« PreviousContinue »
C. One Hundred CC. Two Hundred CCC Three Hundred CCCC. Four Hundred 500 . . .D. Five Hundred 600 .... DC. Six Hundred 700... DCC Seven Hundred 800.. DCCC Eight Hundred 900. DCCCC. Nine Hundred 1000 . . . . M . One Thousand
MDCCCL, 1850. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty.
Capitals should be used in the following cases:
1. At the beginning of any writing, book, chapter, paragraph, and at the beginning of every line in poetry.
2. The first word after a period or full-stop also, the pronoun I, and interjection O!
3. The names applied to the Deity; as God, Jehovah, Almighty, Lord, Eternal: also, to proper names; as George, London, the Alps, the Thames, the Victory, (the name of a ship,) England, France.
4. Adjectives derived from proper names; as Grecian, Roman, English, Italian.
5. Words of importance; as, the Reformation, the Revolution.
THE MARKS AND STOPS USED IN READING.
The six principal ones are the following :·
ODE ON PROVIDENCE.
How are thy servants blest, O Lord,
In foreign realms and lands remote,
Through burning climes I pass'd unhurt,
Thy mercy sweeten'd ev'ry toil,
Think, O my soul, devoutly think,
Confusion dwelt in ev'ry face,
And fear in ev'ry heart,
When waves on waves, and gulfs on gulfs,
O'ercame the pilot's art.
Yet then from all my griefs, O Lord,
Whilst, in the confidence of pray'r,
My soul took hold on thee.
For though in dreadful whirls we hung,
High on the broken wave,
I knew Thou wast not slow to hear,
The storm was laid, the winds retir'd,
The sea, that roar'd at thy command,
In midst of dangers, fears, and death,
And praise Thee for thy mercies past,
My life, if Thou preserv'st my life,
And death, if death must be my doom,
SPEAK gently-it is better far
Speak gently-love doth whisper low
Speak gently to the little child,
Speak gently to the young, for they
Will have enough to bear;
Pass through this life as best they may, "Tis full of anxious care! G 3