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be folded; you must get your teacher or some other person who knows how, to show you; but when a letter has been folded, it should have the following shape; and the address or direction should be written as I have written it : with the name a little above the middle, and beginning

far to the left. Below this place the name of the town 6 more to the right » still lower, and more to the right than

the name of the town, the name of the county ; and below all, and most to the right, the name of the state. The 7 design of thus placing the name of the person, town,

county and state, is to render the whole address distinct; . so that it may be easily read without mistake. Besides, 8 this arrangement presents to the eye, a better appearance than any other.

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When the person to whom a letter is addressed lives in the same county with the person sending it, the name of

the county, and of the state should be omitted; when the 9 person addressed lives in another county, but in the same

state, the name of the state should be omitted; but when the person addressed lives in another state, the name of the town, county, and state, should all be inserted as in the example. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define post-office, postmaster, distributing, mail, letter, putting, in, different, little, box, oddly, shaped, badly directed, square, angle, huddled, scrawled, possessed, information, folded, address, distinct, omitted, inserted.

SECT. LXX.-THE SCORNER HƯMBLED. i The simplicity of the following anecdote is characteristic 2 of the Moravian søyle. The occurrence took place near


Groenekloof, a settlement of the United Brethren in South

Africa. 3 Brother Stein set out to purchase some cattle. On bis

journey, he spent the night with a farmer, who soon showed

his contempt of religion and religious persons; and, among 4 the rest, of all missionaries and ministers of the church: he

concluded his ' remarks upon them by saying, that he lived and acted as he pleased : that there was a time for all things; a time to go to church, a time to dance, and to teach

his children to dance ; nor need any one be strictly virtuous. 5 Brother Stein replied : 'And would you dance under the

gallows, on which your father had suffered the merited 6 punishment of death ?” “God forbid !” exclaimed the 7 farmer. “How could I dance there!" The missionary answered, “ Then consider, that the Son of God, who is

our Creator and our Lord, suffered innocently for us : bear8 ing all our sins, and likewise those in which you seem to

delight, in His body, on the cross: becoming a curse for us, and dying a death of pain and torment, far greater than 9 what a man suffers on the gallows. If you reflect on

this, you will no longer wish to live the slave of sin’.” The

farmer replied: “O, sir, such words I have never heard be10 fore; and I beg as a favor, that whenever you, or any of

your brethren, come this way, you would always make my house your home." . . . DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define simplicity, anccdote, characteristic, Moravian, style, occurrence, settlement, United Brethren, (Moravians,) set out, pur. chase, cattle, journey, showed, contempt, religion, missionaries, church, concluded, dance, gallows, merited, exclaimed, innocently, curse.


From Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand ;
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver

Their land from Error's chain.


What though the spicy brcezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle:
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile ?
In vain, with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strown:
The heathen in his blindness

Bows down to wood and stone.

Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we, to men benighted

The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation! oh! Salvation!

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation

Has learned Messiah's name!

Waft, waft ye winds, His story,

And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole:
Till o'er our ransomed nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss returns to reign. DEFINITIONS, &c.-Define Greenland, ry, India, coral, strand, (shoro,) Afric, sunny, ancient, palmy, error's chain, (the bad influences of error,) spicy, breezes, blow soft, o'er, Ceylon's isle, (island of Ceylon,) prospect, in vain, lavish, gifts, blindness, (ignorance,) wood and stone, (of any kind ? What kind?) lighted, informed,) benighted, (ignorant,) lamp of life, (Biblo?) remotest, Messiah, waft, pole to pole, ransomed.

SECT. LXXII.-BETHELSDORP AND THEOPOLIS. An account of a distressing inundation at the mission stations of Bethelsdorp and Theopolis, in South Africa, is 1 thus given in a letter from Mr. Wright at Theopolis, dated

October 11, 1823, and published in the London Missionary Chronicle.

On Saturday last, (Oct. 6,) about midday, the sky began 2 to present an awful appearance: nothing was to be seen



but tremendous black lowering clouds, which indicated a 3 heavy fall of rain. In the afternoon the rain began to fall, and continued Monday and Tuesday, attended with a fresh breeze. On Wednesday the wind blew a hurricane from

the southeast, and the rain descended in torrents, such as 4 were never witnessed by any of the people of the place;

and it continued to blow and rain thus without intermission till to-day (Thursday) at twelve o'clock; when it began to abate.

On Friday morning, as soon as it was light, I looked out, 5 and saw that the river had risen to an amazing height, and

overflowed the ground where we had made brieks for the new village; all of which have been swept away. 6 In the evening, about eight o'clock, I was suddenly

alarmed by a great crash. I immediately took a candle, to go out and discover the cause; but while I was preparing 7 so to do, Mr. Barker came in, and, with uplifted hands, and

a countenance bespeaking the greatest agitation and dis8 tress, exclaimed, “We are all completely ruined !" I asked, g “What is the matter ? Surely your house has not fallen 10 and hurt any of your family ?" He replied, “No, but our

school-our noble school, is destroyed, and is completely

down to the ground !!" I immediately went out; and 11 when I beheld it, I received such a shock as I shall never

forget. DEFINITIONS, &c.-Define irrundation, stations, (missionary stations,) appearance, tremendous, lowering, indicated, heavy, fresh, hurricane, torrents, intermission, abate, crash, candle, uplifted, bespeaking, agita tion, distress, completely, hurt, shock.

SECT. LXXIII.-PROSPECTS OF OUR COUNTRY. 1 It appears from the late crnsus, that the population of th

United States increased 32.9 per cent. between 1810 and 2 1820. At this rate it will double in about 25 years. 3 The ratio of increase, however, seems to be gradually 4 diminishing. Between 1790 and 1800, it was 35.1 per

cent. and between 1800 and 1810, only 34.6 per cent. 5 Still, there is every reason to believe, that the population will continue to increase with nearly the same rapidity as heretofore, for many years to come. The vast interior of

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CÆSAR'S EXPLOIT. 6 North America will accommodate, with ease, all the millions

which could be produced during that period by such a rate

of increase. The following statement will show the popula7 tion of the United States for 100 years to come, supposing

the increase to be in the same proportion as between 1810

and 1820. 8 In 1822 it was, in round numbers, ...... 10,000,000 In 1847 it will be .......

20,000,000 In 1872 ..............

40,000,000 In 1897

80,000,000 In 1922



9 If we deduct 60,000,000 for losses by war and other

calamities, there will still be left 100,000,000 for the population of the United States, a century hence. This number,

scattered over a territory of 2,000,000 square miles, would 10 average 50 to each mile: a population not so dense as that

of the southern half of New England, or as the average of all Europe. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define census, double, ratio, (rato,) gradually, diminishing, rapidity, heretofore, vast, interior, accommodate, millions, calamities, century, hence, (from this point,) dense, southern, average.

SECT. LXXIV.—CÆSAR'S EXPLOIT. “CORPORAL of the guard! Corporal of the guard !” shouted 1 the sentinel in the passage to the chambers: “ Corporal of tie guard! Corporal of the guard !"

The subaltern flew up the narrow stairway that led to the 2 room of the prisoner, and demanded of the man the meaning

of his outcry. 3 The soldier was standing at the open door of the apart

ment, looking in with a suspicious eye, on the supposed 4 British officer. On observing his lieutenant, he fell back

with habitual respect, and replied, with an air of puzzled

thought, 5 “I do not know, sir, but just now the prisoner looked queer.

Ever since the preacher has left him he does not look as he 6 used to do; but” (gazing intently over the shoulder of his 7 officer) “it must be he, too'; there is the same powdered

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