What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
An Essay on Punctuation with Incidental Remarks on Composition
No preview available - 2016
according added adds Adjuncts allows ancient answer appears bear become beginning body born break called century Cicero colon comma comma-point common commonly complete composition connected considered consist construction contains correct dash denote destroyed distinction distinguished divided division edition effect ence English essay example express fragment frequently give given Grammar Grammarians greater Greek hand head idea ignorant illustrative instances interrogation James king language Latin lead learned less letter Lucius Mummius manner marked meaning mind Murray nature never object observation opinion original parathesis parenthesis particular passage passion pause perfect perhaps period phrase placed points present principal printed produce proposition Punctuation quoted reader reason referred requires rest Rhetoric Rhetoricians rule says semi-colon sense sent sentence served Simple sometimes speak taken thing translation understood Verb voice Vossius whole words writers
Page 21 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; my lust shall be satisfied upon them ; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Page 84 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep, And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light ; and there was light.
Page 63 - God, having designed man for a sociable creature, made him not only with an inclination and under a necessity to have fellowship with those of his own kind, but furnished him also with language, which was to be the great instrument and common tie of society.
Page 53 - And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey ? and what is stronger than a lion...
Page 63 - DUKE'S PALACE. Enter Duke, Curio, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. IF musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour.
Page 18 - We came to our journey's end, at last, with no small difficulty, after much fatigue, through deep roads, and bad weather.
Page 84 - And the earth was without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Page 27 - I confess it was want of consideration that made me an author ; I writ because it amused me ; I corrected because it was as pleasant to me to correct as to write ; and I published because I was told, I might please such as it was a credit to please.