What was the meaning of the sentence Mrs. Baker gave Holling to diagram?

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In the story, Mrs. Baker gives Holling an interesting sentence to diagram. Here it is:

For so it falls out, that what we have, we prize not to the worth whiles we enjoy it; but being lacked and lost, why, then we rack the value, then we find the virtue that possession would not show us while it was ours.

Teachers often ask their students to diagram sentences so that they can learn the parts of a sentence in the process. For example, the most basic sentence contains a subject and verb. A more complicated sentence will have...

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