English Grammar: With an Improved Syntax. Part I. Comprehending at One View what is Necessary to be Committed to Memory. Part II. Containing a Recapitulation, with Various Illustrations and Critical Remarks. Designed for the Use of Schools
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action adding adjective adverb agrees appear applied auxiliary bave become belong called comes common compound conjugated conjunction connected considered denotes derived from substantives distinction English examples express frequently Future Tense gender give governs grammar happy imperative Imperfect Tense imply indefinite independent indicative mood infinitive mood instances jective joined kind language letter live loved manner meaning mind names nature nominative noun noun or pronoun objective participle particular pass past Perfect person phrase Pluperfect Plural positive Poss possessive preposition Present Tense pronoun proper qualify reference regular relation relative remarks require respect Rule seen sense sentence separated signify simple Singular sometimes speak speech styled subjunctive substantives supplies Syntax taken takes termination thing third person Thou tion tive transitive verb understood verb virtue whole wise word writing
Page 168 - Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there ! And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep — the dead reign there alone.
Page 168 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 168 - Shall one by one be gathered to thy side, By those who in their turn shall follow them.
Page 168 - O scenes surpassing fable, and yet true, Scenes of accomplished bliss ! which who can see, Though but in distant prospect, and not feel His soul refreshed with foretaste of the joy ? Rivers of gladness water all the earth, And clothe all climes with beauty ; the reproach Of barrenness is past. The fruitful field Laughs with abundance ; and the land, once lean, Or fertile only in its own disgrace. Exults to see its thistly curse repealed, The various seasons woven into one, And that one season an...
Page 115 - 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 168 - So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure ? All that breathe Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care Plod on, and each one as before will chase His favorite phantom ; yet all these shall leave Their mirth and their employments, and shall come And make their bed with thee.
Page 169 - To stroke his azure neck, or to receive The lambent homage of his arrowy tongue. All creatures worship man, and all mankind One Lord, one Father.
Page ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 110 - ... comes basely; from slow, slowly ; from able., ably. There are so many other ways of deriving words from one another, that it would be extremely difficult, and nearly impossible, to enumerate them. The primitive words of any language are very few ; the derivatives form much the greater number. A few more instances only can be given here. Some...