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attendants with the most ardent affection.

2. Washington was the object of much detraction (588) and calumny,
and on no occasion was the digni'y (120) of his character more clearly


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exhibited, than ia his pertinadotu (521) adherence to his resolution, to
take no notice of these slanders.

3. A castuU remark betrayed the precise lo:ality (268) of Wayne,
and enabled Grey to perform the horrible deed, which has loaded his
name with infamy (154).

4. By an unfortunate castuilty in 1777, Arnold was unable to re-
tain his command.

5. To Washington, familiar with Indian warfare, the fallacy (163)
of Braddock's arguments was apparent (362), and in a modest manner
he showed that the troops were in danger of total destruction (507) ;
but as no officer coincided with Washington, Braddock considered
his advice impertinent (521),

6. The decease of two ex-Presidents on the anniversary of our Inde-
pendence, is a remarkable coincidence*

7. The author of "American Forest-Trees" explains (888), in the
most lucid (276) manner, the mode of transplanting (387) indigenous
trees, so as to prevent the decay of the roots.

4L CiE'D-0,* I out, I kiU. CiE'S-UM, to cut, to kiU.

1. Decide, to determine.

2. Excise, a duty on manufac-

tured goods.
2 Precision, exactness.

3. Excision, a cutting out.

4. Decisive, conclusive.

4. Infanticide, killing an infant.

4. Parricide, killing a father or

5. Incision, a cut
Concise, brief. (10.)
Decision, determination. (14.)

1. No impartial (365) historian would palliate (860) the crime of
Dunmore, but would be quick to decidcih&i he was no better than
an incendiary (44) .

2. To calculate (43) the exdse with groat precision, the assessor
must visit each manufactory (282).

3. The eocdsion' Act, by which many a curate (102) was compelled
to practise dissimulation (482), or to expatriate (367) himself, was passed
by Elizabeth.

4. Our penal (376) code (81) is decisive on the question, that
infanticide &Tid parricide are capital (48) crimes.

5. Portia resorted to no supernatural (324) means to defeat Shy lock,
but with feminine (164) ingenuity (204), required him to malje an in
clsion without drawing blood.

42. CAL'E-0, 1 am warm or hot.
1. Scald, to burn with a boiling fluid.

1. When the Romans were able to encircle (71) Jerusalem, and con
tract their lines until they were in close proximity (415) to the walla,

* Cbedo, prononnced o^do; eosum, prononneed erfiML

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Candor, sincerity. (39.)
Incendiary, one who sets houses
on fire. (41.)


the wretched inhabitants poured down boiling water to SdUd their

43. CAL'CTJIrXrS, a UtUe pebble.
Calculate, to reckon. (41.)

44. CAN'D-EO, I glow with heat

1. Incentive, inducement.

2. Candidate, one proposed for


3. Candid, ingenuous.

1. The prospect of a remuneration (320) for labor was such an
incentive, that large numbers were induced to emigrate (295) to
Virginia in the seventeenth century (64).

2. There is no provision (571) in the Constitution, that the Cfindi^
date for Vice-President shall not be from the same State as the

3. Nathan Hale was a man of rectitude (438), and in the most can^
did manner acknowledged his repugnance (418) to becoming a spy ;
but as it was essential (511) to the success of the Amerioatk c^'Use, he
consented to enter the British lines, although he had a presentiment
(473), that he would never return. /

45. CA'H-IS, a dog. ,>^

Canine, pertaining to dogs.

1. The fideliti/ (171) of the canine race, leads man to repose (399)
the greatest confidence (171) in them.

3. Descant, discourse.

4. Enchants, delights highly.

5. Recant, to retract.

46. CAK'T-XrS, a song.

1. Canticle, the Song of Solo-


2. Incantation, enchantment.

3. Chant, a kind of sacred music.

1. The Ckiniicle contains some of the most beautiful Oriental {ZS2)
imagery (228) to be found in the language.

2. The jugglers of the East practise their incantation upon
snakes, and many species (497) of vermin (664).

3. Snake charmers sometimes lie prostrate (503) before the snake,
as if in adoration (354) ; sometimes they sing a low chant, and at
others descant in a tedious oration (354), on their power over evil

4. If the effulgence (198) of the setting sun encliants the beholder,
what must be the rapture, when the glorious radiance (433) of heaven
bursts upon the sight.

