Longmans’ English Grammar, now 100 years old, is fabulous, especially the examples. Here are a few:
found in Longmans’ English Grammar, 1917
Exult, ye proud patricians.
Tom’s brother will come tomorrow.
Highest queen of state, great Juno comes.
Was the garden gate closed just now?
The Hudson is a beautiful river.
Put on they strength, O Zion!
Have those new houses been let already?
Pretty flowers grow in my garden.
The tall trees are shaking in the wind.
The golden corn was waving in the sun.
The great bell is tolling slowly.
Art thou he that should come?
Is the little child sleeping?
Have you been waiting long?
It was the lark, the herald of the morn.
O night and darkness, ye are wondrous strong.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul.
The hunters killed Bruin, the bear.
Art thou that traitor angel?
We have been friends for many years.
The careless girl was looking off her book.
I hope that I shall be a scholar some day.
I am going to Chicago next week.
I’m to be queen of the May.