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8. When the locusts approached the inhabitants shut themselves up to keep them out, but it is impossible as they are so thick.

9. War and famine and death had made them discouraged.

10. When he was first arrested, he said that he and Benwell came to the outskirts of Woodstock that day and he remained there.

II. No real reason can be given for such differences; it is simply the case that the one is customary, or what we are used to, and the other not.

12. The appearance of the serf, or bondsman, was more sad and sullen than Wamba.

13. His absent friends had every confidence in him and believed their deposits were perfectly safe in his hands; and when he told them shortly after the bank had failed that they had plenty to pay every dollar they owed, and that all that they asked was a little time, and the bank would be open in a few days, they fully believed him.

14. It is for this class that the following directions and suggestions are offered, and which, if carried out, will ensure healthy, luxuriant plants.

15. Flower-pots should be washed as often as mould or fungus growth appears, to allow evaporation and a free access of air.

16. A periphrasis is a circumlocutory and pleonastic cycle of oratorial sonorosity, circumscribing an atom of ideality, enveloped in verbal profundity.

17. You have the power of sending your name down through all times, illustrated by deeds of higher fame and more useful import, than ever were done within these walls.

18. Let us inquire whether the present system of education is harmful to the present generation or not.

19. As Addison's subjects are common, so his language was language that could be understood, and his essays are somewhat long sometimes and tedious.

20. Some, perhaps, are not so fortunate as to have a true friend in their teacher, a kind of guide ; for I think if teachers knew the

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way in which children imitate their actions and follow their example they would be more careful to make that example more like the divine teacher of humanity.

21. As the locusts fell to the earth they were trampled under the hoof of the travellers' horses and they did not miss them their numbers were so great.

22. The city has a large dock-yard compared with its size.

23. He is a boy that has nothing the matter with him, that takes the relish of this world out.

24. He was not an author, but he was a bard.

25. Man has two natures, that of spirituality and that of being corporeal, which always may be considered separate.

26. The doctor answered after a pause for a moment, and rubbing his head at the same time, that it was the only thing he could do.

27. A cloth served in some degree to protect the dignitaries who occupied the chair from the weather.

28. He rode, not a mule, like his companion, but a strong hackney horse.

29. I was not, like His Grace of Bedford, dandled, rocked, and swaddled into a legislator.

30. You have already been informed of the sale of Ford's Theatre, where Mr. Lincoln was assassinated, for religious purposes.

31. The works of God are very wonderful.

32. The duke owed Lord Dice about five thousand pounds, and Temple Grace owed him as many hundreds; Lord Castleford also owed him seven hundred and fifty, and the baron owed him a small sum.

33. As smoke is driven away, so chase (drive?) them away.

34. We played croquet in the morning; we played lawn tennis in the afternoon; and we played chess in the evening.

35. No one seems to have believed our report. (Interrogation.)

36. He worked all night in his office, he worked next day at his trade, and he worked at his garden in the evening.

37. He became, however, as time passed on, sensual, selfish, despotic, and cruel.

38. A diminutive specimen of the feminine gender, rejoicing in the euphonious cognomen of Mary, was possessed of a young animal called, in common parlance, a lamb. The exterior woolly covering of the quadruped was in color white as the driven snow; and to all places and localities whithersoever the said Mary in her wanderings did perambulate, the aforesaid small quadruped in like manner was just as certain to peregrinate.

39. Resolved, That this Association expresses the regret with which they have heard of the death of Mr. J. B., who added to great ability the virtues of courtesy and kindness to the other members of his profession, coupled with the highest integrity, and they desire to convey to Mrs. B. and family their heartfelt sympathy in a bereavement, that is felt by the profession throughout the province.

40. Addison suffered much from attacks of asthma, and died in the calmness of a confident trust in God.

41. He fell forward suddenly one day whilst gardening with his head in a bed of mignonette, and when taken up was as dead as a stone.

42. A man finds himself pleased, he does not know how or why with the cheerfulness of his companion; it is like a sudden sunshine that awakens a secret delight in the mind without his attending to it.

43. “If you wish to find the Professor," said the student, “crucify the quadrangle, ascend the grades, make a dextral vert, and you will find him perambulating his domicile or prospecting his fenestrum.

44. Along the ranks go officer and sergeant until the front rank is reached.

45. Our hearts will go out to those that have helped to make the Convention days profitable, never to be forgotten, and delightful.

46. Being deeply sensible of the increasing evils caused by intemperance, alarmed at the dangers of, and commiserating the

misery caused by intemperance, we believe it has become our duty to unite our efforts for its extermination.

47. The secretary shall read the minutes and all the papers ordered to be read.

48. In a short editorial in our last number, we pointed out the want in our school system of any attention being paid to the artistic sensibilities of our pupils.

49. The old soil should be picked out from the outer edges of the roots, care being taken not to break the roots too much, the object of re-potting being to not only give a larger-sized pot, but making the soil more porous by renewing as in cultivating land.

50. His reign was like the course of a meteor, which shoots along the face of heaven, which sheds around an unnecessary and portentous light, which is swallowed up by universal darkness.

51. The best possible way to learn geography would probably be to travel through the country ; perhaps the next best way is by studying the progress of a war in the newspapers with the aid of maps.

52. If the formation of character is one of the aims of the teacher, as we have often insisted, let him be excessively cautious how he ridicules.

53. We spoke lately of discouragement as being one of the strongest wasters of brain power; there is a method employed by some teachers to correct faults which is even worse in its injurious results

ridicule. 54. Joseph Wilson Swan, the electric light inventor, lives elegantly at Bromley, England ; and is described as a handsome man with a noble head set on a rather long neck, a distinguishing character of the Swan family.

55. Why remain in the land of snow, when you can visit New Orleans and return for $31.85, where the magnolia is in bloom.

56. A gentleman once drove up to a hotel, and giving his horse into the care of the hostler said: “Extricate this quadruped from the vehicle, stabulate him, supply him with a sufficient quantity of nutritious aliment, and when the Aurora of morn shall again

dawn, I will amply repay you for your amiable hospitality.” The hostler, amazed, hastened in to tell his master that a Dutchman wanted to see him.

57. Answer my prayer which is, if you dwell on this island or no, and that you inform me how to conduct myself.

58. All these tales were told in that drowsy tone that men talk in in the dark.

59. The expression of his face showed no more self-denial than his dress that he despised earthly pomp.

60. He was a man of many accomplishments and virtues, thoughtful in his doings, winning in his address, a kind friend, a faithful and loving husband, an affectionate father, and he played melodious tunes on the jews-harp.

61. The French foot guards are dressed in blue and all the marching regiments in white, which has a very foolish appearance for soldiers, and as for blue regimentals, it is only fit for the Horse Guards Blue or the Artillery.

62. Up the perfume-swept avenue of love, and under the roseate archway of hymen, they had passed into the joy-lit realms of that higher and holier existence where soul meets soul on limpid waves of ecstatic feeling, and hearts touch hearts through the blended channel of lips in rapture linked.

63. The author of the Waverley Novels was not only remarkable for his talent; he was equally remarkable for his industry.

64. I heard a cobbler who could scarcely put a sole on a shoe say that the soul is not immortal, and his sole reason was that he could not believe it.

65. But though we think the conduct of the regicides blamable, that of Milton appears to us in a very different light. The deed was done. It could not be undone. The evil was incurred. The object was to render it as small as possible. We censure the chiefs of the army for not yielding to the popular opinion. We cannot censure Milton for wishing to change that opinion. (Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of inserting connectives between these sentences.)

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