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THE ADVANCED

PROSE AND POETICAL READER.

SECTION I.

RELIGION AND MORALS.

SOLOMON'S ACCOUNT OF OLD AGE EXPLAINED.

Thomson's Lessons.

Ad-mon'ish, v. (Ls. ad, moneo), to stomaoh, and the carrying of it to

warn; to exhort; to counsel or the different parts of the body advise.

to nourish it. Ded’i-cate, v. (L. de, dicātum), to Harmo-ny, n. (Gr. harmonia), con

give wholly to; to consecrate or cord of sound; melody.

set apart to God; to devote. Cap-tiv'ity, n. (L.captum), the state Fac'ul-ty, n. (L. facultas), a power of being a prisoner; slavery.

of the mind or of the body; capa. Cir-cu-la'tion, n. (L. circus), a movcity; ability.

ing round; a going and returnIn.firm'i-ty, n. (L. in, firmus), weak

ing ness of body or mind; feebleness. Vi'tal, adj. (L. vīta), pertaining to Lu'mi-na-ry, n. (L.lumen),any body life; necessary to existence. which gives light, as the sun, the Im-mor'tal, adj. (L. in, mors), ex

empt from death; imperishable; In-ter-pose', v. (L. inter, positum), undying.

to place or come between; to Treas’u-ry, n. (Gr. thesauros, F. interfere.

trésor), a place where anything Fir'ma-ment, n. (L. firmus), the ap- valuable is kept.

parently solid concave of the Rec'on-cile 1, p.p. (L. re, concilio), heavens; the open sky.

brought into a state of friendship Ob-struc'tion, n. (L. ob, structum), from a state of enmity.

anything that builds up or closes Pilgrimage, n. (L. peregrinatio, the way; obstacle ; impediment. Ital. pellegrinaggio), a long jourDi-gest'ion, n. (L. dis, gestum), the ney to a holy place; the journey

dissolving of the food in the of life.

moon, etc.

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In the 12th chapter of Ecclesiastes, the preacher admonishes us to dedicate our youthful days to the service of our Creator, considering the evil days which are coming upon us, when all

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