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ELEVENTH WEEK. Lesson 51.-Learn for Monday Morning.

MAXIMS. Persevere against discouragements. Keep your temper. Employ your leisure in study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride : manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions. Be not forward to assign reasons to those who have no right to ask. Think nothing in conduct unimportant or indifferent. Rather set than follow examples. Practise strict temperance ; and in all your transactions remember the final account. --Bishop Middleton.

OR ELSE LEARN Psalm lxix., verses 21–36. Lesson 52.-Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn.

CHIEF TOWNS. IN THE BASIN OF THE TWEED.—Berwick is an English town. Kelso and Melrose have the ruins of beautiful abbeys. Near Melrose is Abbotsford, where Sir Walter Scott lived. Peebles manufactures woollens and Hawick hosiery.

IN THE BASIN OX Tus FORTI.-Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and one of the finest cities in Europe. The castle stands on a high rock near the centre of the city, and the whole is nearly surrounded by hills. Leith, two miles distant, is the port of Edinburgh. Stirling was formerly the residence of the Scottish kings. Near it is Bannockburn, where Bruce defeated Edward II. of England, 1314.

IN THE BASIN OF THE Tay.—Dundee, the third largest town in Scotland. It is an important seaport, and the great seat of the linen manufacture. Perth was once the capital of Scotland. Near it is Scone, where the Scottish kings were formerly crowned. St. Andrew's is the seat of a famous university. Lesson 53.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) If the wages of 10 men for half a year be £30, what will be the wages for 14 men for 14 weeks?

(2) If £150 gain £2 53. in 4 months, what sum will gaia £2 Is. in 11

(3) If 6 mon build a wall, c0 yards long, in 10 days of 8 hours each, how long will they be in building it if they work 12 hours and work twice as hard ?

months

ARITHMETIC-Continued. (4) The penny roll weighs 8oz, when wheat is 14/- a bushel : how much should the 2d. loaf weigh when wheat is 19/- a bushel ?

(5) If 4 men in 3 days earn 33/-, how many men will earn 3 times as much in 5 days ?

(6) Three men in 10% days earn £10 148. : how many men will earn £50 13s. in 53 days?

(7) If it takes 2i men 5 days to mow 72 acres of grass, how many men must be employed to mow 320a. 2r. 4pol. in 3 days?

(8) Nine persons spend £60 in 4 months : how much will be required by 13 people for 7 months Lesson 54.-Thursday.-Grammar. Learn and Write.

EXTENSION OF THE PREDICATE. The extension of the predicate may denote various circumstances or relations, especially time, place, manner, or cause. (1) Time, answering to the question- When ?.

He came yesterday. (2) Place, answering to the question-Where ?

He came here. (3) Manner, answering to the question-How ?

He came quickly. (4) Cause, answering to the question- Why?

He died from exchaustion. Ex, 24. -Put the extensions into four columns.-Oft have I heard of Lucy Gray. The farmer goes to market to buy eggs. I met John in London. He looked like a dead man. The ear was made for hearing. He made his fortune by trade. He fought for glory,

Ex. 25. Parse.-The shades of fast descending night bad settled on the little group of islands. Lesson 55.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) How long will it take 17 men to earn £50, if 20 men earn 13 guincas in 64 days ?

(2) If 300 men can do a piece of work in 24 days, how many men can do one-third as much in 12 days?

(3) A party of 7 gentlemen on a journey together spend £150 in 3 weeks 4 days : what would be the expenses of 11 persons for 14 days at the same rate?

(4) If 125 yards of flannel, 6 quarters wide, cost £28 28. 6d., what should be paid for 350yds., 10 quarters wide ? History.-Write and Learn. A.D.

HOUSE OF STUART. 1603 James I., son of Mary Queen of Scots, who was King of Scotland

under the title of James V., reigned from 1603 to 1625. Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower, 1603, and

executed 1618, for taking part in a conspiracy to place Lady

Arabella Stuart on the throne. 1605 November 5th, Gunpowder Plot. A conspiracy of the Romaniste

to blow up the houses of parliament on their first day of meeting Sir Thomas Catesby was the chief instigator, and Guy Fawkes the principal actor.

· HISTORY-Continued. James had many disputes with his parliament. He was both

arbitrary and despotic, and for more than half his reign governed without a parliament. This was the commencement of a long struggle between the Stuarts and their parliaments.

TWELFTH WEEK.
Lesson 56.-Learn for Monday Morning.

IMAGINARY EVILS.
- Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow,

Leave things of the future to fate :
What's the use to anticipate sorrow ?

Life's troubles come never too late.
If to hope overmuch be an error,

'Tis one that the wise have preferred ;
And how often have hearts been in terror

Of evils that never occurred.
Have faith—and thy faith shall sustain theo

Permit not suspicion and care
With invisible bonds to enchain thee,

But bear what God gives thee to bear;
By His spirit supported and gladdened,

Be ne'er by “forebodings” deterred !
But think how oft hearts have been saddened

By fear of what never occurred.
Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow;

Short and dark as our life may appear,
We may make it still darker by sorrow,

Still shorter by sorrow and fear!
Half our troubles are balf our inventions,

And often, from blessings conferred,
Have we sunk in the wild apprehension

Of evils that never occurred.-C. Swain.
OR ELSE LEARN Psalm lxxii., verses 1-15.
Lesson 57.–Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn.

