Elementary Lessons in Historical English Grammar: Containing Accidence and Word-formation

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Macmillan and Company, 1875 - English language - 254 pages

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Page 175 - In the first Person simply shall foretells ; In will a Threat, or else a Promise dwells. Shall, in the second and the third, does threat ; Will simply, then, foretells the future feat.
Page 116 - Two principles in human nature reign, Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain; Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call, Each works its end, to move or govern all: And to their proper operation still, Ascribe all good: to their improper, ill.
Page 105 - What the actual position of the compellation 'thou' was at that time, we may perhaps best learn from this passage in Fuller's Church History, Dedication of Book vii. : " In opposition whereunto [_i. e. to the Quaker usage] we maintain that thou from superiors to inferiors is proper, as a sign of command; from equals to equals is passable, as a note of familiarity; but from inferiors to superiors, if proceeding from ignorance, hath a smack of clownishness ; if from affectation, a tone of contempt.
Page 57 - Such spokes as the ancient of the parish use ; With " Neighbour, it is an old proverb and a true, Goose giblets are good meat, old sack better than new:" Then says another,
Page 170 - The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies: we be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
Page 24 - Calvinism, it can easily be demonstrated that during the second half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century...
Page 121 - Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits : he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Page 23 - Among other lessons this should first be learned, that we never affect any strange ink-horn terms, but...
Page 114 - Raised by thy breath, has quench'd the orb of day? To-morrow he repairs the golden flood And warms the nations with redoubled ray. Enough for me : with joy I see The different doom our fates assign : Be thine Despair and sceptred Care, To triumph and to die are mine.
Page 63 - Be thou a reveller and a mistress-server all the year by wearing feathers in thy hair; whose length before the rigorous edge of any puritanical pair of scissors should shorten the breadth of a finger, let the three housewifely spinsters of Destiny rather curtail the thread of thy life.

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