Diagramming Sentences

Sentences from the First Pages of Literature


Sentence 8:  "The nobles, whose power had become exorbitant during the reign of Stephan, and whom the prudence of Henry the Second had scarce reduced into some degree of subjection to the crown, had now resumed their ancient license in its utmost extent; despising the feeble interference of the English Council of State, fortifying their castles, increasing the number of their dependents, reducing all around them to a state of vassalage, and striving by every means in their power to place themselves each at the head of such forces as might enable him to make a figure in the national convulsions which appeared to be impending."  - Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 1 (from the second paragraph)
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