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Lesson 212,- Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

As evening closed in there seemed every prospect of a stormy night. The pig was on deck slipping about, owing to the rough sea ; when, all at once, the thought seemed to occupy to him that he had better look out for quarters4 for the night. He made for the kennels ; but, lo and behold, Toby was already there, and evidently had not the slightest? intentions of moving out.

I evening closed in, night came on. ? prospect, appearance, sign. 3 occur, to come to. quarters, lodgings. 6 kennel, a little house for a dog, &c. • evidently, it seemed. ' slightest, least. 8 intention, thought.


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Lesson 213.–Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums. (1) In eighty-four fivepences how many sixpences ? (2) £1,594 168. 84d. X 97. (3) 79,003 14s. 31d.: 209.

(4) John's father was 40 years old when John was born. How old will John be when his father is 63 ?

(5) From fifty thousand and six pounds two and ninepencé take six thousand and eight pounds twelve and twopence halfpenny.

(6) How many farthings are there in 5 half-sovereigns, 5 half-crowns, 5 sixpences, and 5 pence?



Lesson 214.-Thursday Morning. Write and Learn.

Dictation.-EXERCISES ON WORDS ENDING IN ete, eat, eet, ear, ere, er, ür, re.--I entreat you to be more discreet, and, above all, to adhere to your sincere promise to clear off the stains that appear on your character. Should you persevere, you will be able to take the enemy's fleet, to cut off their retreat, and defeat them, and gain a complete victory. If you will not interfere with me you shall hear my defence. The sailor gave the waiter sixpence. The preacher yesterday was my old tutor and instructor.

Lesson 215.- Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) Find the difference in pounds between 10 half-sovereigns and 52 threepences.

(2) How many crowns are equal to 35 florins ?

(3) Which is the greatest, and by how much, 550 half-crowns or 1,660 sixpences ?

ARITHMETIC-Continued. (4) Find the sum of thirty thousand and six pounds eighteen shillings and fourpence halfpenny + nine thousand and sixty pounds seventeen shillings and threepence three farthings + nineteen thousand, three hundred and ninety-one pounds four shillings and a farthing + seventeen shillings and sixpence + two pounds and sixpence + eightpence farthing + sixty-seven thousand two hundred and eighteen pounds seventeen shillings and three halfpence + four hundred and seventy-four pounds nineteen shillings and ninepence three farthings.

(5) Divide £8,767 8s. 117d. by 79.
(6) Multiply £9,678 138. 117d. by 86.




Lesson 216.---Learn for Monday Morning.

Since thou hast stood, and thus thy vigil kept,
Noting each hour o'er mouldering stones beneath,

The pastor and his flock alike have slept,
And“ dust to dust” proclaimed the stride of death.

Another race succeeds and counts the hour,
Careless alike : the hour still seems to smile

As hope and youth, and life, were in our power ;

So smiling, and so perishing the while. OR ELSE LEARN St. John XIV., verses 15—21.

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Lesson 217.–Tuesday Morning Dictation.

The best laid plans, the most important affairs,the fortunes of individuals, the weal* of nations, honour, happiness, life itself, are daily sacrificed5 because somebody is behind time.There are men who always fail in whatever they undertake, simply because they are " behind time.” And similarly others put off reformation till death seizes them, and they perish.'

plans, schemes. 2 affairs, business. 3 individuals, persons. prosperity: 6 sacrificed, given up with loss. o undertake, try to do, reformation, improvement. 8 seizes, takes suddenly. perish, die.


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Lesson 218.–Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) In 7,984 fourpences how many sixpences ?

* (2) Divide eight thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pounds nine shillings and ninepence halfpenny by 12.

(3) £8,767 88. 114d. • 89. (4) £7 19s. 8 d. = 9,040.

(5) A grocer buys tea at ls. 10d. per pound, and sells it at 28. 40. : how much money does he gain if he sells 400lbs. ?

(6) Find the total cost of 3 dozen copy-books at 24d. each ; a score of lead pencils at }d. each ; 1 dozen and a half of exercise books at 4£d. each ; and three dozen and a half of reading books at 10d. each.



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Lesson 219.–Thursday Morning. Write and Learn.

Dictation.-EXERCISES ON WORDS ENDING IN ant, ent.--He stared at me in such a vacant, negligent, and insolent manner that I at once formed the opinion that he was not quite sane. The surgeon was most reluctant to leave the patient so soon, So abundant was the thick foliage of the trees that the brilliant rays of the radiant sun were quite unable to pierce through. I am confident that I shall be able to prove myself innocent.


