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Words of five Syllables, accented on the fourth.
Ab bre vi a tion
con tin u a tion
ex4 on er a tion
fe li ci ta tion
im a" gi na tion
THE Bullfinch is a beautiful and well-known bird; and though the notes of this bird, in its wild state, are not so melodious as those of many others, yet it may be taught to whistle almost any tune, by means of a pipe, and it seldom forgets its acquirements. They soon become tame, and are then very familiar. These birds usually build their nests in gardens, orchards, and places which abound with fruit-trees; they lay five or six eggs. In the summer it mostly frequents woods, and the most retired places; but in winter it approaches gardens and orchards, where it makes great havoc among the buds of trees.
The Bullfinch also learns easily to articulate words and sentences and utters them with so tender an accent, that we might almost suppose it felt their force. These birds are, besides, susceptible of personal attachment, which is often strong and durable.
Words of six Syllables, accented on the second.
Words of six Syllables, accented on the third.
Love labour for if thou dost not want it for food, thou mayest for physic. It is wholesome for thy body, and good for thy mind. It prevents the fruits of idleness, which many times come from having nothing to do, and lead too many to do that which is worse than nothing.
Words of six Syllables, accented on the fourth.
It is wise not to seek a secret; and honest not to reveal one. Trust only thyself, and another shall not betray thee. Openness has the mischief though not the malice of treach
Never assent merely to please others; for that is, besides flattery, oftentimes untruth, and discovers a mind to be servile and base: never contradict to vex others; for that shows an ill temper, and provokes; but profits pobody.
Words of six Syllables, accented on the fifth.
The blessed Saviour begins his sermon on the mount thus: "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are perse cuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
And respecting prayer he says, "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into tempta tion, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."