The Comic Eton Grammar; With ... Illustrations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...pages meet thine eye, Clouds of absence soft dispelling; Vacant memory heaves a sigh. As the rose, with fragrance weeping, Trembles to the tuneful wave, So my heart shall twine unsleeping, Till it canopies the grave! Though another's smiles requited, Envious fate my doom should be.-Joy for ever disunited, Think, ah! think, at times on me! Oft amid the spicy gloaming, Where the brakes their songs instil, Fond affection silent roaming, Loves to linger by the rill 0 There when echo's voice consoling, Hears the nightingale complain, Gentle sighs my lips controlling, Bind my soul in beauty's chain. Oft in slumber's deep recesses, I thy mirror'd image see; Fancy mocks the vain caresses I would lavish like a bee! But how vain is glittering sadness! Hark, I hear distraction's knell! Torture gilds my heart with madness! Now for ever fare thee well! 1 It would be interesting as well as instructive to settle the difference between love verses and nonsense verses, if this were the proper place for doing so. But we are not yet come to the Prosody; nor shall we arrive there very soon unless we get on with the Syntax. Comparatives, when they may be explained by the word quam, than, require an ablative case, as Achilles Agamemnone velocior erat: Achilles was a faster man than Agamemnon. Fast men in modern times are very apt to outrun the constable. Tanto, by so much, quanto, by how much, hoc, by this, eo, by that, and quo, 'by which; with some other words which signify the measure of exceed ing; likewise aatate, by age, and natu, by birth, are often joined to comparatives and superlatives, as Tanto deformissimus, quanto sapientissimus philosophorum. By so much the ugliest, by how much the wisest of philosophers. Such more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793536
  • 9781236793539