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be made subservient to the lights, that is, they must be Votre mère s'est-elle bien portée ? Has your mother beer well? word about the üghts in such a way as to relieve them, and Vos saurs se sont-elles assises ? Did your sisters sit down!
Cette marchandise s'est-elle bien Did that merchandise sell wel. ? Chrow out their forms clearly. The first practical example we
vendue ? will give is Fig. 98, and relates to the drawing of the trunk and
Vos enfants ce sont-ils appliqués à Did your children apply to study ? branches. As we have already given the principles which are to
l'étude ? guide the pupil in first arranging the trunk and branches, and
Il s'y sont appliqués.
They applied to it. nafterwards craving them, we will proceed to the foliage ; and
Nous nous sommes donné de la We gave (to) ourselves much trouble. hore we advise him to practise many times the examples from
peine ($ 135 (1)]. Fig. 88 to Fig. 97. The first four are merely masses of foliage, Quel temps a-t-il fait ce matin ? What weather was it this morning and it will require a considerable amount of repetition to secure N'a-t-il pas fait beau temps ? Was it not fine weather ? a froe and flowing manner of accomplishing this first difficulty in Quel malheur vous est-il arrivé ? What misfortune has happened to drawing foliage. Each example must be done, not by continued linus, but by broken touches, the only way to arrive at that light Il ne m'est rien arrivé.
Vous est-il arrivé quelque chose ? Has anything happened to you?
Nothing has happened to me. appearance peculiarly characteristic of foliage. The pencil may bo allowed to press a little heavier on the under parts on the
VOCABULARY. opposite side to the light, and it must be held almost perpendi- Acier, m., steei. S'ennuy-er, 1, peculiar Plume, f., pen. oularly, because in that position the pencil can be guided S'adress-er, 1, reflec- [$ 49], to grow weary. Se port-er, 1, ref., to be upwards, downwards, or to the right and left with equal ease tive, to apply. Erreur, f., error.
or do. and freedom; a tolerably soft pencil, say a B, will be the most S'aperc-evoir, 3, ref., to Grêl-er, 1, pec., to hail. Se tromp-er, 1, ref., to
Hollandais, -e, Dutch. suitable. To relieve the lights straight lines may be drawn at
S'asse-oir, 3, ir., ref., to Neig-er, i, pec., to sc serv-ir, 2, ir., ref., first, as in Figs. 92, 94, and afterwards the manner of Fig. 96
sit down. may be employed for the parts of the tree in shadow; but before Beaucoup, adv., much. Peine, f., trouble. Se vend-re, 4, ref., to attempting Fig. 96 let Fig. 97 be mastered, as the former is Canif, m., penknife. Plu, from pleuvoir, sell, but a combination of the latter. Fig. 98 is the same tree as
rained. Fig. 99; one represents the branches as in winter, the other
EXERCISE 83. when covered with foliage, as in summer; and we advise the pupil to make his drawing of the branches first from Fig. 98, and
1. À qui vos seurs se sont-elles adressées ? 2. Elles se sont
adressées à moi. then arrange the foliage from the other example. We again
3. Ne se sont-elles pas trompées Sect. repeat, all this will require a great deal of patient perseverance,
XXXVII. 1]. 4. Elles se sont trompées. 5. Vous êtes-vous
6. Je ne m'en suis pas aperçu. 7. for no one can expect to overcome the difficulties without aperçu de votre erreur.
8. Nous nous y making many failures; but we particularly recommend the pupil Vous êtes-vous ennuyés à la campagne ? to execute slowly and carefully the first trials, and not on any
sommes ennuyés (Sect. XXXVII. 4]. 9. Ces demoiselles so account to attempt a sleight-of-hand kind of treatment, from a
sont-elles ennuyées chez vous ? 10. Elles s'y sont ennuyées. supposition that a rapid movement of the pencil is necessary to 11. De quoi vous êtes-vous servie pour écrire, Mademoiselle accomplish the task.
[Sect. XXXVIII. 2.] 12. Je me suis servie d'une plume d'or. 13. Ces écolières ne se sont-elles pas servies de plumes d'acier ?
