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Thou hast not left Thyself without a witness, in these shades, of Thy perfections. Grandeur, strength, and grace, , Are here to speak of Thee. This mighty oak,By whose immovable trunk I stand and seem Almost annihilated, -not a prince, In all that proud old world beyond the deep, E’er wore his crown as loftily as he Wears the green coronal of leaves, with which Thy hand has graced him.
Nestled at his root
My heart is awed within me, when I think
Written on Thy works, I read
These lofty trees
There have been holy men who hid themselves
Oh, God! when Thou
Oh, from these sterner aspects of Thy face,
QUESTIONS. -1. What is meant by" verdant roof?” 2. What allusion is made to le age of the trees? 3. For what are they a fit shrine ? 4. Of what du they not report? 5. What continual worship is in the forest ? 6. Wint is said of the mighty oak ? 7. Of the forest flower ? 8. What change is constantly going on among the trees? 9. Does age lessen their charnıs? 10. What have some holy men done? 11. What will make us forget our pride, and lay our strifes and follies by ?
To what does the pronoun ils, in the eighth verse, refer? With what tone of voice should the ninth verse be read? With what, the last ? Which line in the third erse, is the most difficult to articulate distinctly, and why?
SPELL AND D:FINE-1. BAVQUET. a feast. '2. PROPORTIOX, form or shape. 3. SUN'DERED separated; purted. 4. Nees'iNGS, sneezings. or spoutings of a sea-animal as of a whale. 5. NESTER, lower, or being under 6. HA DER GE on, a derensive armor for the neck or breast. 7. SEETH'ING, boiling. 8. CAL'DRON, a large kettle. THE LEVIATHAN.
BIBLE, 1. CANst thou draw out leviathan with a hook ?
Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
Or his head with fish spears ? 2. Lay thine hand upon him,
Remember the battle, do no more.
him Whatsoever is under the whole heaven, is mine.
3. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power,
Nor his comely proportion.
By his neesings a light doth shine,
4. Out of his mouth go burning lamps,
And sparks of fire leap out.
5. When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid :
By reason of breakings they purify themselves.
6. He maketh the deep to boil like a pòt:
He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
QUESTIONS.-1. Does the leviathan live on land or in water? 2. Who is meant by me, second verse ? 3. What is meant by, the face of his garment." third verse ? 4. What, by the doors of his face ?" 5. What is said of his scales? 6. What is meant by “. eyeliels of the morning ?" 7. What is said of his strength, fifth verse ? 8. Is there any animal that can compare with him? 9. What is meant by “chikiren of pride,” last line ?
With what inflections should the questions in the first verse be read ? With what, the questions in the third verse ?
LESSON CVI. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. RECTI TUDE, Uprightness; correctness of conduct. 2. A BAN'DON MENT, a forsaking. 3. INTEGRITY, honesty. 4. EMER'GENCY, a pressing necessity ; literallı!, a rising out. 5. PREDICT,
foretell 6. COM'PLAISANCE, a pleasing manner or deportment, 7. SECCR, worldly; not religious. 8. SCRU'PU LOCs, careful; cau. tious in decision, from a fear of doing wrong. 9. COMPETITION, strife to gain the same object as another. 10. TAMPER, to meddle; to trifle with. U. PLL:B14. easy to be bent; readily yielding. 12. EXPEDITIOUS quick ; speedy. 13. PELF, money; riches. LOVE OF APPLAUSE.
Hawes. 1. To be insensible to public opinion, or to the estimation in which we are held by others, indicates any thing, rather than a good and generous spirit. It is indeed the mark of 1 low and worthless character, devoid of principle, and, therefore, devoid of shame. A young man is not far from ruin, when he can say, without blushing, “ I don't care what others think of me.
2. But to have a proper regard to public opinion, is one thing; to make that opinion our rule of action is quite another. The one we may cherish consistently with the purest virtue, and the most unbending rectitude; the other we can not adopt, without an utter abandonment of principle, and disregard of duty.
3. The young man whose great aim is to please, who makes the opinion and favor of others his rule and motive of action, stands ready to adopt any sentiment, or pursue any course of conduct, however false and criminal, provided only that it be popular. In every emergency, his first question is, what will my companions, what will the world think and say of me, if I adopt this, or that course of conduct ? Duty, the eternal laws of rectitude, are not thought of. Custom, fashion, popular favor,—these are the things, that fill his entire vision, and decide every question of opinion and duty.
4. Such a man can never be trusted; for he has no integrity, and no independence of mind, to obey the dictates of rectitude. He is at the
casual impulse and change of popular opinion; and you can no more tell whether he will be right or wrong to-morrow, than you can predico the course of the wind, or what shape the clouds will then
5. And what is the usual consequence of this weak and