Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part II: Containing the Principles of the Synthesis Or Construction of the English Language

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Էջ 23 - FATHER of all ! in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind...
Էջ 34 - Much was believed, but little understood, And to be dull was construed to be good; 690 A second deluge learning thus o'er-run, And the monks finished what the Goths begun.
Էջ 59 - Two principles in human nature reign; Self-love, to urge, and reason, to restrain; Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call, Each works its end, to move or govern all: And to their proper operation still Ascribe all good; to their improper, ill.
Էջ 16 - Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt...
Էջ 33 - His errour was accompanied with so little contrition and candid acknowledgment, that he found a few persons to intercede for him. There were so many mitigating circumstances attending his misconduct, particularly that of his open confession, that he found few friends who were disposed to interest themselves...
Էջ 24 - The following treatise, together with those that accompany it, were written, many years ago, for my own private satisfaction.
Էջ 25 - That great senator, in concert with several other eminent persons, were the projectors of the revolution. The religion of these people, as well as their customs and manners, were strangely misrepresented. Virtue, joined to knowledge and wealth, confer great influence and respectability. But knowledge, with wealth united, if virtue is wanting, have a very limited influence, and are often despised. That superficial scholar and critic, like some renowned critics of our own, have furnished most decisive...
Էջ 59 - CONSTANTINOPLE was the point, in which was concentrated the learning and science of the world. Disgrace not your station, by that grossness of sensuality, that levity of dissipation, or that insolence of rank, which bespeak a little mind.
Էջ 29 - His brothers offence will not condemn him. 1 will not destroy the city for ten sake. Nevertheless, Asa his heart was perfect with the Lord. A mothers tenderness and a fathers care, are natures gift's for mans advantage. A mans manner's frequently influence his fortune. Wisdoms precepts' form the good mans interest and happiness.
Էջ 56 - Ambition is so insatiable that it will make any sacrifices to attain its objects. A great mass of rocks thrown together by the hand of nature, with wildness and confusion, strike the mind with more grandeur, than if they were adjusted to one another with the accuratest symmetry.

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