Appendix IV School Education

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

 

 

Subject.

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.

 

SubjectAttrib. of Subj.Predicate.Dir. Obj.Averbial Adjunts.
FlowersThe, lily and dewy roseclose one by one
Shutting  their tender petals 
GrasshoppersTheare still  
CrowsThe noisyare 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.