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LETTERS, SYLLABLES AND WORDS.... 9
SEC. I.
Letters........

9 Vowels

9 Diphthongs.

.. 10 Consonants.

13 SEC. II. Syllables

17 Sec. III. Words ......

18 Noun

18 Article ........

19 Adjective

20 Pronoun.......

21 Verb

24 Participles.....

26 First Participle..

26 Second Participle

29 Adverb........

31 Conjunction

34 Preposition

36 Interjection..

37

Class II. Compound Interrogative. • 119 1. Definite.....

119 1. Close ..................... 119 2. Compact.................. 121 3. Loose ............

124 II. Indefinite .................

130 1. Close ..............

130 2. Compact........

132 3. Loose

134 III. Indirect

139 IV. Double.

141 V. Semi-Interrogative

143 Class III. Compound Exclamatory. 158 1. Declarative .................

159 2. Interrogative..

167 1. Definite................... 167 2. Indefinite ................. 172 3. Indirect................... 176

4. Double ................... 177 3. Compellative................ 177

4. Semi-Exclamatory........... 179 Mixed Sentence, Circumstance and Parenthesis......

189

PART SECOND.

CLASSIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF

SENTENCES.
Orders-Simple and compound 37
Classes-Declarative, interrogative,
and exclamatory

39 Explanation of signs

39 Effects of emphasis

40 Sec. I. Simple Sentences....... 42 Class I. Simple Declarative Sentences....

42 Class II. Simple Interrogative Sentences.

44 1. Definite.................... 2. Indefinite ................... 47

3. Indirect................. 49 Class III. Simple Exclamatory Sentences.

53 I. Declarative.......

53 II. Interrogative .....

55 III. Compellative .......... 58 IV. Spontaneous.....

61 Sec. II. Compound Sentencas....... 71 Species described

71 Class I. Compound Declarative 77 1. Close....

77 2. Compact...

82 1. Single compact

82 1st Form

82 2d Form

89 3d Form

98 11. Double compact.

101 3. Loose.

106 1. Perfect

106 2. Imperfect

108

PART THIRD.

bed.

PARAGRAPHS; OR SENTENCES IN Con

TINUOUS DISCOURSE............. 196 An epigram on bad singers........... 204 A father's advice to his son.......... 204 A vehement attack on the alien and sedition law

207 A legitimate British influence...... 208 A moral change allegorically descri

213 An exhibition of the evils of the pressgang

221 An appeal to the bad passions repre

hensible...... .................. 227 A two-fold peace ................... 229 A political pause..................... 248 An autumnal picture.... ..... 257 Abraham's intercession for Sodom ... 263 A sister's intercession ...

... 267 A political Jupiter usurping the pow

ers of the whole Pantheon..... 270 Anecdotes

273 A man who knew many things, but nothing of law..

293 Anger incompatible with a spirit of prayer...

311 A cause which is no cause; or bad reasoning illustrated..

316 A part of Emmett's defence...

318 A ruling power within us evident, but its nature unknown

320 A story loses nothing in its progress.. 326 Abuse of language

338 A winter scene ....

344 A curtain lecture of Mrs. Caudle ..... 354

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A handbill distributed through Boston, Men not always what they seem to be 260
on Monday, Feb. 6, 1775 ..
357 Music and love .....

264
A man of business on a question of Mexico at first seen by the Spaniards. 286
taste.....

Miscellaneous extracts

314
Beauty: a frail possession....
210 Man made for labor .................

320
Boldness and perseverance in the cause Meyerbeer....

324
of justice only, commendable ... 245 No sorrow entirely without allevia-
Beauties of standard authors not al-

tion ...

217
ways obvious at first ............ 340 New York as it was ................

247
Battle of Hohenlinden.....

352
as it is.....

249
Burning of the Fame....... ..... 359

Obligation of respect and affection for
Contentment in view of age.

220
parents

291
Consequences of English friendship, Our wishes help to deceive us ....... 350

generosity, and kindness in India... 271 Perseverance and importunity in pray-
Christianity advancing
290 er commended ...

216
Caution should guide political innova Paul comparing himself with other
tion ..
310 teachers....

260
Cassio has lost his reputation....... 322 Perils of the desert....

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Constantinople
351 Power of music..

2744
Conclusion ........

373 Part of the defence of Paul at Jerusa-
Description of a sunset .............. 209

lem....

275
Death of Altamont ....

241 Pleasantry not incompatible with reli-
Dissatisfaction with the arrangements gion....

277
of Providence, rebuked ....

243 Planets and fixed stars .............. 359
Diversity of gifts, but the same end... 279 Profanity

278
Design of the missionary enterprise 283 Preamble and resolution passed at Bos-
Dr. Samuel Johnson

292 ton Friday, Dec. 30, 1774........ 370
Death, the friend of the good
296 Ruth and Naomi.

