The student's practical grammar of the English language; together with a commentary on the first book of Milton's Paradise lost
C.H. Law, 1855
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Page 208 - Man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning, how the Heavens and Earth Rose out of Chaos...
Page 101 - Open, ye everlasting gates!' they sung; ' Open, ye heavens! your living doors; let in The great Creator, from his work re.turn'd Magnificent, his six days...
Page 193 - I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son ? And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
Page 192 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 130 - Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am ? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist ; some, Elias ; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am ? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Page 131 - If you clearly understand all about your matter, you will never want thoughts, and thoughts instantly become words. One of the greatest of all faults in writing and in speaking is this ; the using of many words to say little. In order to guard yourself against this fault, inquire what is the substance, or amount, of what you have said. Take a long speech of some talking Lord, and put down upon paper what the amount of it is. You will most likely find that the amount is very small...
Page 228 - Her vigour, her constancy, her Magnanimity, her penetration, vigilance, and address, are allowed to merit the highest praises, and appear not to have been surpassed by any person that ever filled a throne: a conduct less rigorous, less imperious, more sincere, more indulgent to her people, would have been requisite to form a perfect character. By the force of her mind she controlled all her more active and stronger qualities...
Page 222 - It is first to be remembered that there was really and truly a popish plot in being, though not that which Titus Gates and his associates pretended to reveal...
Page 134 - For language being the great conduit, whereby men convey their discoveries, reasonings, and knowledge, from one to another, he that makes an ill use of it, though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, which are in things themselves ; yet he does, as much as in him lies, break or stop the pipes, whereby it is distributed to the public use and advantage of mankind.
Page 62 - Bid bid, bade bidden, bid Bind bound bound Bite bit bitten, bit Bleed bled bled Blow blew blown Break broke...