14. Elles se sont servies de plumes d'argent. 15. La Hollan. LESSONS IN FRENCH.-XXV.
daise s'est-elle assise ? 16. Elle ne s'est point assise. 17. Lui
est-il arrivé un malheur? 18. Il ne lui est rien arrivé, elle ne SECTION XLIV.-USES OF REFLECTIVE AND UNIPERSONAL VERBS [Sect. XXXV.].
se porte pas bien. 19. Ne s'est-elle pas donné (S 135 (1)] de la
peine pour rien ? 20. Cette soie ne s'est-elle pas bien vendue! 1. THE reflective or pronominal verb always takes être as its 21. Elle s'est très-bien vendue. 22. N'a-t-il pas fait beau temps auxiliary ($ 46).
toute la journée ? 23. Non, Monsieur, il a plu, il a neigé et il a Votre cousin s'est promené,
Your cousin has takon a walk. grêlé. 24. N'est-il rien arrivé aux deux dames que nous avons Nos amis se sont flattés,
Our friends have flattered themselves. vues ce matin ? 25. Non, Madame, il ne leur est rien arrivé. 2. Although the past participle of a reflective verb be conju.
EXERCISE 84. gated with être, it agrees with its direct regimen when that
1. Has it rained to-day? 2. It has not rained, but it has regimen precedes it, and is invariable when the regimen follows hailed and snowed. 3. Has anything happened to your little it. The student should be careful to see if the reflective pronoun boy? 4. Nothing has happened to him, but lae is sick to-day. be a direct or an indirect regimen ($ 135].
5. Did your sister sit down at your house ? 6. She did not sit Vous vous êtes flattées, Mesde. You have flattered yourselves, young down, she was sick. 7. Did that cloth sell well ? 8. It sold moiselles,
very well, we have sold it all. 9. Did you perceive your error ? Elles se sont donné la main, They have given (lo) each other the
10. We perceived it. 11. Were not your sisters mistaken in hand.
this affair? 12. They were not mistaken. 13. Were not your It will be easily perceived that vous in the first sentence is a cousins weary of being in the country? 14. They were weary dircct regimen, and that the word se in the second represents of being at my brother's. 15. What have you used to write an indirect object. 3. Verbs essentially unipersonal, i.e., verbs which cannot be your exercises ? 16. I used a gold pen, and my brother used a
17. Have you used my penknife ? 18. I have used conjugated otherwise, take avoir as an auxiliary.
it. 19. What has happened to you ? 20. Nothing has happened Il a plu, il a neigé, il a gelé, It rained, it snoued, it froze.
21. Has your mother been well ? 22. She has not been 4. Verbs occasionally unipersonal take être as an auxiliary. well. 23. Did your brothers apply to their studies at school? Il lui est arrivé un malheur, A misfortune has happened to him. 24. They applied to their studies, and have finished their lessons. 5. Faire [4, ir.] used unipersonally, and y avoir, to be there, weather. 27. Has your sister taken much trouble in this affair?
25. What weather was it this morning ? 26. It was very fine take the auxiliary avoir.
28. She has taken much trouble for nothing.
29. Did the A-t-il fait beau temps le mois passé ? Was it fine ucather last month ?
Dutch ladies walk ? 30. They walked this morning. 31. How Y a-t-il eu beaucoup de monde ? Were there many people there !
far did they walk ? 32. They walked as far as your brother's. 6. The past participle of a unipersonal verb is always invari. 33. Have you given each other the hand? 34. We shook hands. able ($ 135 (6)].
35. Those ladies flattered themselves very much. Les pluies qu'il y a eu cet été, The rains which we have had this
RÉSUMÉ OF EXAMPLES.
LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC.-XXIII. Les Italiennes se sont-elles pro. Did the Italian ladies walk ?
THE MEASURES OF WEIGHT. menées ? Oui, Monsieur, elles se sont pro. Yes, Sir, they have taken a walk.
