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art industrious. is disinterested. honour them. encourage

commend assisted

completed journey. fears will detect Let improve


choice ? books are ? best friends are

tell of faults, and teach

how to correct V. Vice misery.

The book his: it mine. Her work her credit. Your conduct their approbation. All talents to

not of the It a great blessing to

pious and vir. tuous parents. Whatever


the heart. They who nothing to

often relief to others by what they

we to

the chambers of sickness and distress, we frequently them with the victims of intemperance. VI. The task is

performed. We resolve, but perform. He has been diligent, and deserves to succeed.


formed. will they arrive ? shall we stop ?

the lark sings ! is

no greater felicity, than to be able to look on a life


employed. VII. They travelled


Italy. virtue vice the progress is gradual. We are often wishes, and our desert.

this imprudence he was plunged new difficulties.

The best preparation all the uncertainties futurity, consists a good conscience, and a cheerful submission

the will Heaven. VIII. My father mother are in town,

my brother is We must be temperate,

we would be healthy. he is often advised, he does not reform.

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IX. Virtue ! how amiable thou art ! me! what shall I do! Thou who reignest above ! ! I have been too often occupied with trifles. ! the delusions of hope. Simplicity! source of genuine joy.

! how the tempest rages ! how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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winter ;

other revelled in without to any thing

his present At they a wide-mouthed phial, hung beneath

bough a peach-tree, with honey ready tempered, and exposed to their in most alluring

thought. less epicure, in of his friend's

, plunged into the vessel, resolving to

himself in the

of sensuality. His philosophic

on the other sipped little caution ; being

of danger, and flowers ; where, by the

of meals, improved his relish the enjoyment them. the evening he upon his friend, to inquire

he would to the hive; but he found him

in sweets,

he to leave to enjoy. Clogged in his feebled in his and his frame enervated,

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of hospi. tality pleasure not interfere the

of necessary

we call necessary

should not which is to devotion. there is a and a

under the If we till what

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of the day, follows that carries on a thread
will him through the

of the most life. The orderly

of his time like a ray of which itself

all his affairs. But where no is laid, the disposal of is

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Write out the following passages, changing, when the sense will permit, the articles; the number, gender, and case of the nouns and pronouns; the degree of comparison of the adjectives and adverbs ; and the number, person, mood, and tense of the verbs :


Seldom do we talk of ourselves with success. If I condemn myself, more is believed than is expressed. If I praise myself, much less. Seldom do I talk of myself with success.

If I condemn myself, more is believed than I express. If I praise inyself, much less. You will seldom talk of yourself with success.

If you condemn yourself, more is believed than you expressed. If you praise yourself, much less.

Seldom does a man talk of himself with success.

If he condemns himself, more is believed than he expressed. If he praises himself, much less.

Seldom do men talk of themselves with success. If they con. demn themselves, more is believed than they expressed. If they praise themselves, much less.


1. No man ever did a designed injury to another, without doing a greater to himself.

2. A man who gives his children a habit of industry, provides for them better than by giving them a stock of money.

3. Solicitude in hiding failings makes them appear the greater. It is a safer and easier course frankly to acknowledge them. A man owns that he is ignorant; we admire his modesty. He says he is old; we scarcely think him so. He declares himself poor ; we do not believe it.

4. The desires of man increase with his acquisitions. Every ste which he advances brings something within his view which he did not see before, and which, so soon as he sees i he begins

When necessity ends, curiosity begins ; and no sooner are we supplied with every thing that nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.

5. Does a man reproach thee for being proud or ill-natured, envious or conceited, ignorant or detracting ? Consider with thy. self whether his reproaches are true. If they are not, consider that thou art not the person whom he reproaches ; but that he reviles an imaginary being, and perhaps loves what thou really art, though he hates what thou appearest to be. If his reproaches are true ; if thou art the envious ill-natured man he takes thee for, give thyself another turn ; become mild, affable, and obliging, and his reproaches of the naturally cease. His reproaches may indeed continue, but thou art no longer the person whom he reproaches.*

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Take the following words, and connect and arrange them so as to make sense:

• The Teacher may multiply these exercises from any text-book.


Prompts, others, relieve, compassion, to, wants, the, of, us.
Compassion prompts us to relieve the wants of others.


1. Heart, has, in, true, its, politeness, the, seat. 2. Unwilling, pain, a, give, to, good, is, mind.

3. Evils, great, is, by, a, human, ourselves, proportion, of, created.

4. Vanity, if, greatness, our, flatters, our, multiplies, it, dangers.

5. For, preparing, another, in, world, this, must, life, we, duties, the, neglect, of, not.

6. Amiable, there, and, is, more, nothing, respectable, life, in, than, human, humble, benevolent, character, man, the, of, an truly, and.

7. In, multitudes, obscure, the, stations, most, broils, are, petty, in, not, less, their, eager, by, nor, passions, tormented, their, less, contend, than, if, they, princely, for, which, prize were, the, honours.

8. Parent, anxious, with, does, what, the, care, hen, together, call, her, and, offspring, them, wings, her, with, cover! Suggest, mother, does, to, your, this, you, of, not, the, sight, and, tender. ness, affection ? Helpless, watchful, infancy, protected, her, care, you, in, period, the, of, nourished, when, milk, she, with, you, her, and, move, to, your, taught, limbs, and, accents, its, tongue, unformed, to, your, lisp. Childhood, in, your, griefs, she, your, little, over, mourned, delights, in, your, rejoiced, innocent, healing, to, sickness, administered, the, balm, in, you, and, mind, of, instilled, the, wisdom, into, love, your, truth, and, of, virtue.

9. Ancient, in, times, attire, woman, a, strange, in, Rome, her, at, appearance, made, and, to, canie, king, the, books, to, nine, sell, offering, her, which, composing, she, of, own, were, said. Seller, not, the, abilities, the, knowing, or, sibyls, she, of, cele. brated, the, was, that, in, one, fact, found, fail, whose, never, to, were, prophecies, to, them, at, he, buy, refused, first. Upon, departed, she, this, and, books, of, burning, three, her, again, returned, remaining, price, the, demanding, same, the, for, six. Impostor, dismissed, being, as, once, an, more, departed, she, again, more, burning, three, remaining, she, those, again, with, returned, as, still, asking, the, before, same. King, behaviour, inconsistency, the, surprised, at, the, woman's, of, the, augurs,

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