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QUESTION8.- What must be said of a total disregard of public opinion in a young man ? What is the effect of making public opinion the rule of life? What erroneous opinion respecting strict honesty is common ? Is it a well founded opinion ?

Explain the inflections in the last five paragraphs.


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The trees fell thundering and crackling and crashing. The Franks fled frantically.



ARTICULATE distinctly.--Sur-prise, not s'prise: di-rect-ly, not drec-ly: old maid, not ole maid: just, not juss: un-der-stand, not un-der-stan: slight-est, not slight-es: ob-ject, not objec.

A-ver'-sion, n, dislike.

De-ris'-ion, n. the act of laughing at ip I'-ro-ny, n. language intended to convey contempt.

a meaning contrary to its literal sig. In-com-pat'-i-ble, a. inconsistent, that nification.

can not exist together.


Mrs. Bolingbroke. I wish I knew what was the matter with me this morning. Why do you keep the + newspaper all to yourself,

my dear?

Mr. Bolingbroke. Here it is for you, my dear; I have +finished it.

tell me.

Mrs. B. I humbly thank you for giving it to me when you have done with it. I hate + stale news. Is there any thing in the paper ? for I can not be at the trouble of hunting it.

Mr. B. Yes, my dear; there are the marriages of two of our friends.

Mrs. B. Who? Who?

Mr. B. Your friend, the widow Nettleby, to her cousin John Nettleby.

Mrs. B. Mrs. Nettleby? Dear! But why did you tell me? Mr. B. Because you asked me, my dear.

Mrs. B. Oh, but it is a hundred times pleasanter to read the + paragraph one's

self. One loses all the pleasure of the surprise by being told. Well, whose was the other marriage ?

Mr. B. Oh, my dear, I will not tell you; I will leave you the pleasure of the surprise.

Mrs. B. But you see I can not find it. How + provoking you are, my dear! Do

pray Mr. B. Our friend, Mr. Granby.

Mrs. B. Mr. Granby? Dear! Why did you not make me guess ? 'I should have guessed him directly. But why do you call him our friend? I am sure he is no friend of mine, nor ever

I took an aversion to him, as you + remember, the very first day I saw him. I am sure he is no friend of mine.

Mr. B. I am sorry for it, my dear; but I hope you will go and see Mrs. Granby.

Mrs. B. Not I, indeed, my dear. Who was she ?
Mr. B. Miss Cooke.

Mrs. B. Cooke? But there are so many Cookes. Can't you + distinguish her any way? Has she no Christian name?

Mr. B. Emma, I think. Yes, Emma.

Mrs. B. Emma Cooke? No; it can not be my friend Emma Cooke;

for I am sure she was cut out for an old maid. Mr. B. This lady seems to me to be cut out for a good wife.

Mrs. B. May be so. I am sure I'll never go to see her. Pray, my dear, how came you to see so much of her?

Mr. B. I have seen very little of her, my dear. I only saw her two or three times before she was married.

Mrs. B. Then, my dear, how could you decide, that she was cut out for a good wife? I am sure you could not judge of her


by seeing her only two or three times, and before she was married.

Mr. B. Indeed, my love, that is a very just observation.

Mrs. B. I understand that + compliment + perfectly, and thank you for it, my dear. I must own I can bear any thing better

than irony.

Mr. B. Irony? my dear, I was perfectly in earnest.

Mrs. B. Yes, yes; in earnest; so I perceive; I may naturally be dull of + apprehension, but my feelings are quick enough; I comprehend too well. Yes, it is impossible to judge of a woman before marriage, or to guess what sort of a wife she will make. I presume you speak from experience; you have been + disappointed yourself, and repent your choice.

Mr. B. My dear, what did I say that was like this? Upon my word, I meant no such thing. I really was not thinking of you in the least.

Mrs. B. No, you never think of me now. I can easily believe that you were not thinking of me in the least.

Mr. B. But I said that, only to prove to you that I could not be thinking ill of you, my dear. . Mrr. B. But I would rather that you thought ill of me, than

, that you

did not think of me at all. Mr. B. Well, my dear, I will even think ill of you, if that will please you.

Mrs. B. Do you laugh at me? When it comes to this, I am wretched indeed. Never man laughed at the woman he loved. As long as you had the slightest remains of love for me, you could not make me an object of derision : ridicule and love are incompatible, + absolutely incompatible. Well, I have done my best, my very best, to make you happy, but in vain. I see I am not cut out to be a good wife. Happy, happy Mrs. Granby !

Mr. B. Happy, I hope sincerely, that she will be with my friend; but my happiness must depend on you, my love; so, for my sake, if not for your own, be composed, and do not torment yourself with such fancies.

