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Of waistcoats Harry has no lack,
And coats enough to smother nine. !. In March, December, and in July,
'Tis all the same with Harry Gill;
His teeth they chatter, chatter still. 3. Young Harry was a lusty drover,
And who so stout of limb as he ?
Might see how poor a hut she had.
And then her three hours' work at night,
For they come far by wind and tide.
old dames, as I have known, Will often live in one small cottage, But she, poor woman, dwelt alone. 'Twas well enough when summer came The long, warm, lightsome summer day, Then at her door the canty dame, Would sit, as any
Oh! then how her old bones would shake!
Her evenings then were dull and dread;
The winds at night had made a route,
Enough to warm her for three days. 8. Now when the frost was past enduring,
And made her poor old bones to ache,
To seek the hedge of Harry Gill. 9. Now, Harry he had long suspected
This trespass of old Goody Blake,
go, And to the fields his road would take, And there, at night, in frost and snow,
He watched to seize old Goody Blake. 10. And once behind a rick of barley,
Thus looking out did Harry stand ;
She's at the hedge of Harry Gill. 11. Right glad was he when he beheld her:
Stick after stick did Goody pull:
When with her load she turned about,
And sprang upon poor Goody Blake. 12. And fiercely by the arm he took her,
And by the arm he held her fast,
To God who is the judge of all.
While Harry held her by the arm-
And icy cold he turned away.
That he was cold and very chill;
And ere the Sabbath he had three. 15. 'Twas all in vain--a useless matter!
And blankets were about him pinned,
'tis plain, That live as long as live he may,
He never will be warm again. 16. No word to any man he utters,
Abed or up to young or old;
Abed or up, by night or day,
Of Goody Blake and Harry Gill. QUESTIONS.-1. Who was Harry Gill? 2. What is said of Goody Blake? 3. Where did she live? 4. How did she fare in winter ? 5. Where did she go for fuel? 6. How did Harry detect her? 7. How did he treat her? 8. Wliat did Goody then do? 9. What happened to Harry Gill? 10. How did he try to keep himself warm? 11. What are we taught in this narrative in regard to our treatment of the poor?
What inflections do the questions in the first verse take? What, at the end of second line, second verse? What, at farmer, last verse ? (Rulo IV. Note I.) With whut peculiar modulation should the tenth verse be read ? How should the different quotations be read, to express the feelings of the speakers ?
Note.—When such questions are asked, the teacher should require the pupil to read the passages to which reference is made.
LESSON XIV. SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Ministered, did service. 2. Precious, of great value; highly valued. 3. Vision, something made known from God; the act of seeing; a phantom. 4. Wax, to grow; to become. 5. Ere, before. 6. Revealed, made known. 7. Restrained, held back from sin; checked.
Note.-The Italic words in the Bible extracts, are emphatic, thougl those in the Bible itself are not, but they were supplied by the translators to complete the sense, being implied but not expressed in the original Marks of quotation, as in the Bible, are not made.
The Calling of Samuel.--BIBLE. 1. And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days: there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that tíme, when Eli was laid down in his pláce, and his eyes began to wax đím that he could not sée; and ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sléep; that the Lord called Samuel ; and he answered, Hère am I'. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou càlledst me. And he said, I called nòt; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
2. And the Lord called yet again, Sámuel. . And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou didst
And he answered, I called nòt, my són ; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither
was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou didst call me.
3. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. l'herefore Eli said unto Samuel, Gò, lie down; and it shall de, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lórd, for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came, and stood and called as at other times, Sámuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak, for thy servant heareth.
4. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it, shall tingle. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house; when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him, that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
5. And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord : and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my són. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from me : God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me, of all the things that he said unto thee. And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the Lòrd : let Him do what seemeth Him good.
6. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel, from Dan even to Be er'-she ba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh : for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.
QUESTIONS.—1. Who called Samuel as he was lying in the temple ? 2. Who did he think called him? 3. What did the Lord say to him? 4. What is said of Samuel in the last verse ?
Why the rising inflection after the second period in the first verse ? L's. V. Rule IV.) Why at Samuel, first line of the second verse? Why tl.e falling on the repetition of Samuc, fifth line, third verse ? (Les. Vi Rule VIII.) Why at Speak, last line?' (Le*. VI. Rule VII.) Why does Speał begin with a capital ? Ans. First wala quotation.