A catechism of English grammar

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Page 106 - O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness...
Page 101 - To purchase Heaven has gold the power ? Can gold remove the mortal hour ? In life can love be bought with gold ? Are friendship's pleasures to be sold ? No — all that's worth a wish — a thought, Fair virtue gives unbrib'd, unbought.
Page 92 - And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
Page 38 - They might, could, would, or should have been loved. or should have been loved. Subjunctive Mood. PRESENT TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. If I be loved. 1 . If we be loved. 2. If thou be loved. 2. If ye or you be loved. 3. If he be loved.
Page 95 - IT is an unanswerable argument of a very refined age, the wonderful civilities that have passed of late years between the nation of authors and that of readers.
Page 101 - Adjectives derived from the proper names of places; as, Grecian, Roman, English, French, and Italian. 6. The first word of a quotation, introduced after a colon, or when it is in a direct form ; as, Always remember this ancient maxim :
Page 101 - ... blood can expiate. The reason perhaps may be, because no other vice implies a want of courage so much as the making of a lie ; and, therefore, telling a man he lies, is touching him in the most sensible part of honour, and indirectly calling him a coward. I cannot omit under this head what Herodotus tells us of the ancient Persians, that from the age of five years to twenty, they instruct their sons only in three things, to manage the horse, to make use of the bow, and to speak truth.
Page 36 - Perfect Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I have been loved, 1. We have been loved, 2. Thou hast been loved, 2. You have been loved, 3. He has been loved ; 3. They have been loved. Pluperfect Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I had been loved, 1.
Page 98 - COLON. The Colon is used to divide a sentence into two or more parts, less connected than those which are separated by a semicolon ; but not so independent as separate, distinct sentences.
Page 30 - PERFECT TENSE Singular Plural 1 I have been 1 We have been 2 Thou hast been 2 You have been 3 He has been 3 They have been PLUPERFECT (PAST PERFECT) TENSE Singular Plural...

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