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d-pro-pos ap'pro-po, to the purpose, seasonably, by and ly. au-to-de-fe aw'to-de-fe', act of faith, burning heretics. bag-a-telle băg-ā-těl', a trifle. beau bo, a man of fashion. beau-monde bô-mond', people of fashion. belle běll, a woman of fashion. belles-lett-res běl-lét'tr, polite literature. bil-let-doux bille-dô, a love letter. bon-mot bön-mo', a piece of wit. bon-ton bon-tong', fashion. bou-doir bó-dwòr, a small private apartment. carte-blanch kàrt-blăntsh', unconditional terms. chat-eau tshăt-ő', a country seat. chef-d'æu-vre tshe-deu'vr, a master-piece. ci-de-vant se-de-vă ng', formerly. corps kor, body of forces, army. coup-de-grace ko-de-gràse', the finishing stroke. coup-de-main kô-de-main', a sudden enterprise. coup-d'-vil kô-d'-el', view or glance. de-but de-bu', beginning, dern-ier-res-sort děrn-yàr'rěs-sòr', the last resort. de-pot dē-põ', store or magazine. dou-ble-en-ten-dre dô-bl-on-ton'dr, double meaning. dou-ceur dô-sèûr, a bribe or present. ec-lạt bu-lô, splendour. en-flute an-flüte, carrying guns on the upper deck only. en-masse àn-măs', in a mass. en-pas-sant àn-păs-sàng', by the way. enn-ui àn-wē', tiresomeness. en-tree an-tră, entrance.
READING EXERCISES.LESSON 26.
Our life passes as a tale that is told.
And the tints of life's morning will soon fade away:
My jacket of blue and my bow round the neck, 2. And I danc'd, and I sang, and I laughingly bore
my fair little mates, wreaths of flow'rs to deck
old? 3. Bless'd
years of the past! how I love to retrace,
A soft-stealing tear-drop, my eyelids bedew. 1. No wonder, for who can unmov'd bid adieu
To mysterious raptures warm youth only knows;
A Greek in Exile.--FELICIA HEMANS.
“Yes, all is fair, but the sea! where is it?”
Where is my own blue sea,
And flags and breezes free?
Where is my own blue sea?
Where is my own blue sea?
I hear the whisp'ring tree:-
Practical Exercises. 1. B gave his note for $1400, payable in 90 days, and at the end of 60, paid $1000; what is the equated time for the
balance, and what its am't. supposing he allowed 8 per cent. per ann. on the bal.?
Ans. $406.59. 2. B bought 10,000 bush. of corn, and agreed to pay 48 cts. a bush. in cash, or 50 cts. a bush. at 2 mo.; will he gain or lose by borrowing the money at S per ct. per ann.?
Ans. lose $136. 3. A cask contains a mixture of brandy at 8s, wine at 7s, cider at Is per gallon, and water at 0; what is the number of gallons of each kind?
Ans. Brandy 9, wine 9, cider 5, and water 5. A and B hired a pasture for 18 mo. and paid $262; at first
put in 100 sheep, and 8 mo. after, 50 more; B put in 275 sheep, and 4 mo. after, took out 70; what must each man pay?
Ans. A $96.109, B $165.891. 5. B would set out 864 trees, in such a way that the length should be to the breadth as 3 to 2; what is the number in: length and breadth?
Ans. 35 in length and 24 in breadth. 6. A ball 8 inches in diameter weighs. 72lbs; what is the diameter of another of the same metal, which weighs only 9 Ibs?
Ans. 4 in. 7. Noah's Ark had 300 feet keel, 50ft. beam midships, and 30ft. hold, what was its burden as a man of war, and what as a merchant's ship? Ans. 4500 tons as a man of war,
4737 tons nearly, as a merchant's ship. 8. How many cubic feet is there in a load of wood 9ft. long, 3ft. 5in. high, and 4ft. 3in. wide?
Ans. 130ft. 8in, 3''. 9. What is the cubic measure of a square stick of timber, 30ft. long, 12in. square at one end and a point at the other?
Ans. 10ft. 10. B’s wine cask is 30in. through the bulge, 25in. at eachi extremity, and 40in. long; what will it hold both of wine and ale?
Ans. wine 112.1, ale 90.5 gall. 11. A broker lent money at 6 pr. ct. a year, and at the end of 10 years received for prin. and int. £1200; what did he loan?
Ans. £750. 12. A asked B the price of his span; he said, had they cost me three times what I gave for them, and 15 dollars more, they would have stood me in $300; what was their cost?
Ans. $95. 13. B drew a bill on his agent in London for 250 £'s sterling at 60 days, and sold it to D at 5'pr. cent. advance; the bill was protested for non acceptance, and for non payment, at an
expense of 10 shillings sterling each time, and the postage out and back was 5 shillings sterling; damages on the am't 10 pr. cent., how many dollars did B refund?
Ans. $1289.315. 14. A, of Baltimore, made a draft on B, of Boston for £356 at 30 days which was accepted, and discounted by the Massachusetts' bank, at 6 pr ct. rebate; at the close of 30 days A and D had both failed, and the bank compounded with them at 31 1-4 cents on the dollar; what did they pay and what was the rebate?
Ans. $101.25, rebate, $1.77. REMARKS, &C.--LESSON 28.
He shall pass away as a dream.
With golden ringlets to the zephyrs playing
He cropped the rose and then a distance straying
To let him pass his face with manhood gleaming
And his full eye of blue was fondly beaming
I saw a group of hopeful youth's surrounding
The room with harmless pleasantry resounding
I heard the coach wheels rolling
The parish bell slow tolling
SPELLING.LESSON 29. faux-pas foʻpà', fault or misconduct. jeu-de-mots zhěll-de-mo', play upon words. jeu-d'esprit zhěll-d'esprē'; play of wit. lar-gent làrzh-zông money or silver. mal-a-pro-pos mal-à-pro-põ', unseasonable or unseasonably. mau-vaise-honte mo-vāz-hont', unbecoming bashfulness. non-cha-lance non-shă-lănse', indifference. ou-tre ô-trā', preposterous. per-due pěr-du', concealed. pe-tit-mai-tre pē'tit-ma-tr, a fop.
pro-te-ge pro'të-zhă, one patronized or protected. rouge rôge, red, or red paint. sang-froid săng-foàu, coolness. sans sâng, without. sa-vant să-vâng', a learned man. soi-di-sant swa-de-zang', pretended. tete-a-tete tāte-à-tāte, face to face, two in private converse. trait trā, feature. val-et-de-chambre väl-e-de-shâmb, foot man. vive-le-roi vēv-lē-rwà, long live the king.
Note. There are many other words and phrases borrowed from the Latin and French languages, and introduced into ours, without very high authority, and entirely in the face of correct taste. He that would write in English, would at least manifest his modesty, by expressing his ideas simply in that language. It is sufficiently copious for any subject either useful or ornamental. READING EXERCISES,
.--LESSON 30. David's lamentation over the dead body of Absalom. 1. “Alas! my noble son, that thou should'st die!
Thou who wert made so beautifully fair!
My lov'd boy, Absalom!
When to my bosom I would try to press thee;
Cold and dumb:--Absalom!
To meet me, Absalom!
Like a bruis'd reed, is waiting to be broken;
To see thee, Absalom?