Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen

Catherine is on her way to the Abbey with the Tilneys, and now she is riding in the 'curricle' (a light two-wheeled carriage pulled by two horses)) with young Henry, who is an expert driver. Here is a sentence describing his skill, but I have substituted a few words to transform it to a sentence about how I try to teach:

"But the merit of the [classroom] did not all belong to the [students]; [the teacher taught] so well -- so quietly -- without making any disturbance, without parading to [the students], or [raising his voice] at them..."

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