12. The smallest weight in use is called a grain, and by Act of
Parliament is defined in the following manner :-A vessel, of menées. Nous nous
sommes aperçus de Wa perceived that, or we took notice which the capacity is a cubic inch, when filled with distilled cela.
water at a temperature of 620 (Fahrenheit's thermometer), hus
its weight increased by 252:458 grains. Of the grains thus above, many denominations still used in trade, which are derived
For instance, in measuring wine-
make 1 hogshead. 13. The derivation of the word Troy is doubtful. One theory
2 hogsheads is that it comes from the town Troyos, in France, because the
1 pipe, or butt. 2 pipes
1 tun. pound Troy is said to have been first used there. Another deriration is “ Troynovant,” the prehistoric name of London; a Also for spiritsthird derives it from trois (three), because it is the money weight,
make 1 anker. and that money and money weight have each three denominations
1 runlet. -penny, shilling, pound; pennyweight, ounce, pound. Troy
tierces (84 gallons), 1 puncheon. weight is used in weighing gold, silver, precious stones, etc.,
And in measuring ale or beerand also in scientific investigations. The fineness of gold—that
make 1 firkin. 13, the ratio of the weight of pure gold in any given mass to the
1 kilderkin. weight of the whole-is generally estimated by the number of
1 barrel. carats (abont 3. grains) of pure gold contained in 24 carats of the given substance. Standard gold-that is, the gold of our And in dry measure we have alsocoinage--is “ 22 carats fine." This means that out of 24 carats
make 1 pottle. of sovereign gold 22 are pure gold. Sometimes this is also
strikes expressed by saying that standard gold is 1 fine, this being the
coombs ratio of the pure to the alloyed metal. Diamonds and other
1 quarter. precious stones are weighed by carats.
1 load. 2 loads
1 last. The following are the different denominations in Troy weight: 24 grains (24 grs.) make 1 pennyweight written 1 dwt.
MONEY,-COINAGE. 20 pennyweights 1 ounce 1 oz.
MONEY OF ACCOUNTS. 12 ounces
ls. 14. The weights used by apothecaries are aliquot parts of the
20 shillings 1 pound
£i. pound Troy, and are as follow :
A farthing is indicated either as a fractional part of a penny 20 grains (grs.) make 1 scruple, written 1 ».
—thus, d. :-or by the letter “q”-thus, lq.
The symbols £, s, d, q, are the initials of the Latin words
Libra, solidus, denarius, quadrans.
Those are the subdivisions of money in which accounts are
always kept. Besides these, however, we have several coins 1 minim written mj.
representing other subdivisions, which are used to facilitate 60 minims make 1 fiuid dram
traffic. From this they are called current coins. The following 8 drams 1 fluid ounce
is a list of our 20 ounces 1 pint (octavus)
Copper A Halfpenny. weight),
Silver Shilling. 15. The pound avoirdupois contains 7,000 grains, and a cubic
3-shilling piece, or Florin. foot of distilled water, 62° Fahrenheit, weighs 62.321 pounds
21-shilling piece, or Half-crown.
5-shilling piece, or Crown. aroirdupois very nearly.
Half-Sovereign. The following are the subdivisions :
Gold Sovereign (the pound piece, equivalent 16 drams make 1 ounce written 1 oz.
to 20 shillings). 16 oz. 1 pound
1 lb. 98 lbs. 1 quarter
It has already been explained, under the head of Troy weight 4 grs. (112 pounds) 1 hundredweight
1 cwt. (Art. 13), that standard gold (that is, the gold of the coinage) is 2) cwt. 1 ton
1 ton. 1, or 22 carats fine. Out of a pound Troy are coined 4670 soveA stone is the name given to the weight of 14 pounds.
reigns, so that, by dividing this by 12, we find the price of À sack of coals is 2 cwt.
standard gold per ounce to be £3 178. 10 d., no charge being A ton of shipping is 42 cubic feet.
made at the Mint for coining gold. A load of rough timber is 40 cubic feet.
Standard silver is 3fine, and out of a pound Troy 66 shillings A load of squared timber is 50 cubic feet.
are coined; so that the Mint price of standard silver is 58. 6d. IMPERIAL LIQUID AND DRY MEASURE.
The market price of silver bullion is less than this— 16. The gallon contains 277:274 cubic inches, and contains generally about 5s. 13d. an ounce. The advantage which the 10 pounds avoirdupois of distilled water at a temperature of 629 Mint thus gains is called seignorage. Fahrenheit.
