Excerpt from Mechanics of Written English: A Drill in the Use of Caps and Points Thru the Rimes of Mother Goose Not one, but many, experimental schools must be established, if nation-wide, scholarly ideals and methods are to displace the cheap and absurd pyro technics at present displayed. The study of the humanities has not been discredited, for the study of English is only beginning seriously. Until elementary schools establish the study of the mother tongue in a worthy manner, how can we expect Greek and Latin to hold a place? Are we indeed a nation of confirmed imitators, as has been charged? Popular methods give a savor of truth to the accusation. We brazenly assume to make literary producers of all children, yet succeed in making few of them 1iterate, – that is, informed and accurate in the details of literacy! Our twelve year-old Aesops and La Fontaines gravely compose in classic form their ethical assignments, and we call all the world to admire. But is it certain that we dowell to develop a generation of moral prigs, who fancy that they are doing what no child – and almost no adult – can ever do? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.