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9 “Does it take two to hold him ? ?” 10 “No!" 11 “ Then hold him yourself.”
DEFINITIONS, &c.--Accommodating_disposed to oblige. Offices--actions, deeds. Define salutary, lesson. What is the difference between the use of the word important as applied here to stripling, and the common use; as when I say, that is an important truth? What is a quartermaster ? regiment ? What is the difference between infantry and cavalry? Define spurs, spectator, and other words.
SECT. LXIII. -POINTED PREACHING. 1 The following anecdote is related of Father Moody, who
graduated at Harvard College, in 1697. 2 “Col. Ingraham, a wealthy parishioner, had retained 'nis
large stock of corn in time of great scarcity, in hope of 3 raising the price. Father Moody heard of it, and resolved
upon a public attack upon the transgressor. So he arose in 4 the pulpit one Sabbath, and named as his text, Prov. xi.
17: He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him ; but blessings shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.' 5 Col. Ingraham could not but know to whom the reference was
made', but he held up his head and faced his pastor with a 6 look of stoic unconsciousness. Father Moody went on with
some very applicable remarks, but Col. Ingraham still pre7 tende not to understand the allusion. Father Moody grew
very warm, and still more direct in his remarks upon matters 8 and things. But Col. Ingraham still held up his head as
high, perhaps a little higher, than ever, and would not put 9 on the coat prepared for him. Father Moody at length lost 10 all patience. Col. Ingraham !' said he, you know that I 11 mean you'; why do you not hang down your head ?'”
If hanging down one's head in meeting is a sure sign of 12 “putting on the coat," we know of quite a number in some
congregations, who acknowledge the fit.
DEFINITIONS, &c.—Graduated-reached the first grade of college honors after four years' study, i. e. Bachelor of Arts, or A. B.: the second is Master of Arts, or A. M.: the third is Doctor of Divinity or Doctor of Laws: D. D. or LL. D. Define wealthy, parishioner, scarcity, price, pulpit, text, stoic, unconsciousness, direct, allusion, paticnce, meeting, congregation.
SECT. LXIV.-RIP VAN WINKLE AT THE FARM-HOUSE.
At a certain farm-house up the Mohawk, old farmer J., a week or two since, called his boys together and said, “Come, boys: let us get ready for haying and harvesting: 1 there are a good many things you know to be got in order:
first the old grindstone is to be fixed up; then the scythes are to be well hung with a sharp gritted whetstone and well-prepared rifle; then the forks and rakes for turning and pitching; then the hay-ladders and bolsters ; and our farm is so large, I do not know but I shall get one of those horserakes : they are a mighty saving\; and that, I believe,
will be all.” 2 “There is one thing," said a Rip Van Winkle who had been
asleep about ten years, “you have forgotten, farmer J'." 3 “What is that, Rip ?" 4" A barrel of old New England - : you know you always have that'; cannot get along without
it.” “Why, Rip, you old fool,” said farmer J., “we have 5 not had a drop of New England on the farm these ten years;
and that is the reason we have prospered so, and the land
looks so well, and the fences are so nice.” 6 “Why, is it ?” said Rip. 7 “I thought it was not the
same place'; it looked so different; but I did not know how 8 to account for it.” “Go to sleep, Rip,” said farmer J.,
" and we will show you in another ten years something better than this when we get all the rum-shops out of the
way!.” 9 Rip did not know what it all meant: so he hung his head
and went to sleep. DEFINITIONS, &c.-Farm-house-house on a farm. What and where is the Mohawk ? and after what is it named? Define haying, harvesting, good many, grindstone, scythes, whetstone, forks, rakes, hay-ladders, bolsters, horserakes, mighty saving. What is understood after Now England? What are fences ? To account for it to explain it
SECT. LXV.—REWARDING MERIT. i “And you are at school now: are you ?” was the
question of a countryman to a little nephew, who had a 2 short time before commenced his education. “And do you 3 like the school, my man ?"_“Yes,” whispered the boy. 4 “ That is right; you will be a brave scholar, I will warrant.
5 How far are you up in your class, my little student ?”— 6 “ Next to the head.” 7 “Next to the head, say you ? 8 Come now, you deserve something for that'," thrusting four 9 whole cents into the hand of the delighted urchin. “And 10 how many are in your class ?”—“I and a little girl.”
Definitions, &c.—Define school, question, countryman, nephew, commenced, education, my man, (a title to flatter a boy,) whispered, brave, (excellent,) warrant, class, student, head, (No. 1,) deserve, (merit,) thrust. ing, cents, delighted, urchin.
