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action adjective clause adverb adverbial clause American answer appositive become called Carlyle cause changed CHAPTER comes common complement complete compound compound sentence condition conjunction connective considered construction contains denote dependent direct object element Eliot Emerson English equivalent example Exercise expression eyes fact feel following sentences frequently Function gerund give given heart hence Holmes Howells human idea important independent infinitive introduced Irving James joined kind Kipling learning living look Lord Lowell Macaulay manner matter meaning mind modified nature never NOTE noun clause object omitted participle passive person position predicate prepositional phrase present principal proposition pronoun question reader relation Ruskin schools seems seen sometimes speak stand Stevenson Story subordinating supplied tell tence thing thought tion true usually verb whole wish words
Page 213 - Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.
Page 239 - It ceased ; yet still the sails made on A pleasant noise till noon, — A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.
Page 238 - ... about their summits, which, in the last rays of the setting sun, will glow and light up like a crown of glory. At the foot of these fairy mountains...
Page 10 - Van Winkle as years of matrimony rolled on; a tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. For a long while he used to console himself when driven from home, by frequenting a kind of perpetual club of the sages, philosophers and other idle personages of the village...
Page 232 - He was exactly five feet six inches in height and six feet five inches in circumference. His head was a perfect sphere, and of such stupendous dimensions that Dame Nature, with all her sex's ingenuity, would have been puzzled to construct a neck capable of supporting it; wherefore she wisely declined the attempt, and settled it firmly on the top of his backbone, just between the shoulders.
Page 27 - Thou say'st, thou art not Rustum; be it so! Who art thou then, that canst so touch my soul ? Boy as I am, I have seen battles too — Have waded foremost in their bloody waves, And heard their hollow roar of dying men; But never was my heart thus touch'd before.
Page 86 - And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light. Hast thou chosen, O my people, on whose party thou shalt stand, Ere the Doom from its worn sandals shakes the dust against our land ? Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet 'tis Truth alone is strong, And, albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng Troops of beautiful, tall angels, to enshield her from all wrong.
Page 208 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good Than all the sages can.