The American Expositor, Or, Intellectual Definer: Designed for the Use of Schools

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Cady & Burgess, 1851 - English language - 190 pages
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Page 18 - And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Page 184 - PUNCTUATION. PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses, which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require.
Page 90 - ... that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy. But when, or where ? — This world was made for Caesar.
Page 110 - THERE is no talent so useful toward rising in the world, or which puts men more out of the reach of fortune, than that quality generally possessed by the dullest sort of men, and in common speech called discretion...
Page 183 - ACCENT. Accent is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them : as, in the word presume, the stress of the voice must be on the letter u, and second syllable sume, which takes the accent.
Page 50 - His praise. Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep; Witness if I be silent, morn or even, To hill, or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song, and taught His praise. Hail, universal Lord, be bounteous still To give us only good; and if the night Have gathered aught of evil, or concealed, Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
Page 42 - No trumpet's clangor wounds the mother's ear, And calls the lover from his swooning fair. What happiness the rural maid attends, In cheerful...
Page 183 - Versification. Versification is the arrangement of a certain number and variety of syllables, according to certain laws. Rhyme is the correspondence of the last sound of one verse, to the last sound or syllable of another.
Page 78 - Where grows ? — where grows it not? If vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil...
Page 26 - Submit, in this, or any other sphere, Secure to be as blest as thou canst bear : Safe in the hand of one Disposing Power, Or in the natal, or the mortal hour. All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

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