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Aspire to greater things

With heav'n-exalted eye

With steadfast tread, and bearing high, And Hope on joyful wings.

Press on, with purpose pure,
Nor cast one look behind;

Ambitious still to store thy mind
With that which shall endure.

Seek but the Good and Great !

Man's mission on the earth

Is progress ever from his birth; Nor should his zeal abate.

Aspire to better deeds!

With Hope and Love entwined,

Let emulation fill thy mind, To haste when duty leads.

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OF

LESSON BOOKS.

BOOK VI.

INCLUDING

READING, SPELLING, AND ARITHMETIC.

EDITED BY

J. WERNER LAURIE,

AUTHOR OF

Henry's First History of England.
Henry's First Scripture Lessons.
Maxwell's General Geography.
Maxwell's First Lessons in Geography.
Maxwell's Geography of British Empire.
Home and its Duties.
Trip Round the World: with Conversations.
Werner's First German Course.
The Playbour Library, 6 vols.

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SIXTH LESSON BOOK.

THE NEW YEAR.

HUGH MILLER. *

DERIVATION.

MEANING. Degree, Lat., de, and gradus, a The 360th part of a circle. 60 step.

geographical miles. Careering, Lat., carrus, a car. Moving or running rapidly. Archipelago, Gr., archos, chief, or a cor- The chief sea of the Greeks,

ruption of Aigaios, Æge- or the Ægean Sea ; a sea an, and Pelagos, sea. abounding in small islands.

Applied in the lesson to the numerous islands in the

Indian Ocean. Jungle, Hind., jungul, Sanscrit; Forests, land mostly covered janggala, desert.

with thick underwood, &c. Mosque, Fr., mosquée, Arab. ; mas- A Mohammedan place of wor

jid, from sajada, to bend, ship.

to adore. Pagoda, Persian, put, idol; gada, An idol-house: an Indian house.

temple. Predestined, Lat., prae, before; destino, Ordered or fixed beforehand.

to fix. Appropriate, Lat., ad, to; proprius, To take to one's self as one's one's own.

own property. Inhabitant, Lat., in, in, and habito, One who inhabits or dwells in dwell.

a place. Tenements, Lat., teneo, to hold. Anything that may be held

by a tenant, as a dwelling

or building, &c. IN a few hours we shall have entered on a new year. It is barely ninety degrees distant from us at the present moment.

It landed on the eastern

He was

* Hugh Miller was born in Cromarty, October 10th, 1802. He was descended from a family of sailors, and lost his father by a storm at sea when he was only five years of age. educated at Cromarty Grammar School. From his seventeenth to his thirty-fourth year he worked as a stonemason, devoting bis leisure hours to acquiring knowledge and writing poems and

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