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va'ry la'bor con'fict cap'i tal con flict gen'er ous rot'ten un'ion

“ However men or manners may vary, keep cool and calm."

6. There is, and always has been, a conflict between capital and labor.”

The stories that the boy tells conflict.
6 Be just before you are generous.”
“ A rotten apple spoils its companion.”'
“ In union is strength."

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in a

A pol'lo shutter a wak'en a wak'ened wit'ty belle de spair fling'ing cock'ney vallen tine cho rus

“ Apollo has peeped through the

shutter, And awakened the witty and fair; The boarding-school belle's

flutter, The two-penny post's in despair; The breath of the morning is flinging

A magic on blossom and spray, And cockneys and sparrows

singing In chorus, on Valentine's day!”

are soar

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brief sex'ton

shear sprout burrow rus'tle ea'sel

ag'ile

ear'nest va ri'e ty tour'ist sim'i lar vineyard

de fense! milllion ver'ti cal scen'er y ge ra'ni um

ildol
im mod'est

74 ac'tu al ly “There is hope in a man who actually ear'nest ly and earnestly works.” oft'times 66 Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we

stoop than when we soar." heir

“ His heirs, that he might safely rest, car'cass Have put his carcass in a chest.” lin'den

“ The linden, in the fervors of July, fer' vor Hums with a louder concert." con'cert “ Around the post, hung helmets, hel'met swords, and spears.”

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WORD BUILDING (Prefixes) out = beyond, more than; re = back or again, anew; retro = backward; sub, suf, sup= under, after;

super, sur = over, above. out do!

sub'way

re claim re new sub let' sup press'

out weigh' suf'fix surface out live'

su'per fine sur'base sur charge su per add' ret'ro grade

re call'

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con'quer “Would you be strong ? Conquer self.” pref'ace Read the preface of this book. pre'cious “A good book is the precious lifeblood weak'est of a master spirit.” saint

“ The sun can image itself in a tiny dew'drop dewdrop or in the mighty ocean.”

77 cour'te ous “ He that is courteous at all will be im'age courteous to all.” cour'te sy

“Behavior is a mirror in which every cour'te sies one shows his image.” sweet'en 6. The small courtesies sweeten life; en no'ble

the greater ennoble it.” faith'ful ness

Faithfulness in little matters fits one her'o ism for heroism in great trials.

78 gal'ler y 5 Faces are but a gallery of pictures, tin'kle and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where tin'lling

there is no love." cym'bal “ Speech is given to man to conceal con ceal'

his thoughts,” was said by the cynical cyn'i cal

Frenchman, Talleyrand. ad vance' “Who does not advance loses ground.” roy'al

“October! the foliage becomes a royal deck'ing crown, decking nature with mingled min'gle hues of green and gold and tint.” tint

“ Nature can soothe, though she sat'is fy

cannot always satisfy."

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oath sol'dier va'cant belle cap'i tal

med'al
frac'tion
wea'sel
leg'end
pop'u lar

un'ion
char'i ot
slain
mis quote'
fort'night

whine
mer'chant
hos'tile
skill'ful
gen'er ous

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err

“ To err is human; to forgive divine.” hu'man My tongue within my lips I rein, for give'

For who talks much must talk in vain." di vine'

In his great sorrow, the man of God rein went to the house of prayer, and there pray'er in the inner chapel examined his soul, chap'el seeking comfort in secret worship of the ex am'ine Almighty.

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WORD BUILDING (Prefixes)

under = un = the opposite of the simple word; beneath; with=against, from; up=motion upward.

up set!

un tie un just'

with hold'

' un der rate' un der take' un wrap'

un a'ble un earth'

with draw' with stand' un der sell' un der mine' un der bid'

up hold! up lift'

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in'sult “An insult is like mud; it will brush in sult' off better when it is dry.”

You cannot insult me, for if you are for give good, I am also; and if you are bad, I test can forgive you. scal'lop The result tests the work. beach In long scallops, the waves rolled in

re sult'

upon the beach.

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cit'i zen

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burglar

“The citizen is to a nation what the cap'ture

sail is to a ship.'

The police will capture the burglar and pris'on will take the unfortunate man to prison. dan'ger ous “Nothing is so dangerous as ig'no rant ignorant friend.' in cline "As the twig is bent, the tree inclines.”

an

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al'ma nac

hon'est y

pith'y The many wise and pithy sayings pub'lish

published in Poor Richard's Almanac in pub'lished the years 1732–1757 were intended to

instruct its readers in the value of work, in struct' honesty, and thrift. Example: “ Three

removes are as bad as a fire." thrift “ Would you think it? Spring has re move

come, pas'sage

Winter's paid his passage home; -arctic Packed his ice box, gone halfway half' way

To the Arctic Pole, they say." na'tive

“ This is my own, my native land."

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