Elements of the English language; an introduction to the study of grammar and composition. For common schools

 
9781236520708: Elements of the English language; an introduction to the study of grammar and composition. For common schools

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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...LESSON XXXIX. Write a reflection on a harmonium, preparing your scheme before proceeding with your paragraph. EXAMPLE. A telescope. 1. The Feelings. Pleasure. Admiration. Wonder. 2. The Qualities. a. Beauty or deformity. Its beauty. The intricacy, yet simplicity, of its structure. Its completeness. b. Utility or inutility. Useful in science, war, sport, engineering, and navigation. 3. Suggestion about its origin. It reminds us of the ingenuity of its inventors, of the struggles of the man of science, and of the wonderful goodness of God. 4. Simile. It is like a magician with the instant power to bring far-off things near to us. We look at a telescope with feelings of pleasure, admiration, and wonder. We admire it for its beauty, the intricacy, yet simplicity, of its structure, and the completeness of its arrangements. We know how useful it is to the scientist, the soldier, the sailor, the engineer, and the sportsman. It reminds us of the ingenuity of its inventors, the struggles of the astronomer, and the wonderful goodness of God. It is like a magician with the instant power to bring far-off things near to us. LESSON XL. Write a reflection on a steam-engine, preparing your scheme before proceeding with your paragraph. LESSON XLI. Write a reflection on the Bible, preparing your scheme before proceeding with your paragraph. LESSON XLII. Write reflections on a steam-plough and a musical-box, preparing your schemes before proceeding with your paragraphs. LESSON XLIII. Write reflections on a violet and a picture, preparing your schemes before proceeding with your paragraphs. LESSON XLIV. Write reflections on a bird's-nest and a tree, preparing your schemes before proceeding with your paragraphs. LESSON XLV. "Write reflections on a theodolite and...

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