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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

Miss Anna Cabot requests the -pleasure of the company of Miss Edith Elliot at a birthday party. on Thursday next, at five o'clock. 16 Exeter Street, Monday, October first.

229-Synonyms

a base

de grade

ad

age

max im sa lute good-by dec o rate

ab hor

de test

ac cost

a bide

so journ

a dieu

ac quit

ab solve

a dorn

ac cede

com ply

ad vice

coun sel

a ban don

for sake

ac quaint

in form

230 Geography

Alps
Rome Ven'ice
Seine Bal'tic

Dan'ube

Gen'o a

Cau'ca sus

Ge ne'va

Gi bral'tar

Ve su'vi us

U'ral Bĕr'lin

Do'ver Mad'rid
Vol'ga

Brus'sels

Siç'i ly

O des'sa

Vi en'na

Ham'mer fest

Ad ri at'ic

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.

Don't give

Better alone than in (bad, bade) company. (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.

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

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Write what each is, where, and for what celebrated.

Pronunciation,— ‚—1 kä nyôn'; anglicized kăn'yăn; also spelled can yon.

234-Acceptance

Miss Edith Elliot accepts with pleasure the kind invitation of Miss Anna Cabot for Thursday next, at five o'clock.

10 Commonwealth Avenue, Tuesday, 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; refuge, a sy lum; suc cor, as sist; fer vent, fiery; rai ment, ap par el af flict, dis tress; an guish, ag ony; o dor, a rō'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 Emma Fiske regrets

that she cannot accept the kind invitation of Miss Anna Cabot for Thursday next. 62 Forest Square, Tuesday, October second.

239-Synonyms

at tain, ac quire; at tempt, strive; bar ter, traf fic ; 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. food is rice. The ruler is styled the Mikado.

Their chief

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 riçe, sug ar-plum, bon'bŏn, 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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