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Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all the quality,

Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!

—Shakespeare. There never was a good war or a bad peace.-Franklin.

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Pronunciation,—1 kōr; 2 sōrd; 3 bĭv'wak; grēn'wich or grěn'ij; hä wï'ē.


Adjacent lands; contiguous houses; adjoining fields. A person solicits, entreats, and beseeches from necessity; and, in a state of distress, supplicates and implores.

Tedious discourse; wearisome march; tiresome journey; irksome toil.

Clever trick; adroit pick-pocket; dexterous swordsman; expert oarsman; skillful physician; ingenious mechanic; inventive brain.

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"Your voiceless lips, O flowers! are living preachers, Each cup a pulpit, every leaf a book,

Supplying to my fancy numerous teachers."

The trees are now in their fullest foliage and brightest verdure; the woods are gay with the clustered flowers of the laurel; the air is perfumed by the sweetbriar and the wildrose; the meadows are enameled with clover blossoms; while the young apple, the peach, and the plum begin to swell, and the cherry to glow among the green leaves.-Irving.


er, more weaker, more weak.

est, most weakest, most weak. ish, like: girlish, like a girl.

ful, full of peaceful, full of peace.

less, without heartless, without heart.

Add er, est-great, smooth, shallow, cheap, deep, young, soft, cold, tough, proud, prompt.

Add ish-heathen, yellow, elf, pagan, wasp, churl.
Add ful-pain, faith, sorrow, glee, rest, mirth.

Add less-home, worth, guilt, aim, match, peer, fear, money, house, heed, use.

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The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;

For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
This above all,-to thine own self be true;
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.


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314-Legend of Robin-Redbreast

Bearing his cross, while Christ passed forth forlorn,
His Godlike forehead by the mock crown torn,

A little bird took from that crown one thorn.
To soothe the dear Redeemer's throbbing head,
That bird did what she could; His blood, 'tis said,
Down dropping, dyed her tender bosom red.
Since then no wanton boy disturbs her nest;
Weasel nor wild cat will her young molest;
All sacred deem the bird of ruddy breast."
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Abandon an enterprise, desert a post, leave the country, forsake evil companions, relinquish a claim, quit business, resign an office, renounce the world, abdicate a throne, surrender a town.

A fanciful notion, fantastic dress, visionary scheme, capricious temper, whimsical writer, imaginary good.

A brave or valiant soldier, fearless of danger, courageous general, intrepid conduct, undaunted resolution, valorous in combat.

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Dictation.- "In person Washington was robust, and above the middle height. He was thoughtful and reserved His manners were those of the

without being repulsive. old school of English gentlemen. Although mild and humane, he was stern in the performance of duty, and never upon such occasions yielded to softness or compassion. On his decease his worth was justly appreciated, and the sorrow at his loss was universal and sincere."

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