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5. The enemies of John Hubs persecuted (476) him with such inali^
mity (279), that they refused him an advocate (580). Huss evinced no
perturbation (646), b\.t in the most placid (886) manner, announced his
irrevocable (680) determination never to recanU

1. Capacious, spacious.

2. Capacitatb, to enable.

3. Captious, cavilling.

4. Captiyatb, to charm.

5. Acceptable, pleasing.

6. Anticipation, expectation.

7. Conceive, have an idea.

8. Conception, idea.

9. Incipient, commencing.

10. Unprincipled, profligate.

11. Pabticipate, to share.

11. Intebcept, to seize by the


12. Pebceptible, capable of being


13. Pbinciple, fixed law.

14. Receive, to take.

14. Receipt, acknowledgment for
money paid.

47. CATI-0, 1 take. CAP'T-TIM, to take.

15. Receptacle, that which re-
ceives or contains.

16. Susceptible, capable of being

16. Recipe, a medical prescrip-

17. Recipient, one who takes.

18. Precept, a rule given.
Accept, to receive. (20.)
Capable, able. (10.)
Capacity, ability. (18.)
Captube, seizure. (14.)
Except, with exclusion of.

Occupation, employment.

Occupied, inhabited. (14.)
Preceptor, a tutor. (18.)
Pbincipal, chief. (2.)

1. A capucUyus edifice (187) intended to accommodate (806) a larg^
congregation (212), should be well supplied with means of ingress and

2. To capacitate the mind to judge correctly, care must be taken
to keep it free from pr^udice (241).

8. Elizabeth of England was of a captions and imperious (229)

4. Elizabeth, when petulant (381) and repulsive (878), still expected
her imaginary (228) charms to captivate every beholder.

6. How ticceptable to the Americans, must have been the torrents
of rain which swelled the Catawba.

6. The anticipation of a Bjpeedy cessation (57) of the war, induced
Comwallis to reiterate (237) the statement, that it was already ended.

7. Charles I. could not conceive ihaX it was/7r^W{cta^(241)tohim,
to detain the Puritans in England.

8. How long did Newton ponder on the subject,before the ctmcep'
Hon of the principle of gravitation (211) entered his mind?

9. The inisipient measures for the manumission (282) of the slaves
in the West Indiei; only changed the ration (167) to that of master
and apprentice.

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10. It was easy for Smith to predict the evils which woald ensue,
when the colony of Virginia was left under the domination (127) of the
unprincipled men, who infested (170) it. .

11. As each soldier was to participate in the plunder, the great-
est e£fort was made to intercut the supplies for General Hull.

12. An enUneht (298) astronomer saw, that there was &perc^tible
deviation (570) in the course of one of the planets.

13. As he could account for it on the j^rinciple of gravitatioa
only, it was conclusive (77) to his mind, that another planet was near.
He watched night after night, and at last discoyered the planet

14. It is a good rule,neyer to receive payment of a debt without
giving a receipt.

15. The Morgue is a receptacle for dead bodies, where they re-
main until their friends are able to identify (226) them.

16. Knowing that the patient was yery susceptible to the influence
(185) of medicine (286), the redpe was written with great care.

17. Elizabeth, after her accession (57), showed great discrimination
(65) in making Lord Burleigh the recipient of the highest honors.

