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Write the letter as if it had been written to you by a friend. Use the words in the order given, and begin the first word of every sentence with a capital.

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Copy the words. Mark out the silent letters in Lesson 108.

109-Proverbs-The Bible

A wise son maketh a glad father.

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.

To the Teacher.-Proverbs and maxims should be committed to memory. Explain the meaning as far as you can; time will do it more fully.

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Write the name of an animal, and the sound it makes, using the proper form of every word in the list. Ex.: Cats purr. Bees hum.

drag on-fly bum ble-bee


wee vil 2

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but ter fly

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kā'ty did grass hop per

"Tis the middle watch of a summer's night,-
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
The winds are whist, and the owl is still;
The bat in the shelvy rock is hid;

And naught is heard on the lonely hill

But the cricket's chirp, and the answer shrill
Of the gauze-winged katydid,

And the plaint of the wailing whip-poor-will.

112-The Ant


Dictation.—The fighting ants would starve to death if they did not have slaves. They attack a colony of working ants and capture the eggs. When the captive ant grows large enough, it has to do all the work. It brushes its master, feeds him, and carries him around on its back.

Pronunciation.-nā; 2 wē'v'l; 3mos kē'to.

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115-Choice of Words

Read and write the following sentences, first with one set of words and then with the other.

LA great deal

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Pronunciation.-1 hap ker chif. 2 Notice difference in sound of 8 in loose

and lose.

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Pronunciation.—1 à gĕn', not àgān'; 'bis'kit; 3 nük′k'l; ♦něf’d.



"If fortune, with a smiling face,

Strews roses on our way,

When should we stop to pick them up?
To-day, my friend, to-day.

But should she frown with face of care,
And talk of coming sorrow,

When shall we grieve, if grieve we must?
To-morrow, friend, to-morrow."

Copy, learn, and write from memory.

121—On the Writing-desk

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fools cap

en'vel ope

seal ing-wax

pen knife post al-card dic tion a ry

Write the words alphabetically.

To the Teacher.-Give the pupils frequent practice in letter-writing. The parts of a letter to be taught are:

1. The Heading: place and date.

2. The Salutation, or Greeting.

3. The Body of the Letter.

4. The Conclusion: closing words and signature.

5. The Address: name and residence of the person addressed, written on the left; in business letters, just above the Salutation; in familiar letters, just below the Conclusion; or sometimes omitted.

6. Superscription: address on the envelop.

Put models on the blackboard. Drill on each part-its proper place, capital letters, and marks of punctuation. See pp. 42, 47, 51, 92, 94, 95, etc.

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