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This attention to synonymes, if it be judiciously and thoroughly carried on, will require the use of the dictionary. This is as it should be. As soon as a pupil enters the grammar-school he should be furnished with a dictionary, and taught how to use it to the best advantage; and it should be his inseparable companion thenceforward throughout his school career.

H. F. H.

August, 1880.

PART II.

LESSON 1.

“I love it, I love it; and who shall dare

To chide me for loving that old arm-chair? I've treasured it long as a sainted prize, I've bedewed it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs; 'Tis bound by a thousand bands to my heart; Not a tie will break, not a link will start. Would ye learn the spell? a mother sat there, And a sacred thing is that old arm-chair." dare chide

prize arm'-chair treas'ured saint'ed

sighs be dewed' bands em balmed' tie

ye link start

sa'cred

spell

[In this form of lessons the pupil may be required to give one or more synonymes of each word, or may, at the option of the teacher, continue to construct sentences as in Part I.]

LESSON 2. chos'en

soft'ens con'quer weave dis solve judg'ment pig'eon wrench rea'son

fut'ure

quench sprout'ing prom'is ing

stol'en ov'en van'ish stanch

wool'len fa mil'iar

per forms'

[This form of lessons contains words that are pronounced alike, but differ in spelling and meaning.]

LESSON 3.

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Turtles,

tortoises, and The is a kind of cat, and has sharp sight. Vessels of war

of ships of the line, sloops, brigs, and schooners. A is a small fish. When in oil it is

as an article of food. A is a slice of meat between two of bread. A is a kind of hard biscuit.

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LESSON 6.

The silky white fur which forms the ornament of many a royal robe is the skin of the erminema nimble and saucy member of the weasel tribe. In the summer this animal is of a reddish-brown color, but no sooner does the reign of winter begin than it attires itself in purest snowy white, with the exception of the tip of its tail, which is jet black. silk'y wea'sel forms

sau?cy roy'al reign at tires' reddish brown mem'ber white jet

pur'est soon'er snow'y ex cep'tion nim'ble

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The distance from the earth to the sun is

In some countries cattle are for their and

A is a person who lives in and goes about is a printed cotton cloth, and is than

Brass and is of . and

A is a small boat made of or of a tree.

is a fine white or cotton fabric.

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LESSON 8.

A'bel
Hugh
Anne
A'da

Saul
Tim'o thy
Car'o line
Ad'e line

Ben'ja min
Es'ther
E'dith
Al'fred

Rich'ard
Assa
Polly
Olive

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Bracelets are worn on the The king's rich and his crown was

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Gold and silver are called the metals. The cells of the are -, and the prisoners are to eat

A by

A is a kind of bed, at each end by cords. Contentment is better than The and the

are parts of a flower.

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