The Teacher's Assistant in English Composition, Or, Easy Rules for Writing Themes and Composing Exercises: On Subjects Proper for the Improvement of Youth of Both Sexes at School : to which are Added Hints for Correcting and Improving Juvenile Composition
J.T. Buckingham, 1810 - 263 pàgines
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Pàgina 170 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Pàgina 213 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Pàgina 54 - Pale, cold, and halfspeechless in the arms of his Damon, Pythias replied in broken accents, " Fatal haste ! Cruel impatience ! What envious powers have wrought impossibilities in your favour? But I will not be wholly disappointed. Since I cannot die to save, I will not survive you.
Pàgina 73 - Greeks thought there had been four ages — the Golden age, the Silver age, the Brazen age, and the Iron age — and that people had been getting worse in each of them.
Pàgina 52 - Damon was ira£2 mediately set at liberty. The king and all the courtiers were astonished at this action ; and, therefore, when the day of execution drew near, the tyrant had the curiosity to visit Pythias in his confinement. After some conversation on the subject of friendship, in which the tyrant...
Pàgina 131 - It is said of Diogenes, that meeting a young man who was going to a feast, he took him up in the street and carried him home to his friends, as one who was running into imminent danger, had not he prevented him...
Pàgina i - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
Pàgina 55 - Live, live, ye incomparable pair !" he cried, " ye have borne unquestionable testimony to the existence of virtue ! and that virtue equally evinces the existence of a God to reward it. Live happy, live renowned: and, Oh ! form me by your precepts, as ye have invited me by your example, to be worthy of the participation of so sacred a friendship.
Pàgina 53 - Dionysius was awed and confounded by the dignity of these sentiments, and by the manner in which they were uttered : he felt his heart struck by a slight sense of invading truth : but it served rather to perplex than undeceive him.