An Instructive Elocution; Designed Especially for Teachers and Private Learners

An Instructive Elocution; Designed Especially for Teachers and Private Learners

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...reported on the streets, that the boy was whipped with three whips plaited together, and that he was so severely injured, that he had to be carried to his room. A tew days after, the teacher had occasion to stop at a village, eight miles from the school in which the whipping was done, when an elderly lady inquired of him, "Did you hear about that teacher up at Winchester, who whipped a boy so terribly the other day? They say that he just beat the boy's back into a perfect jelly! And," said she, "it must be so, for somebody told us that saw the boy's back." "Why Madam, I am the man who did that whipping; I know all about it." "Why law me! are you the fellow?" "Iain." "I'm glad you told me, for I might a said something I'd a wished I had n't." Such exaggerated reports remind one of "The Three Black Crows." 1. Two honest tradesmen meeting in the Strand, One took the other briskly by the hand; "Hark ye," said he, "'tis an odd story this, About the crows!"--"1 don't know what it is," Replied his friend, "No! I'm surprised at that; Where I come from it is the common chat. Rut you shall hear: an odd affair indeed! And that it happened, they are all agreed. Not to detain you from a thing so strange, A gentleman, that lives not far from 'Change, This week, in short, as all the alley kupws, Taking a puke, has thrown up three black crows." "Impossible!"--"Nay but it's really true, I had it from good hands, and so may you." "From whose, I pray?" So, having named the man, Straight to inquire, his curious comrade ran. "Sir, did you tell?"--relating the affair;--"Yes, sir, I did; and if it's worth...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949692
  • 9781236949691