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ASIA, SURFACE. C 13_MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS. -The centre of Asia consists of a high tableland called the Plateau of Tib-et, and to the east of this is a great desert called the Desert of Go'-bi. The Thi-an'-Shan mountains go across this tableland, and the Him-a-lay-as separate it from INDIA on the south. Mount Ev-er-est, in the Himalayas, the highest mountain in the world, is 29.000 feet, or 5! miles high. The Al-ta-i' mountains separate this tableland from the Plain of Si-be-ri-a.

To the west of the Himalayas are the Hindoo'-Koosh mountains, and still further west are the deserts of Persia and Arabia.

Between EUROPE and ASIA are the U-ral Mts. (00-ral). They are not very high.

THE SEAS, &c., OF Asia.-(1) The Arctic Ocean. It is frozen over for a great part of the rear. Three large rivers flow through Siberia into it. the Le-na, the Yen-i-se'-i (věn-e-say'-e), and the O-bi.

The river Yenisei drains Lake Bai'-kal (bi-kal), the largest fresh water lake in Asia.

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Lesson 64.—Thursday Morn. Grammar. Write and Learn.

Ex. 31 Pick out the ADVERBIAL sentences and show what relations they express.Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. He was so weary that he fell asleep. Though he has many faults I esteem him. We are not so happy as when we were children. Whither I go ye cannot come. “Where tho bee sucks there suck I.” Ex. 32. Parse

With little here to do or see
Of things that in the great world be,
Sreet daisy ! oft I talk of thee,

For thou art worthy.- Vordszortl). Ex. 33. COMPOSITION. -A Rose; the kinds; size of shrub: where found : any peculiarities or properties; and anything made from the leaves.

Lesson 65.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums. Find the Sum of(1) of %) + + (of 3) (3) 13 of 7 of 9 + of 14

(2) * + is of + g of 5. (4) 1 + 11 of 2 + 3 of 63 History.—Write and Learn.-HOUSE OF STUART.—JAMES I. A.D. James I. (1603-1625), son of Mary Queen of Scots, was King of 1603 Scotland, under the title of James V.

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 Romanists to

blow up the houses of parliament. Sir Thomas Catesby was the

chief instigator, and Guy Fawkes the principal actor. James had many disputes with his parliament. He was both

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

FOURTEENTH WEEK.
Lesson 66.-Monday Morning. Learn.
PSALM CIX., Verses 1-15; OR ELSE LEARN-

IL PENSEROSO-(Continued).
Thee30 bright-hair'd Vesta, 31 long of jore, 3 2
To solitary Saturn 33 bore;
His daughter she ,:34 in Saturn's reign35
Such mixture was not held a stain ;
Oft in glimmering bowerg36 and glades37
He met her, and in secret shade

Of woody Ida's38 inmost grove,

(30) While yet there was no fear of Jove.32 30. Melancholy. 31. The daughter of Săt'-úrn and Rhe'-ă. She was the goddess of domestic life. 32. A long time ago. 33. The son of Co'-lus (= heaven) and Terra ( the earth). He was the god of thoughtful, gloomy minds. 34. = She being his daughter. Milton means that Melancholy was the daughter of Culture (“bright-haired Vesta") and Retirement (“ solitary Saturn"). 35. The first ages of the world. 36. Places thickly shaded with trees, through which the light could only shine faintly. 37. An open space in a wood. 38. Mount Ida, in Crēte. 39. Jove or Jupiter, the king of the gods, was brought up in a cave on Mount Ida. He was the son of Saturn and Rhea. Lesson 67.-Tuesday Morn. Geography. Write and Learn.

SCOTLAND-CHIEF TOWNS. A 14.-IN THE BASIN OF THE TWEED.-Berwick on the R. Tweed, is an English town. Kel'so and Melrose have the ruins of beautiful abbeys. Near Melrose is Ab'bots-ford, where Sir Walter Scott lived. Peebles ('bles) has manufactures of woollens, and Haw'-ick of hosiery.

IN THE BASIN OF THE FORTH.-Ed'-in-burgh, 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, and the second seaport of Scotland. Stirling, on the R. Forth, was formerly the residence of the Scottish kings. Near it is Ban'-nock-burn, where Robert Bruce defeated Edward II. of England, 1314.

IN THE BASIN OF THE TAY.-Dun-dee', on the Firth of Tay, 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.

EUROPE.-FRANCE.-PHYSICAL. B 14-BOUNDARIES.-North by English Channel, west by Bay of Biscay, south by Pyrenees and Mediterranean, east by the Alps, the Jura Mts., the Vosges (vozh) Mts., Germany, and Belgium. The area is nearly four times that of England.

SURFACE.-The surface is flat or undulating. In the centre are the Au'-vergne (o'-vern) Mts., and in the south-east the Ce'-vennes (se'-vens).