In the new bronze coinage 48 pence are coined out of a pound 4 gills make 1 pint written 1 pt.
avoirdupois. The bronze consists of 95 parts copper, 4 tin, and
The standard of our coinage is gold. By this is meant that For measuring dry goods, such as grain, fruit, etc., we have, any amount of gold coin can be legally paid in liquidation of a further, the following denominations :
debt, the creditor being obliged to take it. This is expressed 2 gallons make 1 peck written 1 pk.
by saying that gold to an unlimited amount is the only legal 4 pecks (8 gallons) 1 bushel
tender. No one is obliged to take more than 40s. worth of 8 bushels 1 quarter
silver, or more than 12d. worth of copper. In
Other coins besides the above were formerly in use. i measuring liquids, the gallon is the largest measure recog. nised by legal enactment. There are, however, besides the guinea (21s.), the half-guinea, the 7-shilling piece, the noble
(6s. 8d.), mark (138. 4d.), the pistole (16s. 10d.), moidore (27s.). In scientific calculations and measurements, a decimal system is
ANGULAR MEASURE. most generally now used, as being much more convenient. † The weight used for weighing heavy goods, goods of weight
18. The circumference of a circle being divided into 360 equal parts, straight lines drawn to the centre will divide the four
4 quarts »
(191r du poids).
Each of mind, forming gumillanimous, small in mind, applied particularly 3. te , post **** qual mgles. in so the 90th part of a right to a want of spirit or courage.
Putri, of Latin origin (putris, rotten, E.R. putrid), enters into 86. *** Batten thus-1o. A degree
which is written thus-1'; the composition of a class of words, namely, putrefy (Latin, facio, ime of which is written 1" (vide I make), putrefaction, putrescent, putrescence, etc. *** pas Suo). The arcs of the circle
" It is such light as putrefaction breeds W. Vi angle of 1°, 1, 1" respectively,
In fly-blown flesh, whereon the maggot feeds, om in **** estate, and a second respectively.
Shines in the dark, but ushered into day,
The stench remains, the lustre dies away."-Couper. in the morale, we must know the size of the
Quadr, quadra, of Latin origin (quatuor, four), is found in NELL.LNEOUS TABLE.
quadrangle, four-ungled; quadruped (Latin, pes, a foot), fourare called i dozen (doz.).
footed ; quadruple (Latin, plica, a fold), fourfold; also quater, 1 gross.
as in quaternion (quaternio, the number four), etc.
“ Aire and ye elements, the eldest birth
Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run,
Perpetual circle, multiform; and mix
And nourish all things.”—Milton, “ Paradise Lost," bundles
1 bale. leaves forms a folio.
The four elements of the ancients were fire, air, earth, and water. & the Bud in two four quarto (4to).
“ I have chosen to write my poem (annus mirabilis) in quatrains or eight octavo (8vo).
stanzas of four in alternate rhyme, because I have ever judged them twelve
duodecimo (12mo). more noble and of greater dignity both for the sound and number than eighteen eighteen-mo (18mo).
any other verse in use amongst us.”—Dryden. thirty-six thirty-six-mo (36mo). Quinque (quint), Latin, five, occurs in quinquennial (Latin, i
annus, a year), happening every five years ; in quintessence (Latin,
essentia, essence); and in quintuple, fivefold. LESSONS IN ENGLISH.—XIII.
“ Aristoteles of Stagira hath put down for principles these three, to DERIVATIONS: PREFIXES (continued).
wit, a certain forme called entelechia, matter, [and] privation: for elePixter, of Latin origin (præter, against), is found in preter- ments four; and for a fifth, quintessence, the heavenly body which is untural, contrary to nature.
immutable."-Holland, “ Plutarch." Pro, of Latin origin, fore, forward, as in produce (Latin, duco, Re (red), of Latin origin, primarily signifies back, backward I lead), to bring forward. Pro appears in proceed (Latin, cedo, (and has nothing to do with ere, nor does it mean before, az I go), in procreate (Latin, creo, I beget), in proffer (Latin, fero, Richardson states), as return, to turn back; hence opposition, as I bear), in prolepsis, an anticipation, etc.
