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2. Not now, on Zion's hight alone,
Thy favored worshiper may dwell,
Sat, weary, by the Patriarch's well.
The grateful song, the fervent prayer,-
J. PIERPONT. QUESTIONS.-1. Who was the Lord, and whu, Johın, spoken of in the first verse ? 2. Where did. Jesus go? 3. What did he ask of the woman? 4. How was she surprised ? 5. What conversation followed ? 6. What was said in regard to her husband ? 7. Whom did she consider Jesus to be? 8. How should God be worshiped ? 9. What is meant by sixth hour. close of the first verse ? Ans. Twelve o'clock, or noon, since the Jews began to reckon their time at six o'clock.
When different persons are introduced as speaking, how are their remarks to be read ? How do you account for the capitals, used after the comma at some places in this lesson? What inflection is to be made before these quotations? (Rule IV. Rem. 2.) What do the Italic words denote? Are they the same as in the Bible? What do those in the Bible denote? What inflection prevails in the second part, and what Rule for the same ?
LESSON XXVI. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. WENDS, goes. 2. EXILE, (egz'ile), one banished. 3. Novelty, newness. 4. RIGʻID, severely strict; stiff. 5. HAR'ASSED, vexed with care. 6. FA'BLED, feigned; false. 7. BASELESS, without foundation. 8. Wary, timorously careful. 9. Eyvious, harboring envy, or grudge, on account of another's prosperity. 10. DELUSIONS, false appearances calculated to deceive. 11. PILGRIMAGE, a long journey, particularly to some place deemed sacred. 12. Betray'ED, delivered up in breach of trust; made known.
" The remembrance of youth is a sigh.”
As through the world he wends;
Still discontent attends;
Upon the road before,
The days that are no more
2. To school the little exile goes,
Torn from his mother's arms,-
When novelty hath lost its charms ?
And cares where love has no concern,
Before his wish'd return.
In thought he loves to roam;
The comforts of his home. 3. Youth comes; the toils and cares of life,
Torment the restless mind;
Its consolation find ?
Life's summer prime of joy ?
Its fabled bliss destroy ;
The careless days of Infancy. 4. Maturer Manhood now arrives,
And other thoughts come on;
Its generous warmth is gone;
The dull realities of truth;
The happy dreams of Youth. 5. So reaches he the latter stage of this our mortal pilgrimage,
With feeble step and slow;
That all is vanity below.
Life's vain delusions are gone by;
Its idle hopes are o'er;
The days that are no more. QUESTIONS.—1. Are we ever satisfied with our present state ? 2. How does man regard the future? 3. How, the past ? 4. What cares and troubles attend the school-boy ? 5. What, youth? 6. What, manhood ? 7. What attends old age ? 8. How do they all remember the past ? 9. What does old experience learn too late ?
What have the lines of English poetry generally? (Les. XII. 2.) Does the metrical accent occur regularly in this poetry? What causes the accent in the last line of the third verse to vary from that in the
preceding line ? (Les. XII. 3.) What, that in the second line, fifth verse ? Why do Youth, Fancy, Age, etc. begin with capitals? Does the final pause occur at the end of every line in this poetry?
LESSON XXVII. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Pergh, to light or settle down in order to rest. 2. PENANCE, voluntary suffering for one's faults. 3. (UPPER DEEP, the sky.) 4. LAYS, songs. 5. Dome, literally, a house ; here means the arch of the sky. 6. CONSECRATED, set apart for any service, as of God. 7. Soar, to fly up very high. 8. Air'y, belonging to air; high in air. 9. Gem, to adorn as with gems, or precious stones.
THE WINGED WORSHIPERS.
C. SPRAGUE. [Addressed to two swallows that flew into church during divine service.]
1. Gay, guiltless pair,
Ye have no need of prayer ; -
Can your pure spirits fear
Penance is not for you,
Beneath the arch of heaven,
5. Then spread each wing,
And join the choirs that sing
blue dome, not reared with hands.
Teach me the airy.way,
I'd bathe in yon bright cloud,
On nature's charms to feed,
And nature's own great God adore. QUESTIONS.-1. What are addressed in this lesson? 2. Where had they come ? 3. What does the writer command them? 4. What would he fain do? 5. What would be regarded a heaven by the writer, last verse?
What inflection at pair, first verse? What inflection do commands require ? (Rule VII. Les. VI.) Which lines in this poetry have the cesural pause, and which not? Between which words in the second and fourth lines of the first verse does it occur? What inflection has the question, first verse ? In what respect do the questions, second verse, differ, and what Rules for their inflections? What example of antithetic emphasis, third verse? Why the rising inflection on deep, third verse ? (Rule IV. Note I.) Point out the different uses of the apostrophes in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth verses. Which has the more intense degree of emphasis, the first or second far, fifth verse ?
LESSON XXVIII. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Ricks, large heaps or piles of hay or grain, in the fields; stacks. 2. EXHALES', sends out; emits. 3. BUT'TRESS, a wall built to support another on the outside ; a prop. 4. BLEACHED, made white. 5. HOSPITALS, houses for the reception of the sick, infirm, and helpless persons. 6. RAPINE, (rap'in) the act of plundering. 7. STANCH, to stop the flowing of blood. 8. DECREP'It, broken down
CONTRAST BETWEEN PEACE AND WAR.
PEACE. 1. LOVELY art thou, O Péace ! and lovely are thy children, and lovely are the prints of thy footsteps in the green valleys. Blue wreaths of smoke ascend through the trees, and betray the half-hidden cottage; the eye contemplates wellthatched ricks, and barns, bursting with plenty: the peasant laughs at the approach of winter.
2. White houses peep through the trees; cattle stand cooling in the pool; the casement of the farm-house is covered with jasmine and honey-suckle ; the stately green-house exhales the perfume of summer climates. Children climb the green mound of the rampart, and ivy holds together the half-demolished buttress. The old men sit at their doors; the gossip leans over her counter. The housewife's stores of bleached linen, whiter than snow, are laid up with fragrant herbs; they are the pride of the matron, the toil of many a winter's night.
3. The wares of the merchant are spread abroad in the shops, or stored in the high-piled warehouses; the labor of each profits all; the inhabitants of the north drink the fragrant herb of China; the peasant's child wears the webs of Hindostan. The lame, the blind, and the aged, repose in hospitals; the rich, softened by prosperity, pity the poor; the poor, disciplined into order, respect the rich. Justice is dispensed to all. Law sits steadily on her throne, and the sword is her servant.
4. They have rushed through like a hurricane; like an arny of locusts they have devoured the earth; the war has fallen like a water spout, and deluged the land with blood. The smoke rises not through the trees, for the honors of the grove are fallen; and the hearth of the cottager is cold; but it rises from villages, burned with fire, and from warm ruins, spread over the now naked plain.
5. The ear is filled with the confused bellowing of oxen, and sad bleating of over-driven sheep; they are swept from their peaceful plains ; with shouting and goading are they driven away; the peasant folds his arms, and resigns his faithful fellow-laborers. The farmer weeps over his barns, consumed by fire, and his demolished roof, and anticipates the driving of the winter snows.
6. On that rising ground, where the green turf looks black with fire, yesterday stood a noble mansion ; the owner had -said in his heart, here will I spend the evening of my days, and enjoy the fruit of my years of toil; my name shall