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Now, first I'll take this little ball,
And stick a large pin through it all,
To make my meaning known.
Then all the ways the pin can go,
Will help somewhat to make you know
'Tis called a preposition, dear,
Because it has position here,
All round and round about ;-
Up, over, out of, through and through,
Above, beyond, below it too,
Beneath it, near, no doubt.
Before, behind, across, throughout,
And underneath, within, without,
In, into, up, upon.
Beside, besides, between, betwixt,
In some position.
Insert Prepositions. Frogs are eaten France. We obtain pearls oyster-shells. Robert likes to be
papa. Mr. Glen rode - the bridge. Hamilton is eight miles Glasgow. The Mediterranean Sea is Europe and Africa. The poor child came begging bread. The 'loaf was divided the whole family. Each had a share
it. The dog lay the table, and then jumped it. him
He should be trained the kennel.
Now what is a conjunction, pray?
It joins and disjoins words (they say),
And couples sentences.
I'll write a very few for you,
And show you how you ought to do-
Just learn by rote all these.
Also, and, because, Although, yet, though, so, as,
If, since, that, then, As well as either, neither, nor,
Therefore, wherefore, Whether, except, notwithstand-
Mary has on a cloak or shawl,
But little Mina's none at all,
Yet she has a pelisse.
Therefore she has as good as you,
And her's is quite in fashion too,
Though it was made in Nice.
Yet, notwithstanding all you've said,
Provided I could get a plaid,
I would not care for either.
Unless I were compelled to wear
That hairy cloak so like a bear,
Then I would ask for neither.
Supply Conjunctions in the following spaces : I may
you promise to return it. It is now six years
James died. Andrew left this for Madeira
he might lose his health here I accompanied him. He
I will return soon we are not prevented. David is wealthier John. I love Henry best ; he is - good kind.
John Harry who broke the jar.
Look! here are interjections too-
Away with pride! passion subdue !
How sweet is harmony !
Hush! listen to that busy hum.
Well done! for shame! hark! 'tis a drum,
Unpleasant noise! ha! he!
We use such words when something strange
Occurs. Thus Harry can't arrange,
And cries, “ O dear! O dear!”
I heard some gentlemen one day
Say “hip! hip! hip! hurrah! hurrah !"
How strange it did appear.
All that, you know, was said in fun,
But here's a much more serious one
To which there's great objections
O heavens! or Gracious! Mercy me!
Such words are used improperly,
Yet they are interjections.
Insert Interjections in the following spaces :-
Jane is dead. How sad !
How good she was. - ! few can be called good. what a splendid comet. ! how astonishing!
That very pretty work-box was presented to me on my birth-day, and I take great care of it. A most distressing accident occurred yesterday, by which two men were injured severely. Singing strengthens the lungs. Well done! Adieu! Farewell !
CONCLUSION TO PART FIRST.
you have learned nine parts of speech,
Which seemed at first beyond your reach,
But patience conquers
Industry, perseverance too,
Have all done much to show to you
This grammar, which I call
Heart's-ease! Say lias it eased your heart?
Then it has done the teacher's part,
And I inay say adieu !
Try once again what's gone before,
And by and by you'll have some more,
The rest is hard for you.
Your little brain is full just now,
If I poured more, where would it go ?
Why, it would overflow.
What you have got's retained with ease,
The rest of this would only tease,
Until you older grow.
For one year you have had enough,
The road gets now a little rough;
But then when you grow tall,
You'll be the abler for the hill,
My heart's-ease then will help you still,