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Wherefore ye needs o must be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience'd sake.-Rom. xiii., 5.

For now I see through a glass darkly; but then, face to facee : now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.—1 Cor. xiii., 12.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, “ An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.- Vatt. v., 37.

Every man should let his man-servant, and every man his maidservant, being a Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. –Jer. xxxiv., 9.

The beautiful forest in which we were encamped, abounded in beetrees; that is to say, " trees in the decayed trunks of which, wild bees had established their hives. - Irving.

And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who art thou ?" And he confessed, and denied not, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then ? Art thou Elias ?” and he saith, “I am not." “Art thou that prophet ?” and he answered, “ No,"kJohn i., 19.

The rudiments of every language, therefore, must be given asl a task, not as an amusement. -Goldsmith.

Time we ought to consider asl a sacred trust committed to us by God, of which we are now the depositories, and (of which] we are to rerder an account at the last. m--Blair.

True generosity is a duty as indispensably necessary as thosen imposed upon us by law.-Goldsmith.

To teach men to be orators, is little less than to teach them to be poets."Id.

Lysippus is told that his banker asks a debt of forty pounds, and that a distressed acquaintance petitions for the same sum. He gives it, without hesitating, to the latter; for he demands as a favor what the former requires as a debt. ---Id.

The laws of Eastern hospitality allowed them to enter, and the master welcomed them, likep a man liberal and wealthy. He was skillful enough in appearances soon to discerng that they were no common guests, and spread his table with magnificence.—Dr. Johnson.

c Impersonal verb, used here as an adverb, equivalent to necessarily. d Obs. 5, Rule XVIII. • Adverbial phrase, idiomatic; or independent phrase, absolute. See page 117. ? Explanatory clause, predicate being understood. Obs. 4, Rule XXIV. 8 An infinitive, equivalent to namely. Obs. 3, Defective Verbs, page 104. b A clause used as a conjunction, connecting appositional terms. i Obs. 2, Rule XIX. *Exception 1, Rule III. I Obs. 3, Rule XXV. m Infinitive phrase, used as an adjective attı ibute. n Subject of are understood. Obs. 4, Rule XXV. • Clause adjunct of the predicate verb is told. Obs. 3, Rule XIX,

The year before, he had so used the matter, that, what' by force, what by policy, he had taken from the Christians above thirty small castles.-Knolles.

We exhorted them to trust in God, and to love one an other.t.J. Campbell.

With all due respect for the calculations of men of science, I cannot but remember u that when most confident, they have sometimes erred.

I could not do a better thing than to commend this habit to my brethren as one closely connected with their own personal piety, and their usefulness in the world.-A. Barnes.

It is a good practical rule to keep one's reading well proportionedw in the two great divisions, prose and poetry.-H. Reid.

For a prince to be reduced by villainy to my distressful circumstances, is calamity enough.-Sallust.

Who knows but y that God, who made the world, may cause that giant Despair may die ?-Bunyan.

What can be more strange than, that an ounce weight should balance hundreds of pounds, by the intervention of a few bars of thin iron ?>

This lovely land, this glorious liberty, these benign institutions, the dear purchase of our fathers, are ours; ours to enjoy, ours to preserve, ours to transmit. * _ - Webster.

The knowledge of why they so exist, must be the last act of favor which time and toil will bestow.-Rush.

To do what is right, with unperverted faculties, is ten times c easier than to undo what is wrong.Porter.


PAn adjective followed by to understood. Obs. 4, kule XX.

9 The infinitive with its object clause modifies enough, Obs, 2, Rule XXI. Subdivision, 4.

Obs. 13, Rule XIV.
. Obs. 2, Rule XIX.
• Obs. 9, Rule VII.

u Remember, an infinitive used as the object of the preposition but. Obs. 3, Rule XXI. Can is auxiliary to do, understood.

"To commend, with its adjuncts, is subject to a verb understood. Obs. 4, Rule XXV. Indirect attribute. Obs. 6, Rule XIII.

* Subject phrase, containing an infinitive object clause, used as the object of for (Exc. 2, Rule V.). The structure is anomalous, equivalent to, That a prince should be reduced, etc.

» But is here a preposition, governing the following substantive clause, • The clause introduced by that is the subject of 18, understood. Obs. 4, Rule XIII, • Obs. 2, Rule XXI. b Clause used as the object of the preposition of. • A prepositional phrase, by being understood,

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And he charged them that they should tell no man; d but the more he charged them, so much thee more a great deal' they published it.

36. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted. --Hebrews xi., 18.

It is not to inflate national vanity, nor to swell light and empty feeling of self-importance; but it is, that we may judge justly of our situation and of our duties, that I earnestly urge this consideration of our position and our character among the nations of the earth. - Webster.

I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. Bacon.

