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Words of three syllables, accented on the second. Ces så tion com mission pro tection com motion
com pres sion pre emption de vo tion con fes sion
re demption plan ta tion con sump tion reflection pol lu tion
con ven tion sub jec tion pro por tion con vic tion
Suc ces sion re la tion cor rec tion
sus pen sion sal va tion de cep tion
as per sion fi du cial de scrip tion
as ser tion ad mis sion di rec tion
a ver sion af fec tion dis tinc tion con ver sion af lic tion ex cep tion
de ser tion as cen sion ex pres sion
dis per sion as sump tion in Aic tion
re ver sion lat ten tion objection sub ver sion col lec tion pro fes sion
sub stan tial
Words of four syllables; the full accent on the third,
and the half accent on the first.
dec la ra tion
des o la tion ad o ra tion
ed u ca tion ag gra va tion
el o cu tion ap pro ba tion
em u la tion av o ca tion
ex pec ta tion cal cu la tion
hab it a tion con dem na tion in clin a tion con gre ga tion
in sti tu tion con sti tu tion
med it a tion con tem pla tion mod e ra tion
nav i gation trib u lation ob serv a tion vi o la tion per se cu tion
vis it a tion pres er va tion
ap pre hen sion proc la ma tion
com pre hen sion pub lic a tion a
con de scen sion ref orm a tion con tra arction res o lu tion ju ris diction rev e la tion
res ur rec tion rev o lu tion
sat is fac tion
åug ment a tion sup pli ca tion
al ter a tion
sep a ra tion
Words of five syllables, accented on the first and fourth.
Am pli fi cation con gratulation
or gan i za tion ed i fi ca tion cò op e ra tion as so ci a tion glo ri fi ca tion mul ti pli ca tion
pro nun ci a tion con tin u a tion
pro pi ti a tion
a rat i fi ca tion
re gen e ra tion sanc ti fi ca tion re nun ci a tion sig ni fi ca tion re tal i a tion cir cum lo cu tion
år gu ment a tion cir cum val la tion ar tic u la tion com mem o ra tion de ter min a tion con fed e ra tion hal lu cin a tion
Note. As-sas-sin-a-tion, de-nom-in-a-tion, de-ter-min-a-tion, il-lu-min-a-tion, have the second and fourth syllables accented, and tran-sub-stan-ti-a-tion, has an accent on the first, third, and fifth syllables. Con-sub-stan-ti-a-tron, follows the same rule.
DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. ABOUT three hundred and twenty ycars ago, there lived a very wise man, named Christopher Columbus. He was born at Genoa, a city of Italy.
He thought a great deal about this world that we live in; he believed that it was round, like an orange; he believed that men could sail all round it. A fly could creep round an orange, and come back to the place from which he set out.
Columbus believed that men could sail round the world in a ship, and come back to the place whence they set out; he believed if they would try to do this, they would find some countries, which the people of Europe had never seen, or heard of.
At that time, Europe, Asia, and Africa, were known; they all lie on one side of the globe. What was on the other side, none of the people knew.
Columbus wanted to go and see, but he could not go, unless he had several ships and many men with him.
These things cost a great deal of money. No person had so much money to give away, so Columbus was obliged to ask the king of some country to procure him themen, money, and ships that he wanted. Kings can give the use of such things, in the countries which they govern.
Columbus applied to the government of his own country first-afterwards to the king of England, and the king of Portugal.
This government, and these kings, did not choose to assist Columbus.
-At last he went to Spain. The name of the king of Spain was Ferdinand, the name of the queen was Isabella Queen Isabella was very much pleased with the plan of Columbus; she hoped he would find the countries he expected to find, and she tried very much to persuade the king to give Columbus such things as he wanted.
The king promised to give Columbus what was necessary, if Columbus would promise to give him thegreater part of the valuable things he might find. Columbus promised to do this. The king gave him three ships, and what he wanted besides,
In the month of August the ships saileda great number of people went to the water side, to see them set sail. They felt very curious to know whither they would go, and what they would find.
When the sailors got far out of the sight of land, a great way into the Atlantic Ocean, they began to be afraid; they wanted to go back to Spain, and refused to obey Columbus.
But Columbus persuaded them to wait a little longer, and a few weeks after they left Spain, they came to the Bahama Islands, and afterwards to the larger Islands, now called Cuba and Hispaniola
The people of these islands were not white, like the men of Europe, nor black, like the natives of Africa. These men were surprised when they saw the Spaniards.
Columbus returned to Spain-The king and queen were very glad when they heard of the new country he had found. They sent him back again, and sent many other ships; these discovered all the islands now called the West Indies, and the large country of South America,
The Spaniards took these countries for their own, and every thing they could find in them. They found great quantities of gold and silver, and treated the poor natives very cruelly, in hopes that the natives would tell them of still more gold and silver than they had fonnd.
The kings of other countries sent out ships to America, till in time America wasall known to the people of Europe.
People came from the different countries of Europe, to different parts of America. They found no towns and pleasant fields, and fine gardens; they found only woods, and wild men, and wild animals.
The men were called Indians, because they looked somewhat like the people who live in India, a country of Asia.
There were a great many Indians thennow there are very few. In two hundred years there have become more and more white men -fewer and fewer Indians.