Lesson 220.- Friday Morning. Work these Suns.

(1) Bring 674 fourpences into florins.

(2) How much do fourteen thousand bricks come to at 18s. 6d. per thousand ?

(3) Add four shillings and tenpence; five florins ; eight sixpences ; three pounds and twopence halfpenny; and seven threepences.

(4) £864 178. 8 d. = 9. * (5) £67 138. 8fd. x 71.

(6) What shall I have to pay for ten rabbits at 18. 6d. each, and 14 chickens at 3s. 6d. a couple ?

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Lesson 221.--Learn for Monday Morning.

I heard the village bells, with gladsome sound,
When to these scenes a stranger I drew near,

Proclaim the tidings of the village round,
While memory wept upon the good man's bier.

Even so, when I am dead, shall the same bells
Ring merrily, when my brief days are gone ;

While still the lapse of time thy shadow tells,

And strangers gaze upon my humble stone.--Coleridge. OR ELSE LEARN St. John XIV., verses 22—27.

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Lesson 222.–Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

Father, don't you want me to be great ?" said Willie to his father one day. “I want you, my boy, to be clever, as well as to do your duty in the station, whatever it may be, to which it shall please God to call you, and not to set your heart on, or make too sure of, any mere earthly success. I do not like to see folks counting their chickens before they are hatched.*

clever, skilful. station, place or position. success, prosperity. 4 hatched, brought to life. Lesson 223.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums. (1) Reduce 450 half-sovereigns to half-guineas.

(2) Add eight pounds nine shillings and elevenpence three farthings ; one thousand and sixteen pounds twelve shillings and twopence halfpenny; seven shillings and ninepence farthing six pounds and twopence three farthings; seventy-six thousand eight hundred pounds, eight shillings and threepence ; fiftyseven pounds, sixteen shillings and sevenpence farthing ; fourpence halfpenny.

(3) £69 128. 7*d. 67. (4) £6,306 188. 410. 69.

(5) If I exchange 19 lambs worth £1 11s. 6d. each, for 12 sheep worth 24 guineas each, shall I have to receive or pay money, and how much?

(6) Twenty pieces of cloth, each 50 yards long, cost £150 14s. : what did one yard cost ?

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Lesson 224,-Thursday Morning. Write and Learn.

Dictation.- EXERCISES ON VARIOUS DIFFICULT WORDS.When the pauper went to the lawyer for advice he sent him away. The clergyman went into the entrance hall to receive the guests. The meadow is covered with countless cowslips, and is surrounded with sweet-scented honeysuckle. We perceived the thieves had made a hole through the ceiling. The foreigner did him mueh mischief. He was as gracious to me as possible.


Lesson 225.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) Reduce 4,741 halfpence to pounds.
* (2) Multiply £45 6s. 2}d. by nine hundred and three.
(3) £78,064 3s. 9 d. = 11. (4) £576 193. 11 d. • 48.

(5) If a gentleman has £500 a year, and saves £57 8s. 9d., how much may he spend in a day?

(6) A gentleman spends £1 4s. 3d. per day, and also saves £57 8s. 9d. at the year's end : what is his income ?



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FORTY-SIXTH WEEK. Lesson 226.—Learn for Monday Morning.

HONOUR. Be, and continue poor, young man, while others around you grow rich by fraud and disloyalty. Be without a place or power, while others beg their way upward. Bear the pain of disappointed hopes, while others gain the accomplishment of theirs by flattery. Forego the gracious pressure of the hand, for which others cringe and crawl. Wrap yourself up in your own virtue, and seek a friend and your daily bread. If you have, in such a course, grown grey with unblenched honour, bless God and die.—Hernzelmann.

OR ELSE LEARN St. John XII., verses 44-50.


Lesson 227.–Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

* Amongst the petty dishonesties of common life, none is more paltry: than that of pretendingto know where one is ignorant.* It is a fault into which many persons are drawn from a false sense of shame, which should be checked. They dislike to appearl at a loss, or defeated, or under a shortcoming about anything ; and thus are tempted either to affect knowledge. 8

? petty, little. ? paltry, mean. 3 pretending, makiug believe. “ignorant, knowing nothing. 6 checked, stopped. appeur, to seem.

i defeated,
8 affect knowledge, seem to know.
Lesson 228.—Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) Find the cost of 844yds. of cloth at 38. 4 d. per yd.
(2) How much will 3203lbs. of tea come to at 4g. 1d. per lb. ?

(3) Find the sum of four thousand and thirty-six pounds eighteen shillings and a halfpenny + seventeen pounds and sevenpence three farthings + three hundred and nine pounds



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