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poor as to do her reverence.' The people, whom we at first despised as rebels, but whom we now acknowledge as enemies, are abetted against us, supplied with every military store, have their interest consulted and their ambassadors entertained by our inveterate enemy-and ministers do not, and dare not, interpose with dignity or effect.

3. The desperate state of our army abroad is in part known.

No man

more highly esteems and honours the British troops than I do; I know their virtues and their valour; I know they can achieve anything but impossibilities; and I know that the conquest of British America is an impossibility. You cannot, my lords, you cannot conquer America. What is your present situation there? We do not know the worst; but we know that in three campaigns we have done nothing, and suffered much.

4. You may swell every expense, accumulate every assistance, and extend your traffic to the shambles of every German despot: your attempts will be for ever vain and impotent-doubly so, indeed, from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of our adversaries, to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty. If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms-never, never, never !

5. But, my lords, who is the man that, in addition to the disgraces and mischiefs of the war, has dared to authorise and associate to our arms the tomahawk and scalping-knife of the savage ?-to call into civilised alliance the wild and inhuman inhabitant of the woods ?-to delegate to the merciless Indian the defence of disputed rights, and to wage the horrors of his barbarous war against our brethren? My lords, these enormities cry aloud for redress and punishment.

6. But, my lords, this barbarous measure has been defended, not only on the principles of policy and necessity, but also on those of morality; 'for it is perfectly allowable,' says Lord Suffolk, 'to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands. I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed; to hear them avowed in this house, or in this country. My lords, I did not intend to encroach so much on your attention, but I cannot repress my indignation—I feel myself impelled to speak. My lords, we are called upon as members of this house, as men, as Christians, to protest against such horrible barbarity !

—That God and nature have put into our hands!'

7. What ideas of God and nature that noble lord may entertain, I know not; but I know that such detestable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife! to the cannibal savage, torturing, murdering, devouring, drinking the blood of his mangled victims !

Such notions shock every precept of morality, every feeling of humanity, every sentiment of honour. These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.

lan'-guage
par-lia-ment
con-tempt
ac-know-ledge

mill-i-tar-y
en-ter-tained
in-ter-pose
des'-per-ate

au'-thor-ise
prin'-ci-ples
en-croach'
at-trib'-ute

mass'-a-cres
pre-cept
a-bom'-in-a-ble
de-cis'-ive

con-grat-u-la'-tion, good wishes at ac-cum'-u-late, collect; gather tosome event.

gether. per'-il-ous, dangerous.

sham'-bles, place where butchertre-men'-dous mo'-ment, a time when meat is sold; here applied to

a decision, one way or another, the hiring of their subjects by will affect them seriously.

German princes to be soldiers ad-u-la'-tion, flattery.

in the British army in America. cri'-sis, time for deciding anything des'-pot, tyrant; a king or ruler important.

who governs in an oppressive de-lu'-sion, wrong notions.

way. en-vel'-op, wrap; cover.

im'-po-tent, weak. in-fat-u-a'-tion, folly.

mer'-cen-ar-y, hired for money. ob-trud'-ed, thrust in upon.

ir'-ri-tates, provokes. do her rev'-er-ence, show her hon- re-sent'-ment, a feeling of displea

our and respect. This sentence sure and anger.
is adapted from Mark Antony's ad'-ver-sar-ies, enemies.
speech over the body of Cæsar, ra-pa'-ci-ty, violence and greed.

in Shakspeare's Julius Cæsar. as-so'-ci-ate, connect with. a-bet'-ted, encouraged.

tom'-a-hawk, the light war-hatchet am-bass'-a-dors, ministers or repre

of the North American Indians. sentatives of a king or queen at al-li'-ance, union with. a foreign court.

del'-e-gate, to intrust or commit. in-vet-er-ate, old ; deadly.

6-nor'-mi-ties, great crimes. a-chieve', do; accomplish.

in-dig-na'-tion, anger and scorn. im-pos-si-bil-i-ties, things which de-test'-a-ble, bad; hateful. cannot be done.

can'-ni-bal sav'-age, a savage person cam-paigns', times when an army

who eats the flesh of one he is in the field.

has slain in battle. EXERCISES.—1. The affixes -ism, -ity, -ment, -ness, -ry, -ship, -th, -tude, -ty, denote state, condition, being, quality; as hero, heroism ; rapid, rapidity; establish, establishment ; good, goodness; brave, bravery; friend, friendship; warm, warmth ; grateful, gratitude ; honest, honesty.

2. Analyse and parse the following: ““It is perfectly allowable,” says Lord Suffolk, “ to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands." ;

3. Make sentences of your own, and use in each one or more of the following words : Congratulation, accumulate, associate, campaign.

