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dollar interest. But mind : in order to get along you must 12 spend nothing“; buy nothing : make a box to hold all the
money you get, as a sacred deposite." 13 He departed. 14 The note was discounted, and the pay
ment punctually made. In something more than two years, 15 he came again into the store of the merchant, and exclaim..'
“I am a free man : I do not owe any man ten dollars . 16 but look at me.” He was imbrowned with labor; and
his clothes from head to foot, were a tissue of darns and 17 patches. “My wife looks worse than I do." 18 " So you 19 have cleared the farm,” said the merchant. “Yes," answer
ed he, “and now I know how to get another." DEFINITIONS, &.—Where is Portsmouth? What is a bank ? a presi. dent of a bank? a merchant ? a farm ? right of inheritance ? mortgaged? merciless ? creditor ? redemption ? prudence ? resolution ? endorser ? deposite? discounted ? punctual? imbrowned ? tissue ? cleared the farm ?
T Take care to terminato sent. 3d, and sent. 4th with the bend, that is, with the voice turned slightly upward, (see Part 3.,) or you will not express the sense. These sentences are both fragments : a reason for tho remark in each is understood. Supply it, if you can.
SECT. XLII.-MEN WOULD BE REMEMBERED AFTER DEATH.
WHEN life's false oracles, no more replying
How will ye think of me? .
Oh! gentle friends!
Will ye, forgetting every wayward feeling,
Will ye thus think of me?
Oh! gentle friends!
Will ye thus think of me? DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define oracles, baffled, shadow, calmly, quest, grave wayward, voiceless, anguish.
LONGEVITY.-NEW USE FOR A PUMPKIN,
SECT. XLIII.-LONGEVITY. It is stated in the Warsaw Gazette, that a shepherd named 1 Demetrius Grabowsky, died a short time since at Potorski,
on the frontiers of Lithuania, at the great age of 169 years. 2 Jenkins, the oldest man on record in England, lived exactly 3 as long as the Polish shepherd. Old Parr reached 152 + years. It is said that Grabowsky has left a son who is now j 120 years old. A female died lately in Poland aged 124.
Joseph Ram, a negro, affords the most extraordinary recent 6 instance of longevity, next to Grabowsky: he died at the age of 146.
Sir John Sinclair, in his “ Code of Health and Longevity," has stated that all of a great number of very old persons, 7 whom he questioned, were alike only in two particulars :
they were descended from parents of good constitutions,
and they were early risers. Another fact may be stated, to 8 which there are few exceptions : nearly all the well-affirmed
instances of longevity have been among persons, who have lived and died poor. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Longevity-long-living. Where is Warsaw ? Lithuania ? Define frontiers, on record, shepherd, negro, recent, instance, exceptions, well-affirmed.
SECT. XLIV.-NEW USE FOR A PUMPKIN. HAPPENING one day to pass by the open door of a room where his daughters and some young friends were assembled, 1 the Rev. Mr. Haynes thought, from what he overheard, that they were making too free with the characters of their
neighbors ; and after their visitors had departed he gave his 2 children a lecture on the sinfulness of scandal. They an 3 swered, “ But, father, what shall we talk about ?. We must 4 talk of something.” “If you can do nothing else,” said he, 5 “get a pumpkin and roll it about. That, at least, will be innocent diversion.”
A short time afterward an association of ministers met at his house; and during the evening, discussions upon some 6 points of Christian doctrine were earnest; and their voices were so loud as to indicate some danger of losing the Christian temper; when his oldest daughter, overhearing them, procured a pumpkin, entered the room, gave it to her father,
and said, “ There, father, roll it about : roll it about.” Mr. 7 Haynes was obliged to explain ; and good-humor was in
DEFINITIONS, &c.-Give the meaning of happen, pass, door, room, where, assembled, friends, character, neighbors, visitors, lecture, sinfulness, scandal, diversion, &c. What is the difference between heard and overheard ? What is a pumpkin? Understand “ and said, That is all very well indeed,” before But in Sent. 2d. What is understood after explain in Sent. 7th ? A reason for “talking of something" is understood after “something" in Sent. 3d: what is it?
