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THE SUN. The sun says, My name is Sun. I rise in the east and set in the west; and when I rise, I shine upon the trees, and the houses, and upon the water; and every thing looks bright and beautiful, when I shine upon it. I give you light, and I give you heat, for I make it



I warm the earth, and make the grass, the corn and the wheat grow in the fields; and I make the fruit grow and ripen. If I did not shine upon the woods, the fields, and the gardens, nothing could grow.

I am a great way off. If I should come near you, I should scorch you to death, and burn


the grass. I am very large-much larger than the world you live on: but am so far off that I look quite small.

I have been in the sky a great while. I was in the sky, and shone upon the world, a long time before you were born, and before

, your father and mother were alive--a great many years ago, and I am not grown old yet.

Every living creature is fond of my light: and when I am going to rise in the morning, and make it day, the birds sing sweetly, and and the cock crows loud, to tell every body that I am coming

I also give light and heat to the moon; and her bright face would be dark and cold, if I did not shine upon her.

gain ed pray ed

mov ed prov ed

Words in which the termination ed is sounded as if it formed a part of the preceding syllable, the e

a being silent and d having its usual sound. Brib' ed bėg' ged lðdg ed be lièv' ed blam ed harm ed flog ged be reav ed fam ed kill ed clog ged de priv ed fear ed liv ed rob bcd as crib ed

soly ed

a vail ed

ow of ou bap tiz ed pleas ed rub bed crown' ed en dur ed prais ed sin ned

frown ed con ven ed mow ed stun ned growl ed con sumi ed din ed grin ned sour ed at tir ed rais ed

oi say ed cåll ed boil cd

com pel led seal ed form ed coil ed dis turb ed seem ed gnaw ed coin ed

ex pung ed tir ed

foil ed in fring ed roll ed

warm ed oil ed in cur red
warn cd toil ed

un arm ed
wall ed soil cd

con fer red

saw ed

pav ed us ed

gràc' ed plac ed

In the following words the final d has the sound of t

miss ed cross ed scorch ed

fix ed class ed talk ed rak ed dress ed drop ped walk od bak ed mark ed clasp ed

hop ed

warp ed
cross ed

nurs ed

reach ed press ed

rasp ed
prop ed

preach ed wish ed ceas ed

mix ed

cork ed dock ed cough ed mock ed stalk ed

Words in which e has the long sound of a. They weigh heir o bey trey whey neigh veil ere


sur vey skein there reign

hei nous vein eight tete eight y where freight their neigh bor

co heir

Words of French original, in which i in

the final syllable has the sound of ee. Ma rine in trigue Bra zil mag a zine sor dine rou tine, va lise mo bile ca price an tique ver di gris pe lisse fas cine

u nique bom ba zin po lice fatigue ton tine trans ma rine pro file ma chine cash ier tam ba rine

quar an tine

The following have the first sound of th viz as in

thick, thin. Throw threw hath thin bath truth thrice pith cloth lath both throne theft broth throb three doth third north thine throw thrush them tooth throat then smith froth earth faith think thrum thought birth teeth thumb thread warmth mirth heath length depth threat third fourth death width path



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The following have the second sound of th,

as in thou.


Thine teeth blithe then thy

those wreath thus bathe tithe writhe the these

scythe them swathe though seethe thence clothe thee breathe than loathe hithe this booth meethe lithe that smooth



THE LITTLE GARDENER'S GIFT. A little boy had a garden, a spade, a rake, and a hoe. He was very fond of working in his garden. One summer he had in it a great many pretty flowers, and a lilach tree, a gooseberry-bush, and some peas.

When his peas were quite ripe, he said to his sister, “I will take a basket, and pick all my peas, and my gooseberries, and carry them to the poor lame man on the common; he is so ill now, that he cannot ride on his horse, as he used to do, and go to work.”

So the little boy fetched his basket, and was very busy picking his peas and gooseberries; and when he had picked them, he carried them to the poor old man, and put them on the table.

The poor old man was sitting by the fireside, quite alone; for his wife was gone out

to work, and his children were a great way off

When he saw the little boy come in, and put the peas and gooseberries upon the tabie, he smiled, and looked glad, and thanked him very kindly.

The little boy seemed very happy. His sister was pleased to see him so good to the poor old man. I dare say, when the old man ate his peas and his gooseberries, he thought of the little boy, and said, “I hope God will bless that young gentleman, who is so very good to me."

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THE ROBIN. There is a pretty robin flying about the room. We must

We must give him something to eat. Fetch some bread for him. Throw thecrumbs on the floor. Eat, pretty robin, eat He will not eat; I believe he is afraid of us. He looks about, and wonders where he is!

O, he begins to eat! He is not afraid now. He is very hungry, How pretty it is to see him pick up the crumbs, and hop upon the floor, the table, and the chairs! Perhaps, when he is done eating, he will sing us a song.

But we must not keep him always. Birds do not like to be shut up in a room, or in a cage. They like to fly about in the air, and to pick upseeds, and to hop about on the grass, and to sing, while perched upon the branches of high trees.

And in spring, how busy they are building

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