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break, to part by force 13 brake, for stopping wheels ; 5 hail, frozen rain ; to salute a fern

hale, bealthy 2 { week, seven days

wait, to stay 6 { ,

6 feeble

weight, heaviness waist, part of the body 3 waste, a desert; to squan- a {heel, part of the foot

y der

heal, to cure s piece, a part; a composition s peal, a loud sound peace, quiet

peel, to strip off the skin



Put the right word in the right place.

Achilles was slain by being wounded in the (7). A (4) of banana (8) should not be thrown on the pavement. The (1)ing waves dashed high.-Hemans. (5), holy light. Milton. The engine whistled “Down (1)s.” What is your (6) ? I lay me down in (4) to sleep.- Willard. Physician, (7) thyself.Bible. If you are (5), you cannot be (2). The deep thunder, (8) on (8), afar.Byron. There was a belt about her (3). Sunday is the first day of the (2). Learn to labor and to (6).- Longfellow. (3) not, want not.

, . -Prov.

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Copy the words and mark the long sound of a.

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Dictation. The elephant's trunk serves as a nose and a hand. He uses it to pick up a pin, untie a knot, open a door, tear off large branches of trees, and feed himself.


ob lique' breadth

rā'di us line

an gle di ag'o nal ra'di i crook ed

a cute di am'e ter bor der ver'ti cal

ob tuse tri'an gle free-hand hor i zon'tal obʼlong pen’ta gon dis tance per pen dic u lar length hex a gon per spec'tive


201 Copy :

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. The lonely pine on the mountaintop waves its somber boughs, and cries, “ Thou art my sun!” And the little meadow-violet lifts its cup of blue, and whispers with its perfumed breath, “Thou art my sun!” And the grain in a thousand fields rustles in the wind, and makes answer,

- Thou art my

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an chor choose ci der


cen ter cheese fi nėsse'



beg gar


al ways

202—Capitals Rule.-A capital letter should begin every word or title denoting the Deity. God The Son

The E ter nal Lord The Word The In fi nite Christ The Lamb The Cre a tor

The Father The Ho ly Spirit

The Sav iour The Om nip o tent Je ho vah The Al might y The Su preme Be ing

Jes us De i ty

203 Dictation.

The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand. --Addison.

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Touch ing warm smooth rough sleek

un e ven

Hear ing clear

ech o ing loud

muf fled in dis tinct'

tep id

noi sy


What to write about a river : source, direction, mouth, for what noted, cities on its banks.

Dictation.—The Rhine rises in a glacier in the Alps. It flows northwest, across Germany, to the North Sea. It is divided into Upper, Middle, and Lower Rhine. More than a million travelers visit the Middle Rhine every year. The river winds between hills. Sometimes they are covered with vineyards. The famous Rhine wines are made here. There are many ruins of castles, each of which has an interesting legend. Cologne is at the lower end of the Middle Rhine.

Take the difficult words as a spelling lesson. Write an account of a river, using topics.

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Arrange the words in columns according to number of syllables.



Dictation.-A monosyllable is a word of one syllable; a dissyllable, of two; a trisyllable, of three; a polysyllable, of four or more. Poly means many.

Man is a monosyllable ; man ly, a dissyllable; man li er, a trisyllable ; e man ci pate, a polysyllable.


Pronunciation.- biz'i lý; ' å kā'shå or å kā'shỉ & ; 3 spěsh'al.



, part of a tree or book

{ base, mean; foundation 5

( bass, a part in music

2 grate
, to rub ; iron frame 6 { ought

, bound by duty


, willingly
, large,

for fire
heard, did hear

(herd, of cattle lain, reclined 4

lane, a narrow road

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

I see the (7), and I approve it too.-Ovid. It is a long (4) that has no turning.- Prov. We all do fade as a (1).– Bible. Do what you (6), come what may. Baptism is a religious (7). The (2) fishes eat up the little ones. --Shakespeare. I had as (1) sing (5). A ship (7) works in a shipyard. Have you (3) (6) against him ? It is a (5) thing to betray a man who has trusted you.-Prov. A bright fire glowed in the (2). The lowing (3) winds slowly o'er the lea.-Gray. I never dare to (7) as funny as I can.-Holmes. The book has (4) on my table several days.

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Pronunciation.-län kor” ; 3 tro'ke ; s pré ko'shús.

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