CHIEF TOWNS-(Continued). IN THE BASIN OF THE CLYDE --Greenock, the port of the Clyde, was the birthplace of James Watt, the invenior of the steam engine. It has extensive shipyards. Dumbarton has a famous castle built on a rock, Glasgow is the great manufacturing seat of the country, especially for cotton and iron. Paisley is noted for shawls and thread manufacture.

Ayr, on the coast, and Kilmarnock, are two important towns south of the Clyde.

GEOGRAPHY-Continued. ON THE EAST COAST.--Montrose, on the R. Esk, imports a great quantity of corn, and has flax-spinning and shipbuilding. Aberdeen, between the mouths of the Dee and Don, is the fourth largest city of Scotland. It is the seat of a university, has valuable granite quarries and numerous shipyards. Balmoral, a residence of the Queen, lies 45 miles to the west of Aberdeen. Inverness, at the mouth of the Caledonian Canal, is often called the Capital of the Highlands. The Pretender was defeated at Culloden Moor, near Inverness, in 1746. Wick is the chief seat of the herring fishery. Lesson 58.-Wednesday Morning Work these Sums.

(1) If it costs £59 28. 1 d. to keep 3 horses for seven months, what will it cost to keep 2 horses for 11 months ?

(2) If the carriage of 8cwt. of goods for 124 miles be 6 guineas, how much ought to be carried 53 miles for half the money ?

(3) Ten men can reap a field of 73 acres in 3 days of 12 hours each: how long will it take 8 men to reap 9 acres, working 8 hours a day?

(4) If 11 mon can do a piece of work in 25 days, how many men will it také to do 7 times as much in one-fifth of the time?

(5) If 42 yards of cloth, 18in, wide, cost £48 14s., what will 118) yards of cloth one yard wide cost?

(6) If 16 men eat 14/- worth of bread in 4 days, how many men can be kept on £4 78. 4d. for 10 days?

(7) If the carriage of 5cwt. for 75 milcs be £9 68., what will it cost to carry 9cwt. 25 miles ?

(8) Thirteen horses plough 17 acres of land in 7 days: how many horses will be able to plough 69 acres in 19 days?

Lesson 59.-Thursday.-Grammar. Learn and Write.

Ex. 26.- Arrange the various extensions in columns. -The boy stood on the burning deck. The crew cheered loudly. The women scolded in a furious manner. I got up when the sun rose. The ship sailed to the East. William Rufus was shot with an arrow. Cloth is made of wool. Lift the lamp carefully. A student studies for his profit. Ex. 27. l'arse.--"The vine still clings to the mouldering wall;

But with every gust the dead leaves fall.' Ix. 28.--COMPOSITION.

Write about a horse, stating its size, parts, as, hide, hoof, &c.; its properties, as swiftness, strength, and docility ; its food and uses.

Make short sentences with full stops, and begin with capital letters.

Do not use "and" and "but" many times.

Lesson 60.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) Jf 12 horses in 5 days draw 44 tons of stone from a quarry, how many horson would it roquire to draw 132 tons in 18} days?

(2) A garrison of 1,500 men has provisions for 12 weeks, at the rate of 20 ounces per day to each man: how many men will the same provisions maintain for 20 weeks, allowing each man only 8oz. per day!

(3) If 50 men can do a piece of work in 100 days, working 8 hours per day, in what time will 120 men do it, working 6 hours per day?

(4) If £600 gain £45 in 18 months, how much will £103 gain in 12 months ?

History.-Write and Learn.
A.D.

CHARLES I. 625 Charles I., son of James I., reigned from 1625 to 1619, when he

was beheaded. He attenipted to govern absolutely, and dissolved his first three

parliaments, and imprisoned some of the members. 1628 The third parliament compelled Charles to sign the Petition of

Rights, which declared that it was illegal for the king to levy

taxes without the consent of parliament."

To raise money he imposed tonnage --a tax on each ton of goods ; 1634 poundage-a tax on each pound of certain goods ; and “ship

money"-a tax imposed on seaports for providing ships for the

king's service. 1640 The Long Parliament (1640-1660) was assembled, which

refused to provide him with money. 1642 Commencement of the Civil War. Charles attempted to arrest

five members of the House of Commons who had accused him of treason. This and his illegal raising of taxes caused the Great Rebellion.

THIRTEENTH WEEK. Lesson 61.-Learn for Monday Morning.

OBJECT OF LIFE. Life has something nobler for its object than the more leaping together of gold. We live, but it should be to promote the welfare of others--to enrich the mind with knowledge-to lead wavering footsteps to the shrine of wisdom. We live, not for selfishness, but to shield and protect, and to cherish virtue, and to stem the onward course of human misery. We live for unity of action, and for cherishing honesty and truth. It is by these means, and these alone, that we come to perfection. Every man has a great duty to perform. Great is the pleasure to those whose life is a purpose to spread happiness and truth amongst mankind.

OR ELSE LEARN Psalm cix., verses 1--15. Lesson 62.--Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn

RAILWAYS OF SCOTLAND.--The railways centre in the two chief towns, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

(1) The North British. The chief lines run from Edinburgh to Berwick and Glasgow, and to Dundee, to Perth, and to Stirling.

(2) The Caledonian connects Glasgow with Edinburgh, Carlisle, and with Aberdeen, through Stirling, Perth, Forfar, and Stonehaven.

(3) The Glasgow and South Western runs to Carlisle .by Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

(4) The Highland Line, joining Perth with Inverness by Blair Athol, Kinguissic, ani Forres.

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