A Grammar of the English Language: In a Series of Letters. Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Persons in General; But, More Especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices, and Plough-boys

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T. Dolby, 1819 - English language - 186 pages
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Page 2 - Independence of the United States of America, William Cobbett, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor in the words following, to wit:
Page 94 - to be idle and innocent, or have a relish of any " pleasures that are not criminal;, every diversion '* they take, is at the expense of some one virtue *' or other, and their very first step out of
Page 2 - securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Booki to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled '
Page 187 - mind that lives; and the length of life ought to be measured by the number and importance of our ideas,; and not by the number of our days. Never, therefore, esteem men merely on account of their riches or their station.' Respect goodness, find' it where you will. Honour talent wherever you behold it
Page 161 - Yet there is a certain race of men, that make it " their duty to hinder the reception of every work •• of learning or genius, who stand as centinels in " the avenues of fame, and value themselves upon
Page 169 - And, as this practice is a commodious subject " of raillery to the gay, and of declamation to the " serious, it has been ridiculed ... . ."—R. No. 123. With, the gay; for, to the gay, means, that the raillery is addressed to the gay, which was not the author's meaning. " When I was deliberating to what new qualifi" cations I should aspire,"—R. No. 123.
Page 160 - stop to discover the grammatical meaning of an author's words, how are we to imbibe the science which he would teach us? " The state of the possessor of humble virtues, " to the affecter of great excellences, is that of a " small cottage of stone, to the
Page 184 - shall write. Use the first words that occur to you, ' and never attempt to alter a thought; for, that which has come of itself into yOur mind is likely to pass into that of another more readily and with more effect than any thing which you can, by reflection, invent.
Page 125 - in fault; I, or they, or he, is the " author of it; George or I am the person." Mr. Lindley Murray says, that we may use these phrases; and, that we have only to take care that the verb agree with that person, which is placed
Page 106 - a slave of state, and hav•' ing afterwards myself become a pensioner." 201. I differ, as to this matter, from Bishop Lowth, who says, that " the relative who, having " reference to no verb or preposition understood, " but only to its antecedent, when it follows than, is " always in the objective case ; even though the

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