Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades, Embracing Specimens and Examples of School and College Exercises ...

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Harper & brothers, 1850
 

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Page 285 - Yet even these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial, still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews, Their names, their years, spelled by the unlettered Muse, That teach the
Page 229 - gan fail, For no arts could avail. With an additional syllable. I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. Four
Page 394 - Approaching comforts view. 263. Know then this truth, enough for man to know, Virtue alone is happiness below. In every change, both mine and yours. 265. Knowledge and plenty vie with each other. 264. Prayer ardent opens heaven. Whatever is, is right. 266. When beggars die there are no comets seen;
Page 20 - the same with the lower orders of our own species. Diligence, industry and proper improvement of time, are material duties of the young. Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies. Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines. X. USE OF WORDS, PHRASES, AND CLAUSES,
Page 105 - A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.' " Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows, But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The
Page 26 - necessarily Detained ? daughter of faith, Awake! Arise ! Illume the Dread Unknown, The chaos of The tomb. the lord My pasture Shall Prepare, and Feed Me With A shepherd's care. in Every Clime Adored, father of all in Every Age, Jehovah,
Page 285 - Dost in these lines their artless tale relate If, chance, by lonely contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate, " Oft have we seen him, at the peep of dawn, Brushing, with hasty steps, the dews away, Haply,
Page 396 - See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! 309. Naught so vile, that on the earth doth live, But to the earth some special good doth give; Nor aught so good, but strained from that fair use, Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse, Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,
Page 284 - did the harvest to their sickle yield; Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke. Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Page 310 - be long, and never intricate. " 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 ob iects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action, without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments.

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