The Foundations of Rhetoric

Harper & Brothers, 1896 - 374 sider

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Side 334 - swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote. (a) A just but melancholy reflection embittered, however, the noblest of human enjoyments. (6) The new order of things was inducing laxity of manners and a departure from the
Side 195 - Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pas.s and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Side 251 - and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. The fabled birth of Minerva from the brain of Jove was hardly more sudden or more perfect than the financial system of the United States, as it burst forth from the conceptions of Alexander Hamilton. — DANIEL WEBSTER.
Side 351 - Even his country he did not care for. (6) To devout women she assigns spiritual functions, dignities, and magistracies. (c) How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, Excels a dunce that has been kept at home! (c) One truth is clear, Whatever is, is
Side 195 - Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn. KEATS.
Side 341 - On the best lines of communication the ruts were deep, the descents precipitous, and the way often such as it was hardly possible to distinguish, in the dark, from the unenclosed heath and fen which lay on both sides. (6) Hancock served the cause with his liberal opulence, Adams with his incorruptible poverty.
Side 344 - summoning of all that is manly to repeated resistance; a thousand bosoms freely and fearlessly bared in an instant to whatever of terror there may be in war and death;—all these you have witnessed, but you witness them no more.
Side 337 - Violent as was the storm, it soon blew over. (rf) To make a long story short, the company broke up, and returned to the more important concerns of the election. (</) To state my views fully, I will begin at the beginning.
Side 190 - And, for the winter fireside meet, Between the andirons' straddling feet, The mug of cider simmered slow, The apples sputtered in a row, And, close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood.
Side 178 - One of those omnipresent characters who, as if in pursuance of some previous arrangement, are certain to be encountered in the vicinity when an accident occurs, ventured the suggestion. He deceased, he passed out of existence, his spirit quitted its earthly habitation, winged its way to eternity, shook off its burden, etc.

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