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5. « From the thicket the man-munter sprung;

My cries echo'd loud through the air : There wěre fury and wrăth on his tongue;

He was deaf to the voice of despair. 6. “ Flow, ye tears, down my cheeks ever flow;

Still let sleep from my eye-lids depart; And still may the sorrows of wo,

Drink deep of the stream of my heart. 7. “But hark! o'er the silence of night

My Ăd'i-lă’s accents I hear;
And mournful, beneath the wân light,

I see her lov'd image appear.
8. 6 Slow o’er the smooth ocean she glides,

As the mist that hangs light on the wave; And fondly her partner she chides,

Who lingers so long from his grave. 9. 6 Oh, Măr'a-tăn! haste thee,” she cries,

Here the reign of oppression is o’er; The tyrant is robb’d of his prize,

And Ăd'i-lă sorrows no more.' 10. “ Now sinking ămidst the dim ray,

Her form seems to fade on my view : 01 stay thee, my Ad'i-lă, stay !

She beckons, -and I must pursue. 11. 6 To-morrow the white man, in vain,

Shall proudly account me his slave :
My shackles I plunge in the main,
And rush to the realms of the brave !99*


The Swallows.
1. ERE yěllow autumn from our plains retird,

And gave to wintry storms the varied year,
The swallow race, with foresight clear inspir'd,

To southern climes prepar’d their course to steer. 2. On Dā'mon's roof a grave assembly sat,

His roof, a refuge to the feather'd kind : With serious look he markd the nice debate, And to his Dē'li-ă thus address’d his mind : *It may not be improper to remind the young reader, that the anguish of the unhappy negroes, on being separated for ever fron their country and dearest connexions, with the dreadful prospect of perpetual slavery, frequently becomes so ex'qui-gite, as to produce derãngement of mind, and suicide.

3. “Obşěrve' yon twitt'ring flock, my gentle maid;

Obşěrve', and read the wondrous ways of Heav'n!
With us, through summer's genial reign they stay'd,

And food and lodgings to their wânts wĕre giv'n. 4. 6 But now, through sācred prē’sciènce,* well they know

The near approach of elemental strife;
The blust'ring tempest and the chilly snow,

With every want and scourge of tender life.
5 6 Thus taught, they meditate a speedy flight;

For this, e’en now they prune their vig’rous wing;
For this, consult, advise, prepare, excite;

And prove their strength in many an airy ring. 6. “ They feel a pow'r, an impulse all di-vine !

That wârns them hence; they feel it and obey :
To this di-rěc'tion all their cares resign,

Unknown their destin'd stage, unmark'd their way. 7. “ And doeş no pow'r its friendly aid dispense,

Nor give us tidings of some happier clime ?
Find we no guide in gracious Prov'idence,

Beyond the stroke of death, the verge of time? 8. “ Yes, yes, the sācred oracles we hear,

That point the path to realms of endless day;
That bid our hearts nor death, nor anguish fear:

This, futuref transport; that, to life the way. 9. 6 Then let us timely for our flight prepare,

And form the soul for her di-vīne åböde;
Obey the call, and trust the leader's care,

is To bring us safe, through vir'tue’sf paths, to God. 10. " Let no fond love for earth exact a sigh;

No doubts di-věrt our steady steps åsīde ;
Nor let us long to live, nor dread to die :
Heav'n is our hope, and Providence our guide."||

JA'Ga • In prose, pré'she-ěnse. tfü'tshūre. I včr'tshūs. lgyide.

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Containing a selection of words from the lessons in prose of this Book,

arranged as they occur, and marked with the number of the page on which they are to be found ; designed for the benefit of young pupils as incipient lessons to the use of the English Dictionary, and the better understanding of the language.


adjective. pret. preterit or past tense. ad.



substantive. intj. interjection.

verb. por part. participle.

verb active. participial adjective. v. n.

verb neuter. prep. preposition. v.a.& n.

verb act. & neut.





V. a.

p. a.

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-13.Compi'ler, s. one who collects from various Persep'tion, s. consciousness, idea. autho.s.

Emo'tion, s. excitement of mind. Elocu'tion, s. Auency of speech

Pas'sion, s. violent commotion of the mind. Ada'pt, v. a. to fit, to suit.

