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BY JOHN WHITE,
TEACHER OF ENGLISH, GEOGRAPHY, AND HISTORY,
WM. WHYTE & CO., OLIVER & BOYD, WM. WILSON;
DEEN; K. DOUGLAS, INVERNESS; AND
SIMPKIN & MARSHALL, LONDON.
[Price 1s. 6d. bound.]
3987. f. 156
Rule taken mason aught rude spoken lesson eight true given person straight gru'-el frozen reason plough ru'-in broken button taught mutton freight in-trude' raven tru'-ant cotton bough ripen.
The mason has taken the rude stone which lay here, and broken it to pie'-ces. He applies' his rule to see if it is straight. Do not take aught that be-longs' to an'-y of these cru'-el boys; for they will then have reason to fall out with us. They are sure to come to ru'-in; for they waste and spoil ev-er-y thing that is given to them. They do not learn
their lessons, when in school, and they prevent' ev'-er-y person near them from learn'-ing. One of them tore a button off my coat, and next day he played the tru'-ant. When he was sick he got gru'-el to drink; and his pa-pa' gave him eight grapes, which he said would do him no harm, as he was much bet'-ter.
When he was al-lowed' to eat mutton he thought it ver-y nice.
That man holds the plough in the fur'-rōw, and the hors'-es draw it a-long' after them. There is a raven fly'-ing a-cross' the field: he is look'-ing for food. When the ground is frozen hard, the plough can'-not be em-ployed'; and when it is wet with rain or melt-ed snow, no seed can be sōwn.
Some boys and girls are taught to spin cotton when they are ver'-y young. It is true they earn a small sum by it to help to sup-ply' them-selves' with food, but their health is much hurt by so much con-fine'-ment.
Cotton is got from a plant which grōwṣ and ripens in the fields. We will not in-trude' up-on' those men, who seem to be much engaged'. They are pre-pa'-ring these goods to freight a ship with.
Wom'-an doubt mon'-ey al'-ways moth'-er fa'-ther broth'-er fruit saun'-tered bought half'pen-ny re-ceived threw trouble most al'-most.
Tom Love'-book was a ver'-y clev'-er boy; he was ver'-y young when he went to school, and by his great at-ten'-tion he soon be-came' the head of his class. See, he is now go'-ing home af'-ter mor'-ning school hours, his slate well filled with sums. He is walk'-ing a-way' with-out' see'-ing that he is car'-ry-ing his bag turned up'-side down; his Lat'-in book has