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Care, com. noun, neut., sing., obj., gov. by 82. First term 45, second 41.25; find the 6th prevents.

term. Ah! interjection.

(6) 83. A boy, selling oranges, sells half his Do spurn, act. verb, desiderative, pres., 2nd stock and one more to A, half of what remains pers. plu., agr. w. children.

and two more to B, and three that still remain to Not, adv. qual. do spurn.

C; how many had he at first ? Misfortune's, com. noun, neut., sing., poss. C., 84. In a garrison of 2,744 men, there are two gov. by child.

cavalry soldiers to 25 infantry, and half as many Outcast, adj. qual. child.

artillery as cavalry; find the number of each. Child, com. noun, com., sing., 3rd pers., obj. 85. A farm of 270 acres is divided among A, B, C., gov, by do spurn.

and C. A has 7 acres to Il of B, and C has half Who, rel. pron., nom. c. to knows.

as much again as A and B together; find the Knows, verb act., ind. pres., 3rd pers. sing., shares. ag. w. who.

86. The first digit of a certain number exceeds No, adjective.

the second by 4, and when the number is divided Shelter, com. noun, neut., 3rd, obj. ca, gov, by by the sum of the digits the quotient is 7; find it. knows.

87. In a mixture of copper, lead, and tin, the Finds, verb act., ind. pres., 3rd sing., ag. w. copper was 5 lbs. less than half the whole quanwho understood.

tity, and the lead and tin each 5 lbs. more than a No, adj. qual. door.

third of the remainder; find the respective quanEarthiy, adj. qual. door.

tities. Door, com. noun, neut., sing., obj., gov. by (c) 88. What are the solid contents of a rectfinds.

angular mass, 15 ft. 6 in. long, 18 ft. 5 in. wide, A, numeral adj. qual. snowdrop.

and 23.5 ft. thick? Snowdrop, com. noun, neut., sing., nom.c. after 89. The weight of a cubic foot of water is about is understood (who is a snowdrop).

1,000 ounces; what weight of water will fill a cis. Shattered, adj. qual. snowdrop.

tern 4 ft. 6 in. long, 3 st. broad, and 4 ft. 3 in. In, prep. gov. wild in the objective case. deep ? The (as above).

90. If a brick be 9 in. long, 4 in. wide, and 3 in. Dreary, adj. qual, wild.

thick, how many will be required for a wall 1 ft. Wild, com. noun, neut., sing., obj., gov. by in. 10 in. thick, 100 yds. long, and 4! yds. high ? Nipt, past parts of the verb to nip, having is 91. The weight of a cubic foot of Portland stone understood.

is 156 lbs ; find the weight of a block 7 ft. long, Is nipt, verb pass., ind. pres., 3rd, ag. w. its 3 A. 9 in. broad, and 2 ft. 1 in. thick. nom, which understood.

92. The weight of a cubic foot of oak is 58 lbs. ; By, storm in the obj. c.

what is the weight of 3 beams, each being 12 ft. The (as above).

6 in. long, 2 ft. 3 in broad, and I ft. 6 in. thick ? Storm, com. noun, neut., sing., obj., gov, by by. With, prep. gov. rain in the obj. c.

GEOGRAPHICAL CLASS, Rain, com. noun, neut., sing., obj., gov. by with.

Junior Division. Besprinkled, past part. of to besprinkle, haviug is understood.

Perform Exercise 7, in the September No., 1854, Is besprinkled, verb pass., ind. pres., 3rd pers. Vol. V., p. 358. sing., ag. with which understood. O'er, adv. qual. is besprinkled.

Senior Division.


1. Give the boundaries of the Crimea. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS.-VI. 2. The latitude of its most N. and S. points. (a) 63. 2 oz. 4 dwts. 14 grs. 64. Oxygen, 889

3. Its length, breadth, and area. oz.; hydrogen, 111 oz. 65. Nitre, 1702 lbs.;

4. What is the Perekop, and where situated ?

5. The situation of Sebastopol. sulphur, 212 lbs.; charcoal, 324, lbs. 66. 3 ft.;

6. Eupatoria. 8 tons, 3 cwt. 3 qrs. 11ig lbs. 67. 1263 ; 25.68.

7. Simpheropol. (b). 72 lbs. 68. 24. 69. 63 and 13. 70. 144

8. Inkerman. sq. yds. 71. 5. (c) 72. 1151 sq. yds. 73. 863.75. 74. 331. 75.

9. Capes Chersonesus and Parthenium. 78.54. 76. 16-2310.

10. The Sea of Azof and the Putrid Sea.
11. Kalamita Bay and Gulf of Kaffa.

12. River Alma.
QUESTIONS FOR SOLUTION.-VII. 13. Strait of Genatch.

14. Peninsula of Kertch ; of Arabat. (a) 77. Find the 9th term of a progression, 15. Draw a map of the Crimea, and mark the whose first term is 7, and whose common differ- above named places. ence is 8. 78. First term 6, common difference 12; find

LOGIC CLASS. the 20th term. 79. First term 3, common difference 2; find the ing," No. 5., in the July No., 1851, Vol. II.

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Perform the Exercise on the “ Art of Reason 24th term.