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LIST OF WORDS IN THE LESSONS

(FOR REVISAL).

iss'-ues

THE LAPLANDERS. Page 7. di-min'-u-tive com-plex'-ion

e-con'-o-my wool'-len

coun'-ten-an-ces de-lib'-er-ate-ly sledge tun'-ic un-in-tel'-li-gent spe'-cies

phys'-i-cal a-pol-o-gies can'-vas

typ'-i-fy-ing mag-ni'-fi-cent un-in-ten'-tion-al hex-ag'-on-al en-coun'-ter

hor-i'-zons queer ex-ploit'

de-pend'-ent ap-pre-ci-a'-tion spor'-ran a-chieve stitched

in-con-sid'-er-ate ob-lique' trail

man-u-fac'-tured Croe'-sus e-nor-mous ex-pe-di'-tion

sin'-ews

im-me'-di-ate-ly si-en'-na tro'-phy di'-et

in-i'-tials

courte'-sy
par'-lour
or'-na-ments
a-chieved'
tes'-ti-mon-y

A FAVOURITE SCHOOLBOY. Page 11.
ex'-cel-lence scratched

fa'-vour-a-ble em-u-lao-tion con-tem'-plate pre-vailed spe'-ci-mens un-ac-quaint'-ed fa'-vour-ite spec-ta-cles com-pan'-ions

school'-mas-ter tri'-umphs sym'-path-y mourn'-ful-ly

THE SCHOOLBOY'S DEATH-BED. Page 15, re-lin'-quish-ing lan'-guid en-sued' pass'-ive em-brace' mess'-en-ger

re-leas'-ing lat'-tice com-pan'-ion chaf'-ing

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peach
fam'-ished
reb'-el

BARBARA FRIETCHIE. Page 18.
horde
at'-tic

blazed
Friet'-chie tread

shiv'-ered
hauled
slouched

pane

raid
beau'-ty
sym'-bol

com-pos-i'-tion
med'-i-cal
se'-ri-ous
pre’-vi-ous-ly
ac-count'-ed
stim'-u-lant
trag'-e-dy

THE TWO BREATHS. Page 21.
at'-mos-phere ex-per'-i-ment
nox'-ious

car'-bon-ate
in-flict'-ing sci-en-tif'-ic
stu'-pe-fied per-pet'-u-al-ly
car-bon'-ic com-bus'-tion
ox'-y-gen

con-sumes'
ni'-tro-gen ven'-ti-lat-ed

com-pet-ing
in-hale'
ex-haust'-ed
phys'-i-cal
fra'-grance
court'-e-ous-ly
ge-ra'-ni-um

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Far'-ring-ton
leis'-ure
sat-is-fac-tion
coun'-sel
con-ver-sa'-tion
op-por-tun'-i-ty
tongue
OC-ca'-sions
ne-ces'-si-ty
e-quiv'-o-cate
au-thor'-i-ty
con-jec'-ture

ON CONVERSATION. Page 32.
ex-pe'-ri-ence fam-il'-i-ar

men'-a-cing
im-per'-tin-ent ac-quaint'-ance spite'-ful
op-pon'-ent con-tra-dict'

ex-as'-per-ate in-ter-rupt' cre-dul'-i-ty

of-fend'-er bus'-(i)-ness de-ceived'

pas'-sion-ate ex-cel'

com-mend' math-e-mat'-ics re-pu-ta'-tion

ex'-quis-ite ex'-cel-lence com-men-da'-tions in'-no-cence com-mit' ne'-ces-sar-y

mod-er-a'-tion glean

a-mend'-ment ser-en'-i-ty ac-quire

im-pres'-sion com-pos'-ure so-bri'-e-ty

re-proach'-ful Chris'-tian

lan'-guage

sub-stan'-ti-al
e-jac'-u-lat-ed
prac'-tice
0-pin'-ion
red'-den-ing
ob-jec'-tion
an-nounced
ex'-quis-ite
shov'-elled

MR WINKLE ON SKATES. Page 37.
dex-ter'-i-ty en-cour'-ag-ing Pick-wick'-i-an
mar'-vel-lous de-mon-stra'-tion im'-pet-us
de-vic'-es

awk'-ward un-par'-al-leled pitch

un-con'-scious an'-guish en-thus'-i-asm ghast'-ly

de-pict'-ed e-vol-u'-tions en-deav'-our-ing lin'-e-a-ment Christ'-mas

coun'-ten-ance com'-pli-cat-ed in'-no-cent-ly ex-cit'-ed en-tan'-gled ag'-on-ised re-mon'-strat-ed

gim'-let

be-hav'-iour
op-por-tun'-i-ty
sac'-ri-fice
con-ven'-ience
ful-fil'-ment
pre'-cept

UNSELFISHNESS. Page 42.
OC-ca'-sions

re-liev'-ing
op-press'-ors ben-e-fac'-tors
lib'-er-a-tor im'-i-tate
dom-in-a'-tion brill'-iant
char'-ac-ter a-chieve'-ment
im'-min-ent sus-pi'-cious-ly

gen'-u-ine
rou-tine
in'-ter-course
ad-her'-ence
de-tails'
the-at'-ri-cal

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