The Elements of Language and Grammar: A Practical Course for Use in Intermediate, Ungraded and Grammar Schools : Based Upon Welsh's "First Lessons in English"

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Page 126 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 105 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Page 197 - And what is so rare as a day in June ? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten; Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And groping blindly above it for light.
Page 168 - T is pitiful the things by which we are rich or poor, — a matter of coins, coats, and carpets, a little more or less stone, or wood, or paint, the fashion of a cloak or hat ; like the luck of...
Page 124 - To express simple futurity, use shall in the first person and will in the second and third persons...
Page 167 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 62 - January April July October February May August November March June September December Every month in the universal calendar has 26 working days.
Page 51 - A phrase is a group of related words that does not contain a subject...
Page 67 - Be grateful, children of men!" that is, "ye children of men."* 'GENDER. Gender is the distinction of nouns, with regard to sex. There are three genders, the Masculine, the Feminine, and the Neuter. The masculine gender denotes animals of the male kind; as, a man, a horse, a bull.
Page 47 - O little flowers, you love me so, You could not do without me ; O little birds that come and go, You sing sweet songs about me; O little moss, observed by few, That round the tree is creeping, You like my head to rest on you, When I am idly sleeping. O rushes by the river side, You bow when I come near you; O fish, you leap about with pride, Because you think I hear you ; O river, you shine clear and bright.

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