The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

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James Thomas, 1825 - 312 strani
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Stran 166 - way do pluck her? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beasts of the field doth devour it. Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and behold and visit this vine, and the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch which thou
Stran 133 - Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair? Which way I fly is Hell: myself am Hell; And in the lowest deep, a lower deep Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide, To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven. Milton.
Stran 137 - are of the same description. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that run down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, that went down to the skirts of his
Stran 93 - so full of goodly prospects, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming—Milton's Tractate of Education. Every thing in this sentence conspires to promote the harmony. The words are happily chosen, being full of soft and liquid sounds; laborious, smooth, green, goodly, melodious, charming: and these words are so
Stran 119 - i Ah, happy hills! ah, pleasing shade! Ah, fields beloved in vain, Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales that from ye blow, A momentary bliss bestow; As waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to sooth, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breath a second spring.
Stran 266 - esteem'da learned man, as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only. Hence appear the many mistakes which have made learning generally so unpleasing and so unsuccessful: first we do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek, as might be
Stran 160 - Spectator. The act of setting an edge, and the act of blowing up, bear no analogy to each other. The charm dissolves apace, And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.
Stran 133 - The following quotations will exemplify the manner in which this figure is used: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And 1 will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be
Stran 21 - great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confin'd To know but this, that thou art good, And that myself am blind; Vet gave me, in this dark estate, To see the good from ill; And, binding Nature fast in fate, Left free the human will.—Pope. Nor
Stran 138 - within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from mount Gilead. Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which come up from the washing; whereof every one bears twins, and none is barren among them. Thy lips are as a thread of

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