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DAYS AMONG THE DEAD.
Their virtues love, their faults
Partake their hopes and fears ; My never failing friends are they, And from their lessons seek and find Whom I converse with day by day. Instruction with an humble mind. With them I take delight in weal, And seek relief in woe;
My hopes are with the dead; anon And while I understand and feel
My place with them will be,
And I with them shall travel on How much to them I owe, My cheeks have often been bedewed Yet leaving here a name, I trust,
Through all futurity ; With tears of thoughtful gratitude.
That will not perish in the dust. My thoughts are with the dead, with them
Souther. OR ELSE LEARN Psalm li., verses 1-12.
Lesson 102.–Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn.
CHIEF Towns (Continued).
ON THE WEST AND North Coast.-Galway, Sligo, Donegal, Lon' don'der'-ry are all ports having considerable trade.
IN THE INTERIOR.- Mullingar, in Westmeath, noted for wool and cattle markets. Bal-lin-as'-loe in Galway, on the Luch, a tributary of the Shannon, has the largest cattle fair in Ireland.
INTERNAL COMMUNICATION.--The roads are generally good. There are two canals constructed by the Government-the Royal Canal from Dublin, through Maynooth to the Shannon, and the Grand Canal from Dublin, through Tullamore, also to the Shannon.
RAILWAYS. — There are three main lines of railway in Ireland, and three minor lines. From Dublin-main lines
(1) The Great Southern and Western to Cork and Limerick.
(2) The Midland and Great Western through Mullingar and Athlone to Galway.
(3) The Dublin and Belfast by Drogheda and Dundalk to Belfast.
Minor lines(1) The Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford. The North Western from Dundalk to Londonderry by Enniskillen and Omagh.
(3) The Belfast and Northern Counties from Belfast to. Londonderry by Antrim and Coleraine.
Lesson 103.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums. SUBTRACTION of Vulgar Fractions
(7) 647 - of (2) (5)
(8) 15$ 1270 (10) } of 9 - }| (3)
(6) 18 of Lesson 104.-Thursday.-Grammar. Learn and Write.
Ex. 50.--Pick out the adjective sentences. - T man who called here yesterday wishes to see you. The house that we live in is very small The reason why I spoke is that you may understand all you have to do. I do not know the way in which this should be done. The hopes are delusive whereon you rely. The men who were asleep quickly sprang up. Ex. 51. Parse.
“Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
COMPOSITION. Ex. 52. -- Write about tea : what it is; where found ; how cultivated and gathered; how prepared and used. Lesson 105.-Friday Morning Work these Sums. Find the DIFFERENCE between(1) 2 of 914 - of 1} (4) 44 of it of - Å of 3 of 51 (2) 53 of 33
(5) of 4 of 6 of 21 - off of of la of 3 (3) 57 of j} 61 History.-Write and Learn.
THE STUART PERIOD.
largest city, Bristol was the most important seaport, and
important towns were south of the Trent. Roads were few and bad, and infested with robbers. Trade and commerce greatly increased, and many important
scientific discoveries were made. The first newspaper-The London Gazette-was published twice a
week during this period. The Spectator, The Guardian, and The Tattler were weekly sheets, published towards the end of the period. Addison and Steele were the chief writers in them. John Milton, author of “Paradise Lost,” Samuel Butler, Dryden, and John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim's Progress, were celebrated writers. Books were, however, very dear and scarce. Coffee and tea were very expensive, and were regarded as luxuries. Tobacco began to be commonly used, and the potato was introduced by Sir W. Raleigh from South America.
TWENTY-SECOND WEEK. Lesson 106.-Learn for Monday Morning.
DIFFICULTIES. Difficulties are clearly God's own intervention to try our tempers, and prove the metal that is in us. Without them life would be peither a struggle nor a trial, and man would run his DIFFICULTIES–Continued. race, leaving no marks to distinguish his course from that of othermen. Difficulties, which are the plea of the timid and laggard, the excuse of the idle, and the shoal on which the multitude wreck their richer argosies, are the sport of the bold and the spur of the persevering. The earnest, manly spirit looks upon the difficulties that hinder the coward and sluggard as opportunities for distinction. Fortune and renown their vanquishment.
OR ELSE LEARN Psalm cii., verses 1-15.
Lesson 107.–Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn.
