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worthy of conquest. Solitary, they keep the desert to themselves alone: it is as extraordinary to see two pair of eagles in the same mountain, as two lions in the same forest. They keep separate to find a more ample supply, and consider the quantity of their game as the best proof of their dominion. Bred for war, they are the enemies of all society; alike fierce, proud, and incapable of being easily tamed.
Vary both the structure and the expression of the following sentences:—
A wolf let into the sheepfold, will devour the sheep. A wolf being let into the sheepfold, the sheep will be devoured. If we let a wolf into the fold, the sheep will be devoured. The wolf will devour the sheep, if the sheepfold be left open. If the fold be not shut, the wolf will devour the sheep. Slaughter will be made amongst the sheep, if the wolf get into the fold.
1. Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manners. 2. All mankind must taste the bitter cup, which destiny has mixed. 3. The places of those who refused to come, were soon filled with a multitude of delighted guests. 4. He who lives always in the bustle of the world, lives in a perpetual warfare. 5. The spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and affability. 6. You have pleaded your incessant occupation; exhibit the result of it. 7. Industry is not only the instrument of improvement, but the foundation of pleasure. 8. The advantages of this world, even when innocently gained, are uncertain blessings. 9. When you behold wicked men multiplying in number, and increasing in power, imagine not that Providence particularly favours them.
10. Charity consists not in speculative ideas of general benevolence, floating in the head, and leaving the heart, as speculations too often do, untouched and cold.
11. The squadron, if it merit that name, consisted of no more than three small vessels, having on board ninety men, mostly sailors, together with a few adventurers. The admiral steered directly for the Canary Islands, and then, holding his course due west, left the usual track of navigation, and stretched into unfrequented and unknown seas. The first day, as it was very calm, he made but little way; but on the second he lost sight of land ; and many of the sailors, already dejected and dismayed, began to beat their breasts and to shed tears. Columbus comforted them with assurance of success, and the prospect of vast wealth in those opulent regions whither he was conducting them. After a voyage of four weeks, the presages of land became so numerous and promising, that, having offered up public prayers for success, he ordered the sails to be furled, and strict watch to be kept, lest the ships should be driven ashore in the night. A little after midnight the joyful sound of land, land, was heard from the mast-head; and, as soon as morning dawned, they beheld an island about two leagues to the north, whose flat and verdant fields, well stored with wood, and watered with many rivulets, presented to them the aspect of a delightful country. As soon as the sun arose, all the boats were manned and armed, and they rowed towards the coast with their colours displayed, warlike music, and other martial pomp. Columbus was the first European who set foot in the New World which: he had discovered : he landed in a rich dress, and with a naked sword in his hand. His men followed, and kneeling down, they all kissed the ground they had so long desired to see. They next erected a crucifix, and prostrating themselves before it, returned thanks to God for conducting their voyage to such a happy issue.
Combine the following simple into complex sentences, making the secondary clauses adjective, relative, participial, adverbial, connective, absolute, apposition, or parenthetical, as the sense may require:—
3. It is one of the melancholy p
leasures of l to recollect the kindness of friends. an old man
4. The certainty that if, .* be long, ought to awaken * *Y man to the active Prosecution of whatever he is desirous to perform.
7. Virtue must be habitually active; o:::::... sionally with a transient lustre, but re in its of... - t like the aromatic gale, but like the ordinary breeze, > In-o 8. To sensual Persons hardly an thing i - Woe. There are voices which sing to: o: '. *Ps = rs .* *Poead. There is a couch which invites them to re o: * loan 9. By disappointments and trials the violence o: e- ions is *ed. In the varieties of life, we are inured to h i. IF>=ls *. the active and the suffering virtues. *bits E, <>t Itu o 10. An idle man is a mere blanki - himself in any employment or p. o Soo--- engage indertaking; he must be. bad husb * 117 he must be a worthless friend. 11. Veturia at first made som of an intercessor, knowing the i fearing that he would only show his dio...” her- son, and She at last, however, set out from the city, acc in ** =w light. * the principal matrons of Ro .*Panies a