Smith's New Grammar: 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, 1853 - English language - 192 pages

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Page 116 - The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er...
Page 185 - We cannot indeed have a single image in the fancy that did not make its first entrance through the sight; but we have the power of retaining, altering, and compounding those images which we have once received, into all the varieties of picture and vision...
Page 179 - A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty ; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Page 51 - An obedient son." 364. In English, an adjective is varied only to express the degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 365. The positive degree simply describes an object; as, " John is good." 366. The comparative degree increases or lessens the positive in meaning ; as,
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...
Page 123 - Man, though he has great variety of thoughts, and such from which others, as well as himself, might receive profit and delight; yet they are all within his own breast, invisible and hidden from others, nor can of themselves be made to appear.
Page 192 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
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.
Page 129 - What reason have the church of Rome for proceeding in this manner ?" " There is indeed no constitution so tame and careless of their own, defence." " All the virtues of mankind are to be counted upon a few fingers, but his follies and vices are innumerable.
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.

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