18. Eyery moTo,\ precept contained in the Mosaic Law, proves that
Moses was a wise legislator.

48. CAP'-UT, (CAP'IT-IS,) the head.

1. Recapitulating, repeating


2. Cafitation, coon ting by heads.

3. Precipitately, hastily.

4. Capitulate, to surrender on


5. Precipitate, hastyr

6. Precipice, an abrupt de-

Capital, punishable with

death. (41.)
Decapitate, to behead. (23.)

1. In a recent lecture (258) on the extensive (520) migration (295) to
the New World, John Bright, when recapitulating the causes
of the miseries of Ireland, named as the most prominent, the extrava*
gance (554) of the nobility, and the oppression and extortion (686) to
which, the poor are subjected.

2. Congress has no power to impose a capitation tax, except in
proportion to a census (63) taken every decade.

3. Lincoln, when attacked in 1780 by the superior (518) force of
Clinton, did not precipitately surrender Charleston.

4. Lincoln continued to defend (165) Charleston, until further resist-
ance was useless, and he was obliged to capitulate*

6. The First Continental Congress, in 1774, made no precipitate
declaration of war, but adopted j»ac(/?c (369) measures.

6. The ascent of the Alps can be accomplished (391 ) with proper precau-
Hen (54)i but the whole community must deplore (393) the many inoau-

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tious attempts of travellers, who haye been dashed to pieces oyer ib#

49. CAB'CEB, a prisoxL
1. Incarcerate, to imprison. (23.)

60. CA'BO, (CAB'N-IS,) flesh.
1. Carnage, slaughter.

1. Carcass, a dead body.

2. Incarnate, embodied in 6esh.

Charnel-house, a ^lace for de-
positing dead bodies.

Incarnation, the taking of a
body of flesh. (30.)

1. Much censure (63) was cast on Braddock,for the fearful carnage
in the expedition to Fort Du Quesne. Long after the defeat, the body
of a soldier, or carcass of a noble horse, remained to shock the

2. The Deity (114) became incarnate^ not in the similitude of
angels, but in the form of a servant (479).

3. A walk through the subterranean (627) chameMlOtLse of Paris
is calculated to fill the beholder with horror ; the interminable (525)
passages lined with the corrupt (451) and ghastly remains, the walls
humid (225) with the ^halations (21 8) of decaying bodies, the imaginary
movement (316) of a pall (360) or limb, all aggravate (211) the emotion
(316) caused by this doleful (126) abode.

SL CA'B-US, dear, kind.
1. Caress, to fondle.

1. The fierceness of the lion has been so subdued, that his keeper
has not feared to caress him.

62. CA8TI^G-0, 1 chastise.

1. Castioation, punishment. i 2. Castigate, to punish by

I stripes.

1. The Jews were forbidden to inflict (182) a severer castigation
than thirty-nine stripes.

2. To castigate those in servitude (479) for trifling offences, only
makes the character more obdurate (135).

63. CATJ'8-A, a cause.

1. Accusations, charges. | 2. Accused, charged with crime.

1. When fortune forsook Wolsey, many accusations were brought
against him, and by the King's order he was arrested.

2. Wolsey 's indtmitable (128) will sustained him under every mortifi"
eatton (314), until the King accused him of eoUumaey (544) and
duplicity (IZi). ' \. '

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54. CAUT-IO, eautioii.

1. Caution, prudence in respect I Precaution, preyic us eare. (48.)
to danger. |

1. By uking a dreuitous (71) route, and using great caution, CoL
Barton captured General Prescott in bis dormitory (180), and trantported
(402) iiim to the American lines, before the guard could interpou (899).

65. CAVn.'L.A.acaTil.

1. Cayil, frivolous objection.

1. To every cavil and jeer, Columbus only replied, ''Give me the
means, and I will prove the truth of my theory."

56. CAT-TTS, hollow.

1. Excavate, to hollow out I 2. Ezcatation, a cavity made

I by digging.

1. The workmen employed to excavtUe the ground, for the/oimdSci-
tion (201) of a building in France, discovered in a stratum of clay
some arrow-heads, probably placed there at a remote period.

