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1889 Excerpt: ...as, breaking, writing. A participle that denotes
finished action is called a past participle; as, broken, written.
Read the following sentences, and tell the use of each word in
Italics: --1. Opening her eyes, she saw the bright sunshine. 2. The
clouds, gathering in the east, warned us of the coming rain. 3.
Taking a key from his pocket, he unlocked the chest. 4. The
traveller, fatigued by his journey, slept soundly. 5. She rose,
trembling with fear, to unbar the door. 6. Entering the room, he
found the captain sitting alone. 7. Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing,
Onward through life he goes. WRITTEN EXERCISES. I. Copy these
verbs, and add inff to each, to form the present participle: --Copy
the past participles in the following list, and write opposite each
the verb from which it is derived: --PRONOUNCING EXERCISE.
Pronounce: --Sound o in these words like o in note. st5ne, forge,
h5me, sword, wholesome, whole, forgery, homely, wSn't, only. Sound
6 and 6e in these words like o in ton. done, doth, none, some,
mother, does, dost, nothing, cover, wonder. LESSON LIX.
COMPOSITION. PICTURES IN POEMS. "Goldenhair climbed up on
Grandpapa's knee; Dear little Goldenhair tired was she, All the day
busy as busy could be." When you read these lines, what persons do
you see? Where is "Grandpapa "--in the house or outdoors? Is he
walking, standing, or sitting? Is he large or small, young or old?
Of what color is his hair? Does he look cross, or has he a kind,
pleasant face? Describe the little girl. How old is she? Of what
color are her eyes and her hair? What do you see "Goldenhair" do?
How does "Grandpapa" receive her? WRITTEN EXERCISES. Study
carefully the following extracts, and then give full descriptions
of the pictures which you see ...
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