Paragraph, s. a distinct part of a discourse. Peru'sal, 9. the act of reading.

Interroga'tion, s. a note that marks a quesDiph'thong, s. a coalitron of two vowels to tion, thus [? ], a question. form one sound.

Exclama'tion, s. a note by which a pathet. Con'sonant, s. a letter which cannot be ical sentence is marked, thus [!] sounded by itself.

Eleva'tior., s. a raising up, exaltation. -12.

Paren'thesis, s. a sentence included within

these marks, and which may be omitted Respe'ct, s. regard, reverence, relation.

without injuring the sense. Sen'tence, s. a short paragraph, condemna

Mod'erate, a. temperate, not excessive. tion.

Depres'sion, s. act of pressing down. Oboroughly, ad. fully..

Effecual, a. powerful, efficacicus. Combina'tion, s. union.

Endeav'our, v. n. to labour to a certain purPropriety, s. justness, exclusive right.

pose. Accent, s. the manner of pronouncing: Mod'ulate, v. a. to form sound to a certain Em'phasis, s. a remarkable stress laid upon

key, or to certain notes. a word or sentence.

Solemn, a. awful. a'dence. &. fall of the voice.

Se'rious, a. grave.
Precise, a. exact, strict, fermal.

Familiar, a. affable, free.
Importance, s. concern, consequence.
Emphatical, a. forcible, strong.

Gay, a. airy, merry.

Kumorous, a jocular, capricious. There'fore, ad. for this reason.

Iron'ical, a. expressing one thing and mean Affec'ted, p. a. moved, conceited.

ing another. Insip'id, a. without taste, dull

Pas'sage, s. part of a book, a journey. Previously, ad. beforehand.

Absu'rd, a. contrary to reason. Grad'ual, a. proceeding by degrees..

Triv'ial, a. trifling, worthless, vile. Abru'pt, a. broken, sudden.

Formal'ity, s. ceremony.
Varilety, s. intermixture, change.

Verse, s. poetry, a paragraph.
Economy, s. management, frugality.
Con’ma, s. a point, or short pause [ ] in Narrative, a. story-telling, relating.

Prose, s. language not restrained to aumber writing or printing.

Didac'tick, a. giving precepts.
Leisurely, ad. slowly.
Semico'lon, s, a mark or pause ( ;) longer Pathei'ick, a. moving.

Descriptive, a. describing
than a comma, half a colon.
Co'lon, s. a mark or pause ( : ) longer than a

Rhy'ming, p. a. agreeing in sound. semicolon, and shurter than a period.

14.Pe'riod, s. a point or pause [.] longer than Tone, 8. note, sound, a whine,

a colon, a circuit, epoch, complete sen- Confirma'tion, s. additional proof. tence, end or conclusion.

Displa'y, s. exhibition. La 'guid, a. faint, weak.

In'cident, a. apt to happen, casual.


Pronuncia'tioa, 8. act or mode of utterance. Dishonour, s. reproach, disgrace. Inconye'nient, a. incommodivus, unfit. Presump'tuous, a. arrogant, confident. Disgus'ting, p. a. giving offence.

Worth, a. deserving of, equal in value t. Exbau'st, v. a. to draw out totally.

Exempt, a. free by privilege. Extre'me, s. utmost point, extremity. Wis'dom, s. the power of judging rightly, Ordinary, a. common, regular, mean. Providence, s. dívine superintendence, foreMum'ble, v. a. & n. to speak inwardly. sight. Delib'erate, a. slow, wary.

Hon'est, a. just, upright, chaste. Precip'itant, a. hasty, rash.

Pleas'ant, a. delightful, cheerful. Fatigue, v. a. to tire, weary.


Hereaf'ter, ad. in a future state. Dro'nish, a. sluggish, idle.

Na'ture, sa an imaginary being supposed to Hem, v. n. tw utter a noise by viclent expul- preside over the material and animal world, sion of the breath.

the regular course of things. Yawn, v. n. to gape,

Gratitude, s. desire to return benefits. Elevate, v. a. to raise up, to exalt. Mor'al, a. relating to the practice of men toDepre'ss, v. a. to let fall, to sink.

wards each other. Learning, s. literature, skill in any thing, Favourite, a regarded with love or favour. Prone, a. disposed.

