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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools
Edwin Herbert Lewis
No preview available - 2015
able American appearance beautiful become begin better called carried cause character clear close color composition course described effect English example EXERCISE expression eyes face fact feel feet figure force give given ground hand hard head idea important impression interest keep kind language leaves less light living look matter means merely mind nature never objects observation once Oral paragraph person present principle question reason reference seems seen sense sentence side sometimes speak stand statement story student tell theme things thought tion topic trees turned unity usage usually whole words writing Written young
Page 506 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education, who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work, that, as a mechanism, it is capable of...
Page 432 - ... the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.
Page 120 - If, then, the removal of the causes of this spirit of American liberty be for the greater part, or rather entirely, impracticable; if the ideas of criminal process be inapplicable, or, if applicable, are in the highest degree inexpedient; what way yet remains? No way is open but the third and last^-to comply with the American spirit as necessary; or, if you please, to submit to it as a necessary evil.
Page 217 - To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion ; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to...
Page 420 - And well may they fall back, for beyond those troops of ordered arches there rises a vision out of the earth, and all the great square seems to have opened from it in a kind of awe, that we may see it far away...
Page 366 - Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride At length broke under me; and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.
Page 133 - ... foreleg, leaving the foe to select among his own members ; and so there were three united for life, as if a new kind of attraction had been invented which put all other locks and cements to shame. I should not have wondered by this time to find that they had their respective musical bands stationed on some eminent chip, and playing their national airs the while, to excite the slow and cheer the dying combatants. I was myself excited somewhat, even as if they had been men. The more you think of...
Page 183 - A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. — "Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.