The English language: its grammar and history. With examination papers

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E. Stanford, 1872 - 199 pages

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Page 25 - no less can be acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power."—Hooker,
Page 84 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me." 2. " It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harshness and severity of diction; he is therefore
Page 164 - 3. Personification. Personification is a figure by which inanimate things are represented as actually living. The following example from Shelley's ' Cloud' will illustrate:— " I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
Page 166 - Sometimes the abstract is put for the concrete :— "We wish that Labour may look up here, and be proud in the midst of its toil; we wish that Infancy may learn the purpose of its creation from maternal lips ; and that weary and withered Age may be solaced by the recollections which
Page 148 - T is two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England." Whilst speaking of the pronouns, it is well to call attention to the words each and every, with regard to syntax. Each and every are singular in number, and therefore in composition require to be followed by verbs in the
Page 182 - Do not charge most innocent nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance; she, good cateress, Means her provisions only to the good That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance : If every just man that now pines with want Had but a moderate and beseeming share Of
Page 164 - honour he has sullied. I impeach him in the name of the people of India, whose rights he has trodden under foot, and whose country he has turned into a desert. Lastly, in the name of human nature itself, in the name of both sexes, in the name of every age, in the name of every rank, I
Page 180 - Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the children's hour.
Page 160 - most highest. Tautology is permissible when it is used intentionally for effect, as in the following sentences :— " The head and front of my offending." " I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed, to hear them avowed in this house
Page 179 - In bud, or blade, or bloom, may find, According as his humours lead, A meaning suited to his mind. And liberal applications lie In art like nature, dearest friend ; So 'twere to cramp its use, if I Should hook it to some useful end.

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