Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation, Spelling, Essay Writing, and Letter Writing

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1907 - 239 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 36 - They are legislative courts, created in virtue of the general right of sovereignty which exists in the government, or in virtue of that clause which enables congress to make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory belonging to the United States.
الصفحة 192 - Shalum, just finished for the next day's Spectator, in his hand. Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and manners. It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which...
الصفحة 86 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
الصفحة 103 - And an eye shall vex thee, looking ancient kindness on thy pain. Turn thee, turn thee on thy pillow; get thee to thy rest again. Nay, but nature brings thee solace; for a tender voice will cry; 'Tis a purer life than thine, a lip to drain thy trouble dry.
الصفحة 86 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
الصفحة 204 - I wrote a letter," Whom do you wish ? " A substantive that designates the person or thing directly affected by the action of a verb (as the objects in the foregoing examples do) is called a direct object ; one that designates the person or thing indirectly affected is called an indirect object — eg, the italicized words in the sentences following : "I built my wife a house,"
الصفحة 138 - When four-page sheets are used, all four pages may be written on. The letter should be so written that a person reading the first page has at his left the fold, and at his right the coinciding edges opposite the fold. If the substance of the letter occupies less than two pages of the sheet the first and third pages may be written on and the second be left blank. If the substance of the letter occupies more than two pages, it is best, both on the ground of good usage and on that of the reader's convenience,...
الصفحة 63 - As in warfare a band of men though strong and brave individually is collectively weak if it is not well organized so a speech a report an editorial an essay any composition though its parts may be forcible or clever is weak as a whole if it is not well organized.
الصفحة iii - Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
الصفحة 9 - Showy language, like showy dress, is in bad taste. The essence of artistic language, as of everything artistic, is not abundant ornament but appropriateness. Straining for high-sounding expressions to replace plain English makes a style weak and crude. Call a leg a leg, not a limb...

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