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Lesson 16.-Monday Morning. Learn.

Rapidly as comets24 run
To the embraces 25 of the sun,

Fleeter than the starry brands, 26
(40) Flung at night from angel hands

At those dark and daring sprites27
Who would climb the em-py-re-ăl2' heights,
Down the blue vault, 29 the Peri flies,

And, lighted earthward by a glance
(45) That just then broke from morning's eyes,

Hung hovering31 o'er our world's ea panse, 24. A kind of star having a long tail of light. Their speed is very great, especially as they near the sun. 26. To fold in the arms; hence to get very near to. 26. Falling stars. The Mahometans suppose falling stars are the fire-brands with which the good angels drive away the bad when they approach too near heaven. 27. Spirits. 28. Formed of pure fire: hence, the highest heaven, where the ancients supposed the pure elements of fire to exist. 29. The sky. 30. A ray of the early morning light guided the Peri earthwards. 31. TO hang over a place, like a bird before it alights. 32. A wide extent, as of Jand, sea, &c. Lesson 17.–Tuesday Morn. Geography. Write and Learn.

SCOTLAND-ISLANDS. A 4.- There are above 700 islands belonging to Scotland, of which only about 170 are inhabited. They lie chiefly on the west and north. On the North.

The Ork'-neys, or "isles of seals,” are separated from the mainland by the Pentland Firth. Only a few of them, which afford good sheep pasturage, are inhabited.

The Shet'-land Islands lie about 50 miles north of the Orkneys. They are bleak, dreary, and destitute of trees. A race of small and strong ponies runs wild among the hills.

On the West.- The Heb’-ri-des (heb'-re-dēēs), or Western Islands. These islands are generally rugged and mountainous, with large tracts of moorland and pasture land. They are divided into two groups

(1) The Outer Hebrides, the principal islands being Lewis (lews) and North and South Uist (wist).

(2) The Inner Hebrides, including Skye, Mull, Staf'-fa, I-o'-na (e--na), Ju'ra, Is'lay (i'lay),

The Isle of Skye is noted for its beautiful mountain scenery. Staffa

contains a remarkable natural cavern, called Fingal's Cave, and Iona is celebrated as being the scene of the labours of St. Columba, who landed from Ireland about 1,300 years ago (A.D. 565), and preached

Christianity. Bute and Arran, two important islands in the Firth of Clyde, form the county of Bute.

EUROPE. B 4-CAPES.-Nord'-kyn and North Cape, on the Island of Mă-ger-o'-e "g" hard), in the north of Norway Naze, south of Norway. The Skaw (sko), north of Denmark. Cape Wrath (rath), north of Scotland. Cape Clear, south of Ireland. Land's End, west of England. Fin-is-terre (fin-is-tare'), north-west of Spain. Cape Ro'-ca (the most westerly point), in Portugal. Cape Ta-ri’-fa (ta-rēē-fa), in Spain (the most southerly point). Cape Mat-a-pan', south of Greece.

LESSON 17-Continued. ISLANDS.-In the Atlantic--Great Britain and Ireland, to the west of the Continent. Ice-land, in the north-west, belonging to Denmark. Far-ö'-e* Islands, north of Scotland, belonging to Denmark.

In the Baltic Sea-Zea'-land and Fu'-nen, belonging to Denmark. Got'land, belonging to Sweden. Da'-go and Oe'-sel (e-zel), and the Al'-land Isles, belonging to Russia.

In the Mediterranean—The Băl-ē-ar-ic Isles, belonging to Spain. Cor'si-ca, belonging to France. Sar-din'-ia and Si-ci’-ly, belonging to Italy. Mal'-ta, belonging to England. I-o'-ni-an (ē-7'ne-an) Islands, belonging to Greece, and Can'-di-a, belonging to Turkey.

THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE. C 4—The Eastern Hemisphere is sometimes called the Old World, to distinguish it from America, which is often called the New World. It contains Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

EUROPE is the smallest of the great continents, and is the most thickly peopled. It has more openings of the sea into the land than any other continent, the Bal'-tic and the Me-di-ter-ra'-nean sea being the principal.

The Alps are its highest mountains, and the Vol-ga in Russia, is its
longest river. Great Britain is the most important island,
The principal countries of Europe are-
Great Britain. capital LONDON

on the Thames (temz).

Seine (sane).


Ne -ca.

These FIVE COUNTRIES are called " The Five Great Powers."
Lesson 18.—Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

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

(2) Three men in 10$ days earn £10 148. : how many men will earn £50 138. in 5$ days?

