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They were refused entrance into, and forcibly driven from, the house.

3. We are often disappointed of things, which, before possession, promised much enjoyment.

I have frequently desired their company, but have always hitherto been disappointed in that pleasure.

4. She finds a difficulty of fixing her mind.

Her sobriety is no derogation to her understanding.

There was no water, and he died for thirst.
We can fully confide on none but the truly good.
I have no occasion of his services.
Many have profited from good advice.

Many ridiculous practices have been brought in vogue.

The error was occasioned by compliance to earnest entreaty.

This is a principle in unison to our nature.
We should entertain no prejudices to simple and
They are at present resolved of doing their duty.
That boy is known under the name of the Idler.

Though conformable with custom, it is not war. rantable.

This remark is founded in truth.

His parents think on him, and his improvements, with pleasure and hope.

His excuse was admitted of by his master.
What went ye out for to see?

There appears to have been a million men brought into the field.

His present was accepted of by his friends.
More than a thousand of men were destroyed.

It is my request that he will be particular in speaking to the following points.

The Saxons reduced the greater part of Britain to

rustic persons.

their own power,

He lives opposite the Royal exchange.

Their house is situated to the north-east side of the road.

The performance was approved of by all who understood it.

He was accused with having acted unfairly.
She has an abhorrence to all deceitful conduct.

They were some distance from home, when the accident happened.

His deportment was adapted for conciliating regard.

My father writes me very frequently,
Their conduct was agreeable with their profession.

We went leisurely above stairs, and came hastily below. We shall write up stairs this forenoon, and down stairs in the afternoon.

The politeness of the world has the same resemblance with benevolence, that the shadow has with the substance.

He had a taste of such studies, and pursued them earnestly.

When we have had a true taste for the pleasures of virtue, we can have no relish of those of vice.

How happy is it to know how to live at times by one's self, to leave one's self in regret, to find one's self again with pleasure! The world is then less necessary for us.

Civility makes its way among every kind of per


5. I have been to London, after having resided a year at France ; and I now live in Islington.

They have just landed in Hull, and are going for Liverpool. They intend to reside some time at Ireland.


Conjunctions connect the same moods and tenses of


verbs, and cases of nouns and pronouns : as, dour is to be approved and practised :" If thou sincerely desire, and earnestly pursue virtue, she will assuredly be found by thee, and prove a rich reward ;"

;" " The master taught her and me to write ;" He and she were school-fellows." Gram. 21st edit.

p. 194.

Professing regard, and to act differently, discover a base mind.

Did he not tell me his fault, and entreated me to forgive him?

My brother and him are tolerable grammarians.

If he understand the subject, and attends to it industriously, he can scarcely fail of success.

You and us enjoy many privileges.

If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

She and him are very unhappily connected.

To be moderate in our views, and proceeding temperately in the pursuit of them, is the best way to

ens' re success.

Between him and I there is some disparity of years; but none between him and she.

By forming themselves on fantastic models, and ready to vie with one another in the reigning follies, the young begin with being ridiculous, and end with being vicious and immoral.

The following sentences exemplify the notes and observations under RULE XVIII. Gram. 21st edit. p. 195.

1. We bave met with many disappointments; and, if life continue, shall probably meet with many more.

Rank may confer influence, but will not necessarily produce virtue.

He does not want courage, but is defective in sensibility

These people have indeed acquired great riches, but do not command esteem.

Our season of improvement is short ; and, whether used or not, will soon pass away:

He might have been happy, and is now fully convinced of it.

Learning strengthens the mind ; and, if properly applied, will improve our morals too.


Some conjunctions require the indicative, some the subjunctive mond, after them. It is a general rule, that when something contingent or doubtful is implied, the subjunctive ought to be used: as, If I were to write, he would not regard it ;" He will not be pardoned, unless he repent.

Conjunctions that are of a positive and absolute nature, require the indicative mood. As virtue advances, so-vice recedes ; " " He is healthy, because he is temperate.” Gram. 21st edit. p. 195.

If he acquires riches, they will corrupt his mind, and be useless to others.

Though he urges me yet more earnestly, I shall not comply, unless he adyances more forcible rea


I shall walk in the fields to-day, unless it rains.

As the governess were present, the children behaved properly,

She disapproved the measure, because it were very improper.

Though he be high, he hath respect to the lowly.

Though he were her friend, he did not attempt to justify her conduct. Whether he improve or not, I cannot determine.


Though the fact be extraordinary, it certainly did happen.

Remember what thou wert, and be humble.

O! that his heart was tender, and susceptible of the woes of others.

Shall then this verse to future age pretend,

Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend? The examples which follow, are suited to the notes and observations under RULE XIX. Gram. 21st edit. p. 196-205.

1. Despise not any condition, test it happens to be your own.

Let him that is sanguine, take heed lest he miscarries.

Take care that thou breakest not any of the established rules.

If he does but intimate his desire, it will be sufficient to produce obedience.

At the time of his return, if he is but expert in the business, he will find employment.

If he do but speak to display his abilities, he is unworthy of attention.

If he be but in health, I am content.
If he does promise, he will certainly perform.

Though he do praise her, it is only for her beauty.

If thou dost not forgive, perhaps thou wilt not be forgiven.

If thou do sincerely believe the truths of religion, act accordingly.

2. His confused behaviour made it reasonable to suppose that he were guilty.

He is so conscious of deserving the rebuke, that he dare not make any reply.

His apology was so plausible, that many befriend. ed him, and thought he were innocent.

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