An Elementary Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools

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Van Antwerp, Bragg & Company, 1869 - English language - 160 pages

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Page 85 - That kissed the maiden all forlorn, That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, That tossed the dog That worried the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
Page 93 - I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow-weed and mallow.
Page 142 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening
Page 141 - MY soul is an enchanted boat, Which, like a sleeping swan, doth float Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing ; And thine doth like an angel sit, Beside the helm conducting it, Whilst all the winds with melody are ringing.
Page 140 - How often have I blessed the coming day. When toil, remitting, lent its turn to play! And all the village train, from labor free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree. While many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending, as the old surveyed. And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round...
Page 104 - We may have been, 2. Thou mayst have been, 2. You may have been, 3. He may have been ; 3. They may have been. Pluperfect Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I might have been, 1. We might have been, 2. Thou mightst have been, 2.
Page 103 - PERFECT TENSE Singular Plural 1 I have been 1 We have been 2 Thou hast been 2 You have been 3 He has been 3 They have been PLUPERFECT (PAST PERFECT) TENSE Singular Plural...
Page 142 - Renews the life of joy in happiest hours. It is a little thing to speak a phrase Of common comfort which by daily use Has almost lost its sense ; yet on the ear Of him who thought to die unmourned 'twill fall Like choicest music...
Page 58 - with great fervour. Waking, she never wandered in her mind but once, and that was of beautiful music which she said was in the air. God knows. It may have been. Opening her eyes at last, from a very quiet sleep, she begged that they would kiss her once again. That done, she turned to the old man with a lovely smile upon her face — such, they said, as they had never seen, and never could forget — and clung with both her arms about his neck.
Page 142 - So long he roved at will the boundless shade. The timid it concerns to ask their way, And fear what foe in caves and swamps can stray, To make no step until the event is known, And ills to come as evils past bemoan. Not so the wise ; no coward watch he keeps To spy what danger on his pathway creeps ; Go where he will, the wise man is at home, His hearth the earth, — his hall the azure dome ; Where his clear spirit leads him, there's his road, By God's own light illumined and foreshowed.

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