RIVERS.-France is well watered. The Seine (sane) rises in the Cevennes, flows into the English Channel. The Loire (lwor), 600 miles long, rises in the Cevennes, and the Gă-ronne' (-run'), rises in the Pyrenees, both flow into the Bay of Biscay. The Rhone rises in the Alps, flows through the Lake of Geneva into the Gulf of Lyons.

CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONS.—The climate is similar to that of England in the north, but warmer further south. The soil is fertile. There are extensive forests in the east. The minerals are not important, excepting coal and iron in the north-east. Agriculture is backward, but maize, the vine, and the olive, tobacco, beet root, and madder, are cultivated.

THE SEAS, &c., OF ASIA. C 14—(2) The Cas'pian Sea, a very large salt water lake, forms part of the boundary between Asia and EUROPE. No large rivers flow into it from Asia, but it receives the Volga from Europe. The Sea of Ar'-al, also a salt water lake, not far from the Caspian, receives the R. A-moo.

(3) The Red Sea bounds A-RA'-BIA on the west and Africa on the east. It is joined to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal (about 90 miles long), and to the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Bab-el-man'-del.

(4) The Per'-sian Gulf partly separates PER'-SIA from ARABIA. It receives the two large rivers, the Ti-gris and the Eu-phra’-tes (u-frā'-tēs). There are valuable pearl fisheries in it.

(5) The Arabian Sea is bounded by A-RA'-BIA, BEL-00-CHIS-TAN', and HINDOS-TAN'. The river In'-dus, which rises in the Himalayas, flows into it.

(6) The Bay of Ben-gal' has HIN-DOS-TAN' on the west, and FURTHER INDIA on the east. It contains the island of Cey-lon', south of HIN-DOS-TAN'. The rivers Gan'-ges and Bra-ma-poo'-tra, the first rising on the south, and the latter on the north of the Himalayas, flow into it. Lesson 68.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums. SUBTRACTION of Vulgar Fractions. (1) 4 - 1 (4) - 1

(7) 641 - jof (2) - 11

(5) - (of 1) (8) 151 - 1240 (3) 1 - 1 (6) 1% - 1 of j Lesson 69.-Thursday Morn. Grammar, Write and Learn.

Ex. 34 Analyse* -
The morning came, the chaise was brought, but yet was not allowed
To drive up to the door, lest all should say that she was proud.-(Cowper.)
Ex. 35. Parse-

“You are old, Father William," the young man cried,

" The few locks that are left you are grey." Ex, 36. COMPOSITION.-Write about an orange; its appearance and what it is: where found ; and the peculiarity of the tree; how gathered and sent to England; its various uses.

* In analysing the following exercises, use a form ruled as below.

I saw as the men who were sleeping there got up, that they were very dirty, and had a sword with them.

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Lesson 70.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums.
Find the DIFFERENCE between-
(1) 2 of 914 - of 11 (3) 5 of 14 - 61
(2) 5 of 3 - B

(4) 41 of 1} of 19 - if of zi of 5} History.-Write and Learn.-CHARLES I. A.D. Charles I. (1625-1649), was the son of James I. He attempted to 1625 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 the taxes of “tonnage," "poundage," and

"ship money,' all of which were illegal. 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.

FIFTEENTH WEEK.
Lesson 71.-Monday Morning. Learn.
PSALM CIX., Verses 16—31; OR ELSE LEARN-

IL PENSEROSO–(Continued).
Come, pensiveto nun, 41 devout+2 and pure,
Sober, 43 steadfast, 44 and demure, 45
All in a robe of darkest grain 16

Flowing with majestic train, +7
35) And sable stole48 of cypres lawn49

Over thy decent 50 shoulders drawn:
Come, but keep thy wonted state, 51
With even 52 step and musing gait, 53

And looks coin-mer'-cing54 with the skies,

(40) Thy rapt55 soul sitting in thine eyes. 40. Thoughtful. 41. A woman who lives in solitude. 42. Pious, religious, 43. Sober minded. 44. Orderly, not changeable.

4. Orderly, not changeable. 45. Grave, modest, of good manners. 46. Colour. 47. That part of a long dress trailed or drawn after a person as they walk. 48. A black garment, here a veil covering the head and shoulders. 49. A kind of crape, or linen, made in Cyprus. 50. Comely, beautiful. 51. Preserve thy accustomed dignity. 52. Regular. 53. Thoughtful step. 54. Having commerce with, looking up to 56. Carried away in a trance.

Lesson 72.–Tuesday Morn. Geography. Write and Learn.

SCOTLAND-CHIEF TOWNS. A 15-IN THE BASIN OF THE CLYDE.-Green'ock, the port of the Clyde, was the birthplace of James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine. It has extensive shipyards. Dum-bar-ton, on the Clyde, has a famous castle built on a rock. Glas'gow is the great manufacturing city of the country, especially for cotton and iron. Pais'ley is noted for shawls and thread manufacture.

Ayr, on the coast, and Kil-mar'nock, are two important towns south of the Clyde.

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