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VARIABLE OFFICES OF WORDS.

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Among the words of similar Orthography that differ in their Etymology, are the following: A

. Adj Webster wrote a Dictionary-Walker wrote another. A

Prep Wild winds and mad waves drive the vessel a wreck. About. .Prep

He wandered about the country. About. . Adv He is about fifty years of age. Ave Prep

He stands above us. Above .. Ady He is above forty years of age. After

..Prep He that cometh after me. After .Conj.. He came after you left. After ..... Adj He was in the after part of the ship. As.... ....Frep . To redeem such a rebel as me.- - Wesley.

..Conj. .Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined. As... . Adv .Nature, as far as art can do it, should be imitated As... Pron. .Such as I have give I unto thee. Before .Prep .He stood before the people. Before. Conj They kneeled before they fought. Both . Adj .Situated on both sides of the river. Both .Pron.. .Lepidus flatters both, of both is flattered. Both Conj . And now he is both loved and respected. But... . Prep . All but me were rewarded. But... Conj ..I go-but I return. But... . Adv . If we go, we can but die. But... Verb .I cannot but rejoice at his unexpected prosperity. Ere .Prep . And ere another evening's close. Ere Conj . And ere we could arrive [at] the point proposed. For.. Prep They traveled for pleasure. For. Conj . He cannot be a scholar, for he will not study. Like.. Prep

.Nature all blooming like thee. Like.. . Adj Like causes produce like effects. Near

. Adj At the near approach of the star of day. Near .....Prep

We live near the springs.
Adv Books were never near so numerous.
Neither... Adj. He can debate on neither side of the question.
Neither... Pron We

e saw neither of them.
Neither ... Conj The boy could neither read nor write.
Next ..... Adj The next generation.
Next

. Prep . Adjectives should be placed next their substantives Off. . Adj The off ox should keep the furrow. Off. .Prep . William fell off the load. Only.

· Adj . Virtue only makes us happy. Only.. . Adv Only observe what a swarm is running after her. Opposite.. Adj . On the opposite bank of the river. Opposite. . Prep .We stood opposite the Exchange. Past . Adj A past transaction. Past

.Prep It was past mid-day. Round .... Adj

. Like the round ocean. Round Prep

Flung round the bier. Still. Adj S'ill waters reflect a milder light. Still

Adv Still struggling, he strives to stand. Still......Conj Still, the reflection has troubled me. Since .Prep Since yesterday, we have taken nothing.

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6. The firmament grows brighter

With every golden grain,
As handful after handful

Falls on the azure plain.”—G. Duffield, Jr.

" He sang the fond,
The wild imaginings of his young heart,
For which he gave up home, and friends, and all;
And his sweet tones were clear, and calmly proud:
But, when he told the life of misery,
The breaking bubble, the sad heart, the fame,
Of which too late he proved the emptiness,
His notes were faint and cheerless as the heart
Which sang them.”—Miss Timble.

66 The walls
That close the Universe with crystal in,
Are eloquent with voices that proclaim
The unseen glories of immensity,
In harmonies, too perfect and too high
For aught but beings of celestial mould,
And speak to man in one eternal hymn,
Unfading beauty, and unyielding power.”—Percival.
“The silvery tide will bear thee,

Amid the sound and bloom,
Of many a green and blessed isle,
Whose shining banks illume
Each wandering bark, and pathway dim
Along the passing billows' brim."--Hesperian.
" For lo! ten thousand torches flame and flare

Upon the midnight air,
Blotting the lights of heaven

With one portentous glare.
Behold the fragrant smoke in many a fold

Ascending floats along the fiery sky,
And hangeth visible on high,

A dark, and waving canopy !"-Southey.
* O liberty! I wait for thee,

To break this chain and dungeon bar;
I hear thy spirit calling me,

Deep in the frozen north afar,
With voice like God's, and visage like a star."

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“ A sound system of government requires the per 40 to read, and inform themselves upon political subjects; cive they are the prey of every quack, every impostor, and every agitator, who may practise his trade in the country.”Ll. Brougham.

6. His Lordship knew full well, that the circulation of News. papers would create a spirit of inquiry,ethat wouli search all the hidden abominations of royalty; would roue to free thought the slaves of custom and despotic favor; would strip from titled oppressors the gaudy covering which dazzles the unthinking multitude; would develope a moral power, that would sweep away every stronghold of error and wrong."

H Z B6 Greece has had most abundant cause to mourn on account of the wide-spread influence of this great enemy of the human race.”—Dwight.

“Our ablest patriots are looking out on the deep #exed with storms, with great forebodings and failings of heart, for fear of the things that are coming upon us.

."Bucher. “ It has been the work of the Coalition to destroy all; to place Italy again under the galling yoke of Austria, to take from her, with political liberty, civil and religious freedom, and even freedom of thought; to corrupt her morals, and to heap upon her the utmost degree of degradation."-Sismonni. “What we do at home, we do for Europe, and in Europe."

Mitchell. “ After some hours' carnage, during which the streets ran with blood, peace was restored."--Sumner.

“I firmly believe, that the salvation of our country is the hope of the world.Howes.

Suddenly the clouds broke and the storm rolled off toward Franconia, to burst upon the plains of Saxony."-Schiller.

“With peculiar satisfaction I add, that information has been -received from an agent deputed on our part to Algiers, importing that the terms of a treaty with the Dey and regency of that country have been adjusted in such a manner as to authorizo the expectation of a speedy peace, and the restoration of our unfortunate fellow-citizens from a grievous captivity.”

Wishington. “ The Barbary States, after the decline of the Arabian power, seem to be enveloped in darkness, rendered more palpable by the increasing light among the Christian nations." --Sumner.

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LOLOGICAL CHART.

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SU OS vongress, in the year 1851, by A. S. BARNES & CO., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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