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5. Consider well what your strength is equal to, and what exceeds

your ability. Horace.

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Will depend is modified by on

9. Whoso keepeth the what he receives, a phrase used as

law, is a wise son. Prov. an adverb. On is a preposition, xxviii. 7.

10. They will and what he receives is a clause take what is needed. used as its object, etc.

II. They will take what they need.

12. This will depend on who the trustees are. 13. Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. — Seneca. 14. That you have wronged me doth appear in this.

Shak. 15. We attend to what we hear more closely than to what we read. Wickersham.

258. Copy or compose two sentences containing clauses used as nouns.

Analysis. (Continued)

259. Analyze the following sentences :

1. If you wish to enjoy the pleasure of resting, you must work. 2. Come while our voices are blended in



Holmes. 3. If England could have communicated with America by telegraph, the battle of New Orleans would not have been fought. 4. Whither? I go ye cannot come. 5. We know what 3 master laid thy keel. — Longfellow. . 6. If you wish to find the best apples in the orchard, go to the tree under 4 which 5 the clubs lie. 7

Justice, while she winks at crimes,

Stumbles on innocence sometimes. Butler. 8. What is the name that is given to instruments used for measuring heat? 9. Write it on your heart that 6 every day is the best in the year.

Emerson. 10. Benedict Arnold, who had incurred vast debts by his extravagance, was charged by Congress with having committed fraud while 8 military governor of Philadelphia.

1. Why not? 2. Adv., s.c. 3. Uhat (adj., s. C.) modifies master, and joins the clause to know. 4. The preposition under introduces the phrase under which, and joins it to lie. 5. Which introduces the clause under which the clubs lie, and joins it to tree. 6. The clause introduced by that is used in apposition with it (a n). 7. Supply day. 8. What two words must be supplied ?


Body of a Letter

260. The body of a letter contains what the writer wishes to say to the person to whom the letter is written.

261. Letters are intended to take the place of conversation, and are therefore less formal than other kinds of composition.

262. Letters of Friendship should be natural and easy in style. Their greatest charm is their unaffected simplicity. Remember that your friends will be interested in LYTE'S ADV. GR. AND COMP. —


whatever you are interested in. Do not fill your letters with apologies. Do not feel that you must write a long letter, whether you have anything to say or not. Write freely, but never lose sight of the fact that what you are writing may be read by strangers.

263. Business Letters should relate to business only. They should be clear and direct in style. No more words than necessary should be used, but care must be taken not to make the letter so brief as to be in any degree obscure.


264. Letters of Application should be written with great

They take the place of the writer, and at once create an impression either favorable or unfavorable. One who applies for a position should state his qualifications frankly. Do not overstate them. Always give references.

265. In answering a letter, it is a good plan to begin by acknowledging its receipt. In acknowledging the receipt of a business letter, give its date, and make a brief reference to its contents; as, “Your letter of the 21st inst., inquiring for a clerk, was received this morning.”

266. The beginning of the body should generally be written on the line below, and under the end of, the salutation. If the introduction is long, the body of the letter should begin on the same line as the salutation. (190.)

267. Make new paragraphs when necessary. Do not use & for and except in writing the name of a firm. Do not write “ Our friends,” but “Our two friends.” Do not begin with “ ]” if you can avoid it. Do not be guilty of the affectation of always omitting the pronoun 1. Write plainly and neatly; spell and syllabify correctly; punctuate properly ; follow the rules of grammar; use capital letters correctly. (Correct the following : “ Dear Sir, – Your favor received and was pleased to get order," etc.)

268. Reply promptly to every letter requiring an answer; adapt the style of the letter to the person and the subject; never write anything improper or imprudent; read every letter before sealing it, and examine the superscription before mailing it; do not mix business and friendship in a letter; always be courteous; stamp every letter before mailing it; place the stamp on the upper right-hand corner of the envelope, about one eighth of an inch from each edge; inclose a stamp for return postage, if the answer is for your exclusive benefit.

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1. A letter to Ruebush, Kieffer & Co., Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., using your own name and address, and the following body :

A late number of “ The Musical Million” contains a beautiful song, entitled “Sweet Sabbath Eve.” Will you please inform me whether the song is published in sheet form, and if so, where and at what price it can be obtained ?

2. A letter to Paul Wiseman, LL.D., Mount Intelligence, Chippewa Co., Minn., asking for a catalogue of the school of which he is principal.

3. The following letter to a dear friend:

There will be a picnic held in Gibbons's woods next Saturday, and we are all going to it. Won't you go with Mother


I am to ask you to come to our house on Friday evening and stay until Monday. Do come, my dear —; we shall all expect you, and shall be greatly disappointed if you are not with us.

We intend to boat and fish, and hunt wild flowers; so come prepared to have a good time, and bring clothes with you that will not be hurt by mud and water.


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