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Sheldons' Word Studies: Containing Graded Lessons in the Orthography of ...
Sheldon and Company
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abbreviations adjectives in sentences al low Analyze the derivatives ançe aphelion āte beauty blige blood atoned çēde çile comma compose other sentences compose sentences illustrating conquers consonant correctly in sentences Define děl'i DICTATION EXERCISE DIGRAPHS diphthongs diş dūçe eāte ençe eûr EXERCISE IN SYNONYMS following nouns following verbs following words füşe giving definitions hear'say honor la'tion labor Latin letters Longfellow means memory ment numbers orthography oŭs participles PLURALS OF NOUNS pōşe prefix pronunciation pupils rule for final SELECTED WORDS sentences from dictation signifies sound subvocals syllable SYNONYMS DISTINGUISHED tăm tences tences from dictation TEST WORDS thing tive trans verbs by suffixing vēre vocal vowel WORDS DERIVED words in sentences WORDS OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED WORDS PRONOUNCED ALIKE Write from dictation
Page 126 - WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE?" An Ode in Imitation of Alcaus WHAT constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound. Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride ; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No; men, high-minded men...
Page 46 - I SHOT an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where ; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song ? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke ; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
Page 86 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Page 92 - So here hath been dawning Another blue Day: Think wilt thou let it Slip useless away. Out of Eternity This new Day is born; Into Eternity, At night, will return. Behold it aforetime No eye ever did : So soon it forever From all eyes is hid. Here hath been dawning Another blue Day : Think wilt thou let it Slip useless away.
Page 87 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner.
Page 46 - I breathed a song into the air, I i. fell to earth, I knew not where ; For who has sight so keen and strong. That it can follow the flight of song • Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke ; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend, SONNETS.
Page 109 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 126 - Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No; men, high-minded men, With powers as far above dull brutes endued In forest, brake or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain — These constitute a State: And sovereign Law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.