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The Mother Tongue: Elements of English Composition, by J. H. Gardiner, G. L ...
John Hays Gardiner,Sarah Louise Arnold,George Lyman Kittredge
Sin vista previa disponible - 2015
action adjective Arcot argument arrangement asking Australian Kangaroo Battle of Bannockburn beautiful begin Benjamin Parker bring cæsura called character clauses clear comma Compare complex sentence composition compound sentences conversation couplet David Copperfield definite Describe Dinah Morris effect English essay example exercises explanation express facts familiar feelings flower George Eliot give hand iambic iambs iambus ideas illustrate incident indicate interest introduction Julius Cæsar kind language learned letter literature Lochinvar locomotive look means mind narrative natural never noun objects observe outline paragraph passage person picture poem practice principle pupils purpose question reader reply rhyme Rumpelstiltskin scene SECTION selection Shakspere simple specific speech spondee stanza structure style suggest syllables TEACHER Tell the story tence things thought tion topics trochee usage variety verb verse vivid vocabulary Write a description
Página 167 - Listen! You hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness in.
Página 115 - I long woo'd your daughter, my suit you denied ; Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide— And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine. There are maidens in Scotland, more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar.
Página 410 - Who is Silvia ? what is she, That all our swains commend her ? Holy, fair, and wise is she ; The Heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admired be.
Página 337 - tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly: If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, 'With his surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here. But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, — We'd jump the life to come...
Página 400 - Tu-whit, tu-who ! a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. When all aloud the wind doth blow, And coughing drowns the parson's saw, And birds sit brooding in the snow, And Marian's nose looks red and raw, When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl, Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit, tu-who...
Página 288 - It is good also not to try experiments in states, except the necessity be urgent, or the utility evident; and well to beware that it be the reformation that draweth on the change, and not the desire of change that pretendeth the reformation.
Página 329 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face: But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.
Página 286 - Talent is power; tact is skill. Talent is weight ; tact is momentum. Talent knows what to do; tact knows how to do it. Talent makes a man respectable ; tact will make him respected. Talent is wealth ; tact is ready money.
Página 405 - He'd run in debt by disputation, And pay with ratiocination. All this by syllogism, true In mood and figure, he would do. For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope ; And when he happen'd to break off I" th" middle of his speech, or cough, H' had hard words ready to show why, BUTLER.