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the untamed savage, to his hunting and fishing, beyond the blue mountains of the west). - Mary. Now', Ma', my fears are all hushed'; pray go on'.
Ma. This country is adorned with every beauty of woody copse', of rising hill', and spreading dale';--of lakes that expand like seas', of broad and majestic rivers', which', rushing amid the broken fragments of the mountain cleft', or rippling through the enamelled valley', now fringed with waving wood', and now reflecting to the sky the ripening wheat field and the growing corn', wind safe their way to ocean's oozy bed'.
Jane. That must be a lovely country, indeed! I should like to sketeh a view of it on paper'; I think I have the whole of it in my eye'.
Mary. You seem to refer every thing', sister', to your favourite study'; I wish I could sketch landscape too'.
SINGLE PROPORTION.--LESSON 27.
Practical Exercises. 12. If 103galls. of molasses cost £17 - 4 - 8, what will 1 gallon cost?
Ans. £0-3-4. 13. A. failed in trade, and owed $29475, his effects sold for $21894.03, what will he pay on the dollar?
Ans. $0.74.2. 14. B. compounded with his creditors for £0 - 12 - 6 on the L. what will L1000 draw?
Ans. L625. 15. C's. income is $890.15 a year, how much may he spend each day, and lay by $120?
· Ans. 2.11. 16. D’s. yearly income was $1333, and he spent $2.14, each day, what did he lay by?
Ans. $551.90. 17. E. bought a farm of 225 acres, at $43.75 an acre; what was the whole cost?
· Ans. $9843.75. 18. D. is worth $1786.67, and is taxed 12 cents on a dollar, to what does the tax amount? ...... Ans. $214.40. • 19. F. bought 17cwt 3qrs 17lbs of tobacco for $320.80, what did he pay for an ounce?
Ans. I cent. GRAMMAR.- LESSON 28.
Exercises in Parsing. RULE 20. Intransitive and neuter verbs, may have the same case of nouns and pronouns, both before them and after them, provided the nouns and pronouns imply the same thing, or stand in apposition. As, Mary is the girl who studies hard. In this example, the nouns Mary and girl, imply the same ling. The first, is the nominative case to the neuter verb, is;
distaff', and turn the buzzing wheel'. Health is their inmate', love', their watch-word', and content', their rich reward'.
Jane. Happy cottagers! Theirs must be life's fairest', sweetest portion'; a peace of mind', unknown to bustling crowds' and noisy routes'.
Ma. Near to the village green', which skirts the rising ground', appears the house of prayer'. Its turret', pointing to the clouds', sends forth the welcome sounds of rural pastime', or, in measured tones', calls forth the neat, though home clad throng, to pious rites'. Here', on equal ground', with equal claims', they all unite', to breathe a prayer to Him whose even hand', has measured out their lot, and blessed them in their basket' and their store'.
Mary. 0! What a good and happy people! How I should like to live among them!
Ma. in this delightful country', the smiling growth of summer, is followed by the matured luxuriance of antumn'; and the enlivening comforts of winter', by the breathing beautie of spring! With a mild and evon climato', and fertile soil, even stinted labour is repaid with all the comforts and enjoy. ments of life!
SINGLE PROPORTION.--LESSON 31. 20. A staff 4ft long, casts a shade on level ground, 7ft, how high will a steeple be at the same time, whose shade is 198 feet long? As 7: 198 :: 4 : 1137. Ans. 113ft 2in nearly.
21. The earth is 360 degrees in circumference, and a degree at the equator, is 60 geographical miles; also, the earth turns on her axis every 24 hours; now, how far are the people at the equator carried at each secondi Ans. 2 furlongs.
22. A. carried goods from Boston to Salem, for l} cents a pound, what does he get for the carriage of 10cwt 2grs.
Ans. $17.64. 23. B. sold wrought silver 1lb 7 oz 14dwt at 79 cents an ounce, what did he receive?
Ans. $15.5 nearly. 24. C. sold 53 ells Iqr. English. at 97 cents a yard, to what did the sale amount?
Ans. $64.84 nearly. GRAMMAR.--LESSON 32.
Exercises in Parsing. RULE 21. The Infinitive mood or part of a sentence may be made the subject of a verb, and it is always in the third person, singular number. As: To be idle, is sinful. Here, To be idle, is a very in the infinitive mood, used as the subject of the verb is; and is, is a neuter rerb, indicative mood, present