Primary Readers 241
A giddy, giggling girl gave a noggin of gruel to a big beggar with green glass goggles, going out of a greasy groggery.
Nathan Noonan knows his nose; no man knows I know he knows his nose ; his nose knows he knows his nose.
An alliteration with a somewhat different purpose is the one below. It was designed as an exercise to teach the pupils to " avoid the vulgar error of clipping off the final g."
I am thinking of going to singing meeting, this evening, in hope of hearing the bells ringing, and of seeing ranks of smiling, loving, languishing lasses.
Then here is a group of sentences that seem to have suffered an earthquake shock, but they simply show the appropriate use of the rising and falling inflection.
A poem from The Fourth Class Book, Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1827.
Well, Charles is highly pleased to day, I gave him leave to go and play