A Grammar of the English Language

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Eldredge & Brother, 1874 - English language - 232 pages
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Page 181 - Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them...
Page 224 - The strength he gains is from the embrace he gives. On their own axis as the planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the sun ; So two consistent motions act the soul; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Thus God and Nature link'd the general frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.
Page 76 - should and would' are similarly used to form future in the past tenses. b) 'will' in the First Person, and 'shall
Page 138 - Hudibras has given, why those who can talk on trifles speak with the greatest fluency ; namely, that the tongue is like a race-horse, which runs the faster the lesser weight it carries. Which of these reasons soever may be looked upon as the most probable, I think the Irishman's thought was very natural, who, after some hours...
Page 224 - tis not my trade ; But here I stand for right, — let him show proofs, — For Roman right, though none, it seems, dare stand To take their share with me. Ay, cluster there ! Cling to your master, judges, Romans, slaves ! His charge is false ; — I dare him to his proofs.
Page 207 - Honor thy father and thy mother. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor's.
Page 190 - As we perceive the shadow to have moved along the dial, but did not see it moving ; and it appears that the grass has grown, though nobody ever saw...
Page 76 - To express simple futurity, use shall in the first person and will in the second and third persons. To express volitional futurity, use will in the first person, and shall in the second and third persons.
Page 68 - ... eat, ate, eaten fall, fell, fallen feed, fed, fed feel, felt, felt fight, fought, fought find, found, found flee, fled, fled fling, flung, flung fly...
Page 82 - Perfect. 1. I might have been loved, 1. We might have been loved, 2. Thou mightst have been loved, 2. You might have been loved, 3. He might have been loved ; 3. They might have been loved.

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