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They heap the blazing hearth;
The festal board is spread;
Room for the pallid dead !
6. Toll for the loved and fair,
The whelmed beneath the tide -
The dull sea-monsters glide!
Reft' from the household throng ;
Where breathed their soul of song.
7. Toll for the hearts that bleed
'Neath misery's furrowing trace!
The last of all his race!
From surge to rocky shore,
Whose mortal woes are o’er!
8. Toll, toll, toll,
O’er breeze and billow free,
Each rover of the sea :
May swift destruction sweep,
Lone teacher of the deep.
Taken away by violence. 1 2 LÕRE. Instruction; discipline XIII. — THE KNIGHTS TOAST.
1. The feast is o'er! Now brimming' wine In lordly cup is seen to shine
Before each eager guest;
Thrills in the loyal breast.
2. Then up arose the noble host,
To all our ladies fair!
The Lady Gundamere."
3. Then to his feet each gallant sprung,
As Stanley gave the word; .
Till Stanley's voice was heard.
1. “Enough, enough,” he smiling said,
“That all may have their due,
Like gallant knight' and true.”
6. Then, one by one, each guest sprang up And drained in turn the brimming cup,
And named the loved one's name;
And each, as hand on high he raised,
Her constancy and fame.
6. 'Tis now St. Leon's turn to rise;
A gallant knight is he;
The flower of chivalry."
7. St. Leon raised his kindling eye,
“I drink to one,” he said,
Till memory be dead ;
8. “To one whose love for me shall last
So holy 'tis and true;
Than any pledged by you."
9. Each guest upstarted at the word,
With fury-flashing eye;
Whose love you count so high."
10. St. Leon paused, as if he would
Thus lightly, to another;
Then bent his noble head, as though
And gently said, “My Mother!” 1 BRYM'MING. That comes up to the mitted to military rank by a cerbrim ; full to the brim.
tain ceremony. » HÉR ALD. An officer, in the middle 4 Chỉv'Al-R¥. The body or order of
ages, who carried messages be- kuights. tween princes, &c.
6 CRĀVE. Ask earnestly; beg. 8 KNIGHT. In feudal times, a man ad-I O PĒĒR'LESS. Without an equal.
XIV.-A GOOD INVESTMENT.
FREEMAN HUNT. 1. “Can you lend me two thousand dollars to establish myself in a small retail business ? " inquired a young man, not yet out of his teens, of a middle-aged gentleman, who was poring over his ledger' in the counting room of one of the largest establishments in Boston. The person addressed turned towards the speaker, and regarding him for a moment with a look of surprise, inquired, “What security can you give me, Mr. Strosser?”.
2. “Nothing but my note,” replied the young man, promptly.
3. “Which I fear would be below par* in market,” replied the merchant, smiling.
4. “Perhaps so," said the young man; “but, Mr. Barton, remember that the boy is not the man; the time may come when Hiram Strosser's note will be as readily accepted as that of any other man.”
5. “True, very true,” replied Mr. Barton, mildly; “but you know business men seldom lend money without adequate security; otherwise they might soon be reduced to penuryo."
6. At this remark the young man's countenance became very pale, and, having kept silent for several moments, he inquired, in a voice whose tones indicated his deep disappointment, “Then you cannot accommodate me can you ?”
7. “Call upon me to-morrow, and I will give you a reply,” said Mr. Barton; and the young man retired.
8. Mr. Barton resumed his labors at the desk; but his mind was so much upon the boy and his singular errand, that he could not pursue his task with any correctness; and, after having made several sad blunders, he closed the ledger, and took his hat, and went out upon the street. Arriving opposite the store of a wealthy merchant upon Milk Street, he entered the door.
9. “Good morning, Mr. Hawley,” said he, approaching the proprietor of the establishment, who was seated at his desk, counting over the profits of the week.
10. “Good morning,” replied the merchant, blandly, « Happy to see you. Have a seat? Any news? How's
11. Without noticing these interrogations , Mr. Barton said, “Young Strosser is desirous of establishing himself in a small retail business in Washington Street, and called this morning to secure of me a loan of two thousand dollars for that purpose.”
12. “Indeed!” exclaimed Mr. Hawley, evidently surprised at this announcement; “but you do not think of lending that sum - do you ?”
13. “I do not know,” replied Mr. Barton. “Mr. Strosser is a young man of business talent and strict integrity, and will be likely to succeed in whatever he undertakes.”
14. “Perhaps so,” replied Mr. Hawley, doubtfully ;“but I am heartily tired of helping to establish these young aspirants 8 for commercial honors."
15. “Have you ever suffered from such a course ?” · inquired Mr. Barton, at the same time casting a roguish
glance at Mr. Hawley.