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226—Apostrophe ( ')
Rule.-An apostrophe (')is used to show the omission of a letter or letters from a word.
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.
Says Valor, “See, they spring for me,
Those leafy gems of morning."
My fragrant path adorning."
And cries, “0, do not sever
- Thomas Moore.
Mise UmaCalatugustu the pleasure of the company of this Edith Eliot at whithday party
Thursdaymentzat five idol. 16 Oxiter Street,
Monday, October first.
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
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.
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
de lude glu ten cru el ty
di lute mu tu al
a muse lu di crous
cu ri ous
al lure Copy the words, and mark the long sound of u.
pu ri fy
233–Natural Wonders of the United States
Yel low stone Park Salt Lake
Nat u ral Bridge
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.
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;
; 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.
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.