A Practical Grammar of the English Language: In which the Principles Established by Lindley Murray, are Inculcated, and His Theory of the Moods Clearly Illustrated by Diagrams, Representing the Number of the Tenses in Each Mood--their Signs--and the Manner in which They are Formed

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Shirley and Hyde, 1830 - English language - 111 pages

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Page 100 - How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray.
Page 107 - And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Page 21 - A Conjunction is a part of speech that is chiefly used to connect sentences; so as, out of two or more sentences, to make but one; it sometimes connects only words; as, " Thou and he are happy, because you are good."
Page 86 - I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 76 - A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to avoid the too frequent repetition of the same word ; as, the man is happy, he is benevolent, he is useful.
Page 105 - Several alterations and additions have been made to the work. The first proposal was essentially different, and inferior to the second. • ... He is more bold and active, but not so wise and studious as his companion.
Page 86 - An explicative sentence is when a thing is said to be or not to be, to do or not to do, to suffer or not to suffer, in a direct manner ; as, ' I am ; thou writest ; Thomas is Joved.
Page 86 - The subject is the thing chiefly spoken of ; the attribute is the thing or action affirmed or denied of it ; and the object is the thing affected by such action. The nominative denotes the subject, and usually goes before the verb or attribute; and the word or phrase, denoting the object, follows the verb ; as, " A wise man governs his passions.
Page 10 - A SYLLABLE is a sound, either simple or compounded, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice, and constituting a word, or part of a word: as, a, an, ant. Spelling is the art of rightly dividing words into their syllables ; or of expressing a word by its proper letters.
Page 51 - Thus the ideas, as well as children, of our youth often die before us : and our minds represent to us those tombs to which we are approaching ; where though the brass and marble remain, yet the inscriptions are effaced by time, and the imagery moulders away.

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