Smithdeal's Practical Grammar, Speller and Letter-writer: For Use in Business Colleges, Academies, Public and Private Schools

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G.M. Smithdeal, 1895 - English language - 224 pages

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Page 98 - Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
Page 36 - Maud Muller on a summer's day Raked the meadow sweet with hay. Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth Of simple beauty and rustic health. Singing, she wrought, and her merry glee The mock-bird echoed from his tree. But when she glanced to the far-off town, White from its hill-slope looking down, The sweet song died, and a vague unrest And a nameless longing filled her breast, — A wish that she hardly dared to own, For something better...
Page 82 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
Page 104 - He hath showed thee, -O man, what is good. And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Page 65 - In his gilded mail, that flamed so bright It seemed the dark castle had gathered all Those shafts the fierce sun had shot over its wall In his siege of three hundred summers long, And, binding them all in one blazing sheaf...
Page 88 - Begin with capitals the names of the days of the week and the months of the year.
Page 96 - Sun of our life, thy quickening ray Sheds on our path the glow of day; Star of our hope, thy softened light Cheers the long watches of the night. Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn; Our noontide is thy gracious dawn ; Our rainbow arch thy mercy's sign; All, save the clouds of sin, are thine!
Page 104 - Yet come it will, the day decreed by fates! (How my heart trembles while my tongue relates!) The day when thou, imperial Troy! must bend, And see thy warriors fall, thy glories end.
Page 161 - If it occupies more than one line, the second line should begin farther to the right than the first, and the third farther to the right than the second. The door-number, the day of month, and the year are written in figures, the rest in words.
Page 39 - Verb is one which does not form its past tense and perfect participle by adding d or ed to the present tense ; as, do, did, done ; go, went, gone.

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