resist, to stand against; also repetition, as revive, to live again; " We have evinced (proved) that the generality of mankind have reform, to make again. constantly had a certain prolepsis or anticipation in their minds Re, denoting back:concerning the actual existence of a God.”—Cudworth, “Intellectual
“ To desire there were no God, were plainly to unwish their own System."
being, which must needs be annihilated in the subtraction of that Pro becomes in French pour, which again becomes pur, as in essence which substantially supported them, and restrains them from purport (Latin, porto, I carry), signification. Purchase is given regression into nothing."—Broune, “ Vulgar Errors." by Richardson as from a fancied French word, namely, pour- Re, denoting opposition : chasser; and purchase, he says, means to chase, and so to obtain. Such derivations are enough to bring etymology into disgrace.
“ To this sweet voyce a dainty musique fitted
Its well-tuned strings, and to her notes consorted; Purchase is from a low Latin word, perchauchare (per-calcare), And while with skilful voice the song she dittied, which meant to tread over, and to mark out, the limits of a piece
The babbling echo had her words retorted."-Spenser, of land, the necessary preliminary to the purchase of it. See Ducange on the word, who gives the noun purchacia (purchase),
Re, denoting repetition, as in rehearse, recapitulate, remore,
etc.: as something acquired. Purchacia is common in old legal docu
" The land of silence and of death ments, and is the origin of the obsolete French word pourchasser
Attends my next remove."
."- Watts. (perchauchare), which has nothing whatever to do with chasser, to chase or hunt. Pourchas, in old French, signifies labour, and
Re sometimes merely strengthens the word, as in receive, recepsuggests the derivation which involves labour as the price paid tion (Latin, capio, I take), and recommend (Latin, mando, from in the acquisition of land, etc. This idea of purchase, as founded manus, a hand; and do, I give). on labour, is in unison with the meaning of purchase. Whence
Rect, of Latin origin (recixs, straight), appears in rectify (Latin, it signifies a point for a lever to act upon, or the power which facio, I make), to make straight ; in rectangular (Latin, angulus
, hence ensues, as in these words :
a corner), right-angled ; rectilinear (Latin, linea, a line), straight
lined ; and rectitude, uprightness. “A politician, to do great things, looks for a power, which our
Retro, Latin, backward, as in retrogradation (Latin, gradior, I wor call a purchase; and if he finds that power politics as in mechanics, he cannot be at a loss to apply it."--Burke.
walk), going backward. It is found, also, in reticactive (Latin, 1 Proto, of Greek origin (TPWTOs, pro'-tos, first), occurs in proto
ago, I do, act), acting in a backward direction. martyr (martyr, a witness), the first witness or martyr: applied to punish the offences which did not exist at the time they were com.
“A bill of pains and penalties was introduced, a retroactive statute, to Stephen, in Church history.
mitted."--Gibbon, “ Memoirs,"
Se, of Latin origin, the base of sine, without, denotes separa. Also in prototype. We have already had antitype and archetype: to shut out; secedo (Latin, I go, yiell), to withdraw from ; seduce
tion, apart from, without; as, scclude (Latin, clando, 1 skut), here we have prototype, which means the first or original form (Latin, duco, I lead), to lead from duty. or inodel. Pseudo, of Greek origin (yevdos, su'-dos, a falsehood), significs
“ From the fine gold I separate the allay, what is not genuine, false; as, pseudo-prophet, a false prophet.
Aud show how hasty writers sometimes stray."
Dryden, “ Art of Poetry." " Out of a more tenacious cling to worldly respects, he stands up for all the rest to justify a long usurpation and couvicted pseudepiscopaey (annus), occurring every seven years; and in septentrion, this
Sept, of Latin origin (septem, seren), appears in sentennial (Greek, 6710KOTOS, a bishop) of prelates."- Milton.
seven stars, the Great Bear, Charles's Wain, the north. Pusill, of Latin origin, comes from pusillus (little) or pupillus
“ Thou art as opposite to every good (E.R. pupil), the diminutive form of pusus or pupus, a boy (pupa,
As the antipodes are unto us, a girl), which is the source of our word puppet, in the French
Or as the South to the Septentrion." joupée, a baby, a loll. Pusill is found in union with animus,
Shakespeare, " Hen. 71." Grü pt.)