English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently Adopted in Germany and Switzerland : Designed for Schools and Academies

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E.H. Butler & Company, 1857 - English language - 192 pages

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Page 116 - On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th...
Page 184 - He will often argue, that if this part of our trade were well cultivated, we should gain from one nation ; and if another, from another. I have heard him prove, that diligence makes more lasting acquisitions than valour, and that sloth has ruined more nations than the sword. He abounds in several frugal maxims, amongst which the greatest favourite is, ' A penny saved is a penny got.
Page 147 - ... of the night and day, which he could spend without suspicion in solitary thought.
Page 168 - The wisest princes need not think it any diminution to their greatness, or derogation to their sufficiency, to rely upon counsel. God himself is not without, but hath made it one of the great names of his blessed Son : The Counsellor. Solomon hath pronounced that in counsel is stability.
Page 146 - Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold. 9 And Jesus said unto him. This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Page 32 - Lupin was, comforted by the mere voice and presence of such a man; and, though he had merely said 'a verb must agree with its nominative case in number and person...
Page 147 - Purity has its seat in the heart ; but extends its influence over so much of outward conduct, as to form the great and material part of a character.
Page 130 - Of this rule there are many violations to be met with; a few of which may be sufficient to put the learner on his guard. " Each of the sexes should keep within its particular bounds, and content themselves with the advantages of their particular districts:" better thus: "The sexes should keep within their particular bounds," Sec. " Can any one, on their entrance into the world, be fully secure that they shall not be deceived?" "on his entrance," and
Page 89 - Shall, on the contrary, in the first person, simply foretells); in the second and third persons, promises, commands, or threatens! as,' I shall go abroad ; We shall dine at home ; Thou shalt, or you shall inherit the land ; Ye shall do justice and love mercy ; They shall account for their misconduct.
Page 187 - Accent Accent is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them...

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