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226—Apostrophe ( ')

Rule.-An apostrophe (')is used to show the omission of a letter or letters from a word.

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Write the contractions and the full word or words by the side of each.

227 Copy :

The lily is the national emblem of France; the rose, of England; the thistle, of Scotland ; the leek, of Wales; and the shamrock, of Ireland. The latter is a three-leaved plant of a clover species, which tradition says Saint Patrick used to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity.

The Shamrock

Says Valor, “See, they spring for me,

Those leafy gems of morning."
Says Love, “No, no, for me they grow,

My fragrant path adorning."
But Wit perceives the triple leaves,

And cries, “0, do not sever
A type that blends three godlike friends,
Love, Valor, Wit, forever."

- Thomas Moore.

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228—Invitation

Mise UmaCalatugustu the pleasure of the company of this Edith Eliot at whithday party

Thursdaymentzat five idol. 16 Oxiter Street,

Monday, October first.

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230—Geography Alps

Dan'ube Gen'o a Cau'ca sus Rome Ven'ice Ge ne' va Gi bral'tar Seine Bal'tic Sig'i ly Ve su' vi us U'ral Bêr'lin

O des'sa

Ham'mer fest Do'ver Mad'rid Vien'na Ad ri at'ic Vol'ga Brus'sels Land's End St. Pe'ters burg

Copy the words. Write opposite each what and where it is.

231-Homonyms

Write the sentences, using the right word.

Better alone than in (bad, bade) company. Don't give (to, two, too) much for the whistle. Every thing comes in (thyme, time) to (hymn, him) who can (wait, weight). He who follows (two, too, to) (hares, hairs) is sure (two, too, to) catch neither. It never (reins, rains, reigns) but it (pores, pours). Men speak of the (fair, fare) as things went with them (there, their). Out of (site, sight, cite), out of (mind, mined). Time and (tied, tide) (wait, weight) for (know, no) man. Where (there's, theirs) a will there's always a (weigh, way). (Faint, feint) (hart, heart) ne’er (won, one) (fare, fair) lady.

232—û, long flū'id

se clūde' du ti ful

pro cure

de lude glu ten cru el ty

tu mor

di lute mu tu al

fu ture
en dure

a muse lu di crous

cu ri ous
pre sume

al lure Copy the words, and mark the long sound of u.

mü'ti ny

dis püte

Cu pid

pu ri fy

in sure

as sure

a buse

233–Natural Wonders of the United States

u

Yel low stone Park Salt Lake
Ni
ag a ra

Nat u ral Bridge
White Mount ains

Yo sem'i te Pal i sades

Har per's Fer ry Ad i ron'dacks

Pict ured Rocks Mam moth Cave

Col o rä'do Cä ñon'1 Write what each is, where, and for what celebrated.

Pronunciation,-i kä nyon'; anglicized kăn'yŭn; also spelled can yon.

234—Acceptance

Miss odith Eliot accepts with pleam the kind invitation of Misellnna Cabot fowThuniday mert, at five éclock 10 Commonwealth Avenue,

Cunday, October second.

235—Dictation The United States imports tea from Shanghai, firecrackers from Canton, rattan from Singapore, bananas from Kingston, figs from Smyrna, and raisins from Malaga.

236—Synonyms fright, ter ror; mirth, gay e ty; art ful, cun ning; shun, a void; hun ger, ap pe tite; ref uge, a sy lum;

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; a suc cor, as sist; fer vent, fi ery; rai ment, ap par el; af flict, dis tress; an guish, ag ony; odor, a ro'ma.

237—Christian Names and Surnames Dictation. The boy's name is John Hamilton Rice. Rice is the family name, or surname. John Hamilton is the Christian name. He sometimes writes his name J. H. Rice. J. and H. are the initials of his Christian name. An initial should be a capital and is followed by a period.

238-Regrets

Miss Õmma Jiske ngrets that shy cannot awapt the hind invitation of Miss Unna Cabot for husday mert: 62 Frist Squales

Tuesday, October second.

239Synonyms at tain, ac quire; at tempt, strive; bar ter, traffic; au stere', harsh; er ror, ,

blun der; pru dent, cau tious; wit ness, spec ta tor; bard, po et; at ten tive, mind ful; bash ful, dif fi dent; be guile, di vert; blame, con demn.

240—Dictation The houses of Japan are generally built of wood, because earthquakes are frequent. The Japanese have no chairs, sofas, or beds. They sleep upon mats on the floor. Their chief food is rice. The ruler is styled the Mikado. Japan is a kingdom of islands. Yokohama is the great seaport. The people are the most progressive of the Mongolian race,

241 car a mel, lem on ade, lie'o rice, sug ar-plum, bon'bon, hore hound, mac a roon', pep per mint, gum-drop, taf fy, con fec tion er, but ter-scotch, so da-wa ter.

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