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Page 190 - “For the two volumes of memories, ‘A Small Boy and Others' and ‘Notes of a Son and Brother,' he dictated no preliminary notes. He plunged straight into the stream of the past without a doubt or a hesitation. The reading over each morning of the
Page 65 - lofty birches, occasionally crossing the path of some clear mountain stream, but hearing no human voice, and seldom even the chirp of bird or insect” (3) A balanced sentence is made up of two members which are similar in form, but often contrasted in meaning.
Page 189 - draft. It was really nothing of the kind. “He did not enlarge and amplify a rough sketch of his novels after the manner of Balzac. His method might better be compared with Zola's habit of writing long letters to himself about the characters in his next book until they became alive enough for
Page 103 - the Creed should be the best summary of our civic beliefs and duties, to be adapted for general circulation in convenient form and for use in public and private schools throughout the country. It should be based on the principles and the ideals of American citizenship as shown in our history, laws, and customs.
Page 39 - essays on: “PRAYER: The meaning, the reality, and the power of prayer : its place and value to the individual, to the Church, and to the State : in the everyday affairs of life, in the healing of sickness and disease : in times of distress and of national danger, and in relation to national ideals and to world progress.”
Page 65 - effects of different kinds of sentences :— Too many loose sentences give an impression of carelessness. Too .many periodic sentences make the style stiff and monotonous. Balanced sentences are well suited to satire or to essays in which persons or things are contrasted. They are
Page 65 - “Having been wrecked on the coast of Jamaica during one of his voyages and reduced to the verge of starvation by the want of provisions, which the natives refused to supply, Columbus took advantage of their ignorance of astronomy.” (2) A loose sentence is so constructed that it may be brought to a close in two or more places and in each case make complete sense.