Essentials of English for Business Colleges, Department Schools and High Schools: Applied Grammar, Punctuation, Composition, Correspondence

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Ellis publishing Company, 1906

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Page 143 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Page 145 - Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds : You can't do that way when you're flying words. " Careful with fire," is good advice, we know : " Careful with words,
Page 148 - Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth, — A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth. And Melancholy marked him for her own.
Page 148 - There is no death ! What seems so is transition : This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.
Page 144 - I see the lights of the village Gleam through the rain and the mist, And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me, That my soul cannot resist : A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
Page 163 - Had dyed her glowing hue so bright, Served too in hastier swell to show Short glimpses of a breast of snow : What, though no rule of courtly grace To measured mood had trained her pace, — A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dash'd the dew ; E'en the slight hare-bell raised its head, Elastic from her airy tread...
Page 148 - Then here's to our boyhood, its gold and its gray! The stars of its winter, the dews of its May ! And when we have done with our life-lasting toys, Dear Father, take care of Thy children, the boys.
Page 148 - I sometimes have asked, shall we ever be men? Shall we always be youthful and laughing and gay. Till the last dear companion drops smiling away? Then here's to our boyhood, its gold and its gray! The stars...
Page 163 - And seldom was a snood amid Such wild luxuriant ringlets hid, Whose glossy black to shame might bring The plumage of the raven's wing...
Page 95 - I am sorry, friend," replied the King, " that my vessel is already chosen, and that I cannot therefore sail with the son of the man who served my father. But the prince, with all his company, shall go along with you in the fair White Ship, manned by the fifty sailors of renown." An hour or two afterwards, the King set sail in the vessel he had chosen, accompanied by other vessels, and sailing all night with a fair and gentle wind, arrived upon the coast of England in the morning. While it was yet...

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