80. First term 5, common difference 4; find the 100th term.

PHONETIC SHORT-HAND CLASS. 81. First term 33, second 32}; find the 14th Go through the 7th and concluding lesson, as

directed in the No. for July, 1834, Vol. V., p. 277.


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the winter. The society some time since received, periment has been crowned with complete suc- unsolicited, from the respective authors, the Rev. cess, and it is trusted other societies will be stir. Charles Kingsley's “Lectures on the Alexandrian red up in a similar direction. The lecture hall Philosophy,” and Mr. Combe's “Notes on North was crowded on each occasion. The first lecture America." was delivered by Professor Blackie on the “Phi. The High Wycombe Discussion and Mutual losophy of War;" the second and third by Dr. W. Improvement Class was formed in the month of T. Gairdner, on" Epidemic Diseases," illustrated; December last. At the first meeting, which was the succeeding lectures by P. E. Dove, Esq., re- held on the 4th January, an essay was read by spectively on“ Hampden," and " Oliver Crom- Mr. William Judson, on “The Elements and well;" the next by the Rev. F. D. Maurice, on Principles of Successful Disputation;" and since “ Milton's “Samson Agonistes; and the con- that period twelve meetings have been held, and cluding lecture by Alexander Smith, Esq. (author the following subjects have been discussed:of the Life Drama"), on the “Poorer Poets of “Having the light which recent researches have England."

afforded, does Cromwell stand forth to our view The half-yearly soirée of the association took as a first-rate general, a great statesman, and a place at 20, Waterloo-place, on the evening of the sincere man?" “Is capital punishment for the 9th of April last. The society was able to draw crime of murder justifiable ? “Has the conduct together a much larger number of ladies and of Lord John Russell at the present crisis been gentlemen than on any previous occasion; and patriotic ?" “Is the use of tobacco in all its the crowded and brilliant appearance of the com. forms injurious ?" "Ought the conduct of a man pany who filled the elegant saloon was fitted to be influenced by public opinion ?" “ Which greatly to cheer the members and friends, who is the greater cause of crime and misery,-ignorhad witnessed the gradual rise of the society to ance or intemperance ?". “ Did Mahomet believe its present influential position, in many respects in his mission as a prophet?" “Was the Duke not unworthy of the Young Men's Association of of Wellington a great statesman ?" “ Whether is the Scottish metropolis. The president, Mr. Low, there greater pleasure derived from, the eye or the who occupied the chair, addressed the meeting on ear?" The study of_astronomy has also been the “ Diffusion of Science;" followed by Mr. commenced by Mr. F. Manning introducing a Brodie, on“ Peter the Great," and Mr. Warden, “ Conversational introduction on the study of the on“Female Influence." In the second part of heavens," when he gave a short but explicit lecthe proceedings, J. W. Jackson, Esq. (author of ture on the subject. Several of the members are the "Peoples of Europe," &c.) spoke on the “Im- subscribers to the British Controversialist ; and perative Duty of Acquiring and Diffusing Know at the last meeting of the class it was resolved ledge;" Mr. T. Usher, on“ Cervantes aud Don that I should send you a statement of its formaQuixote; and Mr. J. R. Duncan, on “Man's tion. I am happy to be able to add that, notwith. Conquest." A glee party attended, who sang five standing the short period during which the class pieces of music in the course of the evening; a has been in operation, a deep interest appears to duett was performed by two of the members; two exist in its prosperity, which, combined with a recitations were given ; and a number of songs desire on the part of the members to gain instrucsung by ladies and gentlemen present.

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THOUGH wishing and working ought to be sequent processes, we very seldom find them 80. Labour is the purchase-money of success. Know thyself, said the old Philosophy. Improve thyself, saith the new. The great object of the sojourner in time is not to waste all his passions and gifts on things external, that he must leave behind; that which he cultivates within is all that he can carry into the Eternal Progress.” To effect such selfculture as this, the intensity of desire must be perseveringly followed by the intensity of effort. If we would fitly fulfil our part in “ that spiritual probation which we call Life," we must hallow it by high aims and noble exertions. Wishing and working must be re-wedded to each other. Especially in “the pursuit of knowledge under difficulties,” it is needful to oppose a stubborn resolution to the obstacles before us. Not by discontinuous or intermittent efforts is intellectual power acquirable; but by steady, persevering, constant labour. Ultimate excellence is the unvarying result of well directed diligence and honest effort. We fain hope that those self-educating students to whom we address ourselves will give assiduous labour to the accomplishment of the tasks which, from time to time, we shall appoint them. We are well assured that if they do so they shall not fail to reap the reward of their labours.

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Adjectives indicate the qualities, attributes, differences, &c., of objects.
EXERCISE XVII.— Underline the adjectives in the following sonnet:-

“The sweetest flower that ever saw the light,

The smoothest stream that ever wandered by,
The fairest star upon the brow of night-

Joying and sparkling from his sphere on high,
The softest glances of the stockdove's eye,
The lily pure,

the marybud gold-bright,
The gush of song that floodeth all the sky

From the dear flutterer mounted out of sight;
Are not so pleasure-stirring to the thought,

Nor to the wounded soul so full of balm,
As one frail glimpse, by painful straining caught

Along the past's deep, mist-enfolded calm,
Of that sweet face, not visibly defined,
But rising clearly on the inner mind."-Alford.


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