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64 scen'er y In grandness of scenery, no river in at tract' America excels that bearing the name Hud'son of Henry Hudson, which he discovered grand'ness in 1609. The vertical walls of the ver'ti cal Palisades, from three hundred to five ex tend'
hundred feet high, which extend twenty Pal i sade' miles along its western shore, attract ad mi ra'tion the admiration of the thousands of tour'ist tourists who, every year, visit this Swit'zer land Switzerland of America.
WORD BUILDING (Prefixes) extra= beyond, above, over; in, ig, il, im, ir = not; inter = between, among; hemi, semi = half;
mono=one, single, sole, sameness. im pure' in ter page
in ter leaf in active ex traor'di na ry ig no'ble ir reg'u lar il le'gal
in ter line' in cap'a ble sem'i cir cle in ter mix' hem'i sphere im mod'est mon'o tone
66 parlson “ The parsons labor in God's vineyard, vine'yard and the doctors in his churchyard." rus'tle
“ The beech leaves rustle in the wind."
“Fame dips her pencil in the sun and rain'bow writes a rainbow."
“Though states may sever, parties strive
And wide their difference be, o pin'ion
Yet in the kingdom of the mind dif'fer ence
Opinions must be free.” striven
“ They fail who have not striven." e lec'tion
In the election, the Democrats Dem'o crat tried to defeat the candidate of the Re pub'li can Republicans.
In the region of Los Angeles, CaliLos An'ge les fornia, the fragrant heliotrope climbs fra'grant
to the second story of the houses, he'li o trope
and the common geranium grows as ge ra'ni um high as ten feet. The pepper tree feath'er y with its feathery foliage, very similar sim'i lar to the fronds of the fern, is a most frond
beautiful tree. idol
6. Luck is the idol of the idle." satch'el
The man left his satchel on the train.
hos'tile for'tress fort'night com'bat pick'et
69 A hostile band of Indians stormed a fortress, a fortnight ago. During the combat, the pickets on duty became targets for the Indians, and were the only soldiers slain. The Indians were very skillful in using the rifle.
Skillful is also spelled skilful. Willful may be spelled wilful. “He who quells an angry thought
Is greater than a king.”
slain skill/ful rifle quell
WORD BUILDING (Prefixes) mis = wrong, wrongly; non, (n)= not; over = above, beyond ; pro = for, in the stead of;
preter = beyond; to = at, on. none neither
mis use' to-day'. mis rule
o ver load nevler non'sense to-mor'row o ver charge' pro'noun mis spell'
o ver look' pre'ter natlu ral
o ver do'
leg'end pop'u lar
71 Bribery and theft are first cousins." The legend of Sleepy Hollow is very popular with all readers, young and old alike; as, indeed, are most of the essays and sketches written by Washington Irving
va'ry la'bor con Aict cap'i tal con flict' gen'er ous rot'ten un'ion
72 6 However men or manners may vary, keep cool and calm.”
“ There is, and always has been, a conflict between capital and labor."
The stories that the boy tells conflict.
A pol'lo shut'ter a wak'en a wak'ened wit'ty belle de spair fling'ing cock'ney vallen tine chorus
“ Apollo has peeped through the
shutter, And awakened the witty and fair; The boarding-school belle's
flutter, The two-penny post's in despair; The breath of the morning is flinging
A magic on blossom and spray, And cockneys and sparrows
singing In chorus, on Valentine's day!”
74 ac'tu al ly “ There is hope in a man who actually ear'nest ly and earnestly works.” oft'times 6 Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we
stoop than when we soar.” heir
“ His heirs, that he might safely rest, car'cass Have put his carcass in a chest.” lin'den “ The linden, in the fervors of July, fer'vor Hums with a louder concert. con'cert “ Around the post, hung helmets, hel'met swords, and spears.'
75 WORD BUILDING (Prefixes) out = beyond, more than ; re = back or again, anew; retro = backward; sub, suf, sup = under, after;
super, sur = over, above. out do
re claim' re new sub let' sup press'
out weigh' suf'fix sur'face out live' su'per fine sur'base sur charge
su per add
add ret'ro grade
“Would you be strong ? Conquer self.” preflace Read the preface of this book. precious
“A good book is the precious lifeblood weak'est of a master spirit.” saint
“ The sun can image itself in a tiny dew'drop dewdrop or in the mighty ocean.”