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Not only he found her employed, but pleased and tranquil also.
We always should prefer our duty to our pleasure.
Having not known, or having not considered, the measures proposed, he failed of success.
My opinion was given on rather a cursory perusal of the book.
It is too common with mankind, to be engrossed, and overcome totally, by present events.
When the Romans were pressed with a foreign enemy, the women contributed all their rings and jewels voluntarily, to assist the government.
Examples adapted to the Review under this Rule. They could not persuade him, though they were never so eloquent.
If some persons' opportunities were never so favorable, they would be too indolent to improve them.
He drew up a petition, where he too freely represented his own merits.
His follies had reduced him to a situation where he had much to fear, and nothing to hope..
It is reported that the prince will come here to-morrow.
Charles left the seminary too early, since when he has made very little improvement.
Nothing is better worth the while of young persons, than the acquisition of knowledge and virtue.
Neither riches nor honors, nor no such perishing goods, can satisfy the desires of an immortal spirit.
Be honest, nor take no shape nor semblance of disguise.
We need not, nor do not, confine his operations to narrow limits.
I am resolved not to comply with the proposal, neith-. er at present, nor at any other time.
There cannot be nothing more insignificant than vanity.
Nothing never affected her so much as this misconduct of her child.
Do not interrupt me yourselves, nor let no one disturb my retirement.
These people do not judge wisely, nor take no proper measures to effect their purpose.
The measure is so exceptionable, that we cannot by no means permit it.
I have received no information on the subject, neither from him nor from his friend. Precept nor discipline is not so forcible as example.
The king nor the queen was not at all deceived in the business.
Exercises on Rule XXIV. We are all accountable creatures, each for hisself.
They willingly, and of theirselves endeavoured to make up the difference.
He laid the suspicion upon somebody, I know not who, in the company. · I hope it is not I who he is displeased with."
To poor we, there is not much hope remaining.
Does that boy know who he speaks to? Who does he offer such language to?
It was not he that they were angry with. What concord can subsist between those who commii crimes and those who abhor them?
The person who I travelled with, has sold the horse which he rode on during our journey.
It is not I he is engaged with.
Examples adapted to the Review under this Rule.
To have no one who we heartily wish well to, and who we are warmly concerned for, is a deplorable state
He is a friend who I am highly indebted to. .
On these occasions, the pronoun is governed by, and consequently agrees with the preceding word.
They were refused entrance into, and forcibly driven from, the house.
We are often disappointed of things, which, before possession, promised much enjoyment.
I have frequently desired their company, but have always hitherto been disappointed in that pleasure.
She finds a difficulty in fixing her mind.
The error was occasioned by compliance to earnest entreaty.
This is a principle in unison to our nature. We should entertain no prejudices to simple and rustic persons.
They are at present resolved of doing their duty. • That boy is known under the name of the Idler.
Though conformable with custom, it is not warrant
This remark is founded in truth. · His parents think on him, and his improvements, with pleasure and hope..
His excuse was admitted of by his master.
There appears to have been a million men brought nto the field.
His present was accepted of by his friends.
It is my request that he will be particular in speaking to the following points.
The Saxons reduced the greater part of Britain to their own power.
He lives opposite the Royal Exchange,
Their house is situated to the north-east side of the road.
The performance was approved of by all who understood it.
He was accused with having acted unfairly.
They were some distance from home, when the accident happened.
His deportment was adapted for conciliating regard. My father writes me very frequently.
Their conduct was agreeable with their profession.
We went leisurely above stairs, and came hastily below.
We shall write up stairs this forenoon, and down stairs in the afternoon.
The politeness of the world has the same resemblance with benevolence, that the shadow has with the substance.
He had a taste of such studies, and pursued them earnestly.
When we have had a true taste for the pleasures of virtue, we can have no relish for those of vice.
How happy is it to know how to live at times by one's self, to leave one's self in regret, to find one's self again with pleasure! The world is then less necessary for Us.
Civility makes its way among every kind of persons.
I have been to London, after having resided a year at France; and I now live at Islington.
They have just landed in Hull, and are going for Liverpool, They intend to reside some time at Ireland,
Exercises on Rule XXVI. Professing regard, and to act differently, discover a base mind.
Did he not tell me his fault, and entreated me to forgive him ? '
My brother and him are tolerable grammarians.
If he understand the subject, and attends to it industriously, he can hardly fail of success.
You and us enjoy many privileges.
If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
She and him are very unhappily connected.
To be moderate in our views, and proceeding temperately in the pursuit of them, is the best way to ensure success.
Between him and I there is some disparity of years ; ' but none between him and she.
By forming themselves on fantastic models, and rog:
dy to vie with one another in the reigning follies, the young begin with being ridiculous, and end with being vicious and immoral.
The following Rules, though not necessary in parsing, are a guide to the proper construction of sentences, and will enable the learner to correct many inaccuracies.
RULE I. In the use of words and phrases which, in point of time, relate to each other, a due regard to that relation should be observed.
Instead of saying, the ‘Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken away ;' we should say, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away. Instead of, I remember the family more than twenty years ;' it should be, 'I have remembered the family more than twenty years.'
It is not easy, in all cases, to give particular rules, for the management of words and phrases which relate to one another, so that they may be proper and consistent The best rule that can be given, is this very general one, "To observe what the sense necessarily requires.' It may, however, be of use, to exhibit a number of instances, in which the construction is irregular. The following are of this nature.
I have completed the work more than a week ago ;' I have seen the coronation at Westminster last sum, mer. These sentences should have been ; 'I completed the work,' &c. : I saw the coronation,' &c. : because the perfect tense extends to a past period, which immediately precedes, or includes, the present time ; and it cannot, therefore, apply to the time of a week ago, or to last midsummer.
Charles has lately finished the reading of Henry's History of England : It should be, 'Charles lately finished,' &c. ; the word lately referring to a time completely past, without any allusion to the present time,
"They have resided in Italy, till a few months ago, for the benefit of their health •' It should be, they resided in Italy,' &c.