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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-Book for Schools and Colleges
David Jayne Hill
No preview available - 2016
The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges
David Jayne 1850-1932 Hill
No preview available - 2021
according addressed applied arrangement attention Avoid beauty become begin called capital cause character clause clear close combined comma common composition connection consists criticism depends described designed direct effect elements emotion English example exercise expression facts feeling figures give given grammatical Greek hand harmony Hence hope humor ideas illustrated imagination important interest Introduction kind knowledge language Latin laws less letters manner mark means method mind nature necessary never object observation once oration origin paragraph person pleasure poem poetry practice present principles produce proper question reason reference regard relations Rhetoric RULE Science sense sentence separate sometimes sound speak statement style sublime taste thing thought tion true truth unity verb verse whole words writer written
Page 147 - At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Page 148 - Ye Ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge! Motionless torrents! silent cataracts! Who made you glorious as the Gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? GOD! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer! and let the ice-plains echo, GOD!
Page 80 - Tis of the wave and not the rock ; 'Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea ! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee...
Page 155 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 147 - The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul ; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise.
Page 147 - Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place. Unpractised he to fawn or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour: Far other aims his heart had learned to prize— More skilled to raise the wretched than to rise.
Page 150 - This hour's work Will breed proscriptions ! Look to your hearths, my Lords ! For there, henceforth, shall sit, for household gods, Shapes hot from Tartarus ! — all shames and crimes ! Wan Treachery, with his thirsty dagger drawn : Suspicion, poisoning his brother's cup ; Naked Rebellion, with the torch and axe, Making his wild sport of your blazing Thrones ; Till Anarchy comes down on you like Night, And Massacre seals Rome's eternal grave.
Page 156 - Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth ; my high-blown pride At length broke under me ; and now has left me, Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.
Page 146 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony.