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One of my favourite activities is “wordling” song lyrics to get students to predict what the song is about.
The old wordling left the window, took a chair exactly opposite to mine, and looked at me steadily, with a hard and vicious smile.
There, in that chamber of ruins, they deplored the loss of the proud, ambitious, brilliant, and dishonest wordling, who had long ago gone out of _their_ world with a lie on his soul.
"If you invite him to dinner," the wordling said, "or if you die, or marry, or meet with an accident, his notes of condolence or congratulation are prompt and civil, but the actual truth is that he cares nothing whatever about you or your relations, and if you don't please him he does not hesitate to sulk or be astonishingly rude, which last an American does not allow himself to be, as a rule."
Manvers was aware of Mrs. Flaxman's affection for her brother-in-law's memory; and it seemed to him natural and womanly that she should be touched -- artist and wordling though she was -- by this fresh effort in
So the wordling proved, after a bitter experience -- which may you be spared!
One would think that, after such reason and scripture-evidence as they hear, and after all these means and mercies, there should not be an ungodly person left amongst us, nor a wordling, nor a drunkard, nor a hater of reformation, nor an enemy to holiness, to be found in all our towns or countries.
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