Jane. You have often told us', Ma', that time is the most valuable treasure in our possession', and I begin to find it so'.

Ma. Every day's experience', my child', will contribute to establish the fact'; for the proper use of the present hour secures pleasing reflections for the future hour'; and while it adds to our stock of wisdom', it also adds to our amount of happiness'.

Mary. How delightfully we passed the twilight of yesterday! Ma. Ah!' sauce box', so you remind me of my half promise'. Jane. Make it a whole promise', Ma', and then fulfil it'.

Ma. I will, my child', but I must first inform Mary', that she can not have a part in the geographical game', until she has finished her work!.

Jand. Let us wait for her', Ma', if you please'.

Ma. No', my child', we cannot wait for her'; she ought to suffer some for her neglect this morning'; nor is it just to make other's suffer for her faults!

Mary. Thank you sister'; Mamma says right. I have done wrong and ought to suffer, for it will make me remember it'.

Ma. That is wisely said, Mary'; it shows you mean to profit by good advice, and that experience shall teach you'.

TERMS.LESSON 15. RULE 2. When the divisor is more than 12, but equal to the product of two numbers;

Divide the given sum, first by one of the numbers and that quotient by the other. The last quotient will be the answer. 1. Divide ydo 45 -0.0 by 36.

Thus: 6X6=36. 6)45 - 0 - 0


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45 0.0 Proof. (2.) £85 - 14 - 6-3-48= (3.) hh 324 - 32 - 3 - 1:72= (4.) m 364 - 3 - 22-108= (5.) yds 121 - 10 - 3 - 5 - 18 56-=-96= (6.) cwt 443 - 3 - 24 - 12--144= (7.) $5766 75-7; 132= (8.) da 174 - 12 - 35 - 52;121=


Exercises in Parsing. Rule 10. A pronoun in the possessive case, is governed, the same as a noun, by the thing possessed, whether expressed or implied, as: one's friends seldom interfere.

One's is an adjective pronoun, in the possessive case, and is governed by the noun friends, rule 10. Friends is a noun common, third person, plural number, male or female or both, and the subject of the verb interfere. Seldom is an adverb of lime, and refers to the verb interfere in modification. Interfere is an intransitive verb, third person, plural number, and agrees with ils subject, friends, rule 1.

One loves one's self. My son works with yours. The old birds feed their young ones. Every one gets a task. Mary's inother and her little ones went abroad. Another's boy brought the news.

One should know one's own mind. Some were active, others were idle. One's hand. One's heart.

Obs. The adjective, the adjective pronoun, and the article, may refer to a pronoun, as well as to a noun: as: the wise are active; the foolish, idle; the former improve; the latter do not. The good ones are laid aside; the bad ones are cast oft.

SPELLING.-IESSON 17. blos-som blós'sům

bon-net bon'nēt blub-ber blūb'bur

bon-ny bănone blud-geon blúd'jún

bor-age būr'idje blun-der blūn'dūr

bor-rough būr'ro blunt-ly blúnt'le

bor-row būr'ro blunt-ness blūnt'něs

bos-sage bos'sāje blush-y blūsh'è

bos-vel boz'věl blus-ter blūs'tur

botch-y bõtsh'e blus-trous blūs'trūs

bot-tle botti bod-ice böd'is

box-er boks'ūr bod-y bõd de

brack-et brak'kit bog-gle bogʻg!

brack-ish brăk ́ish bog-gy bogʻgē

brag-ger brăg'gúr bom-bard būm'bàrd

brag-less brăgʻlės bom-bast būm'bàst

brag-ly brăg'lē bond-inaid bond made bram-ble brăm'b1 Đand-13ủ bỏnd măn


Butter, Sugar, Tea, foc. Ma. I am pleased', my girls', to find you asking for knowlodge': --what question did you ask me last night'?

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Mary. I wished', Mamma', you would tell us about butter', sugar', and tea'.

Jane. Why you know', sister', that butter is made of cream'; and that cream is the richest and lightest part of milk'.

Mary. Yes', I know that when the cows are milked', the dairy maid puts the new milk into wide, shallow pans', and in a few hours the cream rises to the top', and is then skimmed off and churned into butter'.

Jane. Ma', how does the churn act upon the cream to produce this effect'.

Ma. It moves the cream about quickly', and by that means expels all the milky parts', and leaves the oily portion in one collected mass'.

