A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: For Advanced Grammar Grades, and for High Schools, Academies, Etc
Harper & Brothers, 1879 - English language - 256 pages
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according action adjective adjunct adverb agree ANALYSIS Anglo-Saxon appears apply apposition attributive auxiliary better called clause combination common comparative complement complex compound compound sentence conjugation conjunction connected construction containing Define definition denote dependent direct element English EXERCISE expression feminine following sentences future gender gerund give given grammatical form Hence independent indicative indicative mood infinitive inflection interrogative intransitive introduced irregular kind language Latin learning limiting logical loved manner masculine meaning modified mood nature nominative NOTES object origin parsed passive past perfect person personal pronoun phrase plural possessive predicate preposition present principal pronoun proper reference regular relation relative represented requires seen separate singular singular number speak SPECIAL RULE speech stand statement suffix tense term thing third person Thou thought transitive verb verb voice walk words Write written
Page 173 - The other Shape — If shape it might be called that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb...
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 83 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire; Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.
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 146 - Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. 'Wretch,' I cried, 'thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!
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, Sing Heav'nly Muse...
Page 195 - O thou that with surpassing glory crowned, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new world; at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads; to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name 0 sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams That bring to my remembrance from what state 1 fell, how glorious once above thy sphere...
Page 220 - How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done...
Page 86 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Page 33 - And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy I wantoned with thy breakers — they to me Were a delight : and if the freshening sea Made them a terror — 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane — as I do here.