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The Reformed Brothers. 1. In the northern part of Georgia', lived a good old man', whose name was Carter'; he had two sons'; Bylus and Beltus'. These boys were bad by nature'; and worse by education'. Their wanton cruelty' and wicked conduct', bore down the spirits of their aged parents', and brought their kind mother to a premature grave'.
2. This solemn call made no deep lines upon their hard and frozen hearts'; for, in a few days, the event was forgotten', and they were rioting in acts of the most glaring outrage', which the powerful arm of the law was too weak to restrain'.
3. Mr. Carter was not a man of fortune's nor was he poor'; from a small piece of ground', of the first fertility', he had drawn', by careful labour', a full supply for all the reasonable wants of his family'; for he had tilled it with great skill", and success!
4. The loss of his wife', however, the increasing vileness of his sons', and the daily troubles into which they contrived to involve him', brought him down', and he was confined to his bed'. A temperate', frugal course of living', aided by steady habits', had secured to this man a firm constitution', and good health'
5. For some days', he struggled against his malady with a few faint symptoms of success'; but', at length', nature yielded'; the victim was secured'; death laid his icy hand upon the devoted man's head', and summoned him to the untried world of spirits'.
Addition of Compound Numbers. Rule. 1. Place the given numbers of the same name, under each other, separate the columns by dots, as in Federal money, and draw a line at the foot.
2. Begin with the right hand column, and work as in addition of whole numbers.
3. Divide the amount by as many of that name, as will make one in the next greater name.
4. Set the remainder, if any, under the column added; if not, then place a cypher there.
5. Carry the quotient produced by division, to the next bigher name; and in this way add all the given columns.
The Proof is the same as in addition of Federal money. NOTE. In the management of compound numbers, observe in all cases to carry from a lower to the next higher name, for as many in the lower as equals one in the higher.
£ s. . d. £ s... d. Tr. Thus: (1) 3 , 3 , 4 (2) 3 , 10 , 3 , 2
6, 1 , 2 10 , 13 , 6 , 3
3. Add lbs. 216 , 4 , 18 , 20; lbs. 117 ,, 10 , 16 , 30; Ib. 1 , 2 , 1 , 19, and lbs. 77 , 9 , 11 , 7.
Exercises in Parsing.
The is an article, referring to the noun dog, in limitation; dog is a noun common, third person, singular number, masculine gender, and the subject of the verb draws; draws is a verb, of the third person, singular number, and agrees with its subject according to rule 1. John's is a noun proper, third person, singular number, masculine gender, and refers to the noun sledge in possession; new is an adjective, and refers to the noun sledge in quality; sledge is a noun common, third person, singular number, of neither gender, and the object of the verb draws; on is a preposition, referring to the noun ice in relation; the, is an article referring to the noun ice in limitatation; ice is a noun common, third person, singular number, of neither gender, and in the objective case after the preposition on; daily is an adverb, and refers to the verb draws in modification.
am gone', as not to part with these', but hold them and enjoy them jointly.
11. The little treasure which I have scraped together', lies buried in the vineyard', only a few inches below the ground'; but I am too far gone to show you where'. If you dig it over carefully you will soon find it'. ADDITION OF COMPOUND TERMS.---LESSON 47.
voirdupdise Weight. (1) T. cwt. qr. Ib. (2) cwt. qr. lbs. oz. dr.
15 , 3 , 2 , 15: 12 , 2 , 21 , 9 , 6
4 , 12 , 4, 9 1 9 , 1, 0 , 14 , 7 82 , 15 , O , 10 11 , 3 , 16 , O , 15
36 , 6 , 2 , 1 3. Add, 118lbs , 1 , 5 , 2 , 15; 16lbs. „, 11 , 7, }, 19; 150lbs , 9 , 6 , 2 , 19 into one sum.
Masculine and Feminine Genders. Some nouns that are of neither gender, are often converted to the masculine or feminine gender by a figure of speech.
1. The sun, time, vice, &c. are called masculine; and a ship, city, country, gun, watch, moon, virtue, &c. are termed feminine. *
2. The gender of some nouns is known by different words, as: man, woman; bachelor, maid; father, mother; son, daughter; king, queen; uncle, aunt; lad, lass; Mr., Mrs.; master, miss; drake, duck; buck, doe; stag, hind, &c.
3. The gender of other nouns is known by different terminations, as: abbot, abbess; actor, actress; patron, patroness; lion, lioness.
4. The gender of another class of nouns is determined by placing before the noun, another noun, or pronoun, or an arl