have been told it is the dried leaf of a foreign shrub'; but that is all I remember about it'. Ma. As the hour has not yet expired', I will tell you

what I know of it'. The tea plant is indigenous'; that is, it is a native of a foreign country. It grows in China', Japan', and Siam'. It requires a strong and warm soil of this shrub', there are many varieties'; some very small and feeble', while others rise into large and handsome trees'. The shape of the leaf is similar to that of our cherry tree', though generally smaller.

Jane. I have been told that what we call green tea', is dried on copper plates', and is less healthy than the other kinds'.

Ma. What you say', I believe', is true'. The black teas', as they are called', are dried on iron plates', and are not tinctured with the poisonous qualities of the heated copper'. Each leaf, after being wilted by the steam of boiling water', is rolled by the hand of a female'.

Jane. Do the plants grow from seeds', or from cuttings'? Ma. They grow from seeds'. They are planted in the month of March'; six or eight seeds in a hill'; of these, probably, not more than two or three grow'. These', at a certain age', are transplanted'. They begin to yield', three years after, and continue until six or eight years old. The leaves then begin to lose their flavour', and the tree is removed to make room for a new shrub'.

Mary. If the shrub has seeds', it must also have blossoms'; I wonder what they are like'.

Ma. They are said to resemble our wild, white rose'; and the roots of the plant', are like those of our pear tree'.


Division of Mixed Numbers. Rule. Multiply the given terms by the common denominator, and divide as in whole numbers; the quotient will be the

Thus: (1) 1343-33=35+1 15) 538 (35 % Ans.

4 4




88 75

(2) 34675 +6=564 35 Ans.

116 --3=311 Ans.

(3) 143 +21=64 Ans.
(5) 42-4=9Ans.


Exercises in Parsing. Rule 13. Nouns or pronouns connected by a conjunction expressed or implied, must always be in the same case, as: James and Moses study daily. In this example, James is a noun proper,


person, singular number, masculine gender, and one of the subjects of the verb study; and, is a copulative conjunction connecting the nouns James and Moses in the same case, rule 13. Moses is a noun proper, third person, singular number, trasculine gender, and the other subject of the verb study. Study is an intransitive verb, third person, plural number, and agrees with its two subjects James and Moses, rule 1; daily is an adverb of time modifying the verb study, rule 8.

This boy improves hourly in his studies and manners. Between him and duty there is no strife. He devotes his days and nights to study and exercise. The one improves his mind, the other his body. He lives in a house beyond the brook, on a small lot near the side of the hill, next to the grove of oaks. Jane and Mary write at their desks, with pens on fine paper. Joseph walks with a cane, on the bridge, over the river which runs by the city. Time and tide wait for no man.

Obs. The words worth and like, when attached to a foregoing noun, govern the objective case, as: she sings like him, and plays like him, but writes like herself. She is not like him, for she is worth him and all his family.

SPELLING,-LESSON 45. clas-sis klăs'sis clod-dy klõd'de

coc-kle kök'kl clat-ter klăt'tūr clog-gy klog'ge cock-loft kök'loft clean-ly klěn'lē clos-et kloz'ět cock-ney kök'nē clean-ser klěn'zur clot-ter klõt'tur cock-pit kok'pit clem-ent klěm'měnt clot-ty klõt'tē cock-spur kok'spür cler-gy klěr'je club-law klúb'law coc-tion kok'shŭn clev-er klēv'ur clum-sy klūm'zē cod-fishi kód'fish clinch-er klinsh'ùr clus-ter klūs'tūr cod-dle kód'di cling-y kling &

clut-ter klūt'tūr?cod-ling kod'ling clin-ick klin'ik cob-ble kob'bl cof-fee kof'fe clip-per klip'půr cob-bler kob'lür cof-fer kof/fūr clip-ping klip'ping cob-web kõb'wěb


Sugar and the Sugar Cane. Mary. Ma', with our tea', we generally have sugar; will you have the goodness to describe that next?

Ma. Sugar', my child', is made from the juice of a plan known by the name of sugar cane. It grows in the East and West Indies', and in the southern parts of America'.

Jane. I expect', Ma', I have seen pieces of the sugar cane in casks of sugar opened for sale! Does it not grow high, like the reed'; and has it not', like that plant', alternate joints'?

Ma. It usually grows to the height of a man's head'; the bark, or skin is soft', and the inner parts', of a spungeous, pulpy nature', resembling, altogether, a very large corn stalk'. It sometimes grows an inch in diameter!. What then must be its circumference?

Mary. In that casc', the diameter means through or across its centre'; and circumference, the girth or circle of it'.

Jane. You are right sister'; and the ratio of the circumference, to the diameter of any circle', is nearly as three to one'; hence', if the diameter is one inch', the circumference must be a fraction more than three inches!!

Ma. Very handsomely answered', my daughters! The joints or knots of the sugar cane', are about eighteen inches apart'; and near the top, several long, broad, green leaves shoot ouť, in the centre of which', rises a handsome blossom! When the cane is about a year old', it becomes ripe'; the leaves are then pulled off, and the canecut and taken to a rudle mill where they are crushed, and the juice pressed from them'; this is carried, by a pipe, into the sugar house to be boiled'.

