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shrubs. 5. wat for what. 8. ouses for houses; wen for when.
QUESTIONS. What is the Rule? Give some examples. Are the trees taller and larger in New England than in the Mississippi Valley? How tall are some in the Oregon Territory? When you know the diameter of a tree, how can you find the circumference? When you know the cir cunference, how can you find the diameter ?
LES SON XXVI.
Rule. Be careful to give the dipthongs oi and oy their distinct and full sound,
Examples. Oil, soil, toil, spoil, foil, broil, joist, hoist, moist, are often mispronounced, ile, sile, . c, and boy, joy, employ, are called bai, jai, emolai This error is my common.
POLITENESS AND FRIENDSHIP.
1. One Saturday afternoon wnen William had no school, he had leave to go and visit one of his playfellows, whom he had not seen for several weeks. The name of this boy was Albert, and he was thought to be one of the most generous and well behaved boys in the town where he lived. He was at leisure to play with William, and was careful to bring all his choicest books and playthings to amuse him.
2. Albert was willing to give William the best of everything that he had ; and he was always just so yenerous and polite to all who came to see him. In order that he might please his visiters, he would even hide away the good things which he received, until they came.
3. When it was nearly time for William to go home, Albert's mother brought some nuts and fruit, and placed them upon the table for the boys to eat. Albert very carefully selected the best for William, and ate the meanest himself. This was noticed by his mother, and she remenibered it.
4. After William had gone, Albert began to play with his brothers and sisters. Instead of allowing them the best of everything, and doing all he could to please them, he continued to turn them off with the meanest, and was very fretful when they did not try to do everything as he wished. So it was when they had their supper : he took the largest piece of cake, and was very fearful lest his sister should take more berries than he did.
5. When they came and sat down by their mother in the evening, she asked Albert why he treated his visiters so differently from what he did his brothers and sisters. She inquired whether he loved William better than he did them.
6. “No, mother,' said Albert; 'I do not love William nor my other school-fellows so well as I do my brothers and sisters; but it would not be polite to treat risiters as we treat those of our own family.'
7. Ought you,' said his mother, 'to treat your visiters well, for the sake of being polite, or because you feel friendly towards them, and love to do them good, and make them happy
8. "I suppose,' said Albert, that the reason why I am pohite to them, is because I feel friendly and wish 10 make them happy. Politeness would be merely selfisht, if it did not proceed from friendship towards them ; ani! I suppose it would not be right to treat them well merely for the sake of having them think me polite and generous.'
9. What you say is certainly right,' said his mother : "but why then is it, that you treat your school-fellows so much better than your brothers and sisters ?' I noticed that you treated William in all respects better than you did yourself; and so you treat all that come to see you. You are very careful to speak kindly to them, and to give them the best, and to do all you can to make them happy ; but you speak unkindly to your brothers and sisters, and take the best from them, and seem to expect them to do everything to please you.
10. Albert saw that all this was true, and he begar. to suspect that he treated his visiters well, more to have them think well of him, than because he felt any real friendship for them. His mother also told him, that it was a sad thing, if he had not friendship enough for those of their own family, to make him treat them as well as politeness would make him treat others.
11. All the children needed this conversation, for the rest were somewhat guilty of the same fault. They all remembered what had been said, and learned to think more of being friendly than of being merely polite; and were ever afterward more careful than they had been to treat each other as well from friendship, as they treated visiters from politeness.
ERRORS. 1. sevral for several ; Albut for Albert; im for him. 2. odder for order; is for his ; wich for which. 3. bais or bies for boys; bess for best. 4. instid for instead; piece cr cake for piece of cake. 5. wy for why; wether for
whether. 6. brothuz and sistuz for brothers and sisters ; pulite for polite. 11. kerful or cafful for careful. .
LESSON X XVII. Rule. In sounding the diphthong ou or ow, be careful to give it the full sound and full tone, as in hour, power.
Remark. There is a very vulgar, flat sound given to this diphthong, which the teacher will be so good as to point out to his pupils, for it cannot be so denoted by letters, that they will understand it. If the teacher will take the word cow for an example, and begin the sound with cà (sounding the à as in care, bare) and end it with ou, he will have the real error very nearly. Thus, cùou, hàou, żout.
PERSONS OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND HABITS.
1. The Lord reveals some truth to att men, and bestows a great many blessings, of many kinds, upon all men. Every one is required to use all the truth that he has, in doing right : and those who have most truth, should do most good.
2. But the Lord leaves men free, to believe the truth and use it in doing good, or to disbelieve it and
use it in doing evil. Those who live as the Lord teaches them to live, are made happy ; those who live contrary to his truth, are made miserable.
3. If we meet one who does not understand and believe what we do, or who does not try to live as we think is right, we should carefully consider which is wrong, whether he or ourselves. If we are wrong, we should reform, and be thankful that he helped us to see our error. If we have good reason to think that he is wrong, we should very kindly endeavor to show him his fault.
4. It is not right for us to feel unkindly towards those who think wrong or act wrong. The Lord is kind to the unthankful and the evil; and He desires that they should believe the truth, and love it, and do it. We also should desire the same ; and should do all we can, to show them how to believe right, and to do right. But if we cannot do them any good, we must still avoid all unkind thoughts and feelings, words, and actions.
5. If you see a man going the wrong way, you may do, and you ought to do all you can, to show him the right way, and to persuade him to go in it ; but you must not try to compel him, nor call hiin hard names, and treat him harshly, if he persists in going wrong. Whether he goes wrong or not, you will certainly be in the wrong, if you treat him unkindly.
6. Two men came from the west, and designed to go to Boston ; and after travelling a great while, they met at Cambridge. There are several roads that go from Cambridge tr Boston, and they are all pretty direct.