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Thou hast not left Thyself without a witness, in these shades, Of thy perfections. Grandeur, strength, and gras Are here to speak of thee. This mighty oakBy 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 lofty as he Wears the green coronal of leaves, with which Thy hand has graced him.
5. Nestled at his root
Is beauty, such as blooms not in the glare
6. My heart is awed within me, when I think
Of the great miracle that still goes on,
Written on thy works, I read
7. These lofty trees
Wave not less proudly, that their ancestors
There have been holy men who hid themselves Deep in the woody wilderness, and gave Their lives to thought and prayer, till they outlived The generation born with them, nor seemed Less aged than the hoary trees and rocks Around them ;--and there have been holy men Who deemed it.were not well to pass life thus; But let me often to these solitudes Retire, and in thy presence re-assure My feeble virtue. Here, its enemies, The passions, at thy plainer footsteps, shrink, Al trenable, and are still.
Gh, God! when thou
10. Oh, from these sterner aspects of thy face,
Spare me and mine, nor let us need the wrath
QUESTIONS.--1. What is meant by 'verdant roof”? 2. What allusion is made to the age of the trees? 3. For what are they a fit shrine? 4. Of what do they not report ? 5. What continual worship is in the forest? 6. What 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 charms? 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 its, 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 verse, is the most difficult to articulate distinctly, nd why?
LESSON CV. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Banquet, a feast. 2. Proportion, form or shapa 3. Sun'dered, separated; parted. 4. Nees’ings, sneezings, or spoutings of a sea-animal, as of a whale. 5. Neth'er, lower, or being under. 6. Ha ber' ge on, a defensive armor for the neck or breast. %. Seeth'ing, bailing, 8. Cal'dron, a large kettle,
Or his tongue with a ĉord which thou lettest down!
Or his head with fish spears ? 2. Lay thine hand upon him
Remember the battle, do no mòre.
Whatsoever is under the whole heaven, is mine. 3. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power,
Nər his comely proportion.
By his neesings a light doth shine,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 4. Out of his mouth go burning lamps,
And sparks of fire leap out.
Yea, as hard às a piece of the nether millstone.
By reason of breakings they purify themselves.
He laugheth at the shaking of a spear. 6. He maketh the deep to boil like a pòt:
He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, Who is made without fear. He beholdeth_all high things He is a king over all the children of pride. 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 'eyelids 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 'children of pride,' last ine?
With what inflections should the questions in the first verse be read 3 With what, the questions in the third verse ?
Lesson CVI. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Rec'ti tude, uprightness; correctness of cons duct. 2. A ban'don ment, a forsaking. 3. Integrity, honesty. 4. Emer'gency, a pressing necessity; literally, a rising out. 5. Predict', foretell. 6. Com'plai sance, a pleasing manner or deportment. 7. Secular, worldly; not religious. 8. Scru'pu lous, careful; cautious 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. 11. Pliable, 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 a 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 in. tegrity, and no independence of mind, to obey the dictates of rectitude. He is at the mercy of every 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 predict the course of the wind, or what shape the clouds will then assume.
5. And what is the usual consequence of this weak and foolish regard to the opinions of others? What, the end of