School Record Volume 5, No. 4

School Record Volume 5, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...I discovered many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language; and this encouraged ine to think 1 might pos-sibly in lime come to be a tolerable English writer. SUGGESTIVE EXERCISES ON THE ABOVE SELECTION. 1. Bead the selection carefully and thoughtfully. 2. What seems to have been the author's purpose in writing this selection? 3. Do, you think he succeeded well in his purpose? 4. What does he mean by "Grub street ballad style" ("Grub street" was a street in London, once noted for its literary hacks and inferior literary productions; hence the name is often used as a term of contempt.) 5. The "Spectator" to which Mr. Franklin refers was a periodical that published popular essays, the best of which were written by Addison. It was published in London in 1711 and 1712, and in 1714. 6. How old was Franklin at the time the third volume of the "Spectator" was published? 7. How did Franklin use the articles in the "Spectator" to improve his language? 8. Why did he change some of the tales into verse? 9. What did he do to teach himself method in the arrangement of thought? 10. Is it important that we learn to be methodical in the expression of our thoughts? 11. Explain the meaning of the following expressions: (a) turn to account; (b) come to hand; (c) to suit the measure. 12. Define or give synonyms for all the words marked with stars. 13. Write, in your own language, the leading thoughts of each paragraph of the selection. 14. What practical lesson do you learn from the reading of this selection? 15. Write a short biographical sketch of Benjamin Frankliu. more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • English
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