(3) If it takes 21 men 5 days to mow 72 acres of grass, how many men must be employed to mow 320a. 2r. 4pol. in 3 days?

(4) Nine persons spend £60 in 4 months : how much will be required by 13 people for 7 months Lesson 19.-Thursday Morn. Grammar. Write and Learn.

THE NOUN SENTENCE. There are three kinds of subordinate sentences, the NOUN SENTENCE, the ADJECTIVE SENTENCE, and the ADVERBIAL SENTENCE.

A Noun sentence stands in the place of a Noun, and may be(1) The SUBJECT of a sentence

That he is gone home is certain. (2) The OBJECT of the sentence

I saw that he was dead. The

noun sentence is often introduced by the CONJUNCTIONS, that, but that, whether; where, when, how, why, &c.

Or by a RELATIVE PRONOÚN, who, which, what, &c.

Ex. 8. Pick out the noun sentences. - How he made his escape is a profound mystery. You forget what I told you yesterday. Dost thou remember when first we met? That steam is useful is now universally admitted. It is wise to be cautious how you act. Tell us what it is. Ex. 9. Parse

Close by the threshold of a door nailed fast,
Three kittens sat, each kitten looked aghast.-(Cowper.)

* Often pronounced far'-ā.”

Lesson 20.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) Ilow long will it take 17 men to earn £50 if 20 men earn 13 guineas in 6 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 350ğds. 10 quarters wide ? History.-Write and Learn.-HENRY VIII.-(Continued). A.D. On account of Cardinal Wolsey opposing Henry's divorce he fell 1530 under the King's displeasure. He was arrested on a charge of

treason, and died at Leicester on his way to London to take his

trial. Thomas Cromwell, Wolsey's secretary, was then taken into the

King's service. He was also arrested on a charge of treason and 1540 heresy, and executed. 1536 Insurrections in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, caused by the suppression

of the monasteries. The Bible translated into English. Henry had six wives. He was learned, but vain, despotic, and cruel.

While young he was a handsome prince, but in old age grew bloated and unwieldy.


FIFTH WEEK. Lesson 21.-Monday Morning. Learn. PSALM XXII., Verses 11-21; OR ELSE LEARN


Still laughs the radiant eye33 of heaven,
Nor have the golden bowerg34 of even

In the rich west begun to wither",:35
When o'er the vale of Băl'bec36 winging3 7

Slowly, she sees a child at play,
Among the rosy wild flowers singing,

As rosy and as wild as they ;

Chasing, 38 with eager hands and eyes, (55) The beautiful blue damsel-flies, 39

That flutter'd round the jasmineto stems,

Like winged flowers or flying gems. +1 33. The sun which radiates (gives forth) light and heat. 34. A chamber, a shady place covered with trees, &c. The sun is here said to set in a golden bower, referring to the rich golden colour of the clouds. 35. Die away. 36. A ruined city situated in a fertile valley of the Lebanon Mts. in Syria, 33 miles N. of Damascus. 37. Flying. 38. To hunt, to seek after, to pursue eagerly. 39. Various beautiful insects called “Damsels," on account of their splendid colours and appearance. 40. A species of plant having beautiful flowers, some kinds of which are very fragrant. 41. Precious stones. Anything of small size exceedingly beautiful and valuable.

Lesson 22.–Tuesday Morn. Geography. Write and Learn.

SCOTLAND-SURFACE. A 5.-Scotland is very mountainous, above two-thirds of it being elevated. It is naturally divided into two districts, the Highlands and the Lowlands, by a broad plain or valley, called Strath-more'. The Great Plain," running LESSON 22—Continued. from the mouth of the Clyde in a N. B. direction, nearly to the mouth of the R. Dee, separates the Highlands from the Lowlands.

The HIGALANDS include most of the northern and western portion of

the country, the LOWLANDS the greater part of the southern and

eastern portion. (1) The Highlands contain the Gram'-pi-ans, which stretch from the R. Clyde to Aberdeen. The highest points are Ben Nēvis (4,400 feet), Ben Mac-dhu-1' (mak-du-i') and Ben Lo'-mond.

Ben Nevis is the highest point in the British Islands: if it were

150 feet higher its top would be always covered with snow. North of the Grampians the country is often called the Northern Highlands: it is wild and rugged, consisting chiefly of heaths and moorlands.

