The Elements of Grammar, According to Dr. Becker's System: Displayed by the Structure of the English Tongue, (with Copious Examples from the Best Writers,) Arranged as a Practice for Translation Into Foreign Languages

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Longman, Brown, and Longmans, 1847 - 156 pages

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Page 100 - A soft answer turneth away wrath : but grievous words stir up anger.
Page 142 - That the Supreme Being may be more easily propitiated in one place than in another, is the dream of idle superstition ; but that some places may operate upon our own minds in an uncommon manner, is an opinion which hourly experience will justify. He who supposes that his vices may be more successfully combated in Palestine, will, perhaps, find himself mistaken ; yet he may go thither without folly : he who thinks they will be more freely pardoned, dishonours at once his reason and religion.
Page 58 - College in Cambridge, at fourteen years old, where I resided three years and applied myself close to my studies; but the charge of maintaining me, although I had a very scanty allowance, being too great for a narrow fortune, I was bound apprentice to Mr. James Bates, an eminent surgeon in...
Page 59 - ... see all the parts of government with his own eyes; but he could never fix the limits of his dominion, and was always adding to the number of his subjects. Imlac and the astronomer were contented to be driven along the stream of life without directing their course to any particular port. Of these wishes that they had formed they well knew that none could be obtained.
Page 97 - Were the soul separate from the body, and with one glance of thought should start beyond the bounds of the creation, should it for millions of years continue its progress through infinite space with the same activity, it would still find itself within the embrace of its Creator, and encompassed round with the immensity of the Godhead. Whilst we are in the body he is not less present with us because he is concealed from us. ' O that I knew where I might find him !
Page 141 - Being now resolved to be a poet, I saw everything with a new purpose ; my sphere of attention was suddenly magnified ; no kind of knowledge was to be overlooked. I ranged mountains and deserts for images and resemblances, and pictured upon my mind every tree of the forest and flower of the valley. I observed with equal care the crags of the rock and the pinnacles of the palace.
Page 141 - Consider the state of mankind, and inquire how few can be supposed to act upon any occasions whether small or great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair, above all names...
Page 56 - And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them ; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Page 129 - We make provisions for this life, as though it were never to have an end, and for the other life, as though it were never to have a beginning.
Page 96 - Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

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