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Though homely be his garb, though coarse his fare,
Had it pleased heaven
Concentration of Emphasis.
Series, Emphasis Deferred. Property, character, reputation, everything was sacrificed,
Toils, sufferings, wounds, and death, was the price of our liberty.
His hopes, his happiness, his life, hung upon the words that fell from those lips.
While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifying prospects spread out before us.
Their own cares, their own labors, their own counsels, their own blood, contrived all, achieved all, bore all, sealed all.
Joy, grief, fear, anger, pity, scorn, hate, jealousy, and love, stamp assumed distinction upon the player.
Neither blindness, nor gout, nor age, nor penury, nor domestic afflictions, nor political disappointments, nor abuse, nor proscription, nor neglect, had power to disturb his sedate and majestic patience.
The verdant lawn, the shady grove, the variegated landscape, the boundless ocean and the starry firmament, all tend to inspire us with the love of nature and of nature's God.
I told him, I warned him, I advised him, I implored him to act with you, near you, through you, under you.
Charity beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
The greatest, wisest, meanest of mankind.
Then will I doom thee, when no man is to be found, so lost to reason, so depraved, so like thyself, that he will not admit the sentence was deserved.
Proceed, plot, conspire, as thou wilt; there is nothing thou canst contrive, propose, attempt, which I shall not promptly be made aware of.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Days, months, years, and ages shall circle away,
The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier,
Of agony, are thine.
Restrictive Expressions; Adjuncts. The loss of reputation for good management, is, in this case,
to be traced to a little circumstance. If he were learning to play on the flute for public exhibition, what hours and days would he spend in giving facility to his fingers, and attaining the power of the sweetest and most impressive execution.
The evil that men do lives after them;
I've had wrongs
A violet by a mossy stone,
Half hidden from the eye;
Is shining in the sky.
Restrictive Relative Clauses.
The love that survives the tomb is one of the noblest attributes of the soul.
Genius is not a faculty of the mind separate from all the rest.
Every good man must love the country in which he was born.
A government directing itself resolutely and steadily to the general good, becomes a minister of virtue.
The day we celebrate is one of the proudest in our national history.
The Lydians, the Persians, and the Arabians, that wished to leave the army, are at liberty to do so.
We call thee Lord of Day, and thou dost give
To earth the fire that animates her crust,
They also serve, who only stand and wait.
The glorious angel who was keeping
Year after year beheld the silent toil
O blows that smite! O hurts that pierce
This shrinking heart of mine!
Forming a work divine ?
O joy that mocks and flies !
My spirit from the skies?
He woke to die midst flame and smoke,
Extended Logical Subject. The success with which Rousseau passed, coarse and selfish as he was, for a man of deep and tender feeling, appears to have been a signal for a procession of writers * to withdraw the public attention from their own transgressions.
That the memories of those most justly venerable and dear should throng round us with a new vitality, as life's evening draws on, is scarcely reconcilable with the supposition that the spirits of which such remembrances are the most precious possession is itself on the point of expiring forever.
* As Rousseau was a famous writer, the emphasis falls on "procession," not on its adjunct, “of writers."
The miracles that Moses performed may have convinced Pharaoh, but, at first, they humbled not his pride.
He who stands on etiquette, merely shows his own littleness.
To become conversant with a single department of literature only, has a tendency to make our views narrow, and our impressions incorrect.
Complicated Antithesis. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the portion of fools.
When reason is against man, he will be against reason.
Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools. I do not live that I may eat; I eat that I may
live. Business sweetens pleasure, as labor sweetens rest.
On the one side, all was alacrity and courage; on the other, all was timidity and indecision.
The wise man is happy when he gains his own approbation; the fool, when he gains the applause of others.