269
Death rightly regarded, not an object

Rienzi's address to the Romans ..... 301
of dread

319 Retaliation as a principle of conducting
Dishonorable means to success never

war......

333
to be used
346 Rain in summer

371
Evils of the old confederation.. 214 Speech of Patrick Henry

251
Etfects of justification by faith.. 287 Sorrow for the dead.

255
Equality of human condition
341 Soliloquy of Peter Quince

257
Fortitude under reverses a source of Soliloquy of Parolles ...

266
greatness and power ....

215 Solemn impressions produced by a
Fame founded on lasting results, alone contemplation of the heavens.. 230
durable .....

219 Soliloquy of King Richard III.
Fame, rather sought than enjoyed.... 235 Satirical pictures not injurious to mor-
Few and many stripes

274
als...

312
Folly of regretting the brevity of life Some must be greater, richer, wiser;
pleasantly exposed....

304 but therefore not necessarily happier
Fortitude of women under reverses of

than others.....

324
fortune...

319 Satan's farewell and salutation ...... 342
God only can satisfy and fill our affec Sympathy with

France and Bonaparte 207
tions ...

220 The speech of Brutus ...
How we should live..
219 The influence of public opinion...,

198
Harsb names generally unjust
278 The blind preacher

199
Hampden....
292 The nature of true eloquence...

202
Horatio announces to Hamlet the ap-

The fall of the oppressor a source of
pearance of his father's ghost.... 305 consolation to good men..... 203
Harvard College and the Ohio ....... 329 The moral state of a man between the
Humming.bird

368 conception and the commission of a
Important results from the sufferings

crime ........
of the Pilgrims....

201 The States a barrier to consolidation.. 203
Ingratitude the canse of discontent... 203 The connection between goodness and
In what philosophy consists
204 happiness

210
Incidents of the sea................. 221 The resurrection of Lazarus.
Influence of war.......

227 The influence of elegant literature... 212
Immortality
231 The poor widow..

212
Imagination the ruling faculty of the The value of public faith...

212
lunatic, the lover and the poet..... 259 The influence of popular applause ... 214
Intimations of immortality..... 288 The love of nature...

216
Influence of time in moderating grief.. 300 The advantages of a thorough educa-
If God be for you, fear nothing. 302 tion..

217
Importance of action in oratory ...... 328 The death of Hamilton.

223
Life, a river ..

279

The power of verse to perpetuate .... 224
Legal notices

335 The Pharisee and the Publican ...... 224
Leather-stocking on the prairie 363

A friend in need...

.... 225
Letter of Dr. Franklin

357, 369
The landing of the Pilgrims

226
Mingled omations
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218! The trous of America.

196

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233

Pege Trust in God commended and enjoin The greatest characters may derive

230 their chief lustre from a single act.. 281 The employment of informers destruc The Bible ....

282 tive to private happiness

232 “The Life of Johnson," and its auThe spirit of independence 233 thor, Boswell.

295 The survivors of the battle of Bunker The excesses of revolutions produced Hill....

by previous oppression

297 Truth invincible if left to grapple with The advocates of Charles I. properly falsehood on equal terms 234 chastised ..

299 The results of free discussion....... 235 The child and the man.............. 303 The death of Lefevre

235

The superior worldly advantages of The Martyrs....

236 illitera*2 men, no ground for comThe effects of an exaggerated estimate plaint

308 of mankind..

238
The de calogue..

327 The value of a book.....

238

The design of Bunker Hill monument The fitness of Christianity to any stage

in accordance with the principles of society.....

239 aid purest feelings of our nature... 339 The consolation of virtue in afflic The ruined archangel

341 tion.......

240 The only sufficient cause of war..... 342 The proper limits of benevolence..... 240 The murderer's hope of impunity, vain 347 The adaptation of the gospel to the The old oaken bucket ..

349 wants of the unhappy.

243

Terrible overthrow of persecutors.... 352 The cruelty of the infidel............ 244 The dying Christian.....

354 The sufferings of Huguenots. 245 The shipwreck

358 The consequences of being too fond of Tom Flinter and his man....

360 glory.... 250 The dying alchemist

360 The stratagem of a thief

254 Virtue and piety are conformity to naThe design of law 255 ture ........

231 The effects of Paul's preaching at Virtue can never be disgraced.... 238 Ephesus 259 What constitutes a state

365 The designs of Cæsar inferred from the War, crime and tyranny at variance character of his associates.. 261 with nature

219 The designs of Cæsar inferred from his We should glory in the Redeemer.... 271 triumphs. 262 Wisdom. in what it consists

283 The approach to Palmyra

264
Webster's reply to Hayne

285 The Jew's defence. 266 William Pitt....

294 The influence of circumstances on our Weehawken

321 judgments

267

Why Greece and Ionia relapsed into The Christian on his way to heaven

barbarism

322 wonld have company

275 We should hope and trust, notwithTo every man according to his advan standing the mysteries of Providence 337 tages 279 What is good...

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