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37. OB, and its forms, O, Oc, OF, OP, signify in front, in the way of, against, in, or on; as, obtrude, to thrust in the way; oppose, to place in front of, or against.

38. OUT, beyond, excess; as, outlive, to live beyond; outrun, to run beyond.

39. OVER, above, excess, beyond; as, overflow, to flow over or above; overcharge, to charge beyond.

40. PARA, beside, near, like; as, parallel, extending in a like di


41. PER, through, fully, by; as, perfect, fully done; pervade, to go through.

42. PERI, round about; as, perimeter, a measure round about.

43. POST, after; as, postscript, written after.

44. PRE, before; as, predict, to tell before; precursor, a runner before.

45. PRETER, beyond, past; as, preternatural, beyond what is natural. 46. PRO, for, fore, forth, forward; as, pronoun, for or instead of a noun; proceed, to go forward; provoke, to call forth.

47. PUR, for; as, purchase, to buy for a price; purvey, to carry or provide for.

48. RE, back, again; as, retract, to draw or take back; republish, to publish again.

49. RETRO, backward, back; as, retrograde, going backward; retrospect, a looking back.

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50. SE, aside, or apart from; as, select, to choose from; secede, to go aside.

51. SINE, without; as, sinecure, without care or labor; sincere, without wax, pure, (honey;) simple, without a fold.

52. SUB, and its forms, Su, Suc, SuF, SUG, SUM, SUP, Sus, signify under, after, from under, up; as, subscribe, to write under; suffer, to bear under; suppress, to press under; support, to bear up; sustain, to hold up.

53. SUPER, above, over, excess; as, supervise, to look over; superfluous, flowing to excess, more than is necessary.

54. SUR, above, over, upon; as, surmount, to rise above; survive, to live above or beyond.

55. SYM, and its forms, SY, SYL, SYS, signify together, with; as, sympathy, a suffering or feeling with; system, standing together or with.

56. TRANS, beyond, through, change, over; as, transgress, to go over or beyond; transport, to carry over; transparent, appearing througn; transform, to change the form.

57. UN, before an adjective, signifies not; as, unable, not able.

58. UN, before a verb, signifies, undo, take off; as, undress, to take off clothes; unfetter, to undo fetters.

59. UNDER, beneath; as, underclerk, beneath the principal clerk, undersell, to sell beneath or under the price of another.

60. UP, aloft, high, over; as, upset, to turn over.

61. WITH, from, against; as, withhold, to hold from; withstand, to stand against.


62. ABILITY or IBILITY, quality or power; as, durability, quality or power of lasting; divisibility, the quality of being divided or separated into parts.

63. ABLE, IBLE, BLE, that can be; as, portable, that can be carried; curable, that can be cured; flexible, that can be bent.

64. Ac, of or belonging to, one who; as, elegiac, belonging to elegy; maniac, one who is mad.

65. ACEOUS, consisting of, resembling; as, herbaceous, consisting of herbs. 66. Acy, being, state of being, office; as, celibacy, state of being single; magistracy, office of magistrate.

67. AGE, collection, state, being, state of being, thing, sum; as, foliage, collection of leaves; bondage, state of being tied.

68. AL, ICAL, of, becoming, belonging to, befitting, act of, thing; as, filial, becoming for a son; botanical, belonging to botany; revisal, the act of revising.

69. AN, pertaining, belonging, or relating to, one who; as, sylvan, relating to a wood; historian, one who writes history.

70. ANCE, ANCY, being or state of being, act or ing; as, compliance, act of complying; constancy, state of being constant.

71. ANE, belonging to; as, mundane, belonging to the world; urbane, belonging to the city.

72. ANT, being, ing, one who; as, brilliant, shining; assistant, one who assists.

73. AR, pertaining or relating to, one who; as, solar, relating to the sun; beggar, one who begs.

74. ARD, one who; as, sluggard, one who is sluggish.

75. ARY, belonging or relating to, one who, the place, thing that; literary, relating to literature; missionary, one who is sent; library, the place for books.

76 ATE, one who, to make, to give, having, full; as, graduate, one who takes a degree; debilitate, to make feeble; animate, having life.

77. CLE, little; as, canticle, a little song; particle, a little part.

78. Doм; place, power, state of being; as, freedom, state of being free

79. EE, one who; as, absentee, one who is absent.

80. EER, one who; as, mountaineer, one who lives on a mountain.

81. EN, made of, to make; as, wooden, made of wood; harden, to make

82. ENCE, ENCY, state of being, act, being, ing; as, confluence, a flowing
together; adherence, act of adhering; impotency, state of being without

83. ENT, being, ing, one who; as, antecedent, going before; agent, one
who acts.

84. ER, one who; as, teacher, one who teaches.

85. ESCENCE, act or state of growing, becoming; as, convalescence, state
of growing well.

86. ESCENT, growing or becoming; as, convalescent, becoming well.

87. FUL, full of; as, doubtful, full of doubt.

88. Fy, to make; as, magnify, to make great.

89. HOOD, state of, office; as, childhood, state of a child.

90. Ic, Ics, thing, art, science, one who; as, logic, the science of reason
ing; ethics, the science of morals; critic, one who


91. IC, ICAL, belonging to; as, heroic, or heroical, belonging to a hero.
92. ICE, being, thing that, thing done; as, justice, being just.
93. ID, belonging to, being, ing; as, timid, being afraid.

