Abridgment of English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the Language, Illustrated by Appropriate Exercises. Designed for the Younger Classes of Learners

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J.B. Moore, 1823 - English language - 107 pages
 

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Page 65 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 92 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 90 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 91 - All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Page 27 - A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am — I rule — I am ruled.
Page 89 - Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence.
Page 34 - TO BE. INDICATIVE MOOD. PRESENT TENSE. Singular. Plural. 1. I am. 1. We are. 2. Thou art. 2. Ye or you are. 3. He, she, or it is. 3. They are. IMPERFECT TENSE. Singular. Plural. 1. I was. 1. We were. 2. Thou wast.
Page 41 - TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. If I were loved. 1 . If we were loved. 2. If thou wert loved. 2. If ye or you were loved. 3. If he were loved.
Page 63 - Tones. TONES are different both from emphasis and pauses ;* consisting in the modulation of the voice, the notes or variations of sound which we employ in the expression of our sentiments.
Page 62 - QUANTITY. The quantity of a syllable is that time which is occupied in pronouncing it. It is considered as long or short. A vowel or syllable is long, when the accent is on the vowel ; which occasions it to be slowly joined, in pronunciation, to the following letter ; as, "Fall, bale, mood, house, feature.

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