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The selections in this book are from Standard Authors. The best thanks of the author are due to those who have generously given permission for the insertion of extracts from their works.
Thanks are also due to Messrs. CASSELL, PETTER, & GALPIN for leave to insert illustrations from some of their special publications.
NOTE.—Lessons marked with an asterisk (*) are in Poetry.
HOW WINDS ARE CAUSED
THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW
THE SIEGE OF CALAIS
RE-VISITING THE HOME OF CHILDHOOD
A GREAT ENGLISH SEA VICTORY
(From the "Leeds Mer-
FIFTH READING BOOK.
INDUSTRY. ab-so-lute, complete.
prod.i.gal - i-ty, wasteful. con-sumes, wastes ; destroys. dis.charge, here means, to pay. squan-der, spend uselessly. dis-eas-es, sicknesses.
bail-iff, an officer who arrests the taxes, the charges men for debt, who collects made by the State for pay.
fines, &c. ing the cost of government con-sta-ble, an officer who and of the defence of the preserves public order; a country.
policeman. 1. Friends and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy. If those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, much harder to bear for some
2. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three b times as much by Mahalles our pride, and four times as much by our folly : and from tliese