Between the Grampians and the Northern Highlands is a depression

called Glenmore', or The Great Glen,” containing Loch Lochy and Loch Ness.


B 5-The Bay of Bis-cay, opening into the Atlantic. Very stormy.

The Strait of Gib-ral'-tár, leading from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean. The Gulf of Ly'-ons and the Gulf of Ge-no'-a are parts of the Mediterranean.

The Strait of Bon-i-fa'-ci-o (bo-ne-'-she-o), between Corsica and Sardinia. The Strait of Mes-si'-na (měs-sēc'-), between Sicily and Italy.

The Strait of O-tran'-lo, leading from the Ionian Sea into the X-dri-at'-ic Sea or Gulf of Venice.

The Ar-chi-pel'-å-go (ar-ke-pel'--go) or Æ'-ge-an (ē--an) Sea, remarkable for the number of islands it contains.

The Dar-da-nel'-les, the Sea of Mar-mo-ra, and the Bos'-pho-rus or Strait of Con-stant-i-no-ple, leading into the Black Sea.

The Strait of Yen-i-ka'-le (yen-e-kah-la), or Kaf'-fa, joining the Black Sea and the Sea of A'-zof.

The Cas'-pi-an Sea, forming part of the boundary between Europe and Asia.

THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE-(Continued.) C 5-Asia is the largest of all the continents, and is about 41 times the size of Europe.

It is joined to Europe on the west, and reaches to the Pacific on the east.

It contains the highest mountains in the world, the Him-a-lay-as, some peaks of which are nearly 54 miles high.

It has many important rivers, as the In'-dus and the Gan-gēs, in India.

Its largest island is Bor-ne-o, the largest in the world; but the most important ones are the Ja-pan' Islands

Si-be'-ri-a is the largest country; it belongs to Russia. It is cold and dreary, and has few people living in it. The principal countries are

In'-dia ...... capital CAL'-CUT-TA......... on the R. Hoog-ly.
Chi'-na .... , PE-KIN'............ , R. Pei-ho (pāy-ho).
The lion, the tiger, the leopard, and the elephant live in the hot parts

of Asia, and tea, coffee, sugar, cotton, and spices are grown.

Lesson 23.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) If it cost £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 Scwt. 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 men can do a piece of work in 25 days, how many men will it take to do 7 times as much in one-fifth of the time!

Lesson 24.-Thursday Morn. Grammar. Write and Learn.

Ex. 10. Analyse, stating which are PRINCIPAL and which NOUN sentences.-The fox said, “The grapes are sour.' I will try," has done wonders, I do not know what you say. My opinion is that you have done wrong. He knows who did it. I am glad that we have a holiday. Ex. 11. Parse

I, passing swift and inattentive by,

At the three kittens cast a careless eye. -Cowper). Ex. 12. COMPOSITION.- Hens and chickens : their kind, covering and appearance; the mother's care and instinct. Lesson 25.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.

(1) If 42 yards of cloth, 18in, wide, cost £48 149., what will 118} yards of cloth one yard wide cost?

(2) If 16 men eat 14/- worth of bread in 4 days, how many men can be kept on £4 75. 4d, for 10 days?

(3) If the carriage of 5cwt, for 75 miles be £9 6s., what will it cost to carry 9cwt. 25 miles ?

(4) Thirteen horses plough 17 acres of land in 7 days: how many horses will be able to plough 69 acres in 19 days? History.--Write and Learn.-HENRY VIII.-- (Continued).

THE REFORMATION. 1520 Martin Luther, a monk, feeling convinced of certain errors in the

Church of Rome, especially the sale of indulgences, preached against them, urging their reform. These reformed doctrines made great

progress in Germany. 1521 Henry VIII. wrote a treatise against Luther, and received from Pope

Leo x. the title of “DEFENDER OF THE FAITH.”
The new doctrines spread in England, and the Pope's authority was

disliked and often resisted. The people were partly prepared for
changes by the preaching of Wickliffe and the early reformers in
Henry V's reign, and by John Huss, and Gerome of Prague, in
Bohemia, Poland, and Hungary.


SIXTH WEEK. Lesson 26.-Monday Morning. Learn. PSALM XXII., Verses 22—31; OR ELSE LEARN


And near the boy, who tired with play,

Now nestling42 'mid the roses lay,
(60) She saw a wearied man dismount

From his hot steed, 43 and on the brink44
Of a small im'-o-ret' +6 rustic fount

Impatient fling him down to drink.

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