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The rudiments of letters, and inform
The mind with moral and religious truth,
Both understood and practised; so that none.
However destitute, be left to droop,
By timely culture unsustained, or run
Into a wild disorder, or be forced
To drudge through a weary life without the help
Of intellectual implernents and tools;
A savage horde among the civilised,
A servile band among the lordly free.

The discipline of slavery is unknown
Among us: hence the more do we require
The discipline of virtue. Order else
Cannot subsist, nor confidence, nor peace.
Thus duties rising out of good possest
And prudent caution needful to avert
Impending evil, equally require
That the whole people should be taught and trained.
So shall licentiousness and black resolve
Be rooted out, and virtuous habits take
Their place: and genuine piety descend,
Like an inheritance from age to age.

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n. Noun; a. Adjective; v. Verb; pa. Participle. Abyss, n. a depth that cannot be Columbine n. a flower. fathomed.

Conspire, v. agree together for a Allegiance, n. the duty of a sub

purpose. ject to the Government.

Clammy, a. sticky. Azure, a. blue.

Croft, n. a small piece of grassland.

Culture, n. improvement. Bard, n. a poet.

Cutlery, n. manufactures of steel Bedropped, pa. sprinkled over.

or iron. Beverage, n. drink.

Current, n. flow of water. Bill, n. a hatchet with a hooked end, Cultivate, v. improve.

used in wood-cutting Bloom, n. bright, fresh appearance Dappled, pa. streaked or spotted.

V. to make beautiful. Bourne, n. a low eminence.

Discipline, n. strict exercise of law Bushell, n. a dry measure of eight gallons.

Emblem, n. a sign.

Emblematic, a, containing signs. Contemplate, v. watch carefully Extract, v. draw out.

when young

Faery, a. unearthly.

Mine, n. an excavation in the earth Fibrous, a. full of thick threads or Mineral, n. what is brought out of fibres.

mines, Felt, n. cloth or stuff.

Moralize, v. think seriously about Firstling, n. first child or offspring Maple, n. a large tree.

Mittens, n. thick leathern gloves.

Melancholy a. mournful.
Grove, n. plantation of trees. Mature, v. ripen.
Gorgeous, a. brilliant in light or

Nutritious, a. affording food or Gourd, n. fruit resembling a melon

substance. Harbinger, n. one who foretels O'er, prep. over; to o'er-brow, to the coming of another.

overlook; o'er-brim, fill

up. Herald, no one who proclaims or

announces anything Pilgrim, n. traveller, Humanity, n. nature of men, kind- Pearlash, n. a substance obtained

from wood-ashes. Humid, a. moist.

Potash, n. an alkaline salt obtained

from burnt vegetables. Intellectual, a. belonging to the Pledge, n. promise. mind.

Periwinkle, n. a flower. Innumerable, a. too many to be Prattle, v. to make a murmuring counted.


Pore, v. look closely and steadily. Litharge, n. oxyde of lead; the Plump, v. make large and fat.

dross which arises in puri- Pearly, a. shone through by light

fying silver with lead. Law, n. rule of government.

from behind. Legible, a. easily read.

Precipitate, v. hasten; utter hastily Manufacture, n. workmanship.

Roundy, a. like a ball. Mead, n. a field with water running Rudiment, n. first beginning. through it.

Russet, a. brown.




Sallow, n. a willow tree. Treble, n. a shrill sound.
Statute, n. a particular law.
Sophistry, n. a clever falsehood. Upland, n. long range of rising
SoĪstitial, a. belonging to the sol-

stice; that period of the
year when day and night

Vary, v. alter,
are equal.

Vernal, a. belonging to spring. Servile, a. slavish

Vitriol, n. sulphuric acid in comSolitude, n. the state of one who is

bination with metallic alone.

oxyde. Surface, n, outside.

Willowy, a. where willows grow.

Wailful, a. mournful. Tower, n. an eminence.

Woof, n. in weaving, the threads Tenant, n. a dweller for a time.

thrown with the shuttle. Thrive, v. flourish. Triumph, n. a procession. Zinc, n. a metal used in making brass.


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