Instead, ad. in place of. Habitual, a. accustomed, inveterate.

Extraordinary, a. remarkable, more than Prece'ding, p. a. going before in time or place.

Bener'çlent, a. kind, having good will. Delicacy, s. softness, nicety.

Ad'versé, a. calamitous, afflictive. Shrill, a. of a very piercing sound. Warrant, s. a writ of caption or authority. Can'ting, p.a. sperking with a particular tone. Awful, to worshipful, struck with awe.

-21.Gri-ma'ce, s. a distortion of tne countenance, Disda'in, v. a. to scorn. air of affectation

Endelar, v. a. to make dear. Whim'sical, a. fanciful, capricious.

Con'fidence, s. trust, assurance. Pecu’liar, a. belonging to any one with ex. En'vious, a. infected with envy. clusion of others, appropriate.

O'dious, a. hateful. -16.

Disposit'ion, s. temper, method, tendency. Con'trary, s. a thing of opposite qualities to

Gra'ciously, ad. kindly. another.

Trac'table, a. nianageable, docile. Considerable, a. more than a little.

Pee'vish, a. easily offended. latelligible, a. to be conceived by the un

Har'mony, s. just proportion of sound.concord derstanding.

- 22.Com' petent, a qualified, fit.

Unfor'tunate, a. not successful, unprosperous. Skill, s. knowledge of any practice or art.

Asha'med, a. touched with shame. L'itate, v. a. to copy, to counterfeit.

Pre'cept, s. an authoritative rule.

Journey, s. travel, a passage.
Vice, s. a course of action opposite to virtue. Drea'ry, a. gloomy, horrid.
Ten'der, a. compassionate, easily pained. Terrible, a. dreadful, causing fear.
Truth, s. honesty, reality.

Affec'tionate, a. fond, tender.
Opportu'nity, s. suitableness of circumstances Disobe'dience, s. breach of duty, incompli- '

to any end. Ines'timoble, a. too valuable to be rated. Atone'ment, s. expiation, concordia Treas'ure, s. riches accumulated.

A part'ment, s. a room. Mer'it, v. a. to desery. earn.

Kesearch, s. inquiry. Approba'tion, s. act of approving.

-23. Virtuous, a. mora’ly good. Reputa'tion, s. credit honour.

Irrep'arable, a. not to be repaired.

U'sual, a. common, customary. Vir'we, s. moral goodness.

Pret'ty, a. neat, beautiful without grandeur. --18.

Cordial, a. hearty, sincere. Generous, a. noble of mind.

Inexhaus'tible, a. not to be spent. Cen'sure, s. blame, reproach.

Irres'olute, a. net determined. Partial'ity, §. unequal judgment, injustice.

-24. Wan'ton, a. gay, foose, lascivious. Patient, a. calm under pain, not basty.

immediate, a. instant, acting by itself. frugality, s. good husbandry, parsimony.

La'va, s. squid matter emitted from volcaRidicule, v, a. to expose to laughter. .

Prec'ious, a. valuable, costly. -19.-

Preserva'tion, s. act of saving or keeping. Hum'ble, a, modest, not proud.

Filial, a. befitting a son. Compasʼsionate, a. inclined to pity, Admira'tion, s. the act of regarding with Solitary, a. living alone, dismal.

wonder. Orphan, s. a child which has lost father or Posterity, s. succeeding generations. mother or both.

Ten'derness, s. state of being tender. Courtesy, s. civility, complaisa’nco. Institution. $, establishment



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Eroe'ss, s. intemperancs.

Ener'vate, v. a. to weakes Persua'de, V. a. to bring to an opinion. Adieu, intj. farewell. -25.

-29.Men'ace, s. a threat.

Husbandman, s. one who works in tillage
Explana'tion, s. interpretation.

Orchard... a garden of fruit trees.
Luxu'riously, ad. voluptuously.

Condizion, 8. state, quality, rank.
Pep'sion, s. a settled allowance.

Thrive, v. n. to prosper.
Livre, s. Fr. a sum a fraction over 18 and a

Declı'ne, v. n. to decay.
half cents.

Proportion, s. comparative relation of one Louis-d'örs', s. a gold coin of France a

thing to another. fraction over $4,44 cts.

