Sentence and Theme: A Foundation for High-school Rhetoric

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Scott, Foresman, 1917 - 384 pages
 

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Page 124 - Hervey," said the old philosopher many years later, " was a vicious man ; but he was very kind to me. If you call a dog Hervey I shall love him.
Page 316 - Leaving Santa Barbara, we coasted along down, the country appearing level or moderately uneven, and, for the most part, sandy and treeless, until, doubling a high, sandy point, we let go our anchor at a distance of three or three and a half miles from shore. It was like a vessel, bound to Halifax, coming to anchor on the Grand Banks, for the shore being low, appeared to be at a greater distance than it actually was, and we thought...
Page 363 - This humanity and good nature engages everybody to him, so that when he is pleasant upon any of them, all his family are in good humour, and none so much as the person whom he diverts himself with : on the contrary, if he coughs, or betrays any infirmity of old age, it is easy for a stander-by to observe a secret concern in the looks of all his servants.
Page 269 - Turner was wholly unarmed ; but the other jerked a pistol out of his pocket, at which the Pawnee recoiled ; and just then some of our men appearing in the distance, the whole party whipped their rugged little horses and made off. In no way daunted, Turner foolishly persisted in going forward.
Page 39 - I, my, mine, me, we, our, ours, us, thou, thy, thine, thee, you, your, yours, he, his, him, she, her, hers, it, its, they, their, theirs, them, who, which, that.
Page 25 - Thus, according to the general rule, when a verb ends in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, and the accent is on the last syllable, the consonant is doubled when a participial termination is added, as ębet, abetting, beg, begging, begin, beginning, &c.
Page 265 - He reminded me much of some of the characters in "Gil Bias." He was of the aristocracy of the country, his family being of pure Spanish blood, and once of great importance in Mexico. His father had been governor of the province...
Page 364 - ... torrent. As they ascended, Rip every now and then heard long, rolling peals, like distant thunder, that seemed to issue out of a deep ravine, or rather cleft, between lofty rocks, toward which their rugged path conducted. He paused for an instant, but supposing it to...
Page 43 - Did he hear the Voice on his lonely way That Adam heard in the cool of day ? Into the desert alone rode he, Alone with the Infinite Purity ; And, bowing his soul to its tender rebuke, As Peter did to the Master's look, He measured his path with prayers of pain For peace with God and nature again. And in after years to Cocheco came The bruit of a once familiar name ; How among the Dutch of New Netherlands, From wild Danskamer to Haarlem sands, A penitent soldier preached the Word, And smote the heathen...
Page 363 - ... she did. But could she prevent her heart going out in sympathy towards the poor, friendless, unoffending clerk whom her father treated more like a mere menial, than a respectable and confidential servant — him whom she knew to be " Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen. Fallen from his high estate ? " Every day that she saw him, her woman's heart throbbed with pity towards him ; and pity is indeed akin to love.

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