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Achilles was slain by being wounded in the (7). A (4) of banana (8) should not be thrown on the pavement. The (1)ing waves dashed high.-Hemans. (5), holy light.— Milton. The engine whistled "Down (1)s." What is your (6)? I lay me down in (4) to sleep.- Willard. Physician, (7) thyself.—Bible. If you are (5), you cannot be (2). The deep thunder, (8) on (8), afar.-Byron. There was a belt about her (3). Sunday is the first day of the (2). Learn to labor and to (6).-Longfellow. (3) not, want not.

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Copy the words and mark the long sound of a.

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a hand.

Dictation.—The elephant's trunk serves as a nose and He uses it to pick up a pin, untie a knot, open a door, tear off large branches of trees, and feed himself.

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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. The lonely pine on the mountaintop waves its somber boughs, and cries, "Thou art my sun!" And the little meadow-violet lifts its cup of blue, and whispers with its perfumed breath, "Thou art my sun!" And the grain in a thousand fields rustles in the wind, and makes answer, "Thou art my sun!"-Beecher.

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Rule.—A capital letter should begin every word or title denoting the Deity.

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See ing squal'id un couth'

col ored

o paque' ra di ant


The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,

And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.

The unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator's power display,

And publishes to every land

The work of an Almighty hand.—Addison.

Touch ing

smooth tep id

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un e ven

in dis tinct'



What to write about a river: source, direction, mouth, for what noted, cities on its banks.


Dictation.—The Rhine rises in a glacier in the Alps. flows northwest, across Germany, to the North Sea. It is divided into Upper, Middle, and Lower Rhine. More than a million travelers visit the Middle Rhine every year. The river winds between hills. Sometimes they are covered with vineyards. The famous Rhine wines are made here. There are many ruins of castles, each of which has an interesting legend. Cologne is at the lower end of the Middle Rhine.

Take the difficult words as a spelling lesson. river, using topics.

Write an account of a

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Arrange the words in columns according to number of syllables.


Dictation.-A monosyllable is a word of one syllable; a dissyllable, of two; a trisyllable, of three; a polysyllable, of four or more. Pol'y means many.

Man is a monosyllable; man ly, a dissyllable; man li er, a trisyllable; e man ci pate, a polysyllable.

Pronunciation.—1 bĭz'ĭlý; 2 å kä'shȧ or å kā'shĭā; 3 spĕsh'al.

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Write the sentences, putting the right word in the right place.

I see the (7), and I approve it too. Ovid. It is a long (4) that has no turning.-Prov. We all do fade as a (1).– Bible. Do what you (6), come what may. Baptism is a religious (7). The (2) fishes eat up the little ones.-Shakespeare. I had as (1) sing (5). A ship (7) works in a shipyard. Have you (3) (6) against him? It is a (5) thing to betray a man who has trusted you.-Prov. A bright fire glowed in the (2). The lowing (3) winds slowly o'er the lea. Gray. I never dare to (7) as funny as I can.-Holmes. The book has (4) on my table several days.

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Pronunciation.—1än kör'; 3 trō'kē; 3 prể kō'shŭs.

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