Page images

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 rivers; and then to print the


Bringt me your En-glish Gram-mar, f 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, 5 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 pleasant-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 1s.

See Guy's Improvement on the Eton Latin Grammar. Price 2s. 6d.

See Guy's Ancient Geography. Price 4s.

a bout' a bove'

chi' na
cho sen

ab' sence

beau' ty beck' on

a dieu' a far'


be gun'

col' our


cheer' less bâld ness

child hood bal' lad


ney ab hor'

band' box

bas' ket a' corn

chris' ten

cin' der be friend'

clear' ance af fair'

bee' hive a gain

cob' web a jar

beggar a light' be lieve'


py be numb' al' most

bet' ter

be tween' cous' in al though'

be twixt'
be yond'

crac' kle a men'

bob' bin
break' fast
breath' less creep' er

bright' en a part'

bris' tle crip' ple a piece' bris' tly

crook' ed brit' ish

crus' ty a ri'ght cac kle

cut' ting can' dle

a like'

cot' tage cou' ple

al um


aľ ways

cream' y

a mend' a midst' a new'

cri' er

ar' bour

a rose

dai' ly

ash' en

dai' sy

cause' way châlk y


у a slant a stride

chap' el
cheap' ness

dark' en deaf ness dear' ness

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]
« PreviousContinue »