Sallis, William, 1782-1865, Sallis's comic play grammar, [ca. 1850?]
Sallis's comic play grammar.
- Additional Title(s):
Comic play grammar
- London : [William Sallis], [ca. 1850?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 card game (41 cards) : illustrations ; each card 9.8 x 7 cm, in box 10.5 x 7.3 x 3 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Title from box front.
The card game is probably a response to the popularity of Percival Leigh's The Comic English Grammar (London : R. Bentley, 1840). Each card depicts short text below a comic image, with one or more words in the text underlined. For the underlined words, players must decipher the grammatical type, with points awarded for correct answers (point numbers given at the top of each card). Easier cards have one point each allotted to them while more difficult questions attract fifteen points. Subjects depicted in the cards include naughtiness (of children), accidents, social mores, fashion, robbery, street children and railways. Patriotism is represented by a depiction of Queen Victoria and St Paul's.
- Subject Terms:
- Amusements -- Great Britain.Conduct of life.English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching.English wit and humor.Leigh, Percival, 1813-1889. Comic English grammar.
- Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1850.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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