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For use in Public Elementary Schools,

IN SIX BOOKS CORRESPONDING TO THE SIX STANDARDS OF

THE NEW CODE.

BOOK III. FOR STANDARD III.,
Containing lessons in Holy Scripture, Moral Poetry, Transcription,

Dictation, Arithmetic, and Spelling.

BY

ALFONZO GARDINER,

HEAD MASTER OF THE LINDLEY BOARD-SCHOOL (HUDDERSFIELD SCHOOL

BOARD).
Author of “ Acoustics, Light, and Heat,” “Magnetism and

Electricity,” “Electricity,"in Extra Subject Series, &c.

MANCHESTER :
JOHN HEYWOOD, 141 AND 143, DEANSGATE.

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT, 141, DEANSGATE.
LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & Co.; J. C. TACEY.

PREFACE TO STANDARD III.

This book, intended for the use of Standard III., is drawn up on a similar plan to Standards I. and II., and it is hoped will prove suitable and useful for the purpose intended.

The greater part of the Arithmetic, and much of Tuesday's dictation, has formed part of examinations by H. M. Inspectors, even when not specially indicated by an asterisk (*). Some of the dictation exercises are difficult, and have been given to all the Upper Standards together to save time, the Inspector making, no doubt, a large allowance for Standards III. and IV. They will require careful preparation at home. The explanatory words will also be a good exercise.

The arithmetical problems are in some cases beyond the scope of an ordinary third standard boy, without he has a little help ; but much may be done to prepare for this part of the examination by the constant working out of problems with the class on the blackboard. It will be frequently necessary for the teacher to indicate the chain of reasoning by which the answer to some of the problems is to be arrived at, so that the pupil may not hopelessly “stick in the bog" at night, when he will, as a general rule, have no one to refer to.

There is an immense difference between the Standards of the various Inspectors in the matter of Arithmetic as well as in Dictation. Out of the mass of problems which teachers have kindly sent for use in this work, many of the difficult onesonly fit for Pupil-teachers-have been omitted, and many that have been retained considerably exceed the requirements of the Code as set forth in the “ Instructions to Inspectors." Lads will be all the better for being worked up to this high standard, but it should not be required for a pass.

FIRST WEEK. Lesson 1.-Learn for Monday Morning.

YOUTHFUL ASPIRATIONS. Deeper, deeper let us toil | Onward, onward may we press

In the mines of know-ledge, Through the path of duty : Nature's wealth and learning's | Virtue is true hap-piness, spoil

Ex-cel-ence true beauty ; Win from school and col-lege: Minds are of ce-les-tial birth : Delve we there for richer gems | Make we then a heaven of Than the stars of di-a-dems. I earth. Montgomery.

OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 3–9. Lesson 2.- Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

The wasp had a long way to go, over very bleak," unsheltered fields, and the wind blew hard against her; so she was quite wearys by the time she reached the window-sill3 of the diningroom. In fact, she had been obliged5 to work much more than if she had been busy culling6 rose leaves with her mother.

1 bleak, cold and cheerless. 3 weary, tired. 3 sill, the lowest part of the window-frame. 4 dining-room, room in a house where people take their meals. Gobliged, forced. @culling, gathering. Lesson 3.—Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) If I divide one hundred thousand and fifty pounds among 399 men, how much will each get ?

(2) 3,986,442 = 692. (3) 897,000 = 416.

(3) John has 96 marbles, and James has 24 times as many. How many have they both ? Lesson 4.–Thursday Morning. Write and Learn. adds ......... does add, joins | all... ..... every one, the whole adze ........a cooper's axe awl ......a shoemaker's pricker air ............ the atmosphere ant ..... an insect Ayr............ a town in Scotland aunt......a relative ere ............ before

assent ... to agree to e'er ............ever

| ascent ... the rise of a hill, the heir ........... one who inherits

act of rising Dictation. He smoothed the log with an adze. Ere the heir reached the town of A yr he felt the keen air of the hill, which has c'er been pure and bracing. His awl was all he had.

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SECOND WEEK.
Lesson 6.--Learn for Monday Morning.

THE EAGLE.
What is that, mother?

The eagle, boy,
Proudly ca-reer-ing his course of joy,
Firm in his own mountain vig-our re-ly-ing,
Breast-ing the dark storm, the red bolt de-fying ;
His wing on the wind, and his eye on the sun,
He swerves not a hair, but bears onward right on.
Boy, may the eagle's flight ever be thine,
Onward and upward, true to the line.

Doane. OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 18—23.

Lesson 7.–Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

The tea plant bears white blossoms, something like those of our own wild rose. The leaves are gathered thrice in the year : the fresh young ones form3 the finests teas. When gathered, they are put into baskets, then spread out to be dried, the finer kinds in the air, the coarser ones in heated iron pans.

1 blossoms, flowers. ? thrice, three times. 3 form, make. •finest, best.

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Lesson 9.-Thursday Morning. Write and Learn. ate ..... ...... did eat

| bare ........ naked, did bear eight ......... twice four bear .........a wild beast, to aught .........anything

carry, to suffer ought ......... should

barque ......a small ship bail ...........surety for another bark .........the rind of a tree, bale ............a package

to peel bald........... bare

beech ......a tree bawled ......cried out. I beach ...... the sea shore

Dictation.—He gave his assent to making the ascent of the hill. If you know aught against his character you ought to state it. The magistrate sent him to gaol for smuggling a bale of tobacco. The evidence was so clear no one would stand bail for him.

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THIRD WEEK. Lesson 11.-Learn for Monday Morning.

NIGHT. Night is the time for rest :

Night is the time for deathHow sweet, when la-bours close, When all around is peace, To gather round an ach-ing breast | Calm-ly to yield the weary breath, • The curtain of repose,

From sin and suf-fering cease ; Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the Think of heaven's bliss, and give head

the sign Upon our own de-light-ful bed. To parting friends. Such death be

mine!

Montgomery. OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 24_30.

Lesson 12.-Tuesday Morning. Dictation.

Once when the governorl had returned” to bis room after some absence, he heard a heavy step coming upstairs, and the moment after he gave himself up for lost, for the panthert sprang from the open door on to his neck, but it was only to lay his head close to his master to show his affection.

i governor, one who governs or rules. 3 returned, came back. Sabsence, being away, * panther, a large animal of the cat kind. 6 affection, love.

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