English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, with an Appendix Containing Rules and Observations ...
B. Johnson, 1809 - English language - 336 pages
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accent according action active adjective admit adverb agree appears applied attention auxiliary beginning better called circumstances common compound conjunction connected considered consists consonant construction contains denote derived distinct distinguished effect English examples express frequently future give governed grammar ideas imperfect importance improved indicative indicative mood infinitive instances joined kind king language Lord loved manner marked means mind mood names nature neuter never nominative noun object observations occasions participle particular pause perfect person phrases plural position possessive preceding preposition present present tense principal pronoun proper properly propriety reason refer regular relation relative render Repeat require respect RULE sense sentence separated serve short signifies simple singular sometimes sound speak speech subjunctive substantive syllable tense termination thing third person thou tion understood verb virtue voice vowel words writing
Page 168 - God by faith: that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Page 225 - Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings; for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
Page 229 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 128 - I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 295 - Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Page 138 - All the virtues of mankind are to be counted upon a few fingers, but his follies and vices are innumerable." Is not mankind in this place a noun of multitude, and such as requires the pronoun referring to it to be in the plural number, their ? RULE v.
Page 287 - There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion than this of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it.
Page 289 - Homer was the greater Genius, Virgil the better Artist. In one we most admire the Man, in the other the Work. Homer hurries and transports us with a commanding Impetuosity, Virgil leads us with an attractive Majesty: Homer scatters with a generous Profusion, Virgil bestows with a careful Magnificence...
Page 225 - Israel is slain upon thy high places : how are the mighty fallen ! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon ; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Page 304 - The Lord is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should "repent. Hath he said it? and shall he not do it ? Hath he spoken it ? and shall he not make it good" ? are the effect of strong emotions of the mind ; such as, surprise, admiration, joy, grief, and the like.