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rye, a grain

here, in this place

wry, crooked

Copy the sentences, putting the right word in the right place.

(2) is nothing new under the sun.-Bible. (8) grows in cold countries. When shall we three (5) again ?-Shakespeare. A (7) of glass. (4) rests his head upon the lap of earth.-Gray. Can you (1) a (1) with a (1) of scissors ? The (3) is a white marble building. The (6) of Mont Blanc is full of danger. Be silent that you may (4).-Shakespeare. Sweet is pleasure after (7).-Dryden. Birds in (2) little nests agree.-Watts. Washington is the (3) of the United States. Is not the life more than (5)?—Bible. He gave his (6) to the proposal. There is a bird called the (8) neck. With what measure ye (5), it shall be measured to you again. --Bible.

168-Diphthongs: ow, ou

cowl prowl clown



de vour'

bow er


dow er


found ry scoun drel


cow ard


com pound


drow sy


pro nounce

169-The Beaver

Dictation. The beaver was once abundant in North America, but has gradually disappeared before the settlements of the white man. It swims with its tail and hind feet. The hind-feet are webbed. The tail is large and flat, and is used as a scull. It builds a home by the edge of the water. Each house has two stories. Two or three families

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pro noun

prep o si tion

per son al

col lec tive

ad jec tive in ter jec tion

a nal y sis

com pound

171-The Beaver

Dictation.—The food is stored in the lower story under water. They eat the bark of trees and roots of plants. The beavers live in the upper story, where it is dry. The entrance is under water. If the stream is shallow, a dam is built across it. The dam is made of small trees, roots, moss, and mud. The beaver works at night.

172-I short

viv id

ac tive


jus tice


fes tive

den tist

fidg'et res pite côr'nice

hos tile


serv ice

des tine

mis sile

crev ice

prom ise

doc trine

Copy the words. Mark the short sounds of the vowels.

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Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. -Horace Mann.


Lo, here hath been dawning another blue day;
Think wilt thou let it slip useless away.

Out of Eternity this new day is born;
Into Eternity at night will return.

Behold it aforetime no eye ever did;
So soon it forever from all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning another blue day;
Think wilt thou let it slip useless away.

Copy, learn, and recite.

175-Diphthongs: oi and oy


loi'ter toi let


an noy'



poi son


de coy boy'ish

re joice'

pur loin

coin age


ap point' choice

em ploy'


em broid er


Dictation.—England rules one-sixth of all the people and owns one-sixth of all the land in the world. Her colonies are in every continent. "The sun never sets on the British Empire."

The Gulf Stream and the warm, moist, west winds from it make the climate mild. England is like a gardengreen hedges, green fields, and grand old trees. In the manufacture of cotton goods, woolens, linens, and hardware, England ranks first in the world.

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ship yards

Hyde Park

Dub lin

Brit ish Mu şē'um

Bel fast

ca the dral

Par lia ment Houses

Liv er pool

Holy rood

West min ster Ab bey

ware hous es

Ed in burgh


cen tral

cem ent

ci pher
cin der
cer tain

To the Teacher.-Let any pupil select a word, and tell what he knows

about it.


cen sus

178-ç soft, çent

cir cuit

cyl in der


cym bal

cel e brate

cent'ů ry ce les tial

cen taur

cen sure

cem'e těr y

cen ten'ni al

Copy words.

Mark the soft sound of c.

Write sentences, using certain, celebrate, ceiling, circus, central.

Pronunciation.—1 těmz; 2ěd′ịn băr rð

179-Direct Quotation

Rule.-A direct quotation



begins with a capital letter.

is separated by a comma from the rest of the


is inclosed by quotation marks.1

Dictation.- -"When shall we have recess?" asked "At half-past eleven," replied his teacher. Thomas Jefferson said, "Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day." Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"? Gertrude said, "I have learned to spell receiving and believing, till and until, seize and siege.”

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cry ing




tell ing

re ply

re plies

re plied

re ply ing

an swer

an swers

an swered

an swer ing

181-Direct Quotation

Dictation.-"Uncle Henry, please tell me a story," said Clara. Her uncle answered, "What shall I tell you?" "Oh," said Clara, "tell me about Jack and the bean-stalk." And the brown thrush keeps singing, "A nest do you see, And five eggs hid by me in the juniper tree."

Copy three sentences from your Reader containing direct quotations.

1A way to teach the use of quotation marks:

Teacher: Anne, say something to me.

Anne: It is a pleasant day.

Teacher: Bertha, make a sentence telling what Anne has said.

Bertha: Anne said, "It is a pleasant day."

Teacher: Class, write Bertha's sentence.

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