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A Grammar of the Tamil Language: With an Appendix (1836)
Charles Theophilius Ewald Rhenius
No preview available - 2008
3d person ablative accusative active verbs adjectives adverbs affixed called in Tamil changes of letters common conjunction connexion consonant dative declension declined defective verb demonstrative pronouns denotes doubled dropped expressed father feminine finite verb formed by adding former future tense gave genitive give high caste honorific i. e. nouns referring i. e. shortening implies indefinite mode infinitive inserted instances interrogative intransitive verbs king long vowel masculine means middle particle monosyllabic word mute consonant native Grammars negative verb neut nominative nouns are formed nouns ending oblique Observe past tense person neuter Plur plural number prefixed present tense pronounce proper receive relative participle rendered root rules Samscrit sea sponge Sendamangalam sense sentence short vowel signifying singular speak stands syllable Tamil language Tamulian termina terminations thee thou tion tive tongue split tree various verbal noun verbal participle vocative walk woman written xcin
Page 291 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts : — but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the...
Page 291 - Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces or the stateliness of temples, not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art, not to collect medals or collate manuscripts, — but to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the...
Page 290 - What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob ; Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
Page 295 - After we have practised good actions a while, they become easy; and when they are easy, we begin to take pleasure in them ; and when they please us, we do them frequently ; and by frequency of acts, a thing grows into a habit ; and...
Page 289 - When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, And Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled : Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, And the little hills like lambs.
Page 269 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 295 - It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in bonds ; it is the height of guilt to scourge him ; little less than parricide to put him to death : what name then shall I give to the act of crucifying him...
Page 291 - ... and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 291 - Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. " If you wish to enrich a person, study not to increase his stores, but to diminish his desires." " If you regulate your desires according to the standard of nature, you will never be poor ; if according to the standard of opinion, you will never be rich.