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XC. — ARNOLD WINKELRIED.
James Montgomery was born in Scotland, in 1771, and died in 1854. He wrote numerous poems, which are distinguished for their religious tone, purity of feeling, and gentle, sympathetic spirit. Many of his shorter pieces are alike beautiful in sentiment and style. The incident narrated in the following poem occurred in the battle of Sempach, in which the Swiss, fighting for their independence, totally defeated the Austrians, in the fourteenth century.]
1. “MAKE way for Liberty!” he cried,
Made way for Liberty, and died !
In arms the Austrian phalanx'stood,
2. Opposed to these a hovering band
Contended for their father-land;
Marshalled, once more, at Freedom's call,
3. Such virtue had that patriot breathed,
So to the soil his soul bequeathed,
4. And now the work of life and death
Hung on the passing of a breath :
5. It must not be :— this day, this hour,
Annihilates the invader's power.
That one should turn the scale alone,
6. It did depend on one, indeed;
Behold him, — Arnold Winkelried !
7. But 'twas no sooner thought than done,
The field was in a moment won;“Make way for Liberty!” he cried, Then ran with arms extended wide, As if his dearest friend to clasp ;Ten spears he swept within his grasp:“ Make way for Liberty!” he cried: Their keen points crossed from side to side;He bowed amidst them like a tree, And thus made way for Liberty.
8. Swift to the breach his comrades fly:
“Make way for Liberty !” they cry,
Thus Switzerland again was free:
· PHA'LĂNX (or phållạnx). A body | 3 IG-NO'BLE. Dishonorable ; base.
of troops or men in close array. 4 IN-SÜR'GENT. Rebellious. 9 HÖR'RENT. Pointed outwards like 5 RO-MI-NÄ'TION. Musing; medita bristles; bristling.
tion ; reflection,
XCI. - SPEECH OF MARULLUS.
William Shakspeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon, in England, April 23, 1564, and died April 23, 1616. He married young, went to London soon after his marriage, became an actor, a dramatic author, and a shareholder in one of the London theatres; acquired considerable property, and retired to his native place a few years before his death, and there lived in ease and honor. He was the author of thirty-five plays, written between 1590 and 1613, besides poems and sonnets.
This extract is taken from Julius Cæsar. A citizen tells Flavius and Marullus, Tribunes of Rome, that the rabble seen in the street “make holiday to see Cæsar and to rejoice in his triumph.” The following is the reply of Marullus
WHEREFORE rejoice? what conquest brings he heme?
Be gone :
I RÉP-L.-CĀ'TIỌN. A rolling back ; re: 1 2 ÎN-TER-MİT'. Cause to cease for a verberation.
time ; suspend; interrupt.
CXII.— ELEVATING INFLUENCE OF A LIBERAL
WALKER. [Rev. James Walker, D. D., a native of Burlington, Massachusetts, is a grad. aate of Harvard College of the class of 1814. He was pastor of a church in Charlestown, Massachusetts, from 1818 to 1839, when he was appointed Alford Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Harvard College, which office he held till 1853, when he was elected President. He resigned this post in 1860, and has since lived in Cambridge. The following extract is from an address delivered by him before the Alumni of Harvard College, in July, 1863.]
1. TIME would fail me to speak of the eminent men who have carried into a long life of public service the principles and the spirit inculcated here. I cannot speak, as I would, even of him * who has so many titles to our notice on this occasion, who stands alone for his years, and for the veneration that is felt for him, - chiefly known to this generation as che honored head of the university, but long before that, and long before a large proportion of this audience were born, actively and earnestly engaged in matters of state — the scholar, the statesman, and the patriot. He has lived to see the best and the worst days of the republic, and still lives, — may we not hope, in order that his last look may be on his country, redeemed and renovated by the trials through which it is now passing, and with every vestige of rebellion and bondage swept away.
2. And let no one dream that public virtue and devo
* Josiah Quincy, Senior, a graduate of the class of 1.90.