Jammed into one small house for three days of merriment and family fun, the TV not working and Mum on the verge of a breakdown, it soon becomes obvious that, in this house, more definitely does not mean merrier.
Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: Doubleday Children's
Ralph's relatives come to his house for Christmas and chaos soon follows.
The MORE the merrier hospitality; merriment c 1380 Pearl (1953) 1.850 The mo [more] the myryer, so God me blesse. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. vii. I3 The mo the merier, we all daie here [hear] and se.
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
“Yes,” said Jack, “the more the merrier.” So on they went, jiggelty-jolt, jiggelty-jolt. They went a little further and they met a dog. “Where are you going, Jack?” said the dog. “I am going to seek my fortune.” “May I go with you?
Author: Penrhyn W. Coussens
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This Children's book of stories is a compilation of some of the best fairy-tales in the world. They are selected and arranged by Penrhyn W. Coussens, editor of 'Poems Children Love' who also provides an insightful introduction. The stories include some of Charles Perrault's finest tales; 'Bluebeard', 'Cinderella' and 'Puss in Boots', those of Hans Christian Anderson such as 'The Fir Tree', Mme. D'Aulnoy's classic 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' together with the Grimm Brother's 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' and 'Rumplestiltskin.' Much older stories, such as those from Aesop's Fables are also encompassed. All of these wonderful tales are accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935). She was a much celebrated American illustrator during the 'Golden Age of Illustration' and an incredibly prolific contributor to well respected books and magazines; a pioneering woman in the male-dominated world of fine-art. The fairy-tales are presented in their original translations, alongside Willcox Smith's illustrations which further refine and elucidate Coussens’ thoughtfully edited collection. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
“Yes,” said Jack, “the more the merrier.” So on they went, jiggelty-jolt, jiggelty-jolt. They went a little farther and they met a bull. “Where are you going, Jack?” said the bull. “I am going to seek my fortune.” “May I go with you?
Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.
And, More English Fairy Tales Joseph Jacobs Donald Haase. “May I go with you?” “Yes,” said Jack, “the more the merrier.” So on they went, jiggelty-jolt, jiggelty-jolt. They went a little further and they met a goat.
Author: Joseph Jacobs
Category: Social Science
The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations. * Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they were first published more than a century ago * Illustrated with the original block prints by John Batten
more. the. merrier. Whereas English uses a definite article in expressions of the above type, French does not. Plus on est de fous, plus on rit = the more the merrier Plus on fume, plus on risque d'endommager sa sant ́e = the moreyou ...
Author: Malcolm Offord
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A Student Grammar of French is a concise introduction to French grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking undergraduates. Keeping technical detail to a minimum, it explains the fundamentals of the grammar in accessible and simple terms, and helps students to put their learning into practice through a range of fun and engaging exercises. All the essential topics are covered, with chapters on verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, determiners, prepositions, adverbs, negation, numerals, sentences, and clauses. Every grammatical point is illustrated with a range of authentic examples drawn from magazines and newspapers, covering many areas of contemporary life such as fashion, health issues, relationships and sport. It is clearly organized into a user-friendly, numbered indexing system, allowing the learner to quickly and easily locate any grammatical topic. Functioning both as an indispensable reference guide and a comprehensive workbook, this grammar will become the perfect accompaniment to any first or second year undergraduate course.
Best Direction, George Stevens for The More The Merrier — New York Film Critics. Oddly, although Bosley Crowther of The New York Times hailed the movie as the outstanding comedy of the year, critics outside New York did not wholly agree ...
Author: John Reid
Category: Performing Arts
Few people would argue with the films selected for detailed notices and reviews in this book. Many of the movies are award-winners, and most chalked up impressive figures at the box-office. Who would dispute the inclusion of Citizen Kane or Rebecca or The Best Years of Our Lives? However, along with The Yearling and Reap the Wild Wind and Hello, Frisco, Hello, I've also included a few surprises. A magnificent publication. -- Rodney Bourke in International Movie Making (April 2006).
The articles - an , a , and the - are signals to watch out for . They have important meanings . The , usually an adjective ( article ) , is sometimes used as an adverb . It means by so much . One may say : The more the merrier .