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No man, either hero or saint, ever acted from an unmixed motive; for let him do what he will rightly, still Conscience whispers “it is your duty.
So great was the increasing wickedness, with the growth of the race, that “it repented the Lord that he had made man,” and he resolved to destroy the whole race, with the exception of one religious family, and change the whole surface of the earth by a mighty flood, which should involve in destruction all animals and fowls of the air—all the antediluvian works of man.
But when the Author of this just Treatise says of the assertion, that the legitimate Sonnet suits not our language, “its truth cannot be demonstrated,” he should perhaps rather have observed, that its fallacy is proved by the great number of beautiful legitimate Sonnets, which adorn our National Poetry, not only by Milton, but by many of our _modern_ Poets.
After ascribing to our language “a veritable power of expression, such as perhaps never stood at the command of any other language of men”, he goes on to say, “Its highly spiritual genius, and wonderfully happy development and condition, have been the result of a surprisingly intimate union of the two noblest languages in modern Europe, the Teutonic and the Romance-It is well known in what relation these two stand to one another in the English tongue; the former supplying in far larger proportion the material groundwork, the latter the spiritual conceptions.
The joints of her compounded words”, says Fuller, “are so naturally oiled, that they run nimbly on the tongue, which makes them though long, never tedious, because significant”{77}. Sir Philip Sidney boasts of the capability of our English language in this respect-that “it is particularly happy in the composition of two or three words together, near equal to the Greek”.
Dr. Oliver remarks, “It may be worth while to observe, that when St. Michael ‘in procella,’ or ‘in periculo maris,’ is named in the old records, the foreign house is meant.
But if it’s counterfeit,” Steve interrupted dryly, “it might also be, finders weepers.
The Boss said sourly, “It would seem that I was in error.
This Movement,” she said, “it seems to have started moving!
And,” the German continued, unruffled, “it is hardly to my interest to gain the reputation of betraying my sometimes employers.
Therefore I hope that the divine teachings like unto the rays of the sun may be diffused in all the Western States, and the blessed verse of the Qur’án, “It is a good City and the Lord is the Forgiver!”(17) may become realized.
As Albertus Magnus says: “It would be more correct to style this the progress of the believer in the faith than of the faith in the believer.
Since the ancient sacrifices were but figures and shadows, they were imperfect and insufficient; for “it is impossible,” says St. Paul, “that by the blood of oxen and of goats sins should be taken away.
To you,” says our Lord to His Apostles, “it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God, to the rest, in parables.
Next to the Waverley Novels,” says a chief authority, “it has done more than any other book to make Scottish customs, phrases, and traits of character familiar to Englishmen at home and abroad.
He observes that “its buildings and residences were fine and rich, as might be expected of chiefs who ruled all the neighboring provinces.”[23-1] When the revolt of the Cakchiquels took place, soon afterwards, Iximche was deserted, and was never again fully inhabited.
St. Paul, in few words, declares the end wherefore the sword is committed to the powers, saying, “It is to the punishment of the wicked doers, and unto the praise of such as do well.
It was some time after this that we find the heliocentric theory, as well as that of other habitable worlds, denied (in Europe), because “it would deprive the Earth of its unique and central eminence.
There are many older persons who are always ready to say, “It was just done on purpose; they just meant to hurt my feelings!
How much poorer we should be today without the story of Gethsemane and Calvary, without knowing that “it pleased the Lord to bruise him” and that out of his sighs and tears and groans has flowed into our hearts a fountain of joy and love and tenderness whereby we have been enriched and the angels of God have been caused to sing a song for joy!

Examples of It

Example #1
Richard III., Iago, and Falstaff are men who reverse the order of things, who place intellect at the head, whereas it ought to follow, like Geometry, to prove and to confirm.
Example #2
He was not only a great poet but a great philosopher.
Example #3
It should, however, be mentioned, that when the consul Marcellus, an enemy of Cæsar, proposed in the Senate that he should lay down his command, Curio, the tribune, whose debts Cæsar had paid, moved that Pompey should do the same; which he refused to do, since the election of Cæsar to the consulship would place the whole power of the republic in his hands.
Example #4
The tribunes, in the interests of Cæsar, opposed the decree of the Senate; the reigning consuls threatened the tribunes, and they fled to Cæsar’s camp in Cisalpine Gaul.
Example #5
Of the four of Milton's, justly disapproved by Mr. White, there is one evidently a _burlesque_, written in sport.
Example #6
I have pleasure in quoting the preceding Dissertation on the SONNET, conscious that there is no order of Verse, upon which so much erroneous opinion has gone forth, and of whose beauties the merely common Reader is so insensible.