First Lessons in English

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Silver, Burdett & Company, 1888 - English language - 205 pages

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Page 177 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 25 - My fairest child, I have no song to give you ; No lark could pipe to skies so dull and gray : Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you For every day. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever ; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long : And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever One grand, sweet song.
Page 127 - 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 46 - 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.
Page 75 - He ascended the scaffold. He addressed the assembly in a clear voice. 7. Edward surrounded the town. He patiently awaited the result of his measures. 8. The emperor became intolerably tyrannical. Some of his nobles conspired against his life. 9. The Russians burned Moscow. The French were compelled to leave the city. 10. Leonidas sent away all but three hundred men. He resolved to defend the pass with this devoted band. 11. Alfred disguised himself as a harper. He obtained access to the Danish camp....
Page 199 - Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Page 87 - See tense. person, as a grammatical term, refers to the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person or thing spoken about. First person is the person(s) speaking (such as "I," "me," "my," "mine," "we," "us," "our," or "ours"). Second person is the person(s) or thing(s) spoken to (such as "thou," "thee," "thy," "thine," "ye," "you," "your,
Page 55 - He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes.
Page 50 - ... into the stable belongs to my uncle. CHAPTER V. Equivalents. Strong men = Men of strength. A thorny bush = A bush with thorns. Study diligently = Study with diligence. The storm grows wilder = The storm is growing wilder. Does of strength denote the same idea as strong? Two or more related words that do the work of a single word are called the equivalent of it. What is the equivalent of thorny ? Of diligently ? Of grows ? Which of the equivalents are adjuncts ? Does it make any difference whether...
Page 24 - A boy found a nest of young sparrows and put them into his hat. He then set the hat on his head, thinking no one would know what was under it. As he walked through the streets, instead of lifting his hat to bow to people, he kept it on his head. This made everybody wonder. At last one man said, "Let me see if his hat has grown on his head.

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