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“Every wise observer knows,

Every watchful gazer sees,
Nothing grand or beautiful grows

Save by gradual, slow degrees."
“ Consult with the old, and fence
with the young."

“ Labor well directed will achieve all things.”

The criminal violates the law.

“ The refusal of praise often indi. cates a desire for a double portion.”

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“ Certain signs of the times precede ex ceed' certain kinds of events.” — Cicero.

“ The world's charity does not err on ex cess' the side of excess.” — Matthew Arnold. ex cess'ive “Excessive laughter proceeding from pro ceed'ing a slight cause is folly.” — Cervantes.. proc'ess "The thoughts of man are widened success'or with the process of the suns.”—Tennyson. se cede

The South seceded from the Union. re cede . The waves advance and recede. an'ces tor “ The hope of my ancestors endures."

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6 The rising sun dissolves the frost."

66 The large cities absorb the wealth and fashion.” Irving.

My friend is a musician, and plays the guitar and mandolin.

The old adage, “A fool and his money are soon parted,” has been proven many times over.

• Take time by the forelock.” — Pittacus.

“ They ne'er can be wise
Who good counsel despise.”

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24 “ Vice is a monster of so frightful

mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be

seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her

face, We first endure, then pity, then

embrace.” - Pope. The wealthy Misses Fielding are conversing with Messrs. Johnson and Hart, their business agents.

Pronounce your words distinctly.

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The Easter floral display was very flo'rist beautiful. flo'rid “ Onward, friend, to that florid isle.” flour'ish “ As a flower of the field, so he flourflu'id isheth.” – Psalm 103. flu'ent “ It is only the fluent metal that runs flu'en cy easily into novel shapes.”

The candidate displayed great fluab bre'vi ate ency as a speaker. brev'i ty “ Brevity is the soul of wit.” —

Shakespeare.

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“To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illume only the track behind.”

“ Commerce defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone.” Bancroft.

“A light heart makes nimble hands, and keeps the mind free and alert.”

“ His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles.” — South.

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