Example, s. copy, precedent.

Au'tumn, s. third season of the year.
Advance, s. the act of coming forward.
Main'tenance, s. support, continuance.

Effort, s. struggle, endeavour.

Jealousy, s. suspicious fear.
Dev-as-ta'tion, s. waste, havock.

Share, v. a. to divide, to part among many Remon'strate, v. n. to make a strong repre- Negʻligence, s. habit of omitting by heed sentation.

Barbarous, a, savage, cruel.

Injus'tice, s. wrong, iniquity.
Ca'pable, a. sufficient, able.

Fos'ter, v. a. to nurse, to cherish.

Acccun'table, a. of whom an account may

be required. Contortion, s. twist, wry motion.

Nursery, s. a plantation of young trees. Micro-scope, s. an optick instrument for Design, s. a scheme, an intention. viewing small objects.

Com'rade, 8. a companion.
Stud, v. a. to-adorn with studs or knobs.

Cheer'fully, ad. with gayety.
Mag'nifier, s. a glass tuat apparently in- Splen'did, a. showy.
creases the bulk of any object.

Anx'ious, a, uneasy.
Expedit'ion, s. speed, a warlike enterprise.

Remark'able, a. worthy of note.
Fortitude, s. courage, strength.

Opposition, s. hostile resistance.
Ver'nal, a. belonging to the spring

In'timate, a. familiar, inmost.
Seren'ity, s. calmness, quietness.

Prel'ate, s. an ecclesiastick of the highest
Verdure, s. green colour.

order. Perfume, s. sweet odour.

Commuricate, v. a. to impart, to reveal. -27,

Facility, s. easiness to be performed.

Bishop, s. an overseer of the church.
Drought, s. dry weather, thirst.

Prin'cipal, a. chief, capital.
Fraógrant, a. sweet of smell.

Bus'iness, s. employment.
Impu'te, v. a. to attribute.

Fortunate, a. lucky, successful.
Antic'ipate, v. a. to preclude, to foretaste. Artist, s. professor of an art.
Foreign, a. not of the country, alien. Human'ity, s. tenderness, the nature of man.
Exhibition, s. the act of showing, display. Sorrow, s. gries, sadness.
Fig'ure, $. a shape, a character denoting a Deport'ment, s. conduct, behaviour

Hes'itate, v. n. to pause, to be doubitul.
Elegant, a. pleasing, nice.

Beau'tiful, a. fair.
Sym'metry, s. proportion, harmony.

Huma'ne, a. kind, benevolent.
Plac'id, a. gentle, mild.

Ser'vice, s. use, menial office.
Coun'tenance, s. face, look, support.

Opportune'ly, ad. seasonably.
Deforʻrnity, s. ugliness.

Provin'cial, a. relating to a province.
External, a. outward, visible.

Applau'se, s. publick praise.
Fiērce, a. savage, furious.

Baron, s. a degree of nobility.
Doc'ile, a. easily instructed.

Posses'sion, s. state of having in one's owo
Trav'erse, v. a. to cross, to wander over.

hands. Sus'tenance, s. support, victuals.

Depen'dence, s. trust, reliance. -28.

Ev'idence, s. proof, testimony.

Covenant, s. a contract.
Preclu'de, v.a. to shut out.

Lease, s. a contract for a temporary posset
Care'less, a. without care, heedless.

sion of houses or lands.
Aromat'ick, a. spicy.

Ten'ant, s. one who holds of another.
Delic'ious, a, sweet, delicate.

Mate'rial, a. important, Lot 'spiritual.
Dain ty, s. a delicacy.

Inex'orable, a. not to be moved by entreaty.

, s. time passing between two as- Expulsion, s. the act of driving out. signable points, interstice.

Seizure, s. the act of taking forcible posset Phi'al, 8. a small bottle.

sion. Epicure, s. one given to luxury.

Righ'teous, a. just, virtuous. Sensual'ity, s. addiction to corporeal plea

-33. Philosoph'ick, a. belonging to philosophy. Acce'pt, v. a. to take, to receive. Caution, 8. prudence, warning.

Benefactor, s. he who confers a benebit nefcit. v. a. to make sick with eating Pur'pose, s. intention, design.


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