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See the sole bliss Heaven could on all bestow,
Which who but feels," can taste, but thinks, can know;
Yet, poor with fortune, and with learning blind,
The bad must miss, the good, untaught will find.—Pope.
Shame to mankind ! Philander had his foes ;
He felt the truths I sing, and I, in him ;
But he, nor I feel b more. – Young.
So reads he nature, whom the lamp of truth
Illuminates :—thy lamp, mysterious Word !
Which whoso sees, no longer wanders lost,
With intellect bemaz’d in endless doubt,
But runs the road of wisdom.-- Couper.
Yet O the thought, that thou art safe, and he !
That thought is joy, arrive what may to me.-Id.
The bless'd to-day is as completely so,
As who began a' thousand years ago.sPope.


a Double object, man and the following clause. Obs. 2, Rule XIX.
• Exc. 1, Rule I.
? Deal governed by by, understood.
8 Being tempted may relate to he or be governed by in, understood.
b Attribute clause, commencing with tha

Explanatory clause, adjunct of it.
* Object clause, believe being understood.
* Equivalent to he who only feels.
bObs. 2, Rule XVII.
e Obs. 5, Rule XIX.
a Clause used as an adjunct of thought.
Blessed to-day is used as a noun, equivalent to The man who is blessed to-day.
! Obs. 8, Rule I.
& Independent phrase, ago being used for agone, gone, or passed.



Full many a gem h of purest ray serene

The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear;
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,

And waste its sweetness on the desert air.-Gray.
Then kneeling down to heaven's eternal King,

The saint, the father, and the husband prays ;
Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing,”
That thus they all shall meet in future days.—Burns.

He can't flatter, he !
An honest mind and plain ; he must speak truth;
An' they will hear it, so; if not, he's plain.-Shakspeare.
What !! canst thou not forbear me half an hour? m
Then get thee gone,n and dig my grave thyself.--Id.
If still she loves thee, hoard that gem;
'Tis worth thy vanish'd diadem.Byron.
He calls for Famine, and the meager fiend
Blows mildew from between his shrivel'd lips, P
And taints the golden ear.- - Coroper.

Here he had need
All circumspection; and we now, no less,
Choice in our suffrage ; for on whom 9 we send,
The weight of all, and our last hope relies. — Milton.
Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave,
Is but ther more a fool, the more a knave.-Pope.
O God ! methinks - it were a happy life
To be no better than a homely swain !
To sit upon a hill, as I do now,
To carve out dials quaintly, point by point,
Thereby to see the minutes how they run.-Shakspeare.
Poor guiltless I! and can I choose but smile,
When every coxcomb knows me by my style.—Pope.

Obs. 3, Note II., Rule II. | Exc. 1, Rule X. * Obs. 9, Rule I. 1 Obs. 14, Rule XIV. m Obs. 3, Rule XX. e Indirect attribute. Obs. 6, Rule XIII. • Obs. 5, Rule XX. P Obs. 6, Rule V.

Whom equivalent to him whom. * Exc. 1, Rule I. • Defective Verbs, Obs. 1, page 103. • Infinitive, object to preposition but. Obs. 3, Rule XXI.

Meu miserable! which way shall I ily
Infinite wrath, and infinite despair ?- Miton.
Ay, but to die, v and go we know not where ;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot;
This sensible warm motion to become
A kneaded clod ;-'tis too horrible.Shakspeare.
My soul, turn from them-turn wew to survey
Where roughest climes a nobler race display.-Goldsmith.
Cursed be I w that did so! All the charms
Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, lights on you !-Shakspeare.
Then thus my guide, in accent higher raised
Than I before had heard him : Capaneus !
Thou art more punish’d, in that this thy pride
Lives yet unquench'dy; no torment, save thy rage,
Were? to thy fury pain proportion'd full.” — Cary's Dante.

Yet a fer days, and thee,
The all-beholding sun shall see no more
In all his course ; nor yet, in the cold ground,
Where thy pale form was laid with many tears,
Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist
Thy image.-Bryant.

Questions for Review.

1.-DEFINITIONS. Of what does Syntax treat ?-derivation of the word ? What is the relation of words ?--the agreement of words ?-the government of words ?—the arrangement of words ?

II. ---RULES. What is the design of the rules of syntax ? How are they classified ? What are the rules of Relation ?-of Agreement ?-of Government ? What rule relates to the form of the Infinitive Mood ?-to the use of the Sub

junctive Mood ?—the Independent Case ?-Conjunctions ?-Interjections ? What is the object of Analysis and Synthesis ?

u Exc., Rule XXIV., and Obs. 2, Rule XXVI. Infinitive independent. Obs. 3, Rule XXI.

Imperative mood used in the first person, Obs., page 85. * Imperative, third person, plural. y Clause used as the object of a preposition. Obs., page 118. * Subjunctive mood used for the potential. • Independent phrase, days being absolute with being or passing.

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