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O happy glow, O sun-bathed tree,

O golden lighted river,
A love-gift has been given me,
And which of you is giver?

Mrs. Augusta Webster.

Topical Review, What is said of single trees?- of forests primeval ? — of boats made from trees? — of plane-trees? Describe the Chapel Oak, — the baobab. What is said of the chestnut trees of Mt. Etna? — of the oaks of Europe?—of the cedars of Lebanon? —of the wax-palms of the Andes? — of the cedars of California ? — of banyan trees in Hindoostan?

Spell and use in sentences: prī mē'val vi çin'i ty

trans fôrmed' an tiq'ui ty ān'cient

trans port'ed tap'es tried

flex'i ble

cu ri os'i ties an' cho rite

spē'çi ēş

ex ca va'tion trans vērse'

mam'moth

or'a to ry

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There is a land, of every land the pride,
Beloved by heaven o’er all the world beside ;
Where brighter suns dispense serener light,
And milder moons emparadise the night;
A land of beauty, virtue, valor, truth,
Time-tutored age, and love-exalted youth.

II.

The wandering mariner, whose eye explores
The wealthiest isles, the most enchanting shores,
Views not a realm so bountiful and fair,
Nor breathes the spirit of a purer air ;
In every clime the magnet of his soul,
Touched by remembrance, trembles to that pole.

III.

For in this land of heaven's peculiar grace,
The heritage of nature's noblest race,
There is a spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest
Where man, creation's tyrant, casts aside
His sword and scepter, pageantry and pride,
While in his softened looks benignly blend
The sire, the son, the husband, brother, friend.

IV.

Here woman reigns; the mother, daughter, wife,
Strew with fresh flowers the narrow way of life;
In the clear heaven of her delightful eye,
An angel-guard of lives and graces lie;
Around her knees domestic duties meet,
And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet.

V.

Where shall that land, that spot of earth be found?
Art thou a man ? a patriot ? look around;
Oh, thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps roam,
That land thy country, and that spot thy home!

JAMES MONTGOMERY (1771-1854).

Definitions. TIME-TUTORED_Experienced through age. LoveEXALTED — Pious, devoted, affectionate. CREATION's TY

- Man having dominion over all creatures. ANGELGUARD — A woman's watchfulness and care.

RANT

pe culiar

her'i tage

Spell and use in sentences: dis pense

en chanting se ren'er

mag'net em par'a dise

re mem'brance pa'geant ry What is the meaning of the prefixes dis, em and en? of the suffixes er, ing, age? (See Speller pp. 77, 67, 79, 89, 83.)

Memorize the words of the song Home, Sweet Home.

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The elements of speech consist of vowels and consonants.

The consonants form the framework of words, while the vowels are distinguishing elements. Thus: in such words as farm, form, firm, the sounds of the vowels ä, ô and i are distinctive elements, while f, r and m are common to each word.

Vowels,

In English speech there are eighteen distinct vowels, viz: ē, ā, ä, ô, 7, 00; oy, ī, ow, ū; â, ē; i, ě, å, o, ů, oo. Thus: he, hay, ha, haw, hoe, who; ahoy, high, how, hew; hair, her; hid, head, had, hod, hud, hood.

Her As the vowels distinguish words, they should be uttered with a full, clear voice.

ē, ā, ä. Phonic Drill, No. I.

REMARKS:-1. Say ē with force, and observe the position of the jaws and lips.

2. Drop the lower jaw and say ā while the mouth is closing to the position for ē. The sound of long-a is a glide and is made while the organs of speech are passing from one position to another. All glides and diphthongs are made in the same way.

3. Open the mouth as widely as possible and say ä. This is the royal vowel and should be practiced until it can be uttered with facility and the ear is trained to distinguish it.

No Pronounce the following words: Ah, ha, half, calf, laugh, aunt, alms, palm, a, amen,

IV. PECKSNIFF AND THE WIND.

1. It was pretty late in the autumn of the year, when the declining sun, struggling through the mist which had obscured it all day, looked brightly down upon a little Wiltshire village, within an easy journey of the fair old town of Salisbury.

2. Like a sudden flash of memory or spirit kindling up the mind of an old man, it shed a glory upon the scene in which its departed youth and freshness seemed to live again. The wet grass sparkled in the light; the scanty patches of verdure in the hedges — where a few green twigs yet stood together bravely, resisting to the last the tyranny of nipping winds and early frosts - took heart and brightened up ; the stream, which had been dull and sullen all day long, broke out into a cheerful smile ; the birds began to chirp and twitter on the naked boughs, as though the hopeful creatures half believed that winter had gone by and spring had come already.

3. The vane upon the tapering spire of the old church glistened from its lofty station in sympathy with the general gladness; and from

the ivy-shaded windows such gleams of light shone back upon the glowing sky, that it seemed as if the quiet buildings were the hoarding-place of twenty summers and all their ruddiness and warmth were stored within.

4. Even those tokens of the season which emphatically whispered of the coming winter, graced the landscape, and, for the moment, tinged its livelier features with no oppressive air of sadness. The fallen leaves, with which the ground was strewn, gave forth a pleasant fragrance, and, subduing all harsh sounds of distant feet and wheels, created a repose in gentle unison with the light scattering of seed hither and thither by the distant husbandman, and with the noiseless passage of the plow as it turned up the rich brown earth and wrought a graceful pattern in the stubbled fields.

5. On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels ; others, stripped of all their garniture, stood each the center of its little heap of bright red leaves, watching their slow decay; others again, still wearing theirs, had them all crunched and crackled up, as though they had been burnt ; about the stems of some were piled

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