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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry; To Which Are Added ...
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2d Edition action adapted adjective adverb affirmation Anapaest antecedent applied arguments arrangement attention auxiliary avoid beauty called Cicero circumstances clause cloth comma composition conjunction connected considered consonant convey copula correct denotes derived diphthong discourse emotions employed English Grammar English language Exercises expression frequently Greek habit honour ideas IMPERATIVE MOOD implies improved infinitive mood instance intended kind knowledge language Latin Grammar letters manner meaning mind mode nature nominative nouns object observed original participle particular passions past tense perfect persons or things perspicuity Pleonasm Plural poet poetry possessive POTENTIAL MOOD preceding prefixed PRESENT-PERFECT principal pronoun proper proposition racters reason render require respect Rule School sense sentence sentiments signifies Singular sometimes Sophocles sound speak species student style SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD substantive syllable taste tence term Thou thought tion transitive verb Trochee truth Valpy's verb verse virtue vowel writing
Page 62 - The end, then, of learning is, to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which, being united to the heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection.
Page 137 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 227 - Shakespeare is, above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world ; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world...
Page 208 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression and contempt, to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 214 - In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God : he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Page 208 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or...
Page 166 - I have coveted no man's silver or gold or apparel ; yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring, ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said ; It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Page 138 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 227 - Shakespeare has no heroes; his scenes are occupied only by men who act and speak as the reader thinks that he should himself have spoken or acted on the same occasion: even where the agency is supernatural the dialogue is level with life.