A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: For Advanced Grammar Grades, and for High Schools, Academies, Etc
Harper & Brothers, 1880 - English language - 113 pages
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according action adjective adjunct adverb agree ANALYSIS Anglo-Saxon antecedent appears apply apposition attributive auxiliary belong better called clause comparative complement complex compound conjugation conjunction connected construction Define definition denote dependent direct element English EXERCISE expressed feminine following sentences future gender gerund Give given grammatical form Hence independent indicative indicative mood infinitive inflection interrogative intransitive irregular kind language Latin learning limiting logical loved manner masculine meaning modified mood nature nominative NOTES noun or pronoun object origin parsed participle passive past past participle past tense perfect person personal pronoun phrase plural possessive predicate preposition present principal pronominal pronoun proper reference regular relation relative represented requires root seen simple singular singular number speaking SPECIAL RULE speech suffix taken tense term thing third person Thou thought transitive verb verb voice walk words write written
Page 123 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony.
Page 48 - The village master taught his little school: A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and every truant knew; Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he...
Page 84 - Of Man's First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat...
Page 110 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Page 173 - The other Shape — If shape it might be called that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb...
Page 209 - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 233 - Sir, before God, I believe the hour is come. My judgment approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope, in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it ; and I leave off as I 'began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, Independence now, and Independence forever.
Page 26 - Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood.
Page 120 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold: Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 146 - We know, indeed, that the record of illustrious actions is most safely deposited in the universal remembrance of mankind. We know, that if we could cause this structure to ascend, not only till it reached the skies, but till it pierced them, its broad surfaces could still contain but part of that which, in an age of knowledge, hath already been spread over the earth, and which history charges itself with making known to all future times.