Jone. Is there only one way', ma', to make butter?

Mary. Why what a foolish question', Jane'? You know there is only one way'.

Ma. Your sister's question', my child', is by no means so foolish as you seem to imagine! There is more than one or two ways of separating the butter from the milk! The mode which you have jointly described', is the most common'. In some parts of England', the process is by heat'. The pads are put upon stoves heated by charcoal'. In a few minutes the cream comes to the top! When cool', the cream is taken off into a large bowl, and by being moved with the hand' or a spatula', it is at once converted into butter'.

Jane. Ma', the principle is the same'; the difference is confined to the process'; and I think', of the two', this is the better mode'.


Division of Compound Terms. RULE 3. When the divisor is more or less than the product of any two figures, work by long division, and for remainders apply the 2d rule. 1. Divide £172 - 6 4

2, by 68. Thus: 68) £172-6-4-2(£2-10-8-050



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2. Divide £44 - 7 6 by 87=£0 - 10 - 2+57. In proof, the remainder is taken in. 2. Divide £156 - 15 - 8 -3 by 148=£1 1

2 + 147 answer.

GRAMMAR.---LESSON 20. Promiscuous exercises in Parsing, illustrative of the foregoing

rules. Him she pities. They teach us daily. She often sings to us most charmingly. You he feeds plentifully. Him he carries easily. Them you love heartily. Us it served faithfully. I run fast. He runs twice. We run often. Those sheep are white. These horses are fleshy. Five men drove twelve horses. Six boys shot forty birds. John says his new house smokes badly. The city of New-York contains one hundred and fifty thousand souls. Mary loves her book, her work, and her friends, and she is well beloved by the latter, and is conversant with the former. Your reason controuls your passions. John respects his own friends and yours. Joseph's wife's youngest sister loves Emma's second brother.

Nore. When two or more nouns in the possessive case succeed each other, the first is governed by the second, and that by the third, and so on: for the thing possessed, governs the possessor. Hence,Joseph is governed by the noun wife's.

SPELLING. LESSON 21. branch-er brăntshúr bring-er bringsúr branch-y brantsh'ē

bris-ket bris'kit bran-dy brăn'de

brisk-ly brisk'le bran-ny brăn-ne

brisk-ness brisk'nės brass-y brăs'e

bris.tle bris't1

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bread-corn brěd'kòrn bris-tly bris'tle break-fast brěk'fást

brit-tle brit't1 breast-bone brěst'bone broth-er bruth'ur breast-hook brěst'hôôk brush-er brush'ůr breast-knot brěst'not brush-y brush'é breast-plate brèsť plāte brus-tle brús's! breast-work brěst' work bub-ble būb'bl breath-less brēt'h-lès

bub-bler búb'blur brick-bat brik/bát

bub-by búb'be brick-clay brik'kla

buck-et būk'kit brick-dust brik'dūst

buck-le búk'k1 brick-kiln brik'kil

buck-ler bùk'lūr brill-iant bril'yă nt

buck-ram būk'rūmi brind-dle brin'dl.

buck-thurn būk't'hòrn READING.-LESSON 22.

Butter, Cheese, fc. Mary. But', Ma', I think I should not like such butter se well as ours'. You say it is beat up by the hand!

Ma. I said, also, that it was done with a spatula'. But', my child', is not all butter pressed and worked by the hands'?

Mary. Indeed', Ma', upon reflection', I believe it is'.

Ma. Then you see there is more in fancy' than in reality'. Little or no difference in the two modes exists in this respect'. Those, therefore, who affect disgust at either', show their delicacy' at the


of sense! Jane. How! Mamma'? Do have the goodness to explain'.

Ma. Why', Jane', is not pastry, cakes, and bread made wholly by the hands'? Nay'; are there not many other things made in the same way', which we eat every day', without having our delicacy affected in the least?

Jane. Why how silly and unmeaning we have often been!

Ma. That's true', my daughter'; we should not indulge in such little prejudices'; it is illiberal', unjust', and unreasonable'. Try to preserve candid and liberal opinions, not only to wards the habits and customs of others', but towards their actions'. We can generally find something to approve', and even admire in almost every one'.

Mary. Having described butter making, we ought to speak next of cheese',

Jane. Yes'; cheese is also made of milk or cream'; but how I know not'.

Ma. Cheese is made, as you say, of milk' or cream', curdled by being made warm and inixed with rennet.'

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