English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an Appendix, Containing the Rules and Observations, for Assisting the More Advanced Students to Write with Perspicuity and Accuracy ...
Collins and Perkins, 1807 - 332 pagina's
accent action adjective admit adverb agreeable appear auxiliary better cśsura called circumstances comma common substantive compound conjugated conjunction connected connexion consonant construction copulative denote derived diphthong distinct distinguished ellipsis emphasis English language examples expressed following instances following sentence frequently future tense genitive give governed grammar grammarians happy hath idea imperative mood Imperfect Tense improperly indicative mood infinitive mood interrogation irregular verb kind king learner Lord loved manner means mind mute nature nominative noun object observations omitted participle pause perfect personal pronoun perspicuous pleasure Pluperfect Tense plural number possessive Potential Mood preceding preposition present tense principal proper properly propriety relative pronoun render respect rule semi-vowels sense sentiments short signifies simple singular number sometimes speak speech subjunctive mood syllable tence termination thing third person singular tion tive Trochee understood verb active verb neuter verse virtue voice vowel wise writing
Pagina 22 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. 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. Th...
Pagina 196 - tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Pagina 203 - That changed through all, and yet in all the same, Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame, Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Pagina 256 - Homer was the greater genius; Virgil, the better artist; in the one, we most admire the man; in. the other, the work. Homer hurries us with a commanding impetuosity; Virgil leads us with an attractive majesty. Homer scatters with a generous profusion; Virgil bestows with a careful magnificence. Homer, like the Nile, pours out his riches with a sudden overflow; Virgil, like a river in its banks, with a constant stream.
Pagina 252 - OUR sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments.
Pagina 266 - As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Pagina 265 - Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
Pagina 140 - God by faith: that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.