English Grammar in American Schools Before 1850 ...

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University of Chicago, 1922 - English language - 170 pages
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Page 106 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety.
Page 44 - To form their style, they should be put on writing letters to each other, making abstracts of what they read, or writing the same things in their own words; telling or writing stories lately read, in their own expressions.
Page 57 - ... whole business. How else is it possible that a child should be chained to the oar seven, eight or ten of the best years of his life to get a language or two...
Page 166 - John Amos Comenius, Bishop of the Moravians. His Life and Educational Works, by SS LAURIE, AM, FRSE Second Edition, Revised.
Page 61 - British Education: Or. The Source of the Disorders of Great Britain. Being An Essay towards proving, that the immorality. Ignorance, and false Taste, which so generally prevail, are the natural and necessary Consequences of the present defective System of Education. With An Attempt to shew, that a Revival of the Art of Speaking, and the Study of Our Own Language, might contribute, in a great measure, to the Cure of those Evils.
Page 72 - Commonwealth, containing fifty families or householders, shall be provided with a schoolmaster or schoolmasters of good morals, to teach children to read and write and to instruct them in the English language, as well as in arithmetic, orthography, and decent behavior, for such term of time as shall be equivalent to six months for one school in each year.
Page 85 - Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, that each town or district within this Commonwealth, containing fifty families, or householders, shall be provided with a teacher or teachers of good morals, to instruct children in orthography, reading, writing, English grammar, geography, arithmetic, and good behavior...
Page 116 - Grammar teaches the proper arrangement of words according to the idiom or dialect of any particular people, and that excellency of pronunciation, which enables us to speak or write a language with accuracy, agreeably to reason and correct usage.
Page 121 - As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Page 75 - For schoolmistresses it is demanded that " the literary qualifications of schoolmistresses be required to extend no further than that they are able to teach the various sounds and powers of the letters in the English Language, reading, writing and English Grammar.

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