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Conversations on English Grammar: Explaining the Principles and Rules of the ...
Charles M. Ingersoll
No preview available - 2012
action adjective pronouns adverbs agree antecedent auxiliary auxiliary verbs better called Caroline comma conjunctions connected construction Conversation correct and parse defective verbs denotes derived ellipsis English Grammar English language examples EXERCISES IN FALSE FALSE SYNTAX following sentences gender George give happy imperative mood imperfect tense indefinite article indicative mood infinitive mood instances interrogative king labour language loved manner means moods and tenses mouns nature neuter verb nominative noun or pronoun observe parse the following passive verb perceive perfect participle person or thing person singular personal pronouns phrase Pluperfect Tense plural number possessive potential mood preceding preposition present tense principles proper propriety refers relative relative pronoun rule second person sense signify singular number sometimes speak speech subjunctive mood substantive superlative syllable tence third person thou tion tive transitive verb Tutor virtue vowel walk wise words write
Page 276 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 157 - 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.
Page 155 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, ^all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence.
Page 235 - All the virtues of mankind are to be counted upon a few fingers, but his follies and vices are innumerable.
Page 157 - Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul ; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. Man, but for that, no action could attend, And but for this, were active to no end : Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteorlike, flame lawless thro' the void, Destroying others, by himself destroyed.
Page 158 - And each vacuity of sense by Pride : These build as fast as Knowledge can destroy; In folly's cup still laughs the bubble joy; One prospect lost, another still we gain, And not a vanity is given in vain: Even mean self-love becomes, by force divine, The scale to measure others
Page 224 - Angels, which are spirits immaterial and intellectual, the glorious inhabitants of those sacred palaces, where nothing but light and blessed immortality, no shadow of matter for tears, discontentments, griefs, and uncomfortable passions to work upon, but all joy, tranquillity, and peace, even for ever and ever doth dwell...
Page 156 - The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame.
Page 21 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel: as, wit, witty; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner.