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Orb’d, prob’dst, troubldst, troubles, troubl'st, ribs, robb’st, handld, fondlst, breadths, laugh’st, dark’ns, dark'n'd, dark'n'st, dark'n'dst, strength'n, strength'ns, strengthn'd, strength'n'st, strength'nd'st.

LESSON XLV. ARTICULATE distinctly.— Pro-duc’d, not pro-duce: which, not wich: when, not wen: per-fect-ly, not per-fec-ly: white-ness, not witeness: sounds, not soun's: pal-a-ces, not pal'ces.

1. Tem'-per-ed, a. softened.

4. Pa-vil'-ion, n. a tent, here a kind of 3. E-the'-re-al, a, heavenly, formed of tower on the top of the castle. ether.

Par'-a-pet, n. a wall or elevation Se-ren'-i-ty, n. calmness, quietness. raised to keep off shot. Buoy'-an-cy, n, (pro. bwoy-an-cy) 5. Cast'-a-net, n. an instrument of music lightness.

made of hollowed ivory shells. En-chant-ment, n. the use of spells Cav-a-lier', n. a gay military man, a or charms.

knight. Col-on-nades', n. rows of columns. 6. Rev'-er-ie, n. a loose, irregular train Ra-di-ance', n. brightness.

of thought.

THE ALHAMBRA BY MOONLIGHT. [The palace or castle called the Alhambra, consists of the remains of a very extensive and ancient pile of buildings in Spain, erected by the Moors when they were rulers of the country.]

1. I HAVE given a picture of my tapartment on my first taking possession of it: a few evenings have produced a thorough change in the scene and in my feelings. The moon, which then was invisible, has gradually gained upon the nights, and now rolls in full + splendor above the towers, pouring a flood of tempered light into every court and hall. The garden beneath my window, is gently lighted up; the orange and citron trees are tipped with silver; the fountain sparkles in the moonbeams; and even the blush of the rose is faintly visible.

2. I have sat for hours at my window, + inhaling the sweetness of the garden, and musing on the + checkered features of those whose history is dimly shadowed out in the elegant +memorials

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around. Sometimes I have issued forth at midnight, when every thing was quiet, and have wandered over the whole building. Who can do justice to a moonlight night in such a climate, and in such a place!

3. The + temperature of an Andalusian midnight in summer, is perfectly ethereal. We seem lifted up into a purer atmosphere; there is a serenity of soul, a buoyancy of spirits, an elasticity of frame, that render mere existence enjoyment. The effect of moonlight, too, on the Alhambra, has something like enchantment. Every rent and chasm of time, every #moldering tint and weather stain, disappears; the marble resumes its original whiteness; the long colonnades brighten in the moonbeams; the halls are illuminated with a softened radiance, until the whole +edifice reminds one of the +enchanted palace of an Arabian tale.

4. At such a time, I have ascended to the little pavilion, called the queen's toilet, to enjoy its varied and extensive prospect. To

Το the right, the snowy summits of the Sierra Nivada, would gleam, like silver clouds, against the darker firmament, and all the outlines of the mountain would be softened, yet delicately defined. My delight, however, would be to lean over the parapet of the Tecador, and gaze down upon Grenada, spread out like a map below me: all buried in deep repose, and its white palaces and convents sleeping, as it were, in the moonshine.

5. Sometimes, I would hear the faint sounds of castanets from some party of dancers lingering in the Alameda; at other times, I have heard the + dubious tones of a guitar, and the notes of a single voice rising from some solitary street, and have pictured to myself some youthful cavalier, + serenading his lady's window; a + gallant custom of former days, but now sadly on the decline, except in the + remote towns and villages of Spain.

6. Such are the scenes that have detained me for many an hour loitering about the courts and balconies of the castle, enjoying that mixture of reverie and + sensation which steal away existence in a southern climate, and it has been almost morning before I have retired to my bed, and been +lulled to sleep by the falling waters of the fountain of Lindaraxa.

W. IRVING.

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QUESTIONS.— What and where is the Alhambra ? Describe the effect, of moonlight upon its appearance. How did the writer of this lesson employ himself at such times? Where are the mountains which are called Sierra Nivada ? Where is Andalusia ? What is the national instrument of the Spaniards ?

LESSON XLVI. REMARK.- When reading poetry that rhymes, there should be a very slight pause after the words that are similar in sound, though the sense may not require it, as in the following example, where a slight pause may be made after the word rest, which would not be made, if it were prose instead of poetry.

Sweet it is, at eve to rest

On the flowery meadow's breast. PRONOUNCE correctly.—Nature, not na-ter, nor na-tshure: crea-ture, not crea-tshure: bough (pro. bou), not bo: con-tin-u-ous, not con-tin-yous: fra-grance, not frag-rance.

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1. Gar'-ner-ed, a. laid up, treasured. 3. Studs, n. knobs, buds.

Cleav'-ing, a. dividing.

4. Rife, a. full, abounding.

Dim'-ples, n. small depressions.
Am'-ber, a. yellow.

APRIL DAY.

1. ALL DAY, the low-hung clouds have dropt

Their garner'd fullness down;
All day, that soft, gray mist hath wrapt

Hill, valley, grove, and town.
There has not been a sound today

To break the calm of nature;
Nor motion, I might almost say,

Of life, or living creature;
Of waving + bough, or + warbling bird,

Or cattle faintly +lowing ;
I could have half believed I heard

The leaves and blossoms growing.

2. I stood to hear,—I love it well

The rain's + continuous sound;
Small drops, but thick and fast they fell,

Down straight into the ground.
For leafy thickness is not yet
Earth's naked breast to

screen,
Though every dripping branch is set

With shoots of tender green.

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3. Sure, since I look’d, at early morn,

Those + honey-suckle buds
Have swelled to double growth; that thorn

Hath put forth larger studs.
That lilac's cleaving #cones have burst,

The milk-white flowers + revealing;
Even now upon my senses first,

Methinks their sweets are stealing.
4. The very earth, the steamy air,

Are all with + fragrance rife!
And grace and beauty every where

Are bursting into life.
Down, down they come, those + fruitful stores !

Those earth-rejoicing drops !
A + momentary + deluge pours,

Then thins, decreases, stops.
And ere the dimples on the stream

Have circled out of sight,
Lo! from the west, a parting + gleam
Breaks forth of amber light.

ANONYMOUS.

QUESTIONS. - What season is described in this lesson ? What is said concerning the stillness of every thing? What, concerning the rain? What, concerning the appearance of the earth's surface ? What is said of the trees and shrubs ? What, of the light ?

At what pauses in this lesson is the rising inflection proper ? Where, the falling inflection ?

In the 4th stanza, which are the adjectives ? What does “rife" qualify? Parse “stores ” and “drops.” Which are the adverbs in the same stanza ? Which are the verbs? Which of them are in the indicative mood ? Which are in the present tense ? Which, in a past tense ? What interjection is there in this stanza ? Why is the interjection so called ?

ARTICULATION. Straggling, stretch'd, strand, strength, stress. They stretch'd straggling along the strand. He placed the chief stress upon strength and alacrity. The enterprize lagg’d and dragg'd heavily. The goods were box'd and tax'd. Track'st and track'dst are from track.

LESSON XLVII.

UTTER distinctly all the oonsonants in the following words found in this lesson: frequently, rambling, recline, listlessly, rippling, branches, abstracted, middle, inscrutable, croaking, cruel, relaps'd, traps, commingled, grudges, scratch, indispensable, privileges, giggle, crack, rattlesnake, inaccessible, composedly.

1. Can'-o-py, n. a covering over the

head.
2. De'-vious, a. out of the common way

or track.
Ob-liv'-ion, n. forgetfulness.
Ru'-mi-nate, v. to meditate, to think.

Pon'-der, v. to consider, to reflect.
4. Me-an'-der-ings, n. windings.
5. Tur-moil', n. a great stir, trouble.

In-scru'-ta-ble, a. that can not be

discovered. 8. Peer'-ing, p. peeping, looking about

narrowly. 17. Im-pale', v. to fix on a sharp instru.

ment.
24. A'-e-rie, n. (pro. a'-ry, or el-ry) the

nest of birds of prey.
Com-pla'-cen-cy, n. satisfaction.

A MORNING RAMBLE.

1. I FREQUENTLY spend a morning in the country, + rambling alone in the melancholy woods; sometimes resting myself against the bark of a time-worn tree; sometimes lingering on the woody hights looking far over the surrounding world. At other times, I recline listlessly by the side of some clear brook, over whose rippling way the branches meet, and form nature's choicest canopy.

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