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Character and Conduct (17)
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A Tempting Offer
Music: Muzio Clementi
True moral integrity comes from within.

“IS there anything I can do for you in town? I have half an idea of going into Norfolk again soon. I am not satisfied about Maddison. I am sure he still means to impose on me if possible, and get a cousin of his own into a certain mill, which I design for somebody else.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Hear. Attend. Listen.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Do. Know. Well.

Use together in one sentence: Rule. Me. Give.

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Education of the Heart
Music: Johann Christian Bach
For Jane Austen, the best education a father can give to his child is to befriend her.

TOO late he became aware how unfavourable to the character of any young people must be the totally opposite treatment which Maria and Julia had been always experiencing at home, where the excessive indulgence and flattery of their aunt had been continually contrasted with his own severity.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Practice. Practise.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Fear. Profit. Mean.

Use together in one sentence: Wanting. Good. Wretched.

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The Knight and the Outlaw
Music: John Jenkins
A mysterious knight and an equally mysterious outlaw agree to preserve one another’s incognito.

“SIR Knight,” said the Outlaw, “we have each our secret. You are welcome to form your judgment of me, and I may use my conjectures touching you, though neither of our shafts may hit the mark they are shot at. But as I do not pray to be admitted into your mystery, be not offended that I preserve my own.”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Present. Gift.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Use. Well. Mark.

Use together in one sentence: Each. Use. Gallant.

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Perilous Waters
Music: George Frideric Handel
King Saul’s jealousies drove those who loved him away, but David was a very different kind of leader.

DAVID’s attempts at reconciliation with Saul, the King of Israel, had failed – if only they could have drawn swords together against the Philistines! – and though he had parted in affectionate comradeship from Jonathan, the king’s son, David would never see him again.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Were. Where.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Part. Camp. Slip.

Use together in one sentence: Could. Sword. By.

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The Price of Treachery
Music: Niels Gade
A Danish soldier in the seventeenth century imposes the severest sentence he can think of.

A DANISH soldier from Flensburg was awaiting medical attention in the company of a bottle of beer when he turned to see a wounded Swede lying near him. So he cradled the man’s head and plied his bottle.

At that moment, there was a sharp crack! and a searing pain in his shoulder. The Swede had shot him. ‘Rascal!’ cried our kindly Dane, ‘for that you must be punished.’

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Lay. Lie.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Shoulder. Change. Turn.

Use together in one sentence: Put. Ply. See.

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Sweet and Sour
Music: William Boyce
The great Dr Johnson argues that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

THAT a precept of courtesy is by no means unworthy of the gravity and dignity of an apostolical mandate, may be gathered from the pernicious effects which all must have observed to have arisen from harsh strictness and sour virtue; such as refuses to mingle in harmless gaiety, or give countenance to innocent amusements, or which transacts the petty business of the day with a gloomy ferociousness that clouds existence.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Courtesy. Curtsy.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Rest. Stay. Make.

Use together in one sentence: Might. Unworthy. Arise.

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