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Dictation.-Queen Elizabeth was five-and-twenty years of age when she rode through the streets of London, from the Tower to Westminster Abbey, to be crowned. Her countenance was strongly marked, but on the whole, commanding and dignified. Her hair was red, and her nose something too long and sharp for a woman's. She was clever, but cunning and deceitful.-Charles Dickens.
Dictation.In an absolute monarchy the ruler has entire control of the lives and property of his subjects. Turkey and Russia are absolute monarchies. The ruler of Turkey is called a Sultan. The ruler of Russia is called a Czar, a word derived from Cæsar.
Rule.—y after a consonant becomes i before a suffix not beginning with &
Add es and ous: melody, fury, victory, ceremony, envy,
glory, study, luxury, mystery.
Add er, est, ly, and ness: greedy, tidy, saucy, worthy, lazy, busy, heavy, dainty, happy, ready.
Write the derivative words.
Erie, Pa., Aug. 10, 1891.
Received of William English, Four Hundred Twentyfive 50/100 Dollars, in full of all demands to date.
Pronunciation.-1 të hë'të; 2 tib'ět or ti bět'; 3 trẻ ěst'; 'woos'ter; 5 sěl'e běz;
• Ŏ kūtsk'.
Tăş ma'ni a
New York, June 9, 1891.
Thirty days after date, I promise to pay John Rice, or order, Three Hundred Seventy-five 20/100 Dollars, value received.
sca lene' al'ti tude right-an gled rhom'bus trap'e zoid i sŏs'ce lêş
hy poth'e nuse
e qui lat'e ral par al lel'o gram
Rest is not quitting the busy career;
"Tis loving and serving the highest and best;
Copy, learn, and recite.
Rule.-Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel. (∞, k, and v are never doubled.)
Add er, est, en: fat, mad, red, sad, glad
Add ed, er, ing: plot, squat,* stir, stab, stop, drum, whip Add ed, ing: refer, occur, regret, admit, pen, drop, brag, stun, allot, remit, equip,* acquit *
And the night shall be filled with music,
* The letters qu, equivalent to kw, are consonants.