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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;
I see her lov'd image appear.
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 :
And gave to wintry storms the varied year,
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!
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;
With every want and scourge of tender life.
For this, e’en now they prune their vig’rous wing;
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 :
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 ?
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;
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;
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 ;
JA'Ga • In prose, pré'she-ěnse. tfü'tshūre. I včr'tshūs. lgyide.
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.
-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.
Familiar, a. affable, free.
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.
Verse, s. poetry, a paragraph.
Prose, s. language not restrained to aumber writing or printing.
Didac'tick, a. giving precepts.
Descriptive, a. describing
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.
Affec'tionate, a. fond, tender.
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
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
Orchard... a garden of fruit trees.
Condizion, 8. state, quality, rank.
Thrive, v. n. to prosper.
Declı'ne, v. n. to decay.
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.
Jealousy, s. suspicious fear.
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.
Injus'tice, s. wrong, iniquity.
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.
Cheer'fully, ad. with gayety.
Remark'able, a. worthy of note.
Opposition, s. hostile resistance.
In'timate, a. familiar, inmost.
Prel'ate, s. an ecclesiastick of the highest
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.
Prin'cipal, a. chief, capital.
Bus'iness, s. employment.
Fortunate, a. lucky, successful.
Hes'itate, v. n. to pause, to be doubitul.
Huma'ne, a. kind, benevolent.
Ser'vice, s. use, menial office.
Opportune'ly, ad. seasonably.
Provin'cial, a. relating to a province.
Applau'se, s. publick praise.
Baron, s. a degree of nobility.
Posses'sion, s. state of having in one's owo
hands. Sus'tenance, s. support, victuals.
Depen'dence, s. trust, reliance. -28.
Ev'idence, s. proof, testimony.
Covenant, s. a contract.
Lease, s. a contract for a temporary posset
sion of houses or lands.
Ten'ant, s. one who holds of another.
Mate'rial, a. important, Lot 'spiritual.
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.