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The sun was pouring its

rays upon the

halted for

when a

desert,

reclin

and repose. The tents were for shade, the were unladen, and each tired

ing upon the sand, his favorite- of the pipe, or
to one of those long, dull tales, with which the
East are wont to amuse each other in their

of the through

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322-Suffixes-Adjective and Adverbial

ly—like, manner: womanly, like a woman; calmly, in a calm manner.

ous-full of mischievous, full of mischief.

able, ible—can be: eatable, can be eaten.

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blăm'a ble

a vail a ble

fea'si ble

leg i ble

tam a ble

teach a ble

ex cus a ble
receiv'a ble

ed i ble

dis çern'i ble

hor ri ble

per mis si ble

ten a ble

in flăm'ma ble

fu si ble

sus cep ti ble

af fa ble

ca pa ble

děs'pi ca ble
in im'i ta ble

for ci ble

re spon si ble

sen si ble

in cor'ri gi ble

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326-Legend of the Corinthian Capital

A young girl of Corinth died, and her nurse collected the articles which she had loved, put them in a basket on her grave, and laid a tile on top of it. By chance the basket was placed on the roots of an acanthus plant, and this, sprouting in the spring, partly covered the basket with its leaves, some of which, reaching the tile, turned downward, as shown in the picture.

An architect named Callimachus,' who happened to see it, was struck by its beauty, and thought it would make a fine capital for a column, and by changing it a little he made the Corinthian column, which thus got its name from Corinth. Young Folks' Cyclopædia.

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Pronunciation.-1kal lĭm'a kus.

327-Suffixes

Add ing

Rule.-Silent e is dropped before a suffix beginning with a vowel. strive, oblige, come, scare, blame, edge, rescue thieve, rogue, style, white, blue, knave, brute remove, prime, arrive, doctrine

Add ish

Add al:

Add ous: grieve, virtue, nerve

Add able: sale, value, cure, move, believe, deplore, improve

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Till, that May-morn,

Blue ran the flash across;

Violets were born!-Robert Browning.

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bou quet
brụ nette'

3

cal lous

burg lar dul cet däunt'less

ǎl'ões

anx ious

ca det

con géal'

car toon

Pronunciation.—1 vĭt'lz; 2 krỗ shā'; 3 bōō ka' ; 4 boð dwôr'.

brig'and

drug get

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332

Dictation. Do not think of your faults; still less of others' faults; in every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; honor that; rejoice in it; and as you can, try to imitate it; and your faults will drop off like dead leaves, when their time comes.-Ruskin.

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mål treat'

zouäve'

çha rāde'

tor'toise

gor geous

Pronunciation,-1 swēt; 2 gôr'jus; 3 zwäv or zoo äv'; 4 tôr'tis.

tort'üre

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