First Lessons in English Grammar

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, & Company, 1866 - English language - 168 pages

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Page 5 - THE shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior...
Page 7 - The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watchdog's...
Page 100 - I. — Nominatives. A Noun or Pronoun, used as the subject of a finite verb, must be in the nominative case.
Page 76 - Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I shall have been, 1. We shall have been, 2. Thou wilt have been, 2.
Page 76 - 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. PAST TENSE. 1. I was, 1. We were, 2. Thou wast, 2. You were, 3. He was; 3. They were. PAST PERFECT TENSE. 1. I had been, 1. We had been, 2.
Page 46 - Thou hearest the sound of the wind, but thou canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth. Neither has he, nor any other persons, suspected so much dissimulation.
Page 13 - A noun is in the third person, when it denotes the person or thing spoken of; as,
Page 135 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 30 - The Principal Parts of a verb are the present tense, the past tense, the present participle, and the perfect participle. These are called the PRINCIPAL PARTS, because by means of them and the auxiliary verbs all the other parts of the verb can be formed.
Page 115 - When Music, heavenly maid, was young, While yet in early Greece she sung, The Passions oft, to hear her shell, Thronged around her magic cell, Exulting, trembling, raging, fainting, Possessed beyond the Muse's painting ; By turns they felt the glowing mind Disturbed, delighted, raised, refined ; Till once, 'tis said, when all were fired, Filled with fury, rapt, inspired, From the supporting myrtles round They snatched her instruments of sound...

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