2. Such was the hoatiUty (224) of the Indians in 1644, that the Vir-
ginians were obliged to make a large exca/WJMon in the declwity (SO)
of an adjacent (288) hill, to which they could resort for concealment (61)


CES'8-TIM, to yield, to go away.

12. Precedent, an example.

13. Procedure, manner of pro-

14. Secession, withdrawing.

15. Hecede, to go back.

16. Ceaseless, unending.
Successive, following in or-

Access, entrance. (17.)
Accession, coming to the

throne. (47.)
Antecedent, going before.

Cessation, discontinuance.

Decease, death. (4.)

57. CE'D'O, I yield, I go away.

1. Success, favorable result.

2. Accede, to agree.

3. Accessory, rendering aid.

4. Ancesi^, a person from

whom one is distantly a

5. Concede, to admit

6. Excess, more than enough.

7. Excessive, exceeding.

8. Incessant, without pause.
8. Precedence, superiority.

8. Succession, series.

9. Intercede, to request in be-

half of another.

10. Intercession, the act of in-


11. Predecessor, one who was in

a place before another.

1. When England adhered with such pertinacity (621) to the "Righl
of Search," and refused to aeffust (244) the difficulty by compromies (805)«
Russia offered to mediate (287), but without sticcess*

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2. As the United States found it impossible to accede to the pro«
posals of Great Britain, it was determined to prosecute (476) the war
with renewed mgor (672).

8. That Burr was guilty of treason may be dubious (132); but,
unless the witnesses coxmaiiied perjury (243), it is positive that he was
necessary to some project, of erecting an empire (229) west of (he

4. The lineal (264) descendants of Henry VII. are found in the
House of Tudor and House of Stuart ; but no sovereign of the lineage
(264) of Stuart,exhibits any of the qualities of his great ancestar»

5. The Secretary of State positively refuses to concede to a neutral
(880) power, the right to supply the enemy with the munitions of

6. As the United States has a large eODcess of cereal productions,
the merchant is able to export (402) grain, and import (402) linen (265),
linseed (265), and other articles of merchandise (293).

7. The excessive use of ardent spirits induced Congress, in 1790,
to lay a tax on every distillery (604), not so much to promote (316)
sobriety (136), as to increase (95) the revenue.

8. After the conquest (428) of England, William hoped to pass his
days in peace, but the incessant quarrelling of his sons far prece^
dence, and a succession of adverse events, rendered the latter part
of his life miserable (803).

9. Some of the most celebrated (68) of the nobles were induced, by
the youth and innocence (332) of Lady Jane Grey, to intercede with
the Queen, that she would exercise her clemency (78).

10. Notwithstanding the intercession of the nobles, Queen Mary
carried out her sanguinary (459) purpose, and Lady Jane Grey met
her fate with sir omtoAy fortitude (189), declaring that she suffered on
account of her filial (178) obedience, and not in consequence of
ambition (142).

11. Martin Van Buren consideved the suspension (874) of specie pay-
ments, to be the natural consequence (476), of a series (477) of injurious
(244) measures, carried on during the administration (299) of his pre^

12. The election (263) of a person to the Presidency for the third
time, is not illegal (256) ; but as Washington established the prece-
dent of serving but twice, it has been thought best to follow his
example (liS).

13. Each House prescribes (467) the mode of procedure, for the
expulsion (373) of a member for a transgression (207) of its rules.

14. The secession from the Church of England, of a few persons,
regarded as vulgar (687) and fanatic (167), has produced a denominth
Hon (834) of great power and numerical (840) strength.

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15. Canute, in order to reprove his obsequious (476) followers, issued
his mandate (280) to the wide expanse (858) of ocean, and then waited
for the waves to recede*

16. As the undulating (549) waters, disregarding his command (280),
lontinued to advance, ho reminded his followers, that he was but an
earthly ^o^en^a^e (403), and that none but the omnipotent (845) God, the
Lord of the sea, could stop its ceaseless flow.

