Grammar-Land {OR} Grammar in fun for the Children of Schoolroom-Shire

Grammar-Land {OR} Grammar in fun for the Children of Schoolroom-Shire

M. L. Nesbitt

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... The favourable reception that the former Editions of this little book have met with, calls for a word of acknowledgment. It seems that not only the little folks for whom it was intended, but children of a larger growth have read it with interest; and students, who spend days and nights "with weary eyesight poring over, miserable books," have condescended to turn over these pages, and laughingly admit that the imagination may sow even the dustiest of book-shelves with flowers. Teachers of the younger classes in schools have found this little volume extremely useful; and it is vi Preface to the Third Edition. suggested, that though children will often read it with pleasure by themselves, they will derive much more profit from it when it is made the text-book for a lesson. The simple exercises appended to each chapter will then be found both useful and entertaining. GRAMMAR-LAND. INTRODUCTION. JUDGE GRAMMAR AND HIS SUBJECTS. HAT is Grammar-land? Where is Grammar-land? Have you ever been to Grammar land? Wait a minute and you shall hear. You will not find Grammar-land marked on the globe, and I never saw a map of it; but then, who ever saw a map of Fairy-land? and yet you have all heard of that, and know a great deal about it, of course. Well, Grammar-land is a place every bit as real as Fairy-land, and much more important. The Fairy Queen is all very well, and a very great little queen in her way; but Judge Grammar! great, stern, old Judge Grammar, is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens, and emperors too, have all to obey Judge Grammar's laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, even their own subjects would laugh

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