Selected Spelling Sentences

The Little Sister is in the second grade this year. One of their weekly assignments is to write sentences using the words they are learning to spell. She has quite a way with them.

I don’t really go in the deep side of the water because I might sink.

We do not have a king to rule our country. We have Barack Obama.

When I get water in my eyes I blink.

My favorite drink is Shirley Temple. What’s yours?

Did you know that left wing is in hockey?

My brother wakes up cranky.

I love to go on the swing.

In Anne of Green Gables the word hang was used.

Of the Character of one Mr. Brownlow

From There’s Pippins And Cheese To Come, by Charles S. Brooks (Yale University Press, 1917)

By some slim chance, reader, you may be the kind of person who, on a visit to a strange city, makes for a bookshop.

But the habit of reading at the open stalls was not only with the poor. You will remember that Mr. Brownlow was addicted. Really, had not the Artful Dodger stolen his pocket handkerchief as he was thus engaged upon his book, the whole history of Oliver Twist must have been quite different. And Pepys himself, Samuel Pepys, F.R.S., was guilty. “To Paul’s Church Yard,” he writes, “and there looked upon the second part of Hudibras, which I buy not, but borrow to read.” Such parsimony is the curse of authors. To thumb a volume cheaply around a neighborhood is what keeps them in their garrets. It is a less offence to steal peanuts from a stand.

So our dear Mr. Brownlow, respectable gentleman and thief.

‘The prosecutor was reading, was he?’ inquired Fang, after another pause.

‘Yes,’ replied the man. ‘The very book he has in his hand.’

‘Oh, that book, eh?’ said Fang. ‘Is it paid for?’

‘No, it is not,’ replied the man, with a smile.

‘Dear me, I forgot all about it!’ exclaimed the absent old gentleman, innocently.

‘A nice person to prefer a charge against a poor boy!’ said Fang, with a comical effort to look humane. ‘I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book, under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances; and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute. Let this be a lesson to you, my man, or the law will overtake you yet. The boy is discharged. Clear the office!’

Teaser

Really, the cover of a compact disc should not be any reason to purchase it, and yet for some reason I want to get this one instead of the several that are recommended as having better performances.

Carmina Burina

This is not the sort of problem that one runs into when buying music downloads.