Mrs. B. I do wonder whether this Mrs. Granby is really that Miss Emma Cooke. I'll go and see her directly; see her I must.

Mr. B. I am heartily glad of it, my dear; for I am sure a visit to his wife will give my friend Granby real pleasure.

Mrs. B. I promise you, my dear, I do not go to give him pleasure, or you either, but to satisfy my own + curiosity.


QUESTION 8. - What traits of temper or feeling does Mrs. B. display? Why is it particularly unwise for a husband or wife to speak to each other in an unfriendly. manner ? What is the best method of replying to angry words? What will generally be the effect of kind answers ?

Parse “dear” in the last sentence. Parse" to satisfy" in the same.

LESSON LXVI. REMARK.-Let each pupil in the class observe and mention every syl. lable that is not sounded correctly as each one reads.

PRONOUNCE correctly-Gos-sips, not gos-sups: lan-guage, not languig: or-chard, not or-chud: curds, not cuds: wash-ers, not wash-uz: not-a-ble, not no-ta-ble (not-a-ble means industrious : no-ta-ble, worthy of notice): fra-grance, not frag-runce : u-su-al (pro. u-zhu-al), not u-shal: buoy-ant, pro. broy-ant.

1, Mu'-ses, n. a name given, in the 125. Dis-as'-ters, n. unfortunate events.

fables of the ancients, to nine sisters, 31. Not-a-ble, a. industrious, careful. who were supposed to preside over 33. Welk'-in, n. the sky, the region of tho liberal arts.

the air.

[ted. Gos'-sip, n. one that goes about and 39. Im-per'-vi-ous, a. not to be penetratattles.

49. Stint'-ed, a. limited, restrained. 2. Busk'-in-ed, a. dignified. 71. Elf'-in, a. relating to a fairy, or 15. Quaint, a. odd, fanciful.

evil spirit. De-vice', n. contrivance.

82. Mon-gol'-fier, n. the inventor of 18. Un-wont'-ed, a, unusual.





1. THE Muses are turned gossips; they have lost
The buskined step, and

clear high-sounding phrase,
Language of Gods. Come then, domestic Muse,

In slip-shod measure loosely + prattling on
5. Of farm or orchard, pleasant curds and cream,

Or drowning flies, cr shoe lost in the mire
By little + whimpering boy, with + rueful face;
Come, Muse, and sing the dreaded Washing Day.

Ye who beneath the yoke of wedlock bend, 10. With bowed soul, full well ye know the day

Which week, smooth sliding after week, brings on
Too soon; for to that day nor peace belongs


Nor comfort; ere the first gray streak of dawn,

The red-armed washers come and chase repose. 15. Nor pleasant smile, nor quaint device of mirth,

E’er visited that day: the very cat,
From the wet kitchen scared, and + reeking hearth,
Visits the parlor, an unwonted guest.

The silent breakfast meal is soon dispatched, 20. Uninterrupted, save by anxious looks

Cast at the +lowering sky, if sky should lower.
From that last evil, o preserve us, heavens !
For should the skies pour down, adieu to all

Remains of quiet: then expect to hear 25. Of sad disasters; dirt and gravel stains

Hard to +efface, and loaded lines at once
Snapped short, and linen horse by dog thrown down,
And all the petty +miseries of life.

Saints have been calm while stretched upon the rack, 30. And Guatimozin smiled on burning coals;

But never get did + housewife notable
Greet with a smile a rainy washing day.
But grant the welkin fair, require not thou

Who call'st thyself perchance the master there, 35. Or study swept, or nicely dusted coat,

Or usual 'tendance; ask not, indiscreet,
Thy stockings mended, though the + yawning rents
Gape wide as Erebus; nor hope to find

Some snug +recess impervious : shouldst thou try 40. The 'customed garden walks, thine eye shall rue

The budding +fragrance of thy tender shrubs,
Myrtle or rose, all crushed beneath the weight
Of coarse checked apron, with impatient hand

Twitched off when showers impend; or crossing lines 45. Shall mar thy musings, as the wet cold sheet

Flaps in thy face + abrupt. Woe to the friend
Whose evil stars have urged him forth to claim,
On such a day, the +hospitable rites !

Looks, blank at best, and stinted + courtesy, 50. Shall he receive. Vainly he feeds his hopes

With dinner of roast chickens, savory pie,
Or tart or pudding: pudding he nor tart
That day shall eat: nor, though the husband try,

Mending what can't be helped, to kindle mirth 55. From cheer deficient, shall his consort's brow

Clear up + propitious: the unlucky guest
In silence dines, and early slinks away.
I well remember, when a child, the awe
This day struck into me; for then the maids,

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