The Institutes of English Grammar

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W. Wood & Company, 1886

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Page 288 - At which the universal host up sent A shout that tore Hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.—Milton. Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand ? No; this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.—Shakspeare. Endless tears flow down in
Page 284 - What prayer and supplication soever be made.—Bible. By the grace of God we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you ward.—Id. III.—Figures of Syntax. ELLIPSIS. And now he faintly kens the bounding fawn, A [—] villager [—] abroad at early toil.—Beattie. The cottage curs at [—] early pilgrim bark.—Id. Tis granted, and no plainer truth appears,
Page 274 - thus it Is nor otherwise can be So far from aught romantic what I sing Young Thyself first know then love a self there is Of virtue fond that kindles at her charms Id How far that little candle throws his beams So shines a good deed in a
Page 274 - You have too much respect upon the world They lose it that do buy it with much care Id How many things by season season'd are To their right praise and true perfection Id Canst thou descend from converse with the skies And seize thy brother's throat for what a clod Young
Page 67 - neuter. In our translation of the Bible, the pronoun it is employed in the nominative and the objective, but his is retained in the possessive, neuter; as, "Look not thou upon the wine, when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself
Page 271 - I. Does nature bear a tyrant's breast Is she the friend of stern control Wears she the despot's purple vest Or fetters she the free-born soul Why should a man whose blood is warm within Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster Who art thou courteous stranger and from whence Why roam thy steps to this abandon'd dale
Page 298 - Yet to the general's voice they soon obey'd Innumerable. As when the potent rod Of Amram's son, in Egypt's evil day, Wav'd round the coast, up call'da pitchy cloud Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind, That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung • Like night, and darken'd all the land of
Page 286 - ix., 33. Thus Conscience pleads her cause within the breast, Though long-rebell'd against, not yet suppress'd.—Cowper. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.— Id. For those the race of Israel oft forsook Their living strength, and unfrequented left
Page 244 - Levites from Jerusalem to ask him,' " Who art thou ? " And he confessed, and denied not, but confessed, "I am not the Christ." And they asked him, "What then? Art thou Elias?" and he saith, "I am not." " Art thou that prophet ? " and he answered, " No.
Page 247 - And waste its sweetness on the desert air.—Gray. Then kneeling down to heaven's eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays ;' Hope " springs exulting on triumphant wing," That thus they all shall meet in future days.—Burnt. He can't flatter, he ! An honest mind and plain ; he must speak truth; An k they will hear it, so; if not, he's

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