A Grammar of the English Tongue: To which are Added Exercises in Bad English, to be Corrected by the Rules of Syntax

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James Phillips, 1796 - 278 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 86 - Let me be. Let us be. Be thou, or do thou be/ Be ye, or do ye be. Let him be. Let them be.
الصفحة 56 - OF Man's firft difobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world, and all our woe...
الصفحة 159 - The middle condition seems to be the most advantageously situated for the gaining of wisdom. Poverty turns our thoughts too much upon the supplying of our wants, and riches upon enjoying our superfluities ; and, as Cowley has said in another case, " It is hard for a man to keep a steady eye upon truth, who is always in a battle or a triumph.
الصفحة 72 - When an auxiliary is joined to the verb, the auxiliary goes through all the 'variations of perfon and number ; and the verb itfelf continues invariably the fame. When there are two or more auxiliaries joined to the verb, the firft of them only is varied according to the perfon and number.
الصفحة 204 - IN other men we faults can fpy, And blame the mote that dims their eye. Each little fpeck and blemifh find, To our own ftronger errors blind.
الصفحة 147 - And, but for this, were aflive to no end: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot: . Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the void, 65 Deftroying others, by himfelf deftroy'd.
الصفحة 97 - ... loved They were loved. Emphatic Time, or Perfect. Singular. Plural. I have been loved We have been loved. Thou hast been loved You have been loved. He has been loved They have been loved.
الصفحة 193 - English prosody turns chiefly on two things, numbers and rhyme. PROSONOMASIA, a figure in rhetoric, whereby allusion is made to the likeness of a sound in several names or words. PROSOPIS. in botany, a genus of the Decandna Monogynia class and order.
الصفحة 156 - General one -, when two Verbs come together without any Nominative Cafe between them, the latter is the Infinitive Mood; as, I (a)ftrwe to (b) learn; 1 (a)ftudy to be (b) learned.
الصفحة 139 - Man was made for fociety, and ought to extend his good will to all men : but a man will naturally entertain a more particular...

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