Appendix IV School Education

Examination of a Child of Twelve, in the 'Parents' Review' School, on the Work of a Term




English Grammar.
1. Analyse, parsing the words in italics:––
   One by one the flowers close,
   Lily and dewy rose
   Shutting their tender petals from the moon.
  The grasshoppers are still; but not so soon
   Are still the noisy crows.
2. Make sentences, showing the different ways in which the following may be used:––dying, making, t tell, but.
3. Give some words with each of the following prefixes:––epi, hypo, cata, di, syn.


Subject Attrib. of Subj. Predicate. Dir. Obj. Averbial Adjunts.
Flowers The, lily and dewy rose close   one by one
Shutting     their tender petals  
Grasshoppers The are still    
Crows The noisy are still   but not so soon

1. One, numeral adj., modifying "flowers." By, preposition, joining "one" to "one." Close, transitive verb, 3rd pers. plur., Present Tense. Shutting, present participle, governing "petals." Their, pels. poss. pron., 3rd pers. phil. From, preposition, governing "moon." Still, adj., modifying "grasshoppers." So, adv., modifying "soon." Soon, adv. of time, modifying "are still." Noisy, adj., qualifying "crows."

2. Go quickly; he is dying. A dying man lies there. Making a dress is difficult. I am making a box. To tell tales is mean. I was to tell you that. But for him, I should not be here. Had you but a knife, we should be safe. Yes, but he is stupid, so I cannot make him hear.

3. Episode, epi-tome. Hypo-crite, hypo-thesis. Cataract, cat-astrophe, cat-hedral. Di-phong (sic). Syn-tax, syl-lable, sym-pathy.