The English Language: Its Grammar, History and Literature : with Chapters on Composition, Versification, Paraphrasing, and Punctuation
D.C. Heath & Company, 1887 - 466 páginas
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Adjectival adjective adverb amphibrachs Analyse Ben Jonson born cćsura called century Chaucer comes compound conjunctions connected dative dialect Direct Object ending England English language English words Enlargement EXERCISE feminine French words gender German gerund give grammar greatest Greek guttural Hence History iambic iambic pentameter Imperative Mood Indefinite Tense Indirect Object infinitive inflexions Intransitive John Julius Cćsar kind King large number Latin Latin words lines literature living London Lord meaning Milton mood nominative Norman Norman-French Ormulum Parse the words participle passage passive Past Perfect person phrases plural poem poet poetry possessive Predicate prefixes preposition present principal sentence pronoun prose prose-writer rhymed Roman root RULE Saxon Shakespeare Singular sound speak speech spoken style Subjunctive Mood subordinate sentences suffix syllable things thou thought transitive verb translation trochees verb verse words in italics write written wrote
Página 191 - Who God doth late and early pray More of his grace than gifts to lend; And entertains the harmless day With a religious book or friend. This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise or fear to fall : Lord of himself, though not of lands, And, having nothing, yet hath all.
Página 210 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Página 177 - Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Página 250 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Página 258 - Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. // Near them, on the sand, / Half sunk, / a shattered visage lies, / whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, / Tell that its sculptor / well those passions read / Which yet survive, / stamped on these lifeless things, / The hand that mocked them, / and the heart that fed: // And on the pedestal / these words...
Página 404 - ... berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame.
Página 233 - Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, " Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you "—here I opened wide the door.
Página 116 - But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs upon your face; And stop and eat, for well you may Be in a hungry case.
Página 332 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Página 100 - Lay in the fruitful valley. Vast meadows stretched to the eastward, Giving the village its name, and pasture to flocks without number. Dikes, that the hands of the farmers had raised with...