1. The demonstrative adjective pronoun.
2. The indefinite adjective pronoun.
3. The possessive adjective pronoun.

4. The distributive adjective pronoun. 1. The Possessive adjective pronoun, is that which implies possession and refers to some noun expressed or understood. Of this kind there are six; namely: my, your, his, her, our, their, as: my hat; your book; his gun; her pen; our city; their seats.

Obs. In solemn and poetic styles, mine, thine and thy, are used, and this is the style adopted by the Friends' society. In common discourse it appears very stiff and affected.

2. The Distributive adjective pronoun, is that which refers to a noun, expressing a number of persons or things, each of which is taken separately They refer to nouns of the singular number only. Of this class there are but three, namely: cach, cvery, either, as: each book of the ten books; every child of all the children, either pen of the two pens.

SPELLING, --LESSON 5. ap-ple ap'pl bab-ble băb'bl bad-ness båd'nės apt-ly ăpt'lē bab-bler băb'blur baf-fle băf'fi ar-id är'rid back-bite băck'bite baf-fler băffŭr ar-row är'ro back-door băk'dore bag-gage băg'gidje ash-es ăsh'iz back-room bằkorồôm bag-nio bănyo ash-y ăsh'ē back-slide băk'slide bal-ance băllănse ask-er ă sk'úr back-staff băk'stăf bal-lot băl lūt as-pect ăs'pěkt back-stays băk’stāze ban-dage băn'didje asth-ma ăst'mă back-sword băk'sord band-box bănd'boks at-om å t'tům back-ward băk wird ban-ish bằnonish ax-is åk'sis bad-ger bãd'jur bank-er bănk'ūr ax-le ăk'si

bad-ly băd'le


Honey, Wax and Candles. Mary. By the by', Ma', when I come to think of it', what dirty stuff honey must be'; first eaten by the bees', and then

by us!

Ma. Your description of it', Mary', is certainly not very inviting'. But let us call honey the syrup of flowers, drawn from the expanded bud by the probes of the industrious bees', and conveyed through the pure morning air’, home to their waxen cells', where it is deposited for the use of little girls',

Mary. Now', Mamma', I like honey once more'.

Ma. So much', then', my child', depends upon the manner in which things are described', and ideas meet the mind'.

Jane. Besides', Ma', your account of it', is more rational', and', I dare say', more just than Mary's'.

Mary. Well', if honey is the juice of flowers', what then is wax'?

Ma. Wax is the farina, or fine yellow dust from flowers', which is eaten by the bees', and', by an animal process, converted into wax'. Wax is white'; but made yellow by melt ing'; age, also, injures the colour', but it can be restored by bleaching

Jane. Candles, I suppose, are made from this bleached wax'; and the yellow wax is appropriated to many useful purposes'.

Ma. You are right', my child'; but we have finished our tea and must now begin our evening amusements'.

Mary. Why', Ma', we have already been amused and most delightfully too'. I like this better than stories'.

Jane. The noise of the wind and rain', has disturbed us some'.

Mary. What! does it rain and blow still? ah! I hear it does'; though I had lost all sense of it'.

Ma. I am glad', my children', that I have not only amused, but informed you. To-morrow, I will again try to gratify you'.

ARITHMETIC.-LESSON 7. Exercises in Multiplication of compound terms. 1 A. bought Ib.63 of coffee at s.2 2d. a Ib; What is the value?

Ans. £6 16 - 6. 2. B. sold lb.106 sugar, at sl

3 1 a lb. to what did it come?

Ans. £14 - 6 9. 2. 3. C. is 8 years old; each year has 52w. ld. 6h. how

many weeks has he lived?

Ans. 417w. 3 days. 4. D. travels m.32 - 4 16 a day for 17 days; what is the distance?

Ans. m.553 - 2 32 5. E. sold bls.45 cider, each g.31 - 2; find the gallons in the whole.

Ans. g.1417 - 2. 6. F. bot. 27 pieces cloth, each y.19 - 3 1; what was the whole?

Ans. y.534 - 3 - 3. 7. G. bot. 12 cords of wood at $5.25 a cord; to what did it amount?

Ans. $63. 8. H. sold lb.132 of cheese, at s.1 3d, a lb. to what did it amount

Ans. £s - 5. 9. K's income is $9.10 a day, to what does it amount in one year?

Ans. 3321.50.

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GRAMMAR. LESSON 8. 3. The Demonstrative adjective pronoun, is that whici. points out precisely, the object to which it refers. Of this kind. there are only four; viz: this and that, with their plurals, these and those, and former and latter. The two last have case attached to them, as: This man, that man, these boys, those boys, former case, latter case, &c.

4. The Indefiniie adjective pronoun, is that which refers to its subject in an indefinite manner. There are six of them, viz: some, one, any, other, all, such; as: some men, one boy, any pen,


pens, all pens, such pens. One and other have both case and number attached to them.

Obs. Adjective pronouns refer to nouns the same as adjectives, but when used without a noun, they are mere pronouns und vinst be parsed as such.

