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jective, as: a man servant, a maid servant; a male child, a female child; a he goat, a she goat.

5. There is another class of words to which either gender will apply, as: parent, child, servant, friend, &c.

Things that are strong by nature, are made masculine, while those that are lorciy, that give forth or contain, are feminine.

SPELLING.--LESSON 49. fab'-id

těm'-pěst tin-măn trắn-sit tăb'-let těm'-pler tit'-bit

trăv-brse tab'-ret ton-int tit'-mdüse tres'-sěd tad-pole tén'-dril ton'-sil

trib'-ūne těn'-nis tóp -măn

trib-ute tál-ent tént' -ěd top'-most trim'-ming tal-müd těp'-id

tör'-rént trip-t'hõng täp'-róôt těs'-tāte

tor'-rid trip'-ping tăurifi

těst'-ed trăm'-měl trip'-tote tät-tó tim'-id

READING.- -LESSON 50. 12. Mr. Carter died in a few minutes after the interview with his sons'. The neighbours attended and assisted at his funcral. He was laid by the side of his late wife', in a small vard at one corner of his farm'.

13. Soon after the boys had paid the last sad debt to the romains of their departed parent', they began to look about the vineyard for some marks of the spot where the treasure was Lid. They supposed it was in an iron chest under ground'.

14. If we can only find this chest of money', says Bylus', how happily we can live', brother Beltus'! We can spend the rest of our days', says Beltus', like princes'; and we shall got be obliged to sell any part of the farm to pay our debts'.

15. As the boys were not able to find the chest of money by searching the ground', they agreed to dig for it. They got the proper tools', and fell to work'. In a few days', they had turned up every part of the vineyard to the depth of a foot', qui found no signs of a chest of money'.

16. Their labour', however,' was not lost'. The digging tipy of the ground let in upon the roots of the trees', the moisture rom the clouds', and the warmth from the sun'; and the vinejard produced an immense crop of excellent fruit', which sold y some hundreds of dollars!

17. The boys soon learned in what sense the treasure was Hid; and the discovery had a most happy effect. They reolved to dig the vineyard over once more'; not', however, for

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the purpose of finding a pot of gold and jewels', but with a view to improve their vines', and increase their next vintage'. ADDITION OF COMPOUND TERMS.LESSON 51.

Cloth Measure. (1) yds. qrs. na. (2) E. E. qr. Qa. (3) E. Fl. qr. 78 1 2

2 1 19 2 0 150

3 3 1116 2 2 638 1 2 255 3 1 814 3

0 397 3 3 631 2 0

769 1 3 458 2 1



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1116 2 2 Ans. 4. Add 219 yds. 3 , 3; 812 yds. 3 , 1; 989 yds. 1 , 2

Long Measure. m. fur. po.

(2) yds. ft.
15 2 4 17

14 2 10
18 1
3 10

15 1
60 0 5

12 0 9
530 1 3 12

ng 1 8 830 1 6 24

14 2 7 38 0 3 22

10 1 10


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Exercises in Parsing. Rule 2. The noun that implies possession is always governed by the thing possessed.

John's goat cost five dollars, at the fair.

In this example, John's is a noun proper, third person, singular number, masculine gender, in the possessive case, and governed by the noun goal; rule 2; which says, The noun that implies possession is governed by the thing possessed. James threw Peter's dog into the Schuylkill

. Joseph killed Moses' lambs. Foxes kill the farmer's fowls. The horses drew the man's coach on the bridge. Joshua's wife's brother, loves Nathan's tall sister.

Note. In the last example, the possessive Josbaa's, is governed by the noup wife's, and wife's by brother.' Rule 2.

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18. The brothers were not mistaken'; the crop brought them more than double the product of the first vintage'. This rich bounty led them to plant the other parts of the farm with the vine, and they soon had a very large and productive vineyard', which made them rich beyond their former highest hopes'.

19. They left their bad habits', and their loose company'; imbibed good views', steady habits', and all the outlines which mark good citizens' Warmly attached to each other and their home', they seldom went abroad'; and in a few years,' they became the first men in that part of the state.'

20. How does the little busy bee',

Employ each shining hour',
And gather honey all the day',

From every opening flow'r?

21. In works of labour', or of skill',

I would be busy too';

heads find mischief still',
For idle hands to do!.

22. In books', in work', in doing good,

Let all my years be past';
Then, may I render

I render to my God',
A fair account at last'.


Land Measure.
(1) a. r. po. (2) a. r. po.
41 1 37

932 2
6S 2 27

648 3

169 1

1112 2 5
122 2

1234 1 1
1 18

4321 3 38



932 2 2 Ans.
3. Add, a. 123 11, a. 164

21; a. 461

a. 602
1 6 into one sum.

Liquid Measure. (1) Gal. qts. pts.

(2) Hhds. Gal. qt. pts. 42 3 1

385 42 3 1 36 2 0



1 197 0

36 2 0 25 0 0

132 17 1 1 47 2 1

162 32 3 0



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169 0

0 Ans. 4. Add T. 119 3 52 2 1; T. 40 ,

2 3 1; T. 16 3 56 3 1; T. 2

16 T. 75 0 39 2 0, into one sum.

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Erercises in Parsing. The sun rises in the east. The moon shines in the night. Ships sail on the great sea. Joseph's watch is at home. John's vices are of a dark cast. Mary's virtues blossom around her. Time is on the wing.

The first example may be parsed thus: The, an article referring to sun in limitation. Sun, a noun common,


person, singular number, masculine gender, and the subject of the verb rises. Rises is a verb, third person, singular number, and agrees with its subject. Rule 1. In, is a preposition, referring to the noun west in relation; the, is an article, referring to the norin west in limitation; west, is a noun common ; third person, sirigular number, of neither gender, and in the objective case after the preposition in.

Questions on the 17th Chapter.


Les. 2. What is remarked of the study of nature? What of him whose taste is formed for the study? What are some of those works? How do they affect the mind? What does the night? What does the scholar of nature do? What see?

Les. 6. At the dawn and through the day what does he do? Towards night what does he see? How do the objects affect him? What is said of the year? What does he read?

Les. 10. How is he repaid for his survey of the earth? What on his right? What on the lake? What on his left? How do these affect his fancy?

Les. 14. Can you repeat some of the verses on the works of nature? What are the planetary hosts called? Who made them? What do the stars say to the young

reader? Les. 18. What proclaims the creator? What the works of his hands? Where is their voice heard? What do they sing?

Les. 23. What is said of the ties between man and man at death? What lives when the man dies? How does it affect the living? Why do the living look for a precedent? To whom do they look? What the best legacy?

Les. 26. What is wise in the living? How will it help the world? Who offers the best biography? What is said of his virtues? For whom did he live and die? What of his success? What of his death?

Les. 30. Repeat the lines of 'How sleep the brave.' What does spring do? Who rings their knell? Who sings their dirge? Who comes to bless the turf, and to weep?

Les. 34. What of the ocean? What of its surge? Its glassy wave? The Leviathan? What of the winds and the effects? What of the drop on a needle's point and the whole ocean? What of the scaly tribes? What of ocean's mystic sounds?

Les. 38. What of winter? The thrifty farmer? What of the poor? What of his bed? Want? Hunger? Diseases? Charity and health? When are the poor to be remembered?

Les, 42. Where did Mr. C. live? What of his sons? What their character? What of the parents? What of his fortune! The loss of his wife, &c.?

Les. 46. What of his interview with his sons? His le

gacy, &c.

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