17. In 1776, the American soldiers were reduced almost to despair,
by each success-ive reverse.

3. Celebrity, fame.

Celebrated, famous, (57.)

dS. CEL'£BB-IS, renowned, famous.

1. Celebrate, to honor by cere-

monies of joy and respect.

2. Celebration, commemoration

with appropriate ceremonies.

1. It was determined to celebrate Washington's centennial (64)
birthday with unexampled (148) pomp and splendor, in order to ex-
hibit the estimation (146) in which he was held, and ih^ prosperity (498)
of the country.

2. A discreet (65) celebration of the 4th of July is salutary (457) ;
but the deplorable (393) consequences, attendant on the recent conflagra-
tion (179), ought to admonish (309) us, to select some more rational (439)
mode of showing our approbation (414).

3. William Pitt, Prime Minister (299), showed great discretion (65) in
civil (72) affairs, but his celebrity is mainly attributable to his man-
agement of the war, by which Quebec — which, from its superior /or<(/J-
cation (189) and position, was considered impregnable (409) — was cap-
tured in 1759, and in 1760 Montreal, and the whole of Canada was
surrendered to England.

59. CE'LEB, swift.

1. Accelerate, to hasten. | 2. Celerity, swiftness.

1. On the return from Concord, the British commander tried to accel-
erate the march, hoping to reach Boston before excitement (68) should
lead the mob to impede their ^ro^rw« (207).

2. It is dangerous to jump from a car which is moving with great

60. CELli-A, a cellar.

I. Cellar, an underground store.

1. Guy Fawkes hired a cellar ^ with the ostensible (620) object of
storing coals; but his real intention (520) was to deposit under the
Parliament House, & large quantity of explosive (889) material, sufficient
to demolish (807) th ) whole superstructure (507).

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61. CEli-O, I cover, I hide.
Conceal, to hide. (27.)

62. C(E'L-TIM, heaven.
Celestial, heavenly. (30.)

Concealment, the act ot hidins

Census, an official enumeration
of the* inhabitants of a coun-
try. (48.)

Censure, blame. (50.)

63. C£N'S-EO, I Judge, I blame.

1. Censor, one who examines the
works of authors before they
are allowed to be published.

1. Censurable, blameworthy.

2. Censorious, judging severely.

1. In several European countries there is a Government censor,
who has power to condemn (107) a book. Before you are allowed
to edit a paper, permission (805) of this officer must be obtained,
and if anything censurable should occur, you must suffer the
penalty (376).

2. The censorious character of Lee caused him to be generally
despised and shunned.

64. CENT-UM, a hundrofl.

1. Centenarian, a person who is

a hundred years old.

2. Centurion, an officer over a

hundred men.

Centennial, occurring once in a
hundred years. (58.)

Century, a hundred y6ars.

1. Bev. Daniel Waldo, when almost a centenarian, participated in
the obsequies (476) of Lincoln, having formerly been intimate (235) with

2. The centurion, though not a disciple (122), showed by his
earnest ejaculation (239) the strongest faith.

65. CEB'H-O, I separate, I distinguish, I discern. CBE'X-XFM, to lepa*
rate, to distinguish, to discern.

1. Concern, anxiety.

2. Decree, edict.

3. Decree, to ordain.

3. Discriminating, acute.

4. Secrete, to hide.

Discern, see. (38.)
Discernment, judgment. (22.)
Discreet, prudent. (58.)
Discretion, prudence. (58,)
Discrimination, judgment. (47.)

1. "Washington's great concern, when the war was likely t* termi*
nate (525), was to secure the liberation of the prisoners.

2. In 1598, Henry 4th of France issued a decree, allofiinc «Mny
privileges (256) to Protestants (529).

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8. The discrinUnating mind of William Penn, led liim to the
conclusion, that to <fecre6 justice to every one, however inferior (232)
he may be, is the only safe course for a legislator.

