Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar

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Parker and Bliss, 1810

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Page 13 - English, nine sorts of words, or, as they are commonly called, PARTS OF SPEECH ; namely, the ARTICLE, the SUBSTANTIVE or NOUN, the ADJECTIVE, the PRONOUN, the VERB, the ADVERB, the PREPOSITION, the CONJUNCTION, and the INTERJECTION.
Page 95 - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
Page 50 - Syntax principally consists of two parts, Concord and Government Concord is the agreement which one word has with another, in gender, number, case, or person. Government is that power which one part of speech has over another, in directing its mood, tense, or case.
Page 45 - Shred, Shut, Sing, Sink, Sit, Slay, Sleep, Slide, Sling, Slink, Slit, Smite, .. Sow, Speak, Speed, Spend, Spill, Spin, Spit, Split, Spread, Spring, Stand, Steal, Stick, Sting, Stink, Stride, Strike, String, Strive, Imperfect, shred, shut, sung, sang, sunk, sank, sat, slew, slept, slid, slung, slunk, slit, R.
Page 57 - ACCENT. Accent is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them : as, in the word presume, the stress of the voice must be on the letter u, and second syllable sume, which takes the accent.
Page 97 - All nature is but art unknown to thee; All chance, direction which thou can'st not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good. Heav'n's choice is safer than our own . Of ages past inquire, What the most formidable fate;
Page 97 - Who lives to nature, rarely can be poor ; Who lives to fancy, never can be rich.
Page 98 - Whilft all the ftars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And fpread the truth from pole to pole, Vot. HI. O o What III. What tho' in folemn filence all Move round the dark terreftrial ball ? What tho' nor real voice nor found Amid their radiant orbs be found?
Page 43 - R. come. coft. crowed. crept. cut. dared. dealt, R. dug, R. done. drawn. driven. drunk. dwelt, R. eaten. fallen. fed. felt. fought, found.
Page 50 - RULE II. Two or more nouns, fyc. in the singular number, joined together by a copulative conjunction, expressed or understood, must have verbs, nouns, and pronouns, agreeing with them in the plural number: as " Socrates and Plato were wise; they were the most eminent philosophers of Greece;" " The sun that rolls over our heads, the food that we receive, the rest that we enjoy, daily admonish us of a superior and superintending Power.

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