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I in-tend to read a Nar-ra-tive from Walk-er's Theme Book to him short-ly; and with the aid of the Out-lines,* I ex-pect he will be a-ble to per-form it ea-si-ly. And as o-ri-gi-nal com-po-sition is of the ut-most im-por-tance in ed-u-ca-tion, he writes a let-ter, once a week, to some real or sup-pos-ed friend or ac-quaint-ance; and some of his let-ters are re-al-ly cap-i-tal.—Now George, show me the map you have just fin-ish-ed painting You do right not to lay on the co-lours too hea-vi-ly; but mere-ly to give the dif-fer-ent countries a faint tint. You should dot the di-vi-sions with a pen and In-di-an ink, now that the map is paint-ed; but make them like the co-py, small and reg-u-lar. You have now, also, to put in the moun-tains and riv-ers; and then to print the
Bringt me your En-glish Gram-mar, George. I wish to ex-am-ine you in it.—You have an-swer-ed my ques-tions cor-rect-ly. Now parse these senten-ces. Very well! You say you have writ-ten all the ex-er-ci-ses in the Gram-mar. I will, therefore, now put in-to your hands the two lit-tle works
* See Guy's Outlines to Walker's Themes and Essays. Price 1s.
+ A few words of more than two syllables have been anticipated in this Lesson; but it could hardly be avoided. The pupils should therefore study carefully the Spelling Task, which precedes it ; or they may first read the easy Scripture Lessons that come next, at page 61.
* See Guy's English School Grammar. Price 1s. 6d.
that should suc-ceed them, to per-fect you in the rules of Syn-tax* and Spell-ing." And as you are now nearly eight years of age, it is time you should be-gin to learn the Lat-in Gram-mar. I I have there-fore bought this one for you, which has in it, ex-er-ci-ses on the nouns, verbs, and o-ther parts of speech: thus you will be the bet-ter pre-par-ed to go to a pri-vate or a pub-lic school, as may be de-ter-min-ed on, when you are a lit-tle old-er. There you will be taught Greek and Lat-in, with histo-ry, an-cient ge-og-ra-phy, and o-ther branch-es of use-ful know-ledge. One or more of the mod-ern tongues you will al-so take les-sons in, as French and Ger-man. There are be-sides, the ac-complish-ments of Dan-cing, Draw-ing, Mu-sic, Fencing, and the Gym-nas-tic ex-er-ci-ses, from which to se-lect, as your taste and in-cli-na-tion may di-rect you. These stud-ies and pur-suits will plea
. sant-ly and prof-i-ta-bly oc-cu-py your time, till you go to the u-ni-ver-si-ty, and be-come a col-le-gian. Such care-ful train-ing--as well re-li-gi-ous as mo-ral-and so much stud-y and at-ten-tion are re-quir-ed to form the gen-tle-man from the an-i-mal
* See Guy's New Exercises in English Syntax. Price 1s. † See Guy's New Exercises in Orthography. Price 18.
I See Guy's Improvement on the Eton Latin Grammar. Price 2s. 6d.
See Guy's Ancient Geography. Price 4s.
chim ney chi' na cho sen
ab' sence a' corn
clear' ance cloud'.y
ADDITIONAL WORDS OF TWO SYLLABLES. A ba'ft ba' by
cheer' less a bout'
child hood a bove bal' lad
” ab hor'
chris' ten a dieu'
cin' der be friend' af fair'
bee' hive a gain'
cob' web a jar' a light'
be lieve' a like'
be numb' al most
be tween' cous' in al though' be twixt' al ways be yond'
crac' kle a men'
bob' bin a mend'
break' fast cream' y a midst'
breath' less creep' er a new
bright' en a part'
bris' tle crip' ple a piece' bris' tly
crook' ed ar' bour
brit' ish a right
cac kle can' dle
cot' tage cou' ple
crus' ty cut' ting dai' ly
ash' en ash y
a slant' a stride
dark' en deaf' ness dear' ness