Back to the Home Page
Entries tagged as
Staffordshire (2)
1 of 2
1
Fashionable Freedom
Music: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Josiah Wedgwood’s promotional gift made Abolitionism fashionable.

NOR was the philanthropy of the late Mr. Wedgwood less instrumental in turning the popular feeling in our favour. He took the seal of the committee for his model, and produced a beautiful cameo.

Continue reading

Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: See. Notice. Watch.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Finish. See. Wear.

Use together in one sentence: Late. Worthless. Donation.

More games: Sevens. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

The Tea-Cup Revolutionary
Music: John Field
Josiah Wedgwood, a village potter whose disability meant he could not use a potter’s wheel, brought about a quiet revolution in English society.

A NASTY bout of smallpox when he was eleven left Josiah Wedgwood so lame that he could not work the pedal of a potter’s wheel.

But pottery was all he knew, so in 1759 he turned from manufacture to innovation, employing others for design and production, and burying himself in the chemistry of his trade.

Continue reading

Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Desire. Design.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Service. Manufacture. Trade.

Use together in one sentence: Tasteful. Build. Design.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

1