CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
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Found 67 posts tagged ‘sentence diagram’


March 11, 2021 (permalink)

"You are benefited by reading good books."  From Better English, Seventh Year by Jeschke, Potter & Gillet, 1930.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#reading #books #sentence diagram
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February 22, 2021 (permalink)

A tombstone-worthy sentence diagram: "If an inscription be put upon my tomb, it may be this."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #tombstone #epitaph
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February 2, 2021 (permalink)

"We drink that wine all day, till the last drop is drained up; and are lighted off to bed by the jewels in the cup."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #wine
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January 17, 2021 (permalink)

"How far that little candle throws its beams."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901
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#sentence diagram #candle #light in darkness
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December 26, 2020 (permalink)

"The brightest of all things, the sun, has its spots."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sun #sunspots #sentence diagram
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November 30, 2020 (permalink)

"We reach the goal when, in the mansions of the blest, Death leaves to its eternal rest the weary soul."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#death #sentence diagram
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November 7, 2020 (permalink)

"Often in a wooden house a golden room you find."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram
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October 15, 2020 (permalink)

"Those things which are said to be done by Nature are done by Divine Art."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #deity #nature #divinity #divine art
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September 2, 2020 (permalink)

A word of caution: the Grim Reaper appears at the end of this:
"Leaves have their time to fall, and flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, and stars to set; but all, thou has all seasons for thine own, O Death." 
From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#death #sentence diagram
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July 27, 2020 (permalink)

"Bring lilies to altar and shrine."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#lily #sentence diagram #shrine #altar #flowers
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July 4, 2020 (permalink)

"The moon's veil is both her luster and her shade."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#moon #sentence diagram
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May 30, 2020 (permalink)

"In the wilds of fiery climes he made himself a home, and his soul drank their sunbeams."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram
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April 30, 2020 (permalink)

"You will greatly oblige me by sending those books."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#books #literacy #sentence diagram #send books
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March 20, 2020 (permalink)

"How often have hearts beat in terror over evils that never occurred?"  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#terror #sentence diagram
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March 2, 2020 (permalink)

"Mice and rats were luxuriously fed by the thoughtless children."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #mice #rat
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February 13, 2020 (permalink)

"Night was made hideous by the howling of wolves."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#wolves #sentence diagram #night
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January 14, 2020 (permalink)

"Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#misery #sentence diagram #sorrow
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December 19, 2019 (permalink)

"You set my thoughts to melody; you fill me with your beauty."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram
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November 13, 2019 (permalink)

"We moved through dark and desert ways."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #desert
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October 15, 2019 (permalink)

"Sparkling like a diamond beams the day-star in the skies."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#sentence diagram #star #day star
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