4. After the battle of Worcester, in 1651, Prince Charles waa
obliged to secrete himself in an oak at Boscobel.

66. CEB'T-0, 1 contend, I vie.

1. Concert, to contrive together. I 2. Preconcerted, contrived to-
1 . Disconcert, disturb. | gether beforehand.

1. Washington, in 1781, held a council (84) of his officers, to CWlcert
a plan to invest (568) Yorktown. Each officer was provided with a
succinct statement of the details of the attack, and the most interne
(520) anxiety was felt, lest some premature (285) movement should dis-
concert the plan.

2. According to a preconcerted plan, Andre, the emissary (305)
of Clinton, met Arnold clandestinely, to communicate (320) to him the
amount of recompense (374) offered by the British Government, as the
reward of his perfidy (171); namely, promotion (816) to the rank of
Brigadier- General, and £30,000.

67. CEB'T-178, sure, certain.

^ 1. Certificate, a written decla- I 1. Certify, to assure,
ration. |

1. A certificate from a physician, to certify that a death was
produced by natural means, is necessary before the body can b«
deposited in the sepulchre (474).

5. Resuscitate, to enliven.

6. Incitement, impulse.
Excite, stir up. (10.)
Excitement, agitation. (59.)

68. CI'T-0, 1 rouse, I call forth.

1. Cite, to summon into a court.

2. Excitable, easily stirred up.

3. Recital, rehearsal.

4. Recitation, rehearsal.
4. Incite, to animate.

1. When Parliament determined to cite Charles to appear before
them, he was at first indignant (120) at the dishonor (221) cast upon
him ; but, recovering his composure (399), he prepared for his jour*

2. When Charles appeared before the Parliament, everything was
portentous (520) of evil ; the hope of ultimately obtaining his release
was given up by his most sanguine (459) friends, when they saw the
excitable mob, clamorous (74) for his blood.

8. In the inclement (78) season of the year, t\e ancient Scots found
an inexhaustible (219) fund of amusement, in the TCdtal of the valiunt
(555) deeds of their brave ancestors.

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4. The recitation of deeds of valor (566), by some itinerant (237)
musician (322), was calculated to iricite the hearers to the highest
pitch of enthusiasm.

6. To resuscitate a drowned person, remedial (286) measures
should be applied promptly and without intermission (305).

6. To be able to educate (133) their children according to the
dictates of conscience (466), was all the indtement necessary to
lead the Puritans to endure (135) the hardships, incident to immigra^
tion (295).

69. CIN'G-0, 1 gird. CINC'T-TIM, to gird.
1. Precinct, limit.

1. Massasoit, wrapped in a gaudy blanket, and covered with a
profusion (200) of ornament (353), came within the precinct of tho
Plymouth Settlement, and offered to make a treaty of peace.

70. CI'H-IS, (CIN'EB-IS,) ashes.

1. Cinders, burnt masses.

1. We can easily distinguish anthracite from bituminous coal, by the
cinders and ashes.

71. CIE'C-US, a circle.

1. Circulate, to move in a


2. Circuit, extent round about.

Circuitous, going round about,

Circular, like a circle. (12.)
. Encircle, to surround.

1. Fresh air and exercise cause the blood, to circulate more
rapidly through the body.

2. To facilitate (152) the administration of justice, ihe judiciary (241)
provides a judge for the district (606), if the population (400) is dense
(112) ; but in \qss populous (400) portions of the country, one for each

72. CI'V-IS, a citizen.

1. Civic, relating to civil honors.

2. Civilian, one versed in politi-

cal affairs.

3. Civilization, the state of a

civilized people.

3. Ciyilize, to reclaim from a
savage state.

Citizen, an inhabitant of a
state or city. (4.)

Civil, relating tc the commu-
nity. (58.)

1. When the Duke of Monmouth was a claimant (74) for the throne,
sevcrjil cities in the south of England loaded him with civic honors.

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