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231-Homonyms

Write the sentences, using the right word.

Better alone than in (bad, bade) company. Don't give (to, two, too) much for the whistle. Every thing comes in (thyme, time) to (hymn, him) who can (wait, weight). He who follows (two, too, to) (hares, hairs) is sure (two, too, to) catch neither. It never (reins, rains, reigns) but it (pores, pours). Men speak of the (fair, fare) as things went with them (there, their). Out of (site, sight, cite), out of (mind, mined). Time and (tied, tide) (wait, weight) for (know, no) man. Where (there's, theirs) a will there's always a (weigh, way). (Faint, feint) (hart, heart) ne'er (won, one) (fare, fair) lady.

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Pronunciation.—1 kä nyōn'; anglicized kăn'yŭn; also spelled can yon.

234 -Acceptance

Miss Edith Elliot accepts with pleasure the kind invitation of Miss Anna Cabot for Thursday next, at five o'clock.

10 Commonwealth Avenue,

Tuesday, October second.

235-Dictation

The United States imports tea from Shanghai, firecrackers from Canton, rattan from Singapore, bananas from Kingston, figs from Smyrna, and raisins from Malaga.

236-Synonyms

fright, ter ror; mirth, gay e ty; art ful, cun ning; shun, a void; hun ger, ap pe tite; ref uge, a sy lum; suc cor, as sist; fer vent, fiery; rai ment, ap par af flict, dis tress; an guish, ag o ny; odor, a ro'ma.

237-Christian Names and Surnames

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Dictation.—The boy's name is John Hamilton Rice. Rice is the family name, or surname. John Hamilton is the Christian name. He sometimes writes his name J. H. Rice. J. and H. are the initials of his Christian name. An initial should be a capital and is followed by a period.

238-Regrets

Miss Emma Fiske regrets that she cannot accept the kind invitation of Miss Anna Cabot for Thursday next. 62 Forest Square, Tuesday, October second.

239 Synonyms

at tain, ac quire; at tempt, strive; bar ter, traf fic;

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cau tious; wit ness,

blun der; pru dent,

spec ta tor; bard, po et; at ten tive, mind ful; bash ful, dif fi dent; be guile, di vert; blame, con demn.

240-Dictation

The houses of Japan are generally built of wood, because earthquakes are frequent. The Japanese have no chairs, sofas, or beds. They sleep upon mats on the floor. Their chief food is rice. The ruler is styled the Mikado. Japan is a kingdom of islands. Yokohama is the great seaport. people are the most progressive of the Mongolian race.

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car a mel, lem on ade, lie'o riçe, sug ar-plum, bon'bŏn, hore hound, mac a roon', pep per mint, gum-drop, taf fy, con fec tion er, but ter-scotch, so da-wa ter.

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Dictation.-"The life of many a shepherd among the Highlands of Scotland has been saved by his collie. The shepherd, finding himself lost in snow or fog, turns to his dog, and orders him to be off home.' He must speak in a peremptory tone, almost angrily, perhaps, else the faithful animal will not leave him. He does leave him at last, however, with hanging head and tail. The shepherd notes the direction and follows."

To the Teacher.-Let the pupils describe any of the dogs that they have seen, and tell stories showing the intelligence, fidelity, and bravery of dogs.

245-Homonyms

Write the sentences, choosing the right word.

The past is not (holy, wholly) (vane, vain, vein), if rising on its (wrecks, recks) to something nobler (we, wee) attain.— Longfellow. In the morning (sow, sew) thy (seed, cede).— Bible. Then he said, "Good (knight, night)," and with muffled (o'er, oar, ore), silently (road, rowed, rode) to the Charlestown shore.-Longfellow. The heaviest (dews, dues) fall on clear (nights, knights). The (pale, pail) light of the moon is the reflection of the (son's, sun's) light."(There, Their) graves are green; they may be (scene, seen)," the little (made, maid) replied.— Wordsworth.

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Dictation.—The Congo Free State is in Central Africa. It is one-third the size of the United States. It is drained by the Congo River, one of the largest rivers in the world. The soil is fertile. Coffee and 25,000,000 negroes live there. houses and cultivate the ground. export. A race of dwarfs, or pygmies, is also found in the Congo forests. They are skillful hunters, digging pits to entrap elephants and hippopotami. They use poisoned arrows in warfare.

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Pronunciation.-1 brōch; 2 krē'tür; 3 shå grin' or shà grên' ; ♦ běl’lūs.

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