English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently Adopted in Germany and Switzerland, Designed for Schools and Academies

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Spalding & Storrs, 1840 - 192 sider

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Side 116 - The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er...
Side 179 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth ; a stranger, and not thine own lips. 3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty ; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Side 185 - We have the power of retaining those images which we have once received; and of altering and compounding them into all the varieties of picture and vision...
Side 31 - Perfect Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I have been, 1. We have been, 2. Thou hast been, 2. You have been, 3. He has been ; 3. They have been. Pluperfect Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I had been, 1. We had been, 2.
Side 157 - to write" was then present to me, and must still be considered as present, when I bring back that time, and the thoughts of it. It ought, therefore, to be, " The last week I intended to write.
Side 185 - We cannot indeed have a single image in the fancy that did not make its first entrance through the sight; but we have the power of retaining, altering, and compounding those images, which we have once received, into all the varieties of picture and vision...
Side 102 - RULE II. Two or more nouns, fyc. in the singular number, joined together by a copulative conjunction, expressed or understood, must have verbs, nouns, and pronouns, agreeing with them in the plural number: as " Socrates and Plato were wise; they were the most eminent philosophers of Greece;" " The sun that rolls over our heads, the food that we receive, the rest that we enjoy, daily admonish us of a superior and superintending Power.
Side 51 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Side 118 - A syllable is a sound either simple or compounded, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice, and constituting a word, or part of a word ; as, a, an, ant. Spelling is the art of rightly dividing words into their syllables; or of expressing a word by its proper letters.* WORDS.
Side 163 - Much was believed, but little understood, And to be dull was construed to be good; 690 A second deluge learning thus o'er-run, And the monks finished what the Goths begun.

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