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EXERCISES* Of Bad English, to be corrected for

the improvement of the young scholar.

EXERCISE I. I hates, thou doth laugh, he dost play; we weepeth, ye does walk, they doth read.

I art trying, thou is idling, he are talking; we art going, ye is seeking, they am tarrying.

I didst ask, thou denied, he performedst; we did demanded, ye did sleeps, they didst return.

I wast marching, thou were writing, he wast exercised; we was passing, ye wast speaking, they was running.

EXERCISE JI. I hast heard, thou hath broken, he have behaved; we has belied, ye hath sworn, they has counterfeited.

Ihath been betrayed, thou has been deceived, he have been tempted; we has been compared, ye huth been taken, they hast been despised.

I hadst escaped, thou had been condemned,

* The learner is desired to take notice, that such words, as in these exercises require correction, will be found printed in italics.

be hadst been confounded; we shalt deliver, ye shalt have possessed, they wilt succeed.

I mayest continue, thou will enlarge, he mightest have blest; we shouldest envy, he oughtest to hath finished, they shalt hath en. tertained.


persons is much

The drums beats. The dog bark. Birds flies. The child are crying. The parrot chatter. Cats mews. The mice is playing.

Many days has past. I were very sorrowful. My father wast angry.

Such esteemed. Virtue gain credit.

I and my sister walks often together. Thou, and thy cousin is always wrangling. Honour and respect waits on goodness.

This fellows wilt be troublesome. My mother loves him better than I. John deliverest the letter to thou. That is the man, who thou sağo yesterday.

EXERCISE IV. This book is more thicker than thine. She is the most wisest of the three. Get me your bro. ther knife. That wilt add to your son disgrace. It is a most shockingest thing,

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and old agé creep on apace. Use make artists, and insensibly give dexterity. Flattery are odious, but have many admirer. Vices imitates virtues, and by that means deceives us. Prosperity hast numerous followers, but adversity bring contempt.

Whilst we was hunting, ye was studying. She have always highly valued thou, though thou has not believed it. They says that the king am coming, and that he wilt make a grand appearance.


A wise man wilt hear, and will increaseth learning; and a man of understanding shalt attains unto wise counsels.

My son, forgets not my law, but let thine heart keeps iny commandments.

Withholds not good from they to who it art due, when it are in the power of thine hand to does it.

Hear, ye child, the instruction of a father, and attendeth to knots understanding.

Kecpeth thy hearts with all diligence, for out of it is the issues of life.

EXERCISE VI. • Go to the ant, thou sluggards; considereth her ways, and be wise.

Wisdom are betterer than' rubios; and all the thing that mayest be desired is not to be compared unto it.

Treasure of wisdom profit nothing ; but sighteousness deliverest from death.

The merciful man do good to his own soul; but he, that are cruel, trouble his own flesh. & Children children is the crown of old men ; and the glory of children is their fathers.


The Lord know the way of the righteous; and the way of the ungodly shalt perisheth.

Let we break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

My soul are sore troubled; but, Lord, how long till thou punisheth 1.?

The wicked shalt be turn into hell, and all the people that forgets God.

Consider and heareth me, O Lord, my God; lightenest mine eye, that I sleeps not in death.

EXERCISE VIII. God art our hope and strength; a very pred sent helps in trouble.

No man mayest deliver his brother; oor makes agreement unto God for them.

Verily there are a reward for the righteous; doubtless there is a God that judge the earth.

Thou crowneth the year with thy goodness; and thy clouds drops fatness,

I knows, O Lord, that thy judgments is right; and that thou of very faithfulness have cause me to be troubled.


Virtue both give quiet of life, and takesť away the terror of death.

There are nothing so easy, but it becomes hard when thou does it with an unwilling minds.

Nothing delight me so much as the work of God.

To be always happy are to be ignorant of one parts of the thing of nature.

They art free from fear, whom has done nothing amiss: but they, who hast committed sin, alwaysthinks punishment hover before his eyes,

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