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7. What is proportion?

GRAMMAR. 8. How many men will it take to build a wall! 1. Write two collective nouns, two abstract 15 rods long, 8 feet high, and 3 feet thick, in nouns, two diminutive nouns, and two verbal 6 days, working 9 hours per day, if 29 men can nouns. build a wall 100 rods long, 6 feet high and 4 feet 2. Correct the following expressions in all rethick, in 12 days, working 12 hours each day? Spects: "The two Misses Mortons; The Mrs.

9. How many solid feet in a stick of timber Hayward; "the Messrs. Harpers ; the two which is 25 ft. 6 in. long, 3 ft. 7 in. broad, and 3 Messrs. wheatlands. st. 3 in. thick ?

3. Define a Relative Pronoun, a Personal 10. I obtained from a bank, for my note pay. Pronoun, an Adjective. able in 6 months, money enough to purchase 378765 feet of boards at 90 23 per 1000 feet. On! 4. Correct the following sentences in all re. the same day, nty agent sold the boards at the spects: - It was me that disremembered the rate of 75 cts. per 100 fect, for which he charges rules for changeing the y in dutys and gloryfyind a commission of 3 per cent.; and invests the and f in sheafs, wifes, loafs. He intended to balance, after deducting his commission of 4 per have called on you. — The cow whom my fathcent. on the purchase, in sugar at 6 1-4 cts. per er bought has strown away. The boy which 1b. How many boxes were purchased, each hold-sets on the seat yonder has n't got his gums did. ing 300 lbs ?

She had n't ought to tell. — What do you Two months after, miy agent sold the sugar at War

want? —Who are you looking for? - She a discount of 12 1-2 per cent, for which service

did real nice. — Let each one do what he can. he charges a commission of 5 per cent. He im- ! 6. Write the plural of Mr., Miss, stomach. mediately remits to me one-half the net proceeds dwarf, relay, spoonful, reproof, mother-in-law. in cash, which I put on interest at the rate of 10 court-martial, talisman, medium, axis, lily. 1-2 per cent. per annum; - and a note for the 6. Give the synopsis of the verb “to break." balance to be paid in 16 months without interest in the indicative mood, third person, singular and without grace.

and plural. The day my note became due at the bank, 1 7. Give the principal parts of the following collected the amount of the money put on inter-verbs:- lie, dare, refer, benefit. est, and the true present worth of my note. 8. Write a sentence containing the verb teach, What was my gain or loss by the transaction? in the passive voice, indicative mood. present

perfect tense, third person, singular number ; 1. Name the Counties of Rhode Island and then write the same sentence, changing the verb bound the one in which you live.

to the active voice. 2. What is latitude? What is longitude ? To

9. Correct the following letter in all respects : 3. Which is farther west from Greenwich,

Provedens decembur first 18 hundred and 58 Boston or Washington?

my deer ant i set down to inform you That i am 4. Bound the State of New York, and name

usually well i should admire to see you we wag its capitol and largest river.

| all so glad when You come to our House last 5. What waters must be passed through in

febuary we was n't a looking for you but in you traveling by water from Chicago to Montreal ?

come all of A sudden i go to school now and 6. Name the four largest rivers and the four

study my rethmetic and Grammar book i think i largest cities in the United States.

lern my grammar considerable well but the prin. 7. Name the three largest rivers of South

ciple says how i don't rite Grammatical i shall be America and its most important port. 8. Name the countries through which the riv.

twelve years old in june i cant rite no more for i er Rhine flows, and those which are separated haint no more time to your loving Nefu lem. by it, beginning at its source.

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GEOGRAPHY.

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OUR BOOK TABLE. corresponding parts of animal organisms. One

great charm of the work is derived from the mi. A TEXT - BOOK OF VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL croscopic researches of the author. We cannot

PHYSIOLOGY.-Designed for the use of schools, close this brief notice, without referring to the seminaries, and colleges in the United States.

elegant cuts, white on a black ground, and in By Henry Goodby, M. D., Professor of vege- | table and animal physiology and entomology, many cases colored, which contribute in a high in the state agricultural college of Michigan; degree towards making this work the most perand formerly dissector of minute anatomy to fect physiological text-book within our knowl. the royal college of surgeons of England.ledge Embellished with upwards of four hundred and fifty illustrations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1858.

THE NEW TESTAMENT. - Translated by Rev. If the author of this elegant work had styled

Leicester Ambrose Sawyer. John P. Jewett it a COMPARATIVE vegetable and animal physi

& Co., Boston. 1858. Cloth, $1.00. Embos. ology, we think he would have indicated more sed Morocco, $1.25. D. Kimball & Co., Agents accurately its peculiar character. In fact, the for Rhode Island. primary beauty and the chief value of the book That any new translation of the Bible should consist in the skillful manner in which the prin- please everybody, even though it were done by ciples of the comparative anatomist are applied the most learned body of men now living, cannot to physiology. Its author does not consider the be expected. That such a translation could be functions of the human body in their isolated made by one man is, of course, impossible. But condition, as apart from the rest of the animal that Mr. Sawyer's version has many excellencies creation ; but rather as the highest development none can deny. In many points his version will of the same functions, as they are exhibited in be decidedly distasteful to the reader, but in the lower animals. He thus traces the process many others he has giren a freshness to the of nutrition, for instance, from the simplest thought which is not found in the antique and stages of its development in the sacculated organs stereotyped forms of expression of the generally of the “twilight monad,” through polype, in-received version. We very much regret the ir sect, molluck, fish, reptile, bird, and lower mam- rcverance shown in the use of your applies mal, up to its most perfect state in man. That to Our Saviour, while at the same time vigoi this is the philosophical method for studying and expressiveness is given by its use when apphysiology, we cannot doubt, while we continue plied to others. We could mention many into believe that one great mind designed all these stances which have been pleasing to us and in various animal forms in accordance with one which the translator has given the exact meanuniversal plan. By pursuing the study in this ing of the original far better than our common manner we may feel sure that while we are gain- version gives it, but we will merely instante John ing a clearer understanding of the complex XXI: 15, 16, 17, where the Greek verb agapan is functions of the higher animals, we may also be rendered by the verb to love, and philein is renfollowing with all reverence the logical develop- dered to be a friend. This gives force and accu. ment of the divine ideas in creation. The au- racy to the passage. “Breakfasted" is given thor does not attempt to exhaust the subject of in the 15th verse instead of “Dined," which cer. physiology, but only to present in a thorough stainly seems more correct, as in the 4th verse we manner so many functions as can be brought are told it was “when the morning was come." within the compass of an ordinary text-book. | We think this translam will be found very

But this work is a vegetable as well as an ani- useful, not only to si , but to the general mal physiology. This part of the subject is reader, but, of course, it is not expected that it treated in an extremely interesting manner, and will ever to any extent take the place of King made much clearer by continual reference to 'James's translation. A revision of the Bible

will be necessary probably within the next cen- States. It is a book of sterling worth. Each tury, and we now are only preparing to make it number contains 48 pages of valuable reading successfully.

matter, giving us the very cream of American

literature. Mr. McCormick is himself a young We have received the following piano music man, knowing the sympathies, aspirations and from Clapp & Cory, published by Oliver Ditson

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This popular series of papers, which all the song and chorus, by S. Markstein.

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| printed in a beautiful volume with illustrations OLD WONDER EYES ; and other stories for Children. By Grace Greenwood. With engravings

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YOUTH'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. science of numbers. We have been unable to

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of Pub

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