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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'; for storms come and stop our sport, and shut us up in the house!

Ma. Do not storms coine 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'. MULTIPLICATION OF COMPOUND TERMS.LESSON 7.

Troy Weight.
(1) lb.37 5 16 X3=]b.82 5 8.
(2) lb.1136 6 18-X 5= (3) oz.9

18 22X8=
(4) Ib.414 6 8 2X12= (5) lb. 16

10 19X11= Avoirdupois Weight. (1) T.16 6 2 6X5=T.81 11 3 2 (2) 1.76 14 1 12X6=

(3) c.18

3 16X8= (4) T.13

18 2 14 13 15X10= (5) c.12 3 16 10X11=

(6) gr.3 27 15 15X12=

Apothecaries Weight.
(1) lb.4 8 2 1X5=lb.23 5 3 2
(2) Ib.53 10 2 2 12 X9=

(3) Ib.65

5 6 1 14X115

(4) Ib. 177 8 5 1 12x12= GRAMMAR.--LESSON 8.

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.

tòr' pid

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

SPELLING.--LESSON 9. sharp'sět stàr'hâwk

tàr get shòrt'hănd stark'lės tàr'nish tòr'por sòrt' měnt stàr'like tàr'tăr

vàr lēt spàrk’ish stàr' proof t'hòrn'būt vàr'nish stàr'fish stàr'shot tòr'měnt

Accent on the Second Syllable. fòr-säke' mòr-böse pár-take pòr-těnd hàr-pôôn' nòrth-wěsť pàr-tôôk' pòr-těnt'

Sharp Sound of the Vowels. háreʻlip pár'ish

spár'ing wáro'hòûse pársing spáre'rib


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 suche stories? Can we not find some belter 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 soinething to do for a while at least'.

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

Ma. Why you wished for them a few minutes since', my child'; why do you seem vexed? May. Yes, Ma.', I did', but then'-theu'--Ma'.-I

Ma. You had nothing to do'; now your mind is engaged' you no longer want them'.

Mary. Then shall we have no chat, Mamma?

Ma. Do not look so down about it'; come to the table', my child'; we will drink tea', and perhaps something will occur that will serve to instruct us'. MULTIPLICATION OF COMPOUND TERMS.---LESSON 11.

Cloth Measure.
(1) y.112 3 2X3=338 2 2. (2) y.45 1 2 X 5 =
(3) E. E.17 4 2X7= (4) E. FI.38 1 3X9=
(5) E. Fr.44 2 2X12=

Long Measure.
(1) d.12
2 5 46X5=

(2) m.42

1 29X7=
(3) fur.22 12 2 11 X9= (4) d.6 42 7X11:
(5) m.44

5 33 X 12= (6) d.7 31 6 31 X10

Land Measure.
(1) a.59
3 27 X4=

(2) a.75

2 17X6= (3) a.141

3 21X8= (4) a. 1812 37X10=
(5) a.981

3 32X11= (6( a.265 2 38 X 12=

Of Pronouns. A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. is to enable the writer or speaker to avoid repetition, and, render language concise and agreeable.

Note. The use of the pronoun may be exemplified in the following manner; Mary writes Mary's copies well; hence, Mary has improved in Mary's style of penmanship. Here the noun Müry occurs four umes in a few words. Now introduce the pronoun and the repetition will be avoided, and the language improved. Mary writes her copies well; hence, she has improved in hem style of penmanship.

As pronouns are used in the place of nouns, they have all the properties, powers and relations that belong to nouns: to wit, person, number, gender and case; and they have also government and agreement.

Pronouns are divided into four kinds;--to wit.
1. Personal Pronuns,

3. Relative Pronouns,
2. Adjective Pronouns, 4. Interrogative Pronouns.

Dipthongs, Accent on the First Syllable.
gròûnd'pine gròûnd'rôôm mòùth'flll dil'shop
ground'plót gròûnd'ling oil màn dint'ment
ground'rent loût'ish


öllt börn

Its object



pointed sòûr'ish out' gate

oût'side rdûnd' house sollt'h'ing bất?làw dut'sēt ròûnd'ish sòût'hʼmost outlết oût'strēēt

snoût ēd sòût'h'ward òûtline dût'wall sò ûnd’ing

tòil'ět dût'most oût'ward


Making Bread. Jane. Mamma', I have been looking at the bread'; I can not but admire how white it is!

Mary. Who would suppose it came from the dry, brown stalk which we saw cut down last summer!

Ma. And yet the process through which grain passes into bread', is much more simple than that by which the general products of the earth are made useful to man'.

Jane. Nothing can be more simple'. After the grain is cat down and dried', it is bound in bundles', and put in the barn'; and here it is threshed with a flail, when the grain separates from the chaft".

Mary. We saw a man threshing this morning', Ma.', at the farm house! Pa. bade us observe the flail. Two sticks united by a leathern thong! I tried to use it,' but only hurt my hands'.

Ma. You had neither strength' nor skill', my child'; and without these', little can be done at threshing'.

Jane. Next comes winnowing'; by this operation, the dust and light grain are blown away from the heavy parts', which are then left ready for the mill.

Mary. The miller grinds it', the cook kneads it'; the baker bakes it', and we eat it'.

Ma. Not so fast', my child'; the meal', as it comes from the mill', does not make such white bread as you are now eating'. You forget that the bran', which is the outer crust of the grain', and which', if allowed to remain with the meal', would make the bread brown', must be first taken from it by a fine


gauze sieve'.


Cubic Measure. (1) T.39 36 122X3=119 28 366 (2) c.47 120 127X7= (3) T.121 27

366 X9= (4) c.212

89 39 X 12

Liquid Measure. 1) T.31 3 42 2X5= (2) g.76 3.1X8= 3) g.144 20X10 (4) T.37 2 22 3 1X12=

Dry Measure. (1) bu.196 3 5 1X6= (2) bu.612 27 1x8= (3) bu.778 1 3 0X10= (4) bu.39 3 6 1X12=

Measure of Time. (1) y.32 3 2 6 21X5 (2) y.121 8 3 4 22x7= (3) d. 144 13 34 52X10= (4) d.76 22 55 55X12=

Measure of Motion. (1) s.3 27 35 51 X6=

(2) s. 9 23 45 54X9= (3) s.6 5 19 39X11= (4) s.4 24 24 24X12=

GRAMMAR.--LESSON 16. PERSONAL PRONOUNS. There are five personal pronouns: 10 wit: I, you, he, she, it; and the plurals of these are we, you, they. Note 1. In solemn and portic sty!es, thou is used for you in the singular numher, and ye, or you in the plural. The plural verb are, is also made to agree with you and thor in the singular number, as: you are my brother, or thon art my brother. The idea is in fact single, and the verb must be regarded as single.

Pronouns have three persons both in their singular and plural application. I, or the person who speaks, is the first person; you, is the second; he, she, or it, is the third person singular. We, the person who speaks connected with others, is the first person, you, the second person, they, the third person plural. NOTE 2, The verb agrees with the pronoun you in the singular or plural number agreeably :o the idea expressed by the lelm.

SPELLING.--LESSON 17. Dipthongs, Accent on the Second Syllable. our-selves' oût-fawn' òût-rõde' dît-sport' oût-bàr' òût-fòrm' òût-rôôt' oût stănd' out-bid oût-go' oût-rùn' òût-stáre' Òût-brāve oût-jěst òût-sel' out-strip' oût-dáre' oût-lăst oût-shine' oût-vie oût-dāte' dut-100k but-shoột oût-wit oût-do' dut-prize òût-sit' òût-worn' oût-dwell òût-ride' dut-sleep sòût'h-wěst.

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