Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar: With an Appendix ...

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Hill and Moore, 1819 - English language - 108 pages
 

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Page 99 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 96 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and Nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, Health, Peace, and Competence.
Page 98 - All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Page 61 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 98 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man ! Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh ! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
Page 14 - A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to avoid the too frequent repetition of the same word : as, " The man is happy ; he is benevolent : he is useful.
Page 99 - The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The work of an Almighty hand.
Page 15 - AN Article is a word prefixed to substantives, to point them out, and to show how far their signification extends : as, a garden, an eagle, the woman. In English, there are but two articles, a and the : a becomes an before a vowel *, and before a silent h : as, an acorn, an hour.
Page 96 - ORDER is Heaven's first law ; and this confest, Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, More rich, more wise; but who infers from hence That such are happier, shocks all common sense.
Page 97 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.

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