Fugitive Verses
Popular Reprinted Poetry from Nineteenth Century Newspapers


The following article we copy from an old manuscript for the benefit of our juvenile readers.

    1. Three little words we often see
  • Are ARTICLES, a, an, and the.

    1. A NOUN’S the name of any thing,
  • As school or garden, hoop, or swing.

    1. ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun,
  • As great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

    1. Instead of Nouns the PRONOUNS stand;
  • John’s head, his face, my arm, your hand.

    1. VERBS tell of something being done;
  • To read, write, count, sing, jump, or run.

    1. How things are done, the ADVERBS tell:
  • As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.

    1. CONJUNCTIONS join the words together;
  • As men and children, wind or weather.

    1. A PREPOSITION stands before
  • A noun; as in or through a door.

    1. The INTERJECTION shows surprise;
  • As oh! how pretty, ah! how wise.

  • The whole are called nine PARTS of Speech,
  • Which Reading, Writing, Speaking teach.