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The sun was pouring its
rays upon the
and repose. The tents were for shade, the were unladen, and each tired
ing upon the sand, his favorite- of the pipe, or
of the through
Write the paragraph, filling the blanks with words from the list.
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.
a vail a ble
leg i ble
tam a ble
teach a ble
ex cus 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
for ci ble
re spon si ble
sen si ble
in cor'ri gi ble
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.
Read the story and re-write it in your own words.
Pronunciation.-1kal lĭm'a kus.
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 ous: grieve, virtue, nerve
Add able: sale, value, cure, move, believe, deplore, improve
Till, that May-morn,
Blue ran the flash across;
Violets were born!-Robert Browning.
burg lar dul cet däunt'less
Pronunciation.—1 vĭt'lz; 2 krỗ shā'; 3 bōō ka' ; 4 boð dwôr'.
Copy, and add to each list any words that can properly be used in the way indicated.
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.
Pronunciation,-1 swēt; 2 gôr'jus; 3 zwäv or zoo äv'; 4 tôr'tis.