ARITHMETIC.-LESSON 47. Exercises in the application of Mixed Numbers. 1. What is the difference between 6 times 25 and 9 times 19??

2. Which is the most, the sum of 4769 and 5624; or 1372_?

3. From Utica, N. Y. to Washington, D. C. is 512; Ā. rode on that route 12 days at the rate of 344 miles a day; how far was he from Utica?

4. Joseph bought 152, reams of paper, at the rate of 337) cents a ream; to what did it amount?

5. In a ream of paper, there are 20 quires, and 24 sheets in each quire; how many sheets had Joseph, and what was the cost of each?

6. James bought 364 quarts of nuts, at 64 cents a quart, and sold 28) quarts at 8 a cts. quart, and ate the rest; what was his loss or gain in the transaction?

6. If 1347 be taken from 1342, and the difference be divided by 157, what will be the quotient?


Of the Interjection. An Interjection is a part of speech used to express, a feeling, an emotion, or a passion of the mind. They are of several kinds, and consist generally of insulated words, as: oh! ah! alas! &c. They sometimes extend to somo length; and are then called interjectional phrases, as: oh! what matchless love!

Thy tomb, sweet robin, shall my bosom prove;
Lie here! She started! thought she felt it move!
'Twas true! the soft and snow white breast,
On which the robin lay at rest,

Wak'd it to life! Note. Interjections, appear to have little or no grammatical relations or connexion with the other parts of speech, except in one or two instances, it requires at certain case of the pronoun to follow it

Hence, in parsing an interjection, merely say it is an interjection, indicative of joy, or grief, or fear, &c, as the case may be.

Questions on the 2012 Chapter.


Les. 2. What the subject? What is Mary's remark on jelly? Ma's caution? Enquiry? Mary's reply? Jane's remark? Mary's answer? Ma's confirmation? Mary's remark? Ma's instruction?

Les. 6. Subject? Mary's observation? Ma’s reply? Mary's answer? Jane's remark? Mary's question? Ma's reply? Jane's question? Ma's reply? The concluding remarks?

Les. 10. Subject! Ma's order? Mary's reply? Ma's inquiry? Mary's answer? Ma's inquiry? Mary's reply? Ma's question? Mary's answer? Ma’s remark? Old Nurse's precept?

Les. 14. Subject? Jane's remark?. Ma's reply? Jane's observation? Ma's reply? Mary's remark? Ma's? Jane's? Ma's? Jane's request? Ma's refusal? Mary's reply?

Les. 18. Subject? Ma's remark? Mary's answer? Jane's reply? Mary's rejoinder? Jane's question: Ma's answer? Jane's question? Mary's answer? Ma's reply? Jane's reInark?

Les. 22. Subject? Mary's remark? a's reply? Mary's confession? Ma's reply? Jane's request? Ma's answer? Jane's confession? Ma's remark? Mary's question? Jane's answer? Ma's remark? Mary's inquiry? Ma's answer? Mary's confession? Ma's reply?

Les. 26. Subject? Ma's remark? Jane's remark? Ma's

reply? Jane's remark of salt? Ma's reply? Mary's request? Ma’s answer? Jane's question? Ma's answer.

Les. 30. Subject? Mary's request? Ma's reply? Jane's remark? Ma’s remark? Jane's question? Ma's answer? Mary's question? Ma’s reply? Mary's remark? Ma's answer? Mary's remark?

Les. 34. Subject? Mary's question? Ma's answer? Jane's remark: Ma's reply? Jane's observation? Ma’s remark?

Les. 38. Mary's question? Ma's answer? Jane's question? Ma's reply? Jane's question? Ma's answer? Mary's question? Ma's answer? Mary's question? Ma's reply?

Les. 42. Subject? Mary's question? Ma's answer? Jane's remark? Ma’s reply? Jane's question? Ma’s answer? Mary's question? Ma's answer?

Les. 46. Subject? Mary's inquiry? Ma’s reply? Jane's remark? Ma's remark? Mary's answer? Jane's answer? Ma's observation?


Les. 3. What is the 1st step in the 4th rule for multiplying compound terms:

What the 2d? What the 3d? What the 4th?" What the 5th? What the 6th? What the example? How worked?

Les. 11. What is the 1st step in the 1st rule for the Division of compound terms? What the 2d? What the 3d? What the example? What the proof?

Les. 15. What are the provisions of the 2d rule? What example and proof?

Les. 19. What the provisions of the 3d rule? What example and note?

Les. 27. What and whence are fractions? How are £, , , &c. expressed? What is a mixed number? What the upper term: What the lower? How read?

Les. 31. What is the rule for the addition of mixed numbers? What the observation?

Les. 35. What the rule for subtraction of mixed numbers?

Les. 39. What the 1st rule for the multiplication of mixed terms? What the 2d?

Les. 43. What the rule for the division of mixed numbers?


Les. 4. What of the adjective pronouns? How classed! Describe possessive adjective pronoun.

What of the obs.! Describe the distributive adjective pronoun.

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