The Elements of English Grammar: So Arranged as to Combine the Analytical and Synthetical Methods : with an Introduction for Beginners, and Various Exercises, Oral and Written, for the Formation, Analysis, Transformation, Classification and Correction of Sentences

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H. Cowperthwait & Company, 1863 - English language - 220 pages

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Page 211 - Its great tendency and purpose is, to carry the mind beyond and above the beaten, dusty, weary walks of ordinary life; to lift it into a purer element, and to breathe into it more profound and generous emotion.
Page 138 - Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Page 211 - Dryden, whose education was more scholastic, and who before he became an author had been allowed more time for study, with better means of information. His mind has a larger range, and he collects his images and illustrations...
Page 159 - Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Page 149 - Where is the child that would willingly forget the most tender of parents, though to remember be but to lament?
Page 81 - We shall or will have been, 2. Thou shalt or wilt have been, You shall or will have been, 3.
Page 214 - The Hyphen ( - ) is used to separate the parts of a compound word ; as,
Page 220 - The morn is up again, the dewy morn, With breath all incense, and with cheek all bloom, Laughing the clouds away with playful scorn, And living as if earth contained no tomb, — And glowing into day...
Page 137 - When a few more friends have left, a few more hopes deceived, and a few more changes mocked us, "we shall be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb, the clods of the valley shall be sweet unto us, and every man shall follow us, as there are innumerable before us.
Page 137 - I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me : my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor : and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

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