4 gain have ranches soohod goes out .
SECT. LXVI.-ARTERIES AND VEINS. i ARTERIES are small tubes or pipes, carrying blood from our 2 hearts to all parts of our bodies. At first, there is but one
artery; and all the blood goes out of the heart through it. 3 But great branches soon go off from it; and these branches
again have branches ; and those again ; and so on. One 4 thousand of these branches are large enough to be seen
and counted; and three hundred have names by which they are called.
Veins are little vessels in almost all parts of the body, 5 which carry the blood back, (after the arteries have carried
it out,) from all parts of the body to the heart. The small 6 veins run into larger ones ; as small streams of water run
into larger streams: these again into those which are larger
still, till they all end, before they reach the heart, in a very 7 small number of very large ones. The veins are visible: 8 the arteries we seldom see. The veins are reckoned about O three times as numerous as the arteries. About three
thousand have been counted ; and about two hundred have names. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define tubes or pipes, at first, (in the beginning, at tho starting point,) branches, thousand, enough, counted, vessels, (tubos or pipes ?) streams, still, till, end, reach, heart, visible, numerous, reckoned, (judged understand to be.)
SECT. LXVII.-REMEMBRANCE OF AN OLD MAN.
At our cottage door
To my parched lips, like that which oft I took
I have been in France and quaffed
Could e'er grow old. DEFINITIONS, &c.Define cottage, well, sweet, (if actually sweet, would it have been good water? What thon means sweet here ?) clear, bucket, draught, parched lips, sweet labor, (what means sweet here ?) draw up, eager, France, quaffed, noble, (has this word any sense here ?) juice of the grape, clime, nectar, quenched, thirst, rude, hoping, memery, sad decay, old.
SECT. LXVIII.-FUNNY MISTAKES OF PRINTERS.
The Albany Knickerbocker announced the other day, as 1 an important item of news from Mexico, that General Pillow
and thirty-seven of his men had been lost in a bottle. 2 Some other paper gravely informed the public not long ago, “That a man in a brown surtout was yesterday brought
before the police-court on a charge of having stolen a small 3 ox from a lady's work-bag. The stolen property was found in his waistcoat pocket.”
“A rat,” says another paper, “descending the river, 4 came in contact with a steamboat ; and so serious was the injury to the boat, that great exertions were necessary to save it."
An English paper once stated, “that the Russian gen5 eral Rackinoffkowsky was found dead with a long word • sticking in his mouth."
It was, perhaps, the same paper, that in giving a descrip 6 tion of a battle between the Poles and the Russians, said that “the conflict was dreadful; and the enemy was repulsed with great laughter."
Again: “a gentleman was yesterday brought up to 7 answer a charge of having eaten a stage-driver, for de
manding more than his fare." 8 “At the late fourth of July dinner in the town of Charlestown, none of the poultry were eatable except the owls.”
It was said by a country paper, “ Our village was re9 cently thrown into considerable excitement by the rumored
arrival of an English Duck, at one of our hotels." 10 Note.-11 Perhaps we should read in each case succes
sively, battle, box, raft, sword, slaughter, beaten, fowls, duke. DEFINITIONS, &c.-Albany Knickerbocker-the name of a newspaper published in Albany. Define announced, the other day, (some days ago) item, (one of several particulars, article,) Mexico, Pillow, (one of the generals, commanding in Mexico,) gravely, brown surtout, yesterday, policecourt, (a city court,) work-bag, waistcoat, contact, steamboat, serious, (great,) sticking, description, conflict, repulsed, demanding, fare, none, poultry, recently, considerable, (much,) rumored, arrival, hotel.
Before Note, Sont. 10th, road, “ attend to the following."
SECT. LXIX.—ON FOLDING AND DIRECTING LETTERS
READER, have you ever been in a post-office when the 1 postmaster was engaged in distributing the contents of the mail ? that is, taking out the letters and putting them in the different little boxes prepared to receive them ? If you
have, you have seen some letters very oddly shaped, and 2 others very badly directed : you saw here a letter, perfectly
square : there another wider up and down, than from right to left. Perhaps you saw the name and place written at an angle with the sides : perhaps huddled together in one 3 corner : perhaps scrawled all over the upper face: perhaps
so badly scrawled that the postmaster could scarcely make out for whom it was intended. 4 Now if the writers of these letters had possessed the
information which I am about to give you, they would have folded and sent these letters very differently. } 5 cannot describe to you how the inside of a letter should