according to Rule action or event active participle adjective adverb antecedent better comma Compound perfect conjugated conjunction connected consonant denotes the person ellipsis False Syntax favour formed by adding formed by prefixing gender happy honour IMPERATIVE MOOD imperfect tense improve indicative mood infinitive mood interrogative intransitive James learning loved mind neuter verb NOTE noun or pronoun object omitted passive participle passive verb perfect or passive perfect participle person or thing personal pronoun Pluperfect tense Plur plural number Poss possessive potential mood preceded prefixing the auxiliary preposition present or active Present tense properly receive an action relative pronoun Rule 16 says second person sentence should read signification Sing singular number implies sometimes sound speech subject or nominative subjunctive mood syllable tence thee third person singular thou art Thou mightst Thou shalt tion transitive verb understood verb must agree virtue vowel wise words write written
Page 150 - Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail, Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale; Or press the bashful stranger to his food, And learn the luxury of doing good.
Page 147 - 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. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 174 - No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics given, T...
Page 149 - Bear me, Pomona ! to thy citron groves ; To where the lemon and the piercing lime, With the deep orange, glowing through the green, Their lighter glories blend.
Page 150 - But me, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care ; Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies ; My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own.
Page 147 - Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds ; Save that, from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon complain Of such as, wandering near her secret bower, Molest her ancient solitary reign.
Page 176 - WISDOM crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets : she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Page 152 - The horrid shock. Now storming fury rose, And clamour, such as heard in heaven till now Was never; arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery darts in flaming volleys flew, And, flying, vaulted either host with fire.