How to Talk, Or, Primary Lessons in the English Language

How to Talk, Or, Primary Lessons in the English Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...In gardens and in fields; Its stalk is straight, its leaves are long, And precious fruit it yields. The fruit, when young, is soft and white, And closely wrapped in green, And tassels hang from every ear, Which children love to glean. But when the tassels fade away, The fruit is ripe and old; It peeps from out the wrapping dry Like beads of yellow gold. Tlie fruit, when young, we boil and roast; When old, we grind it well. Now, think of all the plants you know, And try its name to tell. Write a description of " Corn." "Whither through the verdant meadow, Brooklet, dost thou roam?" "I am roaming through the valley, Onward to my home." "Stop and tell me, little brooklet, Where is, then, thy home?" "If T stop thus, I shall never Reach the ocean foam." "Why such haste to reach the ocean? Why not here abide?" "I must keep the ships in motion On the ocean wide." "Brooklet, bud and flower and blossom Never still remain." "We have learned a lesson from you, Brooklet, on the plain." Write the story of "The Brooklet " in your own language. Composition XL. (oral And Written.) NEVER PLAY TRUANT. Listen to me now, My dear little lad: Never play truant; Tis naughty and bad. Others will scorn you, And point as you pass: "Look at the boy At the foot of his class!" While you are growing Learn all that you can, Or you will be sorry When you are a man. Write the story of "Never Play Truant" in your own language. List for Pronunciation. IX. (drill Exercise: Two Minutes Long.) do do croup rule ruin two ruby sure coop fool boot loop He spreads his coat upon the heath, Nor yet to warm he lingers; He scouts the thought of aching teeth, more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978366
  • 9781236978363