Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades : Embracing Specimens and Examples of of School and College Exercises and Most of the Higher Departments of English Composition, Both in Prose and Verse
Harper & Brothers, 1852 - 429 páginas
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AIDS to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...
Richard Green Parker
Sin vista previa disponible - 2016
Allowable rhymes appear attention beauty become called cause character clear close common composition considered consists derived directions distinct division effects employed English Example exercise expression eyes feelings figure frequently give given hand happiness head heart honor idea illustration imagination importance influence interest kind labor language letter light literary live look manner mark means mind moral nature never nouns object observed opinion participles of verbs particular Perfect rhymes persons pleasure poetry present preterits and participles principles produce proper reason regard relation remarkable requires respect rules sense sentence short sometimes sound spirit student style syllables taken theme thing third thought tion Trochaic truth verbs verse virtue whole words writer written young
Página 98 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die.
Página 252 - How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the Poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour: — The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Página 98 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Página 252 - And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Página 254 - There at the foot of yonder nodding beech That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by.
Página 364 - O ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast?
Página 99 - 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. Hear how Timotheus...
Página 364 - If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work...