An Outline of the Elements of the English Language: For the Use of Students

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C. Scribner, 1863 - 220 sivua
 

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Sivu 193 - I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Sivu 205 - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention.
Sivu 145 - For magnificence, for pathos, for vehement exhortation, for subtile disquisition, for every purpose of the poet, the orator, and the divine, this homely dialect, the dialect of plain workingmen, was perfectly sufficient. There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language ; no book which shows so well how rich that language is, in its own proper wealth, and how little it has been improved by all that it has borrowed.
Sivu 194 - The turtle to her make hath told her tale. Summer is come, for every spray now springs: The hart hath hung his old head on the pale; The buck in brake his winter coat he flings; The fishes flete with new repaired scale.
Sivu 203 - ... in waste places far from danger of law, maketh his mantle his house, and under it covereth himself from the wrath of heaven, from the offence of the earth, and from the sight of men. When it raineth, it is his pent-house ; when it bloweth, it is his tent ; when it freezeth, it is his tabernacle.
Sivu 145 - The style of Bunyan is delightful to every reader, and invaluable as a study to every person who wishes to obtain a wide command over the English language. The vocabulary is the vocabulary of the common people. There is not an expression, if we except a u 3 few technical terms of theology, which would puzzle the rudest peasant.
Sivu 155 - If any one wish to know what manner of man he was, or what worship he had, or of how many lands he were the lord, we will describe him as we have known him ; for we looked on him,- and some while lived in his herd.
Sivu 203 - In summer he can wear it loose, in winter he can wrap it close ; at all times he can use it; never heavy, never cumbersome. Likewise, for a rebell it is as serviceable.
Sivu 206 - So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord ? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
Sivu 198 - For the philosopher, setting down with thorny argument the bare rule, is so hard of utterance, and so misty to be conceived, that one that hath no other guide but him shall wade in him till he be old before he shall find sufficient cause to be honest...

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