Elementary Grammar and Composition
Van Antwerp, Bragg, 1880 - English language - 160 pages
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abbreviations action adjective element adverbial element adverbs affirmed Analyze the following antecedent begin belong bird called capital Caution changed clause commas common compared complete composition compound compound sentence conjunction connects containing copula definitive denotes ending exercises express father following sentences gender girl Give group of words horse interrogative John join kind learned lesson letter lives loved Mary meaning MODE Model modified nominative noun or pronoun object omitted PARSING participle Past perfect participle personal pronouns phrases placed Plural Point possessive possessive pronouns predicate Present principal proper proposition pupils questions QUESTIONS.-What reading represents require Rule seen separated shows simple single singular singular number sound subordinate Tell TENSE thing third person Thou usually verb voice Write five sentences written yesterday
Page 147 - 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 145 - 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 146 - 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 147 - 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.
Page 101 - 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 147 - 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 151 - Philosophers assert, that nature is unlimited in her operations ; that she has inexhaustible treasures in reserve ; that knowledge will always be progressive ; and that all future generations will continue to make discoveries, of which we have not the least idea.
Page 153 - delight" in it, and for the best of all reasons; and boys are not cruel because they like to see the fight. They see three of the great cardinal virtues of dog or man — courage, endurance, and skill — in intense action. This is very different from a love of making dogs fight, and enjoying, and aggravating, and making gain by their pluck.
Page 147 - Tis the still water faileth ; Idleness ever despaireth, bewaileth ; Keep the watch wound, for the dark rust assaileth ; Flowers droop and die in the stillness of noon. Labor is glory ! — the flying cloud lightens ; Only the waving wing changes and brightens ; Idle hearts only the dark future frightens; Play the sweet keys, wouldst thou keep them in tune...
Page 110 - 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...