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10. In reading, the principles should be gradually reduced to prattice. Words that require the rising inflection may, by the pupil, be marked with a pencil with the acute (") accent: and such as require the falling inflection, with the grave () accent. Emphatical words may be marked by drawing a straight line over them; and when a rhetorical pause is admissible, a mark, such as a comma, may be inserted after the word.

11. The tones of the voice must, in every instance, be regulated entirely by the nature of the subject.

12. At the beginning of a subject or discourse, the pitch of the voice should, in general, be low: to this rule, however, there are some exceptions, especially in poetry, and even in prose.

13. Though an elegant and harmonious pronunciation of verse, will sometimes oblige us to adopt different inflections from those we use in prose, it may still be laid down as a good general rule, that verse re quires the same inflection as prose, though less strongly marked, and approaching to monotony.-Whenever a sentence, or a member of a sentence, would necessarily require the rising or the falling inflection in prose, it ought always to have the same in poetry.

In revising the present edition, and correcting the proofs, the author has been aided by his friend, Mr. SAMUEL U. BERRIAN.

JUVENILS MENTOR,

The Cruel Boy. 1. As a bird one day was flying to seek food for its young ones, a boy who had a gun in his hand saw it, and sbot the poor thing through its head, and down it fell to the ground. The boy then ran to it, and picked it up ; and when he saw. that it was dead, he was very sorry for what he had done.

2. How cruel it was to kill the poor bird, which never did any harm in all its life ; and to take it from its young ones, which were in the nest, wanting it to come back and feed them.

3. The poor little birds could not think why their mother stayed so long from them, and kept chirping till they were quite tired. At night they grew so cold for want of their mother to brood over them, that they did not know what to do.

4. There were five in the nest, and two of them perished with cold and hunger in the night. The other three lived till the next morning, when, getting to the edge of the nest to look for their mother, two of them fell out, and broke their bones.

5. They lay in great pain, for some time, upon the ground, but could not move, for they were too young to hop or fly. At last the poor things died. But the oiher poor little bird. that was left in the nest, did not die so soon, for it lived all day very cold, and in great pain ; it was almost famished for want of food.

6. It kept chirping as long as it had strength to make any noise, in hopes its mother would hear, and come and feed it. But, poor thing, she was dead, and could not bear it. So, at last, when it was quite tired, it lay still at the bottom of the nest ; and in the night it rained fast, and the wind blew; so it'died with cold, just as it began to grow daylight.

7. Thus, there was an end of the five pretly young birds, which all died in such a painful manner, because a hardhearted, cruel boy shot their poor mother.

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10. In reading, the principles should be gradually reduced to prattice. Words that require the rising inflection may, by the pupil, be marked with a pencil with the acute (") accent: and such as require the falling inflection, with the grave () accent. Emphatical words may be marked by drawing a straight line over them; and when a rhetorical pause is admissible, a mark, such as a comma, may be inserted after the word.

11. The tones of the voice must, in every instance, be regulated entirely by the nature of the subject.

12. At the beginning of a subject or discourse, the pitch of the voice should, in general, be low : to this rule, however, there are some exceptions, especially in poetry, and even in prose.

13. Though an elegant and harmonious pronunciation of verse, will sometimes oblige us to adopt different inflections from those we use in prose, it may still be laid down as a good general rule, that verse requires the same inflection as prose, though less strongly marked, and approaching to monotony.-Whenever a sentence, or a member of a sentence, would necessarily require the rising or the falling inflection in prose, it ought always to have the same in poetry.

In revising the present edition, and correcting the proofs, the author has been aided by his friend, MR. SAMUEL U. BERRIAN.

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JUVENILS MENTOR,

The Cruel Boy. 1. As a bird one day was flying to seek food for its young ones, a boy who had a gun in his hand saw it, and shot the poor thing through its head, and down it fell to the ground, The boy then ran to it, and picked it up ; and when he saw that it was dead, he was very sorry for what he had done.

2. How cruel it was to kill the poor bird, which never did any harm in all its life ; and to take it from its young ones, which were in the nest, wanting it to come back and feed them.

3. The poor little birds could not think why their mother stayed so long from them, and kept chirping till they were quite tired. At night they grew so cold for want of their mother to brood over them, that they did not know what to do.

4. There were five in the nest, and two of them perished with cold and hunger in the night. The other three lived till the next morning, when, getting to the edge of the nest to look for their mother two of them fell out, and broke their bones. 5. They lay in great pain, for some time, upon

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ground, but could not move, for they were too young to hop or fly. At last the poor things died. But the oiher poor little bird, that was left in the nest, did not die so soon, for it lived all day very cold, and in great pain ; it was almost famished for want of food.

6. It kept chirping as long as it had strength to make any, noise, in hopes its mother would hear, and come and feed it. But, poor tbing, she was dead, and could not bear it. So, at last, when it was quite tired, it lay still at the bottom of the nest ; and in the night it rained fast, and the wind blew , so it died with cold, just as it began to grow daylight.

7. Thus, there was an end of the five pretty young birds, which all died in such a painful manner, because a hard hearted, cruel boy shot their poor mother.

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The Silly Girl. 1. A LITTLE girl, whose mother was so kind as to teach her to read, had a great many pretty books given to her ; but she was so silly, that she would not take care of them, but used to spoil, and tear them so, that they could not be read.

2. One day her aunt gave her a new book, full of spelling and reading, and pretty pictures, desiring her to take care of it, and not let it get soiled or torn. The little girl said she would be sure to keep it very choice.

3. But it was not long before she forgot to put it into her box, after she had been reading in it; and so it was tossed about, and some of the leaves were pulled out, and the back was broken off; and at last a little dog, in playing with it, gnawed it all into pieces.

4. Then the little girl could not read in it any more, nor see the pretty pictures again. She was now sadly vexed, that she had been so careless, and wished for a new book; and her father was so kind as to give her one. But she soon let that be spoiled, as the others had beer.

5. All her friends grew tired of giving her books, when they saw that she took no care of them; and she was obliged at last to go without any to read in.

6. What a sad thing that was, to have no book, and to grow up, and not to be able to spell or read. I hope all the little boys and girls who hear about this careless child, will think of her, and take care not to let their books be so spoiled and torn as hers were ; but, when they have done reading, to put them away in some place where they will be safe,

and ready against the next time they want them.

The Brother and Sister. 1. A GENTLEMAN had two children, a son and a daughter. The boy was often more admired for beauty, than the little girl. They were both very young, and happened one day to be playing near their mother's looking-glass.

The boy, pleased with his appearance, viewed himself for some time, and observed to his sister how handsome he was.

2. The poor little girl was very much hurt at his remark, and went quickly to her father to be revenged upon him ; and, in the height of her resentment, said it was a shame

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