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DAILY LESSONS

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treas'ure
bea'con
musk'rat
plied
tier

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ma rine'

Memory is the treasure of the mind.” “From world to world, God's beacons shine.”

“The muskrat plied the mason's trade, And tier by tier his mud walls laid."

The sponge, which is the skeleton of a marine animal, is a valuable product.

“ Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness.” — Stanhope.

The horse is perhaps the most useful of all the domestic animals.

val'u a ble blended meek'ness do mes'tic

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2 Final, silent e of most words is dropped, when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.

ex plore'

con fuse grope quib'ble ac quire

con fus'ing
grop'ing
quib'bling
ac quired'

per suade'

ex plored' per suad'ing op'er altion ap prov'al

op'er ate
ap prove

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re gard' “We ought to regard books as we do sweet'meat sweetmeats, not wholly to aim at the whol'ly pleasantest, but chiefly to respect the chiefly wholesomest; not forbidding either, but whole'some approving the latter most." for bid'ding “ The mind adapts itself to a difficult lat'ter problem as the eye adapts itself to a dapt' darkness." — Agassiz.

“What sages have died to learn dame

Is taught by village dames.”

sa'ges

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shriek
arc'tic
pierce
en'trance
ves'try

be calm'
rea'son
height
courage
pref'ace

jave'lin
wealth
o'a sis
squeal
in crease'

bea'con treas'ure per suad'ing ap prov'al tier

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WORD BUILDING

Ag'e re [ac'tus] = to do, drive, urge. Model analysis - Action from act, to do; ion, the

act of; action, the act of doing.

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re act'

Every opinion reacts upon him who re action utters it.” in active “ Character itself fades away out of ac'tive ly the inactive life.” Brooks. trans act' Men transact business with one anactor

other. a' gent

66 Abraham Lincoln was so exact in all his dealings that people called him

honest Abe."" Coffin. coun ter act

Evil counteracts the good.

ex act'

a'gen cy

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grace'ful

“Water, soft, pure, graceful water ! bril'liant Earth has no other jewels so brilliant a void

as the flashing spray of water upon ex treme

which the sunlight pours." suf fice!

66 Avoid extremes.” Cleobulus. suf ficed “The power of words is immense. A de feat' well-chosen word has often sufficed to em'pire

stop a flying army, to change defeat to mem'o rize victory, and to save an empire." quo ta'tion

Memorize many of these quotations,

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When adding a suffix that begins with a vowel, all monosyllables ending with a consonant double the final consonant. in case it is preceded by a single vowel.

All words of two or more syllables with a final consonant whose primary accent falls upon the last syllable, also double the final consonant in the same

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poultry hoist'ed bou quet' ach'ing yeast

ildol cau'tion ea'sel grief pounce

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nour'ish
em bit'ter
en light'en
a gree'a ble
crit'i cism
still'ness
steadly
stead'i ness
fea'ture

The rains nourish the plants.

66 Truth embitters those whom it does not enlighten.'

“ Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot.

“Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding." -0. W. Holmes.

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clar'i on al'to bass ten'or

octave
ov'er tone
con tral'to
bar'i tone

lyre med'ley
me lo'de on vilo linlist
flut'ist fal set'to
vo'cal ist trum'pet er

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“ The morning lark, the messenger

of the day, Saluted with her song the morning

gray." - John Dryden. “ True obedience does not argue or dispute.

“ The difference between one boy and another is not so much in talent as in energy.” Thomas Arnold. .

“ The apparel oft proclaims the man.”

“Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star.”

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