English Exercises, Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: ... Designed for the Benefit of Private Learners, as Well as for the Use of Schools
Thomas Wilson & Son, 1812 - English language - 227 pages
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21st edit action active affection agree appear applied attention avoid beauty become better blessings body cause character common conduct consider Containing continually correct dangers desire duty earth employed esteem evil examples Exercises expressed favour feel gain give governed Gram hand happy heart honour hope human improve indicative mood interest Italy kind knowledge labours language laws learned less light live look manners means mind mood nature never nouns objective observations occasion ourselves passions peace persons pleasure possess present principles produce promoting pronoun proper reason receive religion render require respect reward riches RULE says SECT sentences singular soon speak spirit studies substantive temper tense things thou thought true unless verb vice virtue whole wise wish Write young youth
Page 29 - And nightly to the list'ning earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Page 147 - But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
Page 96 - And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
Page 135 - The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 27 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 28 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven : And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Page 27 - Is hung on high, to poison half mankind. All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart : One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas : And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Caesar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies ? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise ? 'Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...
Page 137 - Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ ; Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy.
Page 135 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Page 28 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth...