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378-Greek Derivatives

Pathos, feeling; chronos, time; demos, the people.

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MEANINGS.-1. Affecting the tender feelings. 2. Want of feeling. 3. Feeling with others. 4. Feeling against. 5. Continuing for a long time. 6. A record of events in the order of time. 7. A writer of a chronicle. 8. Science of measuring time by regular periods. 9. Government by the people. 10. An artful leader of the people. 11. A disease affecting a great number of people. 12. A disease peculiar to a certain people.

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If the Norwegian boasts his home of rocks, and the Siberian is happy in his land of perpetual snow; if the Roman thought the muddy Tiber the favored river of heaven, and the Chinese pities everybody born out of the Flowery Kingdom, shall not we, in this land of glorious liberty, have some thought and love for our country?— Wendell Phillips. Pronunciation.—1 kʊ tế yôn' or kỗ tếl yôn'; also spelled co til'lion; 2ǎk'we dŭkt.

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The corner-stone of the Capitol of the United States was laid, with Masonic ceremonies, by President Washington, September 18, 1793, and the structure is not yet completed. The entire length of this grand edifice is 752 feet, the width 350 feet, and the height of the dome 308 feet. covers six acres of ground, and contains a magnificent Rotunda, a large Representatives' Hall, Senate Chamber, Supreme Court Room, Statuary Hall, five large library apartments, and several hundred other rooms for committees, offices, and other purposes. It has already cost $14,000,000.

The Congress of the United States, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, meets here annually to make laws for the country; and the Supreme Court, the highest judicial tribunal in the land, holds its sessions here; here also the Presidents of the United States are inaugurated.

The great names of Marshall and Story, of Clay, Webster, and Calhoun, and of most of our eminent judges and statesmen are associated with the Capitol; for in its chambers and halls they spoke the words which gave them lasting fame.

Pronunciation.—1 å båt twär'; 2 jāl.

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Seven was regarded as a sacred or mystic number by the ancients. In the sixth century before Christ there were seven wise men of Greece, each famous for a noted maxim: Solon (so'lon). "Know thyself."

Cleobulus (klē o bū'lus).

Chilo (kilō).

Bias (bi'as).

"Avoid extremes."

"Consider the end."

"Most men are bad."

Pittacos (pĭt'ta kos). "Know thy opportunity."

Thales (thā'lēs). "Suretyship is the forerunner of ruin." Periander (pěr i ăn'der). "Nothing is impossible to industry."


Rule.-c, hard, like k, before a, o, u; c, soft, like s, before e, i, y.

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Write the author; his country; one work; poetry or prose.
Ex.: John Bunyan; England; Pilgrim's Progress; prose.


Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flower.

The green-eyed monster.

Nothing is impossible to industry.
He prayeth best who loveth best.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Learn to labor and to wait.

O, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!

Heaven open'd wide

Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound,
On golden hinges moving.

Write the quotation; the author. Ex.: Never say “Fail.”—Bulwer.

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Write the character; the book; poetry or prose; the author.
Ex.: Jo; Little Women; prose; Louisa M. Alcott,

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