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The living throngs of carth before Him fall
Of Him who ever liveth, all in all !
The glassy waters mirror back His smiles.
The invisible armies of eternity. 3. GOD JOURNEYETH IN THE SKY.
From sun to sun,
all space proclaim
Back to their homes, and deep in darkness lie. 4. GOD JOURNEYETH IN THE HEAVENS. Refulgent stars
And glittering crowns of prostrate Seraphim,
Of light and glory in thy presence wait.
Tuy hand unseen sustains the poles,
And left the footsteps of a God.—ANON. Questions:-1. What on the earth proclaims the goings forth of God? 2. What, on the ocean? 3. What, in the sky? 4. What, in Heaven ? 5. What is meant by the mountain herald,' first verse? 6. What, by 'tesselated halls,' 'coral domes,' and 'gardens of the golden sanded seas, second verse ?
How should the sentences, printed in capitais at the beginning of each verse, be read? With what tone of voice should the quotations in the last verse of the first extract, be read ?: What poetical pauses near the middle, and at the end of each line in the second part ?
LESSON CXVIII. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Warp, the threads that extend lengthwise iv the loom, into which the woof is woven. 2. Chronometers, instruments that measure time with great exactness. 3. Curved, bent; crooked 4. Mystery, that which is beyond human comprehension until explained 5. Venerable, worthy of reverence; deserving of honor and respect:
What is Time ?-MARSDEN. 1. I ASKED an aged Man,- -a man of cares,
Wrinkled, and curved, and white with hoary hairs ;
the fair, the gay, to weave it well !! 2. I asked the aged venerable Dead,
Sages who wrote, and warriors who have bled :
3. I asked a dying Sinner, ere the tide
Of life had left his veins : • Time,' he replied
• I've lost it! Ah, the treasure !'-and he died. 4. I asked the golden Sun and silver Spheres,
Those bright Chronometers of days and years :
And bids us for Eternity prepare.'
Which beautify and desolate the ground;
" 'Tis folly's loss, and virtue's highest prize.' 6. I asked my Bible, and methinks it said,
• Time is the present hour, the past is fled : Live! live to-day! To-morrow never yet
On any human being rose or set.'
But in a moment he flew quickly past;
His noiseless steeds, which left no trace behind. 8. I asked the mighty Angel, who shall stand
One foot on sea, and one on solid land : • By heaven,' he cried, I swear the mystery's o'er, Time was ! he cried; "but Time shall be no more.' QUESTIONS.-1. Who is represented as uttering the quotations in each verse ? What inflection before a quotation? How should the words within a parenthesis be read? (See Spelling Book, p. 158.) How is methinks parsed, sixth verse? Why does Man, Dead, &c., in this lesson, begin with capitals ?
LESSON CXIX. SPELL AND DEFINE—. Yawned, opened wide. 2. Sinewless, without muscles or nerves; weak. 3. Caverned, inclosed in caverns; hollow 4. Disquieted, made restless; disturbed. 5. Shafts, arrows.-6. Anointed, smeared over with oil; set apart
. 7. Scarlet, a bright red color; cloth o that color. 8. Apparel, clothing; garments, &c. 9. Passing, exceeding surpassing.
The Raising of Samuel.-BYRON. 1. “ Thou, whose spell can raise the dead,
Bid the prophet's form appear." “ Samuel, raise thy buried head!
King, behold the phantom seer !"
2. Earth yawned,—he stood the center of a cloud,
Light changed its hue, retiring from his shroud :
At once, and blasted by the thunder stroke. 3. “Why is my sleep disquieted ?
Who is he that calls the dead ?
Such shalt thou be, -such, thy son. 4. “Fare thee well, but for a day;
Then we mix our moldering clay ;
1. The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places :
How are the mighty fallen !
Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. 2. Ye mountains of Gilboa ! let there be no dew,
Neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings : For there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away; The shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed From the blood of the slain,
[with oil. From the fat of the mighty, The bow of Jonathan turned not back, And the sword of Saul returned not empty.
3. Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,
And in their death they were not divided :
Who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel !
O Jonathan ! thou wast slain in thy high places. I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan : Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: Thy love to me was wonderful, Passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished !Bible. QUESTIONS.—1. Who is represented as uttering the first two lines of the first verse ? Ans. Saul. 2. Who, the last two? (See 1 Sam. 28th Chap.) 3. Who is meant by king, last line of the first verse ? 4. Who is meant by seer? Ans. Samuel. 5. How did the appearance of Samuel affect Saul? 6. Who is represented as speaking in the last two verses, first part ? Ans. Samuel. 7. What did he say should happen to Saul ? 8. Was his prediction fulfilled ? (See 1 Sam. 31st Chap. 4th, 5th, and 6th verses.) -9. What lamentation is made over Saul and Jonathan? 10. By whom was it made? Ans. David. 11. What is said of them in their lives and deaths ? 12. Where in the Bible is this extract found? Ans. 2 Sam. 1 Chap.
What commands in this lesson, and what inflection do, they take? (Rule VII. Note I.) What indirect questions, and what inflection do they require? What inflection do exclamations require? With what different modulations of voice should the first and second verses of the second part be read?
SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Barracks, huts or houses for soldiers. 2. Ruthless, insensible to the miseries of others; cruel. 3. Factions, political parties combined against the government. 4. Mal a'ri a, unhealthy air; pestilence; a malady. 5. Av a lanche', a great mass of snow or ice sliding down a mountain. 6. Bar'riers, walls for defense; fortresses; here means, the rocks or cliffs. 7. Inflexible, firm in purpose; unbending; unyielding. 8. Dissen'sion, disagreement; quarrel. 9. Ther mop'y læ, a narrow passage in the N. E. of Greece, with high cliffs on one side, and a marsh on the other. It is noted for the brave stand made by Leonidas with 300 Spartans, against the army of Xerxes. 10. Mar'a thon, a village in Greece, noted for the defeat of 120,000 Persians, by 10,000 Greeks, under