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Read from some humbler poet,

Whose songs gushed froin his heart, As showers from the clouds of summer,

Or tears from the eyelids start;

Who, through long days of labor,

And nights devoid of ease, Still heard in his soul the music

Of wonderful melodies.

Such songs have power to quiet

The restless pulse of care, And come like a benediction

That follows after prayer.

Then read from the treasured volume

The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet

The beauty of thy voice.

And the night shall be filled with music,

And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

4 - Manhood is the one immortal thing Beneath Time's changeful sky."

- JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL THE AMERICANISM OF LINCOLN

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“... Among us perhaps half our people are not descendants of the men ... of the Revolution: they, or their ancestors, came from Europe since 1776, to find themselves our equals. They cannot trace their connection by blood with those glorious men. But when they look through that old Declaration of Independence, they find those old men saying, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,' and they feel that the moral sentiment then taught is the source of all moral principle in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood and flesh of the flesh of the men who wrote that Declaration. That is the electric cord in the Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together ; that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world. ... It gave liberty to this country, and hope to all mankind for all future time. It promised that in due time the weight should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all men should have an equal chance. .

- From the speeches of ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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But words are things, and a small drop of ink,

Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

- G. G. BYRON.

TEST WORDS (All Grades)

dun'geon

con ceal'

vin'e gar

bar'gain

te'di ous

ache

be lief' bur'i al feath'er creak cel'er y neigh o'pi um mys'tery liq'uid

hy'drant is'land Tues'day

yield scythe

sol'dier trou'ble cleanse

coun'try search

tri'umph neigh'bor naugh'ty par'cel heif'er poul'try

nurs'er y neph'ew wheth'er triv'i al en deav'or cocoa

caution leopard sau'sage sher'iff mis'chief leg'end

weath'er an tique ci'pher guard bou quet' drearly

liq'uor Jan'u a ry

in'val id hy'phen cho rus de ceive' be havior aisle

ear'nest cous'in char'i ot auction ex'cel lent to bac'co Wednes'day be neath' wealth busi'ness courage cab'bage cruise

grease nec'es sa ry is'let

let'tuce mea'sles

quo'tient peo'ple tread os'trich

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hos'tile re ceive weigh sep'a rate squad col'umn quench prod'uct reign al'pha bet yeast ceil'ing scis'sors in stead pi'geon meant be lieve' Feb'ru a ry eas'i er re quest' leis'ure sir'up shep'herd ner'vous

po lice

lux'ury

stir'rup

pres'ence thief maid'en fash'ion beau'ti ful

se'ri ous height

lan'guage woe'ful vą ri'e ty jour'ney rogue anx'ious shield cu'ri ous

grieve gaunt

de vour yolk

isth'mus .cen'tu ry

splen'dor

wea'ry caught borne

as cend' mu'ci lage

mortal fer'tile guilt'y pledge sought o'cean

squeal sec'ond a rycorpse bruise

con tin’ue al though'

allter jus'tice mois'ten lin'e ar

med'al in crease'

tour guess gai'ter source

Sat'ur day strength fruit

par'a sol

weave

cur'tain

a sy'lum gen'er al

dis ease' cem'e ter y va'por con ceit!

course straight gyp'sy rein'deer

pa'tri ot ve'hi cle crea'ture ab'sence cush'ion breast a gainst com pan'ion cou'ple hymn nei'ther tor'toise sim'i lar rhu'barb

dis tinct ques'tion

least bu'reau bed'stead myr'i ad

on'ion youth

jave' lin hearse bis'cuit bag'gage

au tum'nal ei'ther sphere maize

be numb palace launch pleat cap'tain pi'rate sieve

in quire o pin'ion a dieu'

niece

quar tet!

scen'er y

pre'cious

bur'glar

HOMONYMS

Correctly pronounced, these associated words are not in every instance true homonyms.

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currant
current
dear
deer
dew
due
dye
die

earn

urn

air beach caster ere

beech castor e'er beat cause heir beet caws aisle beau

ceiling isle bow sealing all been cell awl

bin sell altar bell cellar alter belle seller arc

eye
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gate

berth cite ark birth site ate blew sight eight blue

scent bail boar cent bale bore sent ball board choir bawl bored quire bare bough climb bear bow clime base brake coarse bass break course be buy creak bee by creek

flea

hart flee heart flew heal flue heel flour hear flower here fore heard four herd foul hew fowl hue gait higher

hire grate

him great hymn grease

hoes Greece hose groan

hole grown

whole guessed hour guest our hair in hare inn hall jam haul jamb

ay
aye
eyelet
islet
fair
fare
false
faults
feat
feet
fir
fur

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