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of the superlative degree? most, &c? What of the note?

Les. 28. What of the 7th rule? Example? How Illustrated? What of obs. 1? What of 2? What of 3?

hâw thòrn hâwk-weed

Les. 32. What of the 8th rule? Example? How parsed? What of the note?

Les. 36. What of obs. 1? What of 2?


lâw'yĕr lôôp'hōle



Easy words of two syllables, accent on the first; vowels broad.




stall fed




wâr fare

wâr like


wâr wōrn


What of the adverbs more and


malt mặn



môôr lănd











Common Things.

Dialogue carried on by Jane, Mary, and their Mother. Mary. Hark! mamma! how loud the wind roars', and how roughly the rain beats against the windows!

Ma. The storm is high' indeed', my child'; it shakes the house!

Mary. Does it not make you feel gloomy, mamma"?
Ma. Why until you spoke', I did not think of the weather'.
Mary. Indeed', mamma'! how shall I account for that?

Ma. My thoughts were fixed on more agreeable subjects`; and I was so wholly absorbed in them', that I did not observe the storm'.

Mary. You are always so happy', mamma', you can amuse yourself at pleasure'; and no unpleasant feelings reach your mind'.

.Ma. And cannot you amuse yourself too, my child'? I dare say your sister can help you to a subject', if you wish'.

Jane. I was thinking', ma', how many poor creatures are now exposed to this heavy wind' and rain', and how

comfortably we are seated around a good fire', and beyond the reach of both.

Ma. The subject', Mary', is a good one'. It is right to compare our own state with the state of others', and determine the measure of our own enjoyments. It will tend to make us thankful for the blessings we receive', and open our hearts` and hands' to the wants of the needy.


Multiplication of Compound Terms.

RULE. 1. Place the multiplier under the lowest term of the multiplicand, and draw a line.

2. Multiply as in whole numbers, and divide the product by as many as will make one in the next higher term.

3. Enter the remainder, if any; if not, a cypher, below the line, and carry the quotient to the product of the next higher term?

4. Proceed in this way through all the terms; and make the proof as in multiplication of whole numbers.

English Money. (1) £134 12, 5

2 Multiplicand,
6 Multiplier,

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2 Proof.

£134 12 5 (2) £13 13 4 1X3= (4) £362 16 6X7= 6. A, had 6 times £160 12 £19 9 11 3. What will he have left when his debts are 16 1.

(3) £125 5 5 3X5= (5) £612 14 4X9=

6, due him; he owed 4 times


Ans. £883



DEF. Government, in grammar, implies the power which one word has over another in causing it to be put in some mood, tense or case, for the purpose of making sense. Hence, it is said that transitive verbs, active participles, and prepositions govern the objective case, because these parts of speech require that case to follow them as the object of an action or relation. In parsing the several parts of speech, it will be proper to adopt some uniform method of expressing their

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various properties, relations, &c. This course will contribute to guard against perplexities, and abridge the labour.

The method already pursued, so far as it has been applied, is probably the most natural, and may soon be rendered the most familiar. That is, when you parse a noun, tell its kind, person, number, gender, case and office. When you parse a verb, tell its kind, person, number and agreement, and give the rule. When you parse an adjective, tell its degree, to what it refers, and give the rule. In parsing the active participle, tell its government, and give the rule. A preposition, tell its relation, and government, and tell the rule. An article, tell its kind and reference. And an adverb, tell its kind and what it modifies.

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Mary. Well', after all that is said', summer is much more pleasant than winter. What delightful walks! What sweet flowers! What lovely fruit'! Even the poor can be happy then'.

Ma. Summer has', indeed', many charms'; and we ought to look back with cheerful gratitude on the pleasures it brought us'; yet that should not make us unmindful of the pleasures of the present season'.

Mary. Pray', Ma', what are the pleasures of the present season'. I do not see that winter has any pleasures'.

Ma. What think you', my child', of the bright fire by which you sit; the long, social evenings', passed with books', with work', and with useful chat? What think you of an hour or two with your Pa on the dry, frozen pond', seeing your brothers skate', and looking at the beautiful frost work which encrusts', in a thousand forms', the whole face of nature'?

Mary. That is pleasure indeed`; I like that very much. Jane. Then the merry christmas sports', the evening party', and the circling tale'; then too, the pleasure of giving comfort to the poor; of working for them'; and of sharing with them a part of our good things'.

Mary. But these we cannot always have`; and stop our sport', and shut us up in the house'.

Ma. Do not storms come in the summer also'? Does it not often thunder and rain and stop your rambles'?

Mary. Indeed they do', Ma`. Last year there came a frightful storm, just as our hay was going to the barn', and stopped all our plans.

Ma. Hence', you see', my child', that every season brings with it something to please us', and also, something to cross our views. These we can not alter'; but we may be wise', and improve them to our benefit`.


storms come

Troy Weight.

(1) Ib.37 5 16X3=lb.82 5 8. (2) lb.113 6 6 18X5 (3) oz.9 18 22X8= (4) lb.414 6 8 2X12= (5) lb.16 10 19X11=

Avoirdupois Weight.

(1) T.16 6 2 6X5 T.81 11 3 2 (2) T.76 (4) T.13 18

14 1




(1) lb.4


(2) lb.53 14X11=

(3) c.18 3 16X8=

14 13 15X10 (5) c.12 3 16 (6) qr.3 27 15 15X12=

Apothecaries Weight.

8 2 1X5 lb.23 5 3 2

2 2 12X9= (3) lb.65 5 6 1 (4) lb.177 8 5 1 12X12=


Exercises in Parsing.

The new ship sails extremely crank. Mary's brother writes daily. The more the wind blows, the faster the ship sails. The hunters shoot the birds flying. The flying smoke dims the sight. The rattling hail falls clattering on the roof of the house. The sun appears wading through the clouds. Heaven's face is spread with clouds. John holds the man's horse while eating oats. The Master sees the large scholar teaching the child. The poor help the rich. The rich feed the poor. The boy's Master teaches the neighbour's children.

Teaching little children is a pleasant employment. Good children increase their parents' pleasures daily. Bad children multiply their parents' sorrows continually.


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Preparatory Chat.

Mary. But what can we do', Ma', with this long and tedious hour? It is too dark to work`, or read'; and too early for candles'; and play soon tires'.

Jane. I know what would make the long hour pass delightfully`.

Mary. Do tell me', Jane', what you mean'. Do you want Ma. to tell us such another story as that of Felix'? That would be charming. Come', Mamma', do oblige us'.

Ma. Are you not growing too old,' my children', for such stories?? Can we not find some better employment"? Something that will inform and expand the mind', as well as amuse it?? Jane. To gain knowledge', Ma.' gives me delight'; and to learn how I may apply it, and become useful, is my greatest wish'.

Mary. Well, then', Ma.,' pray begin'. I do not mind what it is you say', if you will only talk to us'.

Ma. But here comes the candles and tea; these will give us something to do for a while at least`.

Mary. A pest take the candles'; why did they come s● soon?

Ma. Why you wished for them a few minutes since', my child'; why do you seem vexed'?

Mary. Yes, Ma.', I did', but-then-then-Ma'.--I'-

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