page 12 - Rip, an urchin begotten in his own likeness, promised to inherit the habits, with the old clothes of his father. He was generally seen trooping like a colt at his mother's heels, equipped in a pair of his father's cast-off...
Page 12 - In fact, he declared it was of no use to work on his farm; it was the most pestilent little piece of ground in the whole country; everything about it went wrong, and would go wrong, in spite of him.
Page 12 - ... was gradually advancing; the mountains began to throw their long blue shadows over the valleys; he saw that it would be dark long before he could reach the village, and he heaved a heavy sigh when he thought of encountering the terrors of Dame Van Winkle. As he was about to descend, he heard a voice from a distance, hallooing, " Rip Van Winkle! Rip Van Winkle!
Page 7 - A Daniel is come to judgment ! O, wise young judge, how I do honor you ! How much elder are you than your looks ! " Portia now desired Shylock to let her look at the bond ; and when she had read it, she said, "This bond is forfeited, and by this the Jew may lawfully claim a pound of flesh, to be by him cut off nearest Antonio's heart.
Page 17 - The true strong and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small. — Johnson. 17. We mutually pledge to each other our lives our fortunes and our most sacred honor. — Jefferson. 18. As Caesar was going to the senate house he saluted the seer saying "Well the Ides of March have come.
Page 26 - Within a few years the commerce of the West the speaker here named a dozen or more States will equal that of the States on the Atlantic.

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