EUROPE. EUROPE is the smallest of the great divisions of the globe, except Australia ; but it is the continent most important to us, because it is the one we live in. Its greatest length is 3,700 miles, and its breadth 2,400 miles. It is in the north-east of the Old World, and has the Arctic Ocean on the north, the Atlantic on the west, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and Mount Cau'-cas-us on the south, and the Ural Mountains and River Ural and Cas'-pi-an Sea separate it from Asia on the east.
PARTS OF THE SEA.- Europe contains a great number of gulfs and inland seas. It has the greatest length of coast-line, according to its size, of any of the continents. This great length of coast influences the climate and affords great facilities for
(1) The White Sea, in the North of Russia. (2) The Baltic Sea, between Russia and Sweden. (3) The North Sea or Ger-man Ocean, between Great Britain and the continent.
(4) The Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland. (5) The Med-iter-ra'-nean, between Europe and Africa, which contains
(6) The A-dri-at-ic Sea, or Gulf of Ven'-ice.
Lesson 108.—Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums. MULTIPLICATION of Vulgar Fractions(1)
53 x 11} (10) 16 x of (2) (5)
(8) 3 x 45 (11) 177 x: of 73 (9) 83 x š of (12) 24' x 13 of 94
Lesson 109.-Thursday,-Grammar. Learn and Write.
THE ADVERBIAL SENTENCE. The adverbial sentence takes the place of an adverb. It generally modifies the PREDICATE, but may also modify an adjective or an adverb; hence, it exactly performs the duty of an adverb. (1) To modify the PREDICATE.
The horse fell, whilst we were driving home.
predicate “fell.” (2) To modify an ADJECTIVE. He was so good that I greatly loved him. Here the sentence “that I greatly loved him," modifies the adjective
“good." (3) To modify an ADVERB. Tom ran so fast " that he fell down."
Here the sentence that he fell down,” modifies the adverb FAST. Ex. 53. Pick out the adverbial sentences.- My father gets up when the sun rises. After you left me I felt lonely. I saw a dancing monkey as I came up the street. I love you because you are good. I learn my lessons before I go to school. However wise you are you don't know everything Ex. 54. Parse.- The snow dissolved, genial spring returned
To clothe the fields with verdure.
Lesson 110.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums. Find the PRODUCT of (1) of X 4 (2) 16 x 376 of 9 (3) 24 x 8 x x of
(4) (7} + D) X (7*- }) (5) (611–23) x (6} + 3}) History.-Write and Learn.
HOUSE OF HANOVER. 1714 George I., great grandson of James I., reigned from 1714 to 1727.
When George came to the throne he favoured the Whigs, and
imprisoned some of the chief Tories because they favoured the pretensions of James Stuart, the “old Pretender," who claimed
the throne. The Whigs generally were the representatives of the people, and advocated religious liberty to Dissenters. They nearly corresponded to the Liberals and Radicals of the present day. The Tories were opposed to sweeping changes in the laws and
government, and upheld the church and king. Their present representatives are the Conservatives. Those who favoured James were called Jacobites, from Jacobus,
the Latin for James. 1715 On account of the enmity between the Whigs and Tories, the
former passed what is called the “Riot Act," to prevent meetings of their opponents. It enacted that when twelve or more persons met, and refused to go home at the end of an hour when com. manded by a justice or sheriff, they should be guilty of felony This Act is still in force.
TWENTY-THIRD WEEK. Lesson 111.-Learn for Monday Morning.
INSTRUCTION. From heaven descend the drops of Like morning beams they strike tho dew,
mind, From heaven the gracious showers, Its loveliness reveal ; Earth's winter aspect to renew, And, softer than the evening wind,
And clothethe spring with flowers ; The wounded spirit heal. From heaven the beams of morning As dew and rain, as light and air, flow,
From heaven instruction came, That melt the gloom of night;
The waste of nature to repair, From heaven the evening breezes
Kindle a sacred flameblow
A flame to purify the earth, Health, fragrance and delight.
Exalt her sons on high, Like genial dew, like fertile showers, And train them for their second The words of wisdom fall,
birth Awaken man's unconscious powers, Their birth beyond the sky, Strength out of weakness call;
James Montgomery. OR ELSE LEARN Psalm cii., verses 16–28.
Lesson 112.-Tuesday.-Geography. Write and Learn.