English Spoken and Written: Lessons in language, literature, and composition (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1908 - English language
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Contents

A School Experience Making and Arranging Sentences
13
Declarative Sentences
14
The Captains Daughter A Story in Verse
17
Interrogative Sentences
18
An Exercise in Silent Reading The Old Soldier
19
Imperative Sentences
20
Requests or Entreaties
21
Names of the Deity Capital Letters
22
The Flag goes By A Patriotic Poem
23
Exclamatory Sentences
25
A Review of Sentences
26
Paragraphs Indentation
28
A September Garden Sentence Study
29
Exercises in Description
30
Storytelling Five in One Pod
31
The Study of a Picture Description
32
Wheat Practice in Thoughtgetting
33
A Story to be Written
34
A Word Picture in Prose
36
LESSON PAGE 33 How to Use the Dictionary
37
Exercise in Silent Reading The Sphinx
38
Home Preparations for Winter Sentence Grouping
40
Birds Paragraph Writing
41
Study of a Picture The End of Day
42
The Tree Mental Picturing
43
Fur Bearers Paragraph Writing
46
Childs Play Explaining Things
47
Composition Subjects or Titles
48
Humble Helpers Exercises in Composition
49
Pumpkins Observation and Conversation
50
Winter Paragraph and Sentence Study
52
An Exercise in Planning and Writing
53
Little Lessons in History
54
A Picture Lesson Attacked by Wolves
57
Home Sweet Home A Song
58
Contractions An Exercise in Observation
59
A Lesson in Good Form Contractions
60
Bits of Local Lore Conversation and Composition
61
Picture Study and Composition The Meeting
63
A Story to be Retold
64
Practice in Using Quotation Marks
65
Quotations at Beginning of Sentences
66
The Important Corporal A Character Study
67
A Use of the Comma
68
The Monkey and the Cats Reproduction
69
Practice Punctuation of Quotations
71
Lullaby for Titania For Memorizing
72
The Parts of a Sentence
74
The Predicate of a Sentence
75
LESSON PAGE 73 Groups of Words as Subjects
77
Groups of Words as Predicates
78
Separating the Subject and Predicate
79
The Position of Subject and Predicate
80
Order in Sentences
81
Simple Sentences
82
Review
83
Robert of Lincoln A Life History in Verse
84
A Study of the Poem Conversation
87
Writing Stories from Outlines
89
Exercises in Explaining
90
Completing a Story
91
An Exercise in Thinking
92
The Arrow and the Song For Memorizing
93
Summary
94
Use of Letterwriting
96
A Letter Phillips Brooks to his Niece
97
Letterwriting
98
The Parts of a Letter
99
The Heading
100
The Salutation
101
The Body
102
The Conclusion
103
The Superscription
104
Exercises in Letterwriting
106
Business Letters Diagram showing Parts
107
Forms of Business Letters
108
Applications for Positions
110
Practice in Letterwriting
111
Social Notes
112
Formal Notes
113
Exercises in writing Notes and Letters
114
Telegrams
115
Discussion and Composition Sending Messages
116
LESSON PAGB 110 The Sower Conversation about a Great Picture
118
The Throstle Study of Poetry
120
Word Work in Sentences The Parts of Speech
121
Nouns
122
Practice Dandelions
123
Common and Proper Nouns
124
Surnames and Given Names
125
Reading and Mental Picturing Barbarossa
126
Verses to be Memorized May
137
A Beautiful Word Picture From Sir Launfal
140
A Useful Verb
141
The Verbphrase
142
Complements
144
Review
145
Picture Study School in Brittany
147
Present and Past Forms of Verbs
148
Forms to Use after Have and Has
149
Some Common Verbs
150
Completing a Story An Interrupted Journey
151
Two Troublesome Verbs
152
Word Study Careful Thinking
154
Adding to the Story
155
Study of Troublesome Forms
156
Bain An Exercise in Explanation
158
Before the Bain Poetic Pictures
159
Exercises in Description
162
Personification 103
163
Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns
164
How Plural Nouns are Formed 105
166
When to Use Certain Words 108
168
A Picture Study King Arthur
169
Study of the Story
172
Review
173
How Nouns show Possession
174
Irregular Possessive Forms
175
Review
176
Paragraph Writing The Topic Sentence
177
A Reading Exercise Little Sunrise
178
A Study of Synonyms
179
Pronouns
180
Practice in the Use of Pronouns
181
A Quotation within a Quotation
182
How to Use Personal Pronouns
183
The Proper Order of Pronouns
185
Picture Study and Composition Visiting Day
187
Modifiers Explained and Defined
188
Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
189
Adjectives
190
Other Adjectives
192
Uses of the Hyphen The Cornfield
193
Word Building Prefixes and Suffixes
195
A Study of Some Prefixes
196
Word Pictures in Poetry and Prose
198
The Study of a Picture Landscape with Mill
199
Lesson in Synonyms
200
Two Famous Explorers A Review
201
Helping the Shoemaker Mental Picturing
202
What my Old Shoe Told An Exercise in Storytelling
203
Waves after a Storm Degrees of Quality
204
The Gentlemanly Horse Comparison of Adjectives
206
LBRSON PA 188 Irregular Comparison
207
A Reading Exercise A Story of Japan 20
210
Adverbs modifying Verbs
211
Adverbs with Other Words than Verbs
212
Poetic Comparisons
213
A Swiss Legend How to Tell a Story
215
Poems that foster Love of Country Warrens Address
218
Oral Review
219
Prepositions
220
Word Study Prepositions
222
Music in Poetry Puck and the Fairy
223
History Story to be Retold Putnam and the Wolf
224
Biography Order of Details
226
Phrases Explained and Defined
228
Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
229
Variety of Expression
230
Review of Possessive Forms
231
A Pennsylvania Farmhouse Description
232
Narcissa Description of a Person
235
Conjunctions
237
Conjunctions and Verbs
238
Interjections
240
Going Anutting A Word Picture in Prose
241
A Debate
242
Wordbuilding Use of Suffixes
243
La Salle The Parts of Speech
244
Character Study and Description
245
Lucy A Study of Character
247
A Colonial Girl Actions that show Character
248
Clauses Explained and Defined
249
Independent and Dependent Clauses
251
Simple Compound and Complex Sentences
252
Combining Sentences
254
Exercises in Paragraph Writing
255
Picture Study The Fishermans Daughter
257
Stories to be Told from Outlines
259
Summary
266
B Review of Rules for Capital Letters
272
Copyright

