Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades, Embracing Specimens and Examples of School and College Exercises [etc.]

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Harper & brothers, 1849 - 429 pages
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Page 291 - For thee, who, mindful of the unhonored da Dost in these lines their artless tale relate If, chance, by lonely contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate, Haply, some hoary-headed swain may say, " Oft have we seen him, at the peep of dawn, Brushing, with hasty steps, the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn.
Page 26 - in Every Clime Adored, by Saint, by savage, and By sage, Jehovah, jove, or lord thou great first cause, least understood, •who All my Sense Confined (confinedst), to Know But This, That thon Art good . and That myself Am Blind. yet Gavest me In this Dark Estate, &c. the language of Manv of the
Page 26 - why did Ton Not Arrive sooner? were you necessarily Detained? daughter of faith, Awake! Arise! Illume the Dread Unknown, The chaos of The tomb. the lord My pasture Shall Prepare, and Feed Me With A shepherd's care. father of all in Every
Page 144 - 3d. Thy blood is cold ; thou hast no speculation In those eyes which thou dost stare with. Hence, horrible shadow; unreal mockery, hence! LHI. CLIMAX. Climax consists in an artful exaggeration of all the circumstances of some object or action, which we wish to place in a strong light. It operates by a gradual
Page 397 - But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing." 1. In respect to its orign, — divine, — bears its marks, — it is interesting to contemplate nature, — but much more revelation, — the noblest gift of God to man. — II. In its nature, — its theory of doctrines, — its code of moral
Page 400 - is Providence alone secures, 261. Still where rosy pleasure leads See a kindred gnef pursue, Behind the steps that misery treads Approaching comforts view. 263. Know then this truth, enough for man to know, Virtue alone is happiness below. In every change, both mine and yours. 265. Knowledge and plenty vie with each other. 264. Prayer ardent opens heaven.
Page 291 - This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned;— On some fond breast the parting soul relies; Some pious drops the closing eye requires; Even from the tomb the voice of Nature cries • Even in our ashes live their wonted
Page 291 - The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful
Page 168 - Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds ; But animated nature sweeter still, To soothe and satisfy the human ear. Ten thousand warblers cheer the day, and one The live-long night. Nor these alone, whose notes Nice fingered art must emulate in vain; But cawing rooks, and kites that swim sublime, In still repeated circles, screaming loud: The
Page 370 - is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens; and he saw that rest was good, and the land, that it was pleasant, and he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute." But these seasons of patient sufferance do not always last. And long periods of torpid quiescence are succeeded by awful

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