94. ILE, belonging to, can be; as, juvenile, belonging to youth.

95. INE, belonging to, thing, act of, one who ; as, marine, belonging to the
sea; marine, one who is a soldier on shipboard; doctrine, the thing taught.
96. ION, act of, state of being, ing; as, expulsion, the act of driving out.
97. ISE, IZE, to make, to give; as, fertilize, to make fertile.

98. ISH, belonging to, like, little of, to make; as, boyish, like a boy;
publish, to make public.

99. ISм, an idiom, state of being, doctrine; as, Anglicism, an English
idiom; heroism, state of being a hero.

100. IST, one who; as, artist, one who practises an art

101. ITE, one who, having; as, favorite, one who is favored; definite.
having a limit.

102. ITY, TY, state of being, being; as, felicity, state of being happy.
103. IVE, one who, having power, ing; as, operative, one who works;
inventive, having power to invent.

104. KIN, little; as, manikin, a little man.

105. LENT, full of, containing; as, virulent, containing poison.

106. LESS, without; as, fruitless, without fruit.

107. LET, little; as, streamlet, a little stream.

108. LIKE, like, or resembling; as, warlike, like or resembling war.
109. LING, little, young; as, duckling, a little or young duck.

110. Ly, like, like in quality; as, manly, like a man.

111. MENT, being, state of being, act, thing; as, retirement state of
oeing retired; payment, act of paying.

112. MONY, state of being, thing; as, sanctimony, state of being sacred 113. NESS, being, state of being; as, blessedness, state of being blessed.

114 Оck, little; as, hillock, a little hill.

115. OR, action or effect of the primitive verb, one who; as, clamor, a crying out; benefactor, one who does good.

116. ORY, place, thing, belonging or relating to, ing; as, armory, a place for arms; promissory, relating to a promise; transitory, passing away. 117. OSE, full of; as, verbose, full of words.

118. Or, one who; as, zealot, one who has zeal.

119. Ous, full of, having, consisting of, given to, ing; as, grievous, full of grief; contentious, given to contention.

120. Ry, being, art, place; as, slavery, being a slave; cookery, art of cooking.

121. SHIP, office, state; as, professorship, the office of a professor. 122. SOME, full of, somewhat; as, toilsome, full of toil.

123. STER, one who; as, songster, one who sings.

124. T, TH, thing, being; as, gift, a thing given; length, thing extended. 125. TUDE, UDE, being, or state of being; as, gratitude, state of being grateful.

126. ULE, little; as, reticule, a little bag.

127. URE, thing, act, state of being, art; as, scripture, thing written; composure, state of being composed.

128. WARD, in the direction of; as, homeward, in the direction of home.

129. Y, being, state of being, ing, full of, consisting of; as, antipathy, a feeling against; modesty, state of being modest; dusty, full of dust.



TOWER'S FIRST BOOK, or Gradual Primer.






SECOND BOOK, or Introduction to Gradual Reader.
THIRD BOOK, or Gradual Reader.

FOURTH BOOK, or Sequel to Gradual Reader.

FIFTH BOOK, or North American Second Class Reader.
SIXTH BOOK, or North American First Class Reader.


From J. N. CARRIGAN, Esq., Sup. of Public Education for the State of Louisiana.

Tower's Readers are admirably adapted to the wants and necessities of the common schools in this State, as the principles of the English language are rendered so clear, and the plan is so plain and simple that even that portion of our population whose mother tongue is the French language, would find the series of the utmost utility and assistance. These works are also free from every thing of a sectional or sectarian character. J. N. CARRIGAN,

Superintendent of Public Education.

I entirely concur with the above statement.

Secretary of State.

From Rev. EDWIN HALL, D. D., Norwalk, Ct.

Having known Mr. Tower during his college course as distinguished for judgment, taste, and scholarship, and having known his eminent reputation as a Teacher for many years since, I was prepared to expect that this combination of talent, attainment, and experience would enable him to produce a series of school books of a very high order. On looking over the books which you left with me, this expectation has suffered no disappointment. I regard them as excellent and satisfactory.

From W. G. T. SHEDD, Burlington, Vt.

I am free to say that they strike me as being well adapted to the purpose for which they were made. The elements of good utterance specified in them are few, simple, and real. The mind of the pupil being directed to inflection, stress, emphasis, and pause, is fixed upon essential points alone, and the voice is drilled upon these with thoroughness and exactness by the examples given. I think the general influence of this series must be to make distinct, animated, and natural readers and speakers.

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