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Page 263 - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again. Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.
Page 161 - I BRING fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams ; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun.
Page 93 - I SHOT an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song ? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke ; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
Page 72 - Philomel, with melody Sing in our sweet lullaby; Lulla, lulla, lullaby ; lulla, lulla, lullaby ; Never harm, nor spell nor charm, Come our lovely lady nigh; So, good night, with lullaby.
Page 58 - MID pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!
Page 216 - Stand! the ground's your own, my braves ! Will ye give it up to slaves ? Will ye look for greener graves ? Hope ye mercy still ? What's the mercy despots feel ? Hear it in that battle peal! Read it on yon bristling steel! Ask it, ye who will!
Page 205 - I remember, I remember Where I was used to swing, And thought the air must rush as fresh To swallows on the wing; My spirit flew in feathers then That is so heavy now, And summer pools could hardly cool The fever on my brow. I remember, I remember The fir trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky: It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm farther off from- Heaven Than when I was a boy.
Page 218 - The wonderful air is over me, And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree; It walks on the water, and whirls the mills, And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.
Page 221 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be: In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favours, In those freckles live their savours.
Page 183 - Song Where the pools are bright and deep, Where the gray trout lies asleep, Up the river and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me. Where the blackbird sings the latest, Where the hawthorn blooms the sweetest, Where the nestlings chirp and flee, That's the way for Billy and me.

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