An Analysis of the English Language, Or, The Elements of Sentences in Their Forms, Combinations, and Relations: With Methods for Determining Their Grammatical, Logical, and Rhetorical Uses : Designed for the Higher Grades of Schools
Cowperthwait & Company, 1874 - 323 pages
abstract according to Rule action adjective adjective element adverbial affirmed analysis Analyze the following answer applies attribute become belongs called cause clause co-ordinate combination common complex compound conjunction connected construction contains copula correct denoting direct distinct effect element examples Exercises expression feeling figures future give grammatical hence idea indicated infinitive interrogative joined kind language latter limited logical loved manner meaning mind mode Models modified nature never noun object Observe parse participle passive Past Perfect person phrase plural possessive predicate present principal pronoun proper proposition question reference regarded relation relative represents require respect rhetorical Rule second class sentence separately simple Sing single singular sometimes speak speaker subordinate substantive symbols taken Tense term thing third thou thought trees true truth verb whole words Write
Page 220 - Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
Page 190 - As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Page 224 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Page 268 - Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Page 217 - Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can Honor's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death?
Page 245 - The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of Night, As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight. I see the lights of the village Gleam through the rain and the mist, And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me, That my soul cannot resist; A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
Page 224 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 263 - In order to this, let no good man travel at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the Sabbath, even to get home to his family.