The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition: Exhibiting an Analytical View of the English Language, of the Human Mind, and of the Principles of Fine Writing
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823 - 399 pages
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acquainted adjectives admitted affirmed amphibrach Anglo-Saxon appears applied attention beauty cæsura called character circumstances composition consequence considered degree denotes derived discover distinguished effect elegance employed English English language epic poetry examples exercise existence expressed external objects faculty feeling figure former genius give Greek guage hence human iambus ideas imperative mood imperfect tense implies instances Julius Cæsar kind knowledge language latter liary manner means mind mode names of actions nations nature nouns o'er observations originally participle passions past participle peculiar perceive perception person philosophical phrase pluperfect tense poet poetical poetry possess prefixed present principal charm principle produce pronouns qualities reasoning regard respects Saxon scarcely sensation sense sentence shew signifies sometimes sound speak species speech style substance syllable taste tense term termination thee thing thou thought tion trochee truth various verb verse walk words writing
Page 313 - And now go to ; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down...
Page 372 - On Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow ; And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. But Linden saw another sight, When the drum beat at dead of night, Commanding fires of death to light The darkness of her scenery.
Page 344 - And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures ; opening and alleging, " that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead ; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
Page 297 - For a thousand years in Thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood ; they are as a sleep : In the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
Page 309 - Oh spring to light, auspicious Babe, be born ! See Nature hastes her earliest wreaths to bring, With all the incense of the breathing spring : See lofty Lebanon his head advance, See nodding forests on the mountains dance : See spicy clouds from lowly Saron rise, And Carmel's flower)- top perfumes the skies ! Hark ! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers ; Prepare the way ! a God, a God appears : A God, a God ! the vocal hills reply, The rocks proclaim the approaching Deity.
Page 321 - Eternal HOPE ! when yonder spheres sublime Peal'd their first notes to sound the march of Time, Thy joyous youth began — but not to fade. — When all the sister planets have...
Page 183 - How soft the music of those village bells Falling at intervals upon the ear In cadence sweet ! now dying all away, Now pealing loud again and louder still, Clear and sonorous as the gale comes on.
Page 371 - Daughter of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and torturing hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly birth And bade to form her infant mind.
Page 371 - The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare descry ; Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. Gay hope is theirs, by fancy fed, Less pleasing when possest; The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast...
Page 313 - Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a 1 Judges ix.