SPELLING.--LESSON 9. ban-ner bản năn bel-lows běl'lūs big-ly bigʻle ban-nock bằnnik bel-man bel/măn big-ness big'nės ban-quet bănk kwět ben-der běn'dūr big-ot big'gūt ban-ter bn-tur ber-ry běr'rē

bil-boes bil'böse bar-on băr'run bet-ter bět'tūr bil-ious bil'yus bar-rack băr'răk bet-tor bět'tūr bil-let billit bar-rel bărril bet-ty bět'te

bil-liards bil'yurdz. bar-row băr'ro bev-el běy'il bil-low billo beck-on běk'kn bev-y běv'ē

birch-en burtsh'n bed-lam bed'lum bib-ber bīb'būr bird-er burd'úr bed-stead bed'stěd bick-er bik'kūr bird-lime burd'lime beg-gar bēg'gūr bid-den bid'dn bird-man burdomăn bel-fry běl'fre

bid-der bid'dūr birds-eye būrdz'i bel-low běl'lo


Early Rising Ma. Come', Mary', put by you work'; it is quite too dark for you to do it well.

Mary. But', Ma', I ought to finish it'; for after tea you said you would play the geographical game with us'; so I must work now

Ma. Have you not had time through the day to do it?
Mary. No;' indeed', Ma', because',-1--I--
Ma. Why do you blush so', my child', and hesitate to speak?
Mary. Because', Ma', I got up so late this morning!.
Ma. That certainly is a sufficient reason for blushing'.

Mary. I was going to say', Ma', that I was up so late', that I have been in a hurry all day!

Ma. And do you like to be in a hurry'?

Mary. No', Ma', indeed I do not'; for in working with the needle', it makes me prick my fingers'; in writing, it makes me blot my paper', and in reading, it makes me blunder!

Ma. And all these are the effects of hurry. Well, then', my child', avoid hurry';--you know how'.

Mary. Yes', Ma', by rising in season', and doing things when they should be done!

Ma. You see it is possible', then', to remedy some of the evils arising from our own faults'. I presume you remember old nurse's favourite saying on this subjecť.

Mary. I am sure I do', Ma': "Who ever loses an hour in the morning, may look for it all day and not find it."

DIVISION OF COMPOUND TERMS.--LESSON 11. Rule 1. When the divisor is less than 13, then,

1. Place the given terms as in division of whole numbers, and draw a line below the dividend.

2. Divide the highest name or term by the divisor, and place the result below the line.

3. Multiply the remainder by as many of the next lower term as equals one in the term last divided, and to the product. add the next lower term; thèn divide the amount, and so on through all the terms. (1) Divide £16

8- 4 by 3 3)16 - 4 given sum.


9 - 5} Quotient.


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£16 - 8 4 Proof. (2) Divide £32 14 5 2 by 5. (3) £56 - 15 (4) yd.134

3 3 by 9. (5) c.214 - 120 132 by 12. (6) Divide a.3215 3 19, between 11 children.


Exercises in Parsing. Rule 9. Every adjective Pronoun refers to some noun or pronoun expressed or implied, as: Mary teaches my child.

Mary is a noun proper, third person, singular number, feminine gender, and the subject of the verb teaches; teaches is a transitive verb, third person, singular number, and therefore, agrees with its subject, rule 1. My is an adjective pronoun, and refers to the noun child in possession, rule 9. Child is a noun cominon,


person, singular number, either male or female, and the object of the verb teaches, rule 3.

John loves his books. Mary respects her parents. Ann has other friends. Your friends are his friends. Some boys write daily.

Obs. When the noun is understood, the adjective pronoun, mine and yours ure often used, as: Your son works with mine, or your son works with my son. Joseph rode your horse and led mine. This is your friend, that is mine. He wishes well to you and yours. Our books are old, hers are new. All have their faults. Many have few friends.

SPELLING.LESSON 13. birds-foot būrdz'fût

blank-et blănk'it birds-nest būrdz'něst blank-ly blănk'le birth-day burt'h'da

blas-pheme blăs'fême birth-night bărt'h'nite bles-ser blės sūr birth-place bărt'h'plāse bliss-ful blis'fûl birth-right burt'h'rite

blis-ter blis-tūr bis-cuit bis kit

blith-ly blīt'h'lē bish-op bish'up

blith-ness blit'h'nės bis-muth biz'mūt'h

blith-some blit'l'sum bit-ter bit'tūr

block-house blok’house bit-tern bit'turn

block-tin blok'tin blab-ber blăb'būr

block-ade blok'kāde black-guard blav gård block-head blok'hěd black-bird blăk'burd

block-ish blok'ish black-en blăk'kn

blood-bound blūd'hoûnd black-ish blăk'ish

blood-less blūd'lės black-ness blăk'něs

blood-shed blūd'shed black-smith blăk'smit'h blood-shot blūd'shot blad-der blăd'dur

blood-y blūd'ē blan-cher blăn'shur


Value of Time and a Just Decision. Jane. The sayings of old nurse,' were generally true'; and I am sure I have had reason to say this is true'.

Ma. This is true,' indeed', my child": the hoor gone' can never be recalled'; and if lost', can never be found'. Hence we should be careful to improve all our hours, as they pass, to some useful purposes.

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