An Introduction to the Study of English Grammar

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H. Cowperthwait & Company, 1856 - 192 pàgines
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Pàgina 169 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Pàgina 175 - Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie; and the napkin that was- about his head not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Pàgina 177 - There is a glorious city in the sea; The sea is in the broad, the narrow streets, Ebbing and flowing; and the salt sea-weed Clings to the marble of her palaces. No track of men, no footsteps to and fro, Lead to her gates ! The path lies o'er the sea, Invisible : and from the land we went, As to a floating city — steering in, And gliding up her streets, as in a dream...
Pàgina 178 - Inspiring thought of rapture yet to be, The tears of Love were hopeless, but for thee! If in that frame no deathless spirit dwell, If that faint murmur be the last farewell, If Fate unite the faithful but to part, Why is their memory sacred to the heart ? Why does the brother of my childhood seem Restored...
Pàgina 177 - Then kneeling down to Heaven's Eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays : Hope ' springs exulting on triumphant wing,' That thus they all shall meet in future days : There ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise, In such society, yet still more dear, While circling time moves round in an eternal sphere.
Pàgina 81 - good, better, best; bad, worse, worst; little, less, least ; much or many, more, most ; near, nearer, nearest or next ; late, later, latest or last ; old, older or elder, oldest or eldest ;
Pàgina 82 - The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky Their giant branches tossed; And the heavy night hung dark The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore.
Pàgina 163 - Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Fear not each sudden sound and shock, 'Tis of the...
Pàgina 94 - What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the mine ? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war ? They sought a faith's pure shrine ! Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod ; They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God.
Pàgina 167 - ... of our earthly being. The present life is not wholly prosaic, precise, tame, and finite. To the gifted eye it abounds in the poetic.

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