A manual of English grammar, philosophical and practical

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Page 166 - they respectively connect:— I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am there you may be also. Let us not say we keep the commandments of the one, when we break the commandments of the other. For,
Page 40 - O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child ! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires ! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand
Page 175 - too anxious care and against pride in dress may be learned from a right consideration of these gay visitants " consider the lilies how they grow they toil not neither do they spin and yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his glory
Page 186 - Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep ; Her march is o'er the mountain-waves, Her home is on the deep : With thunders from her native oak She quells the floods below, As they roar on the shore, When the stormy tempests blow.
Page 166 - we observe both, we obey neither. If there's a Power above us,— And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works,—he must delight in virtue. It is of the utmost importance to us, that we associate principally with the wise and virtuous. When, therefore,
Page 173 - man!" The Parenthesis is sometimes used to enclose a remark or clause not essential to the sentence in construction, but useful in explaining it, or introducing an important idea; as, " Know then this truth (enough for man to know), Virtue alone is happiness below.
Page 186 - Now joy, old England, raise ! For the tidings of thy might, By the festal cities' blaze, While the wine-cup shines in light; And yet amidst that joy and uproar, Let us think of them that sleep, Full many a fathom deep, By thy wild and stormy steep, Elsinore!
Page 187 - vale her native maids, Amidst the festal sounding shades, To some unwearied minstrel dancing ; While as his flying fingers kiss'd the strings, Love framed with Mirth a gay fantastic round; Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound, And he, amidst his frolic play, As if he would the charming air repay, Shook thousand odours from his dewy wings.
Page 187 - First to the lively pipe his hand address'd ; But soon he saw the brisk awakening viol, Whose sweet entrancing voice he loved the best. They would have thought, who heard the strain, They saw in Tempers vale her native maids, Amidst the festal sounding shades, To some unwearied minstrel dancing ; While as his flying fingers kiss'd the strings, Love
Page 155 - I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with contests and disputes, reflect, with sorrow and astonishment, on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the

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