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atre, where pride every day ex. | the Corinthians, in which he hibits the most direful scenes. threatens the impenitent, to pro

In low cottages and upper voke them to penance. floors, smoky chimneys are

IV. He never tells a lie. more frequent than where chim

A cork sunk two hundred feet neys are longer.

under water, will never rise Come hither.

again of itself. Whither are you going?

V. Not thinking him a safe I. Hence it is, that there are companion, I avoided his somany who reject the Gospel and

ciety. follow perverse ways.

VI. We must ever account for II. There are four classes of motion by reference to a first minerals: fossils, salts, bitumens, and metals. There exists a constant east

VII. It is charity only that wind, caused by the heat which makes us true friends. the sun communicates to the

Three days only were allowed middle regions of the earth.

to Charles I, between his sen

tence and execution. III. He wrote an epistle to

cause.

EXERCISES.

What is human life but a He

curses or swears. furious and agitated sea,

Charity

applauds ini. we are incessantly at the mercy quity or injustice. of the waves.

If Stephen had not prayed, He came

yesterday. the Church would have had

are you going in such St. Paul. haste ?

The Gothic arch n-t being We walked though the deemed fit to span rivers as a road was bad.

bridge, is

used for that He departed

into a de- purpose. sert place.

A body at rest continues W comes it that the motionless if some other body truths of the Gospel produce does not give it an impulse. not in us the same effects that Iron and platinum are the were produced in the souls of metals that can be welded. the saints ?

The great river Magdalena, are few birds that feed rises 04 five hundred feet, in not upon insects.

a distance of a thousand miles. That is the town he The pressure of the atinolives.

sphereu forces water to a Order is indeed the only re- height of thirty-three feet in gion tranquillity dwells. tubes exhausted of air.

In- take ardent spirits. E and from the smallest chink, the bitter waters of strife are let forth.

The fly-wheel, in common cases, my equalises the effect of an irregular force.

Thither, O Hector,
There danger calls, and -

urge thy steeds;

the combat bleeds.

Then ( to return) he sought the shore,
And trod the path his feet must tread no more.

RULE 26.

PREPOSITIONS. (1) Prepositions govern the objective case.

I. Sentences, or parts of sentences, especially when followed by the present participle, are governed by prepositions.

II. The preposition should not be separated from the relative which it governs.

III. The words excepting, concerning, during, according to, &c., are frequently used as prepositions.

EXAMPLES.

Light would go from Dublin A steamboat may be driven to London about four hundred By making the engine-pump protimes in a second.

pel water from its stern. Charlemagne distinguished II. From whom did you rehimself by his military achieve-ceive such kind treatment? ments in Spain, Germany, and To whom will you give the Italy.

premium? The island of Jamaica was taken from the Spaniards in

III. Excepting Mount Blanc, 1655.

Rosa is the highest of the AlLogarithms were invented in pine summits. Scotland by Baron Napier.

His ideas concerning a future

state were very vague. I. By living virtuously we

Acting according to law, will secure eternal happiness.

not excuse from guilt, if the law is unjust in itself.

EXERCISES.

us

Thirty high-roads meet What machine can we prefer Washington, and diverging

one which necessarily rethat point, run - the circum- pairs and renews itself? ference the United States.

whom can you place so The mysteries

nature much confidence, as - Him afford us daily lessons wis- who has created and redeemed dom regard the mys- you? teries religion.

Borneo is the largest island Ships are raised docks the world e

-9 wedges driven under their New Holland. keels.

- temporal matters he knows The microscope displays much, c

spiritual, noeach object, a thousand thing. others which escaped our know- If we desire, with the saints, ledge.

to be happy, we must, d- -9 A covering or house this short pilgrimage, lead virsnow, may frequently preserve tuous lives. the life - a traveller,

viewing the planet Sa- a storm, sometimes dashes turn through a good telescope, a hundred feet above the lanhis rings may be seen.

tern the summit the The greatest merit of a dis- Eddystone light-house. course or composition, consists A

recent obserthe thoughts being true, vations, no wave rises more and the arguments conclusive. than ten feet above the ordinary

sea-level.

The spray

the sea

The Star the West may yet rise its glory.
And the land that was darkest, be brightest

story!

RULE 27.

(2) Prepositions are frequently subjoined to verbs.

1. Prepositions are variously applied : To is used after verbs and participles of motion; at, after the verb to be, and before the names of villages, towns, and foreign cities; in precedes the names of countries, the metropolis of our own country, and the name of the town or village in which we live; BETWEEN is used when only two things are expressed ; AMONG Or AMIDST, when more than two are mentioned.

(3) II. Certain words require appropriate prepositions : or after accuse, acquit, boast, die, glad, made ; To after adapted, agreeable, averse ; In after confide, conversant, eager; UPON after bestow, insist ; WITH after provide, replete ; FROM after differ, dissent, free; on after call, resolve, wait ; AGAINST after prejudice, &c.

(4) III. The preposition should not be separated from its noun in order to connect different words with the same noun.

EXAMPLES.

The last infidelity of the spiracy, but acquitted of the Greeks seems to have filled up charge. the measure of their public As the means were adapted crimes.

to the end, he succeeded. The law of nature points out If your friend be not virtuous, to us the necessity of religion. do not confide in him.

A calmness in iniquity is the He must be disappointed in state that is aimed at by the his hopes, who bestows favours wicked.

upon the unworthy. I. He is gone to Dublin to

Provide yourself with treasee the atmospheric railway.

sures which rust cannot conWe came to Rome to be pre- sume, nor fortune take away. sent at the ceremonies of Holy III. “ Were the sun much Week.

nearer to, or more remote from, He was at Kingstown when the earth, we should be scorchGeorge IV visited Ireland; at ed by, or perish for want of, his Liverpool, when the Great Bri- heat;" should be written thus : tain sailed for New York, and Were the sun much nearer to at Naples during a violent erup- the earth, or more remote from tion of Vesuvius.

it, we should be scorched by his II. He was accused of con-heat, or perish for want of it.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale.

EXERCISES.

Through a goodness totally Ireland, may be - New gratuitous, we have been drawn York twelve or fourteen of nothing.

days. Many of the motions now It is situate

the going in the universe with Blackwater and the Lee, in the such regularity, began thou- of hills and mountains. sands of years ago.

By dissenting

the opiContrition washes the nions of the obstinate and selfsins which we discover in our willed, you are sure to create souls.

enemies. Is it idle and useless be Resolve being virtuous, entirely taken - here in that and you are so. which is the occupation of the Let not prejudice blessed in heaven?

the opinions of others, prevent So rapidly can we travel at you from listening to reason. present, that I, who am

How calm, how beautiful c-
The stilly hour, when storms are gone;
When warring winds have died away,
And clouds, beneath the glancing ray,
Melt and leave the land and sea
Sleeping in bright tranquillity!

now

-S

RULE 28.

CONJUNCTIONS.

Conjunctions connect nouns and pronouns in the same case, and verbs in the same mood and tense.

I. If different moods and tenses are to be connected, the nominative must be repeated.

(1) II. It is sometimes necessary to repeat the nominative, even when the mood or tense is not varied.

EXAMPLES.

Sometimes buildings are destroyed and large stones broken by lightning

Small hailstones in falling meet others, and in joining together form large ones.

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