Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing Specimens and Examples of School and College Exercises and Most of the Higher Departments of English Composition, Both in Prose and Verse

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Harper & Brothers, 1847 - 429 sivua
 

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Sivu 20 - Not Arrive sooner ? were you necessarily Detained ? daughter of faith, Awake! Arise ! Illume the Dread Unknown, The chaos of The tomb. the lord My pasture Shall Prepare, and Feed Me With A shepherd's care. in Every Clime Adored, father of all in Every Age, Jehovah, Jove, or lord by Saint, by savage, and By sage,
Sivu 121 - Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge, a rude, unprofitable mass, The mere materials with which Wisdom builds, Till smoothed and squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber whom it seems to
Sivu 286 - Honor's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death ? Perhaps, in this neglected spot, is laid Hands, that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre: Some heart, once pregnant with celestial fire; But Knowledge to their eyes her ample
Sivu 287 - Far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learnt to stray: Along the cool, sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Some frail memorial, still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked,
Sivu 287 - Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ;— The struggling pangs of conscious Truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous Shame; Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the muse's name. Far from the
Sivu 286 - with the spoils of time, did ne'er uuroll; Chill Penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem, of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear; The little tyrant of his fields
Sivu 98 - 'T la not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo of the sense." ONOMATOPOEIA. Onomatopoeia, or Onomatopy, consists in the formation of words in such a manner that the sound shall imitate the sense.
Sivu 316 - reader a poem or a prospect, where he particularly dissuades him from knotty and subtile disquisitions, and advises him to pursue studies that fill the mind with splendid and illustrious objects, as histories, fables, and contemplations of nature." In the latter of these two periods a member is out of its place.
Sivu 98 - the expression of an idea, convey, by their sound, some resemblance to the subject which they express, as in the following lines: The "whitewashed wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnished clock that clicked behind the door. * Of a similar character, and nearly of equal merit, are those sentences or expressions which
Sivu 287 - unlettered Muse, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned;— Left the warm precincts of the cheerful

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