An Essay on Punctuation

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J. Walter, 1785 - English language - 177 pages
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Page 118 - And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Page 125 - And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem, insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
Page 170 - ... one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty thirty forty fifty sixty seventy eighty ninety one hundred two hundred three hundred four hundred five hundred...
Page 143 - K5• points out a remarkable passage, or something that requires particular attention. A Brace > is used in poetry at the end of a triplet or three lines, which have the same rhyme. Braces are also used to connect a number of words with one common term, and are introduced to prevent a repetition in writing or printing. An...
Page 82 - The pride of wealth is contemptible, the pride of learning is pitiable, the pride of dignity is ridiculous, and the pride of bigotry is insupportable.
Page 118 - And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals, (for it was cold) and they warmed themselves : and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
Page 127 - For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Page 45 - arises" is understood before "curiosity" and " knowledge;" at which words a considerable pause is necessary. RULE xx. The words, nay, so, hence, again, first, secondly, formerly, now, lastly, once more, above all, on the contrary, in the next place, in short, and all other words and phrases of the same kind, must generally be separated from the context by a comma: as, " Remember thy best and first friend ; formerly, the supporter of thy infancy, and the guide of thy childhood ; now, the guardian...
Page 131 - Lord Cardinal, if thou think'ft on heaven's blifs, Hold up thy hand, make fignal of thy hope. He die.s and makes no fign ! O God, forgive him.
Page 127 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.

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