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per ma nent ly drom e da
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com fort a ble
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mer ce na ry
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mo ment a ry hon or a ble nu mer ous ly mod er ate ly rea son a ble nom in a tive
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Words of four syllables, accented on the second.
Ab ste mi ous
con ceiv a ble
de mo' ni ac
er ro ne ous
gram ma rian
complacency sa lu bri ous
col lo qui al ob tain a ble
ter ra que ous
in clem en cy
ad mon' ish er an gel' ic al ap per' tin ent as sas sin ate con tempt i ble ad ver si ty a non y mous com pul so ry ad ver bi al am phib i ous con vert i ble
be at i tude
com mod i ty
du pli ci ty
de ter min ate dis cern a ble
ex ter min ate
ac com pa ny
fan tas tic al
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vo cif er ous
pre pon derate vo lup tu ous
in ter pret er ob serv a ble
sub ser vi ent su per la tive
A Dialogue between Samuel and Joseph. Samuel-Come, leave your book, Joseph, and let us go and toss up cents. Brother John won ever so many the other day; and he said he should have had more, but the boys got to fighting, and broke up. Joseph. My father does not think it right to toss up cents, and he told me never to do it.
Where is the harm of tossing up cents, I wonder? What makes your father think it is wrong?
Joseph-Because he says, the boys who play so with cents, will soon learn to lie, and cheat, and steal to get cents to play with: and as soon as they grow bigger they will play cards for money, and become gamblers, and get into the penitentiary.
does he know that? 1 shall not cheat, or steal, or become a gambler. I only want to toss up a few cents, just to see how many I can win.
Joseph. But father says all old gamblers begin in this way. He says he knows several who have played away all their money, and have become cheats and rogues, who began by tossing up cents, and buying lottery tickets.
Samuel. O, I wish I had a lottery t cket, I heard the other day of a man that drew a prize of twenty thousand dollars,
I suppose your father would say that was wrong too?
Joseph. Yes, he calls that gambling too, and says that boys who try to get money by pitching cents, and lotteries, and such things, will lose their characters, and become tricky and lazy, and always come to a bad end.
Samuel. Well, but I know a great many boys who toss cents and buy lottery tickets too, when they can get money enough.
Joseph-Are they steady, honest boys? Are they good scholars? Do they never lie and cheat; and would you trust them with money, if you had it?
Samuel. No, I cannot say they are honest boys, or good scholars; and if I had any money, I think I should keep it myself.
Joseph.-I hope there are none such in our school. Now tell me, Sam, when you pitch cents and lose, do you not, feel as if you would do almost any thing to get more to begin again?
Samuel-Yes, I must confess I do sometimes. And I heard of a boy in New York the other day, who was clerk in a store, and who took so much of his master's money, to play with, that he was found out and sent to jail.
Joseph. Then let us not play any such plays; for as it is quite wrong, and contrary to God's word, it will lead us into trouble, sin, and shame.
Words of five syllables; the full accent on the second.
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de clám a to ry
de gen er a cy
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