School English; A Manual For Use In Connection With The Written English Work Of Secondary Schools

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Prentiss Butler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Take it. At the Treasury or the Home Office? Ask for it. Do you want to go to a party to which you are not invited? Ask to be asked. Ask A, ask B, ask Mrs. C, ask everybody you know: you will be thought a bore; but you will have your way. What matters if you are considered obtrusive, provided that you obtrude? By pushing steadily, nine hundred and ninety-nine people in a thousand will yield to you. Only command persons, and you may be pretty sure that a good number will obey. How well your money will have been laid out, O gentle reader, who purchase this; and taking the maxim to heart, follow it through life! You may be sure of success. If your neighbor's foot obstructs you, stamp on it; and do you suppose he won't take it away? II. Epigram.--The truth of the saying, "Beauty when unadorned, adorned the most," is made more striking by the apparent contradiction in terms, and by the brevity of the expression. A short sentence or phrase which suggests a truth by an apparent contradiction is called an epigram. EXAMPLES OF EPIGRAM. The child is father of the man. The king is dead, long live the king. Failures are the pillars of success. When you have nothing to say, say it. Conspicuous for its absence. We could not see the woods for the trees. Verbosity is cured by a wide vocabulary. So many things are striking that nothing strikes. The easiest way of doing nothing is to do it. Language is the art of concealing thought. Summer has set in with its usual severity. MISCELLANEOUS EXAMPLES OF FIGURES. Name and explain any figure found in the appended extracts, and notice how the expression of thought is made clearer and more forcible than it could be by the use of literal expressions:--SHAKESPEARE. I. CARDINAL WOLSEY'S SOLILOQUY....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Take it. At the Treasury or the Home Office? Ask for it. Do you want to go to a party to which you are not invi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545467

ISBN - 13:9780217545464

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