SECT. XLV.-IMPLICIT FAITH; OR FAITH WITHOUT REASON. i One who examined an ignorant collier on his religious 2 principles, asked him what it was that he believed. He 3 answered, “I believe what the church believes.” The other 4 rejoined, “What, then, does the church believe ?". He
replied readily, “ The church believes what I believe." 5 The other, desirous, if possible, to bring him to particulars, 6 once more resumed his inquiries. “Tell me, then, I pray
you: what is it which you and the church both believe ?" 7 “Why, truly, Sir,” replied the collier, “the church and I
both—believe the same thing." DEFINITIONS, &c.-What is an implicit faith? a collier ? the church ? Define believe, readily, desirous, possible, resumed, inquiries, truly, thing.
SECT. XLVI.--SIZE OF A WHALE. In the year 1827, a whale was found dead on the coast 1 of Belgium, in Europe, which was taken up by some fisher
men and carried to Ostend, and dissected and examined. 2 It was supposed to be 900 or 1000 years old. 3 The fol
lowing were the dimensions, weight, &c., &c., of this huge animal :
A JOKE. THE BEE AND THE FLY.
Width of the tail. .......................22.
Length of ditto ......................... 3. Weight, when found, 249 tons; or 480,000 pounds ; quan.
tity of oil extracted, 4000 gallons ; or 40,000 pounds. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Where is Europe ? Belgium ? Ostend ? Define dis. sected, examined, supposed, following, dimensions, dead, coast, fishermen What do you mean by length, breadth, height, width, weight?
D All the items in this and similar sections shculd be read just as if they succeeded each other in the usual manner instead of being arranged in columns ; thus: Total length (was) 95 feet; total breadth (was) 18 feet; length of the hoad (was) 22 feet ; &c. Supply all words necessary to the Bonso.
SECT. XLVII.— A JOKE. 1 A COUPLE of jolly sailors just landed in New York, saw a
couple of men employed in pumping the water out of a 2 cellar. “Halloo, Tom," says one of them. 3 “What is 4 it ?” says Tom. “ Why,” says he, “ New York has sprung
a leak; and they are pumping it out." DEFINITIONS, &c.—This Section is headed thus : " Section 47. A joke.” If this was expressed fully, it would read thus : “ This is Section forty. seventh ; and it contains (or it treats of ] a joke." Let the pupil in every case express the titles of sections fully, and also let him learn to supply any word or part of a sentence necessary to the sense, in the sections themselves.
SECT. XLVIII.-THE BEE AND THE FLY.
“ You little buzzing wretch, begone!
With queens of air to mix yourself."
Then thus replied the bee :
THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEEING MUCH WICKEDNESS. 41
We have good laws and sunny hours :
No more presume to venture nigh."
Although not quite so wise a nation.” DEFINITIONS, &c.—Give the meaning of spy, hive, thus, angry, buzzing, ill, wretch, elf, queen, surely, boldly, fierce, nation, bee, (how many kinds of bees have you seen ?) flirt, poverty, vice, nice, dart. What is undoi stood after yours at the end of Sentence 3d? After nation at the end oo Sentence 7th ?
SECT. XLIX.—THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEEING MUCH WICK
EDNESS. What scenes of sabbath-breaking have I witnessed from my room ! how many young men have I seen strolling the
streets, conversing on the lightest and most foolish subjects, 1 smoking, swearing, and reeling to and fro like drunken men! how often have I witnessed, on other days, scenes at which goodness and purity must shudder! how often have I seen, (how could I help it ?) such vice as few places in the world,
(I hope so, at least,) can afford ! 2 You will say, “But you were not injured by the vices of 3 others' : you were not obliged to join them'.” No, I was 4 not obliged, but I was injured. It could not have been 5 otherwise. No boy, of eighteen or twenty, let his habits be
ever so well established, can witness such things uninjured. 6 He may think so'; and even his friends may think so. 7 Some people think the army, the navy, or the city, a good 8 school for the young! Alas! what a mistake! and how
many thousands it has ruined! No d: ubt some are made 9 better men by any or all of these things'; just as some