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abstract nouns accent action adjective clause Adverbial adjunct adverbial clause adverbs affirmation Anglo-Saxon antecedent applied attributes called circumstance classical co-ordinating collective nouns common compound conjunction connected connotative considered consonant construction copula dative demonstrative pronoun denotes derived distinction ellipsis employed English language example expressed feminine French gender gerund give governed grammar Hence horse idiom imperative mood implies incomplete predication indefinite Indefinite Article indicate infinitive inflection instances interrogative intransitive Latin masculine meaning mode mood nature noun clause object origin passive passive voice peculiar person phrase plural possessive predicate prefixes preposition present principal pronominal proper names properly qualifying reference relative pronouns restrictive rule Saxon Scotticism seen sense sentence signify singular sometimes speak speech spoken subjunctive Subjunctive Mood suffixes supposed syllable tense things thou tion tive transitive verbs usage verbal noun vowel vowel sound whence whole words write
Page 54 - Yes, to smell pork ; to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following ; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
Page 111 - Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Page 19 - IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray.
Page 184 - Men look with an evil eye upon the good that is in others, and think that their reputation obscures them, and their commendable qualities stand in their light ; and therefore they do what they can to cast a cloud over them, that the bright shining of their virtues may not obscure them.
Page 204 - Vex'd Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore...
Page 203 - No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics given, T...
Page 208 - Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Page 190 - The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal — every other affliction to forget ; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open — this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Practical Essays / Bain, Alexander, 1818-1903
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