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274-Sometimes Confused

sculp'tor, a carver of stone.

sculpt'ure, act of carving. proph'e sy, to foretell. proph'e cy, a prediction. pre cede', to go before. pro ceed', to advance.

Study the spelling and definitions.

light'en ing, to make light.

light'ning, electric flash. pa'tients, sick people. pa'tience, endurance.

diş ease', illness.

de cease', death.

Write sentences, using the words.


1. His (prophesy, prophecy) was fulfilled.

2. Let us run

with (patience, patients) the race that is set before us.Bible. 3. (Lightening, Lightning) must always (proceed, precede) thunder. 4. Enjoy the kingdom after my (decease, disease). Shakespeare. 5. Phidias was a famous (sculpture, sculptor) of ancient Greece. 6. The captain ordered the (lightning, lightening) of the vessel. 7. The remedy is worse than the (disease, decease).-Shakespeare. 8. The physician cured many (patience, patients). 9. He forth on his journey did (precede, proceed).

10. The Greeks orna

mented their temples with (sculptor, sculpture).

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Write in a column, putting opposite each what and where it is.

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Ages ago there were large pine forests in the northern part of Germany. Amber is the hardened gum of a pine tree. After a storm great quantities are found in the seaweed that has been washed on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. Insects and pieces of the cones are sometimes found in the amber. It is used for making beads, necklaces, earrings, mouthpieces of pipes, and is burned for perfume.

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Sam o set

Rog er Williams William Penn

Po ca hon tas Miles Stan dish James O'gle thorpe


dis not disallow, not allow.

re-again reset, set again.

dis: believe, agree, credit, trust, content, courteous, regard, loyal, oblige, approve.

re: appear, create, gain, ascend, insure, join, assure, open, deem, build, capture.

Write the words with prefix added. Divide these words into syllables. Mark the vowel sound in the accented syllable. Give the meanings of the derivative words.

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Learn of the little nautilus to sail,

Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

282 Dictation


"We meet," said Penn, "on the broad pathway of good faith and good will. No advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. The friendship between you and me I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts; we are all one flesh and blood."

* See list of prefixes in Part IV. Pronunciation.—1 mŭs's'l; 2 kwą hōg.

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in gen'u ous: Deceitful is the opposite of . ve rac i ty: A man of is always believed.

vo rac i ty: The

lin i ment:

of the shark is well known.

is a kind of ointment.

lin e a ment: Six wings he wore to shade

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Copy words. Write opposite each what and where it is.

Pronunciation,—1 bôr dō' ; 2 kå yèn' or kî ĕn'; 3 så vĕnn',

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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms, never-never-never.- William Pitt.

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