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9. But the scene was changed, and I am a man whoa the world called honorable, and many waited for his smile. They pointed out the fields that were his, and talked of the silver and gold that he had gathered; they admired the stateliness of his domes, and textolled the honor of his family. And his lieart answered secretly, " By my wisdom have I gotten all this;” so he returned no thanks to God, neither did he fear or serve him.
10. And as I passed along, I heard the complaints of the laborers who had reaped down his fields, and the cries of the poor, whose covering he had taken away; but the sound of feasting and revelry was in his apartments, and the unfed beggar came tottering from his door. But he considered not, that the cries of the toppressed were continually entering into the ears of the Most High. And when I knew that this man was once the +teachable child that I had loved, the beautiful infant that I had gazed upon with delight, I said in my bitterness, “I have seen an end of all + perfection;" and I laid my mouth in the dust. MRS. SIGOURNEY.
QUESTIONS.—What changes pass upon the proudest forms, and the most undaunted intellects, from the lapse of time? What takes the place of childhood and manhood? What becomes of beauty, as time flies past ? What becomes of the docility and loveliness of childhood ? What does all this teach us? Where shall we find unchangeable perfection ?
Explain the inflections marked, and those of the 6th, 7th, and 8th paragraphs.
LESSON XXVII. REMAR K.-In reading poetry, avoid the sing-song tone, which is caused by marking too strongly with the voice, those syllables which receive the poetic accent, as in the following lines :
Sweet is the work, my God and King,
To praise thy name, give thanks and sing. PRONOUNCE correctly. Heav-en, pro. heav'n; beau-te-ous, not beau-che-ous; home, not hum.
3. Pre-des'-tin-ed, p. appointed or doter.
Deem, v. to judge, to think. 4. Con'.dict, n. a struggle, a contest.
LIFE AND DEATH.
But raiher fear to live'; for life
By + peril', pain', and '+ strife'.
Brief is the work of death';
the spirit shrinks to see
The cup of woe may be.
No more to suffer or to sin;
No + traitor heart within':
From heaven thy heart to
Thy pure and holy hope o'ercome,
Thy spirit feel that gloom,
The covering throws of fell + despair;
Predestined child of care.
4. O fear not thou to die !
To die, and be that blessed one',
May feel his conflict done';
The tear of grief or shame shall come,
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
QUESTIONS.—Why should we not fear to die? What are the dangers to which we are exposed in life? What should be the great object of life? To whom must we look for aid in the conflicts of life? Where is our home?
Why does the 1st line end with the ing inflection ? (Rule VI.) With what is “to die" contrasted ? Give the reasons for the other inflections. What examples are there, in the 1st and 2d stanzas, of relative emphasis ?
Which are the interjections in this lesson? Parse" to die" in the sec. onil line of the last stanza. Parse “ who" in the 3d line. Parse “him." in the last line. Parse the last word in the lesson.
REMARK.-In reading, be careful not to join the final consonant of one word to the vowel of the next word, as in the following lines.
Lou das his thunder shou tis praise
And soun dit lofty as his throne. PRONOUNCE correctly and ARTICULAT E distinctly.—Chil-dren, not chil-ren, nor chil-durn: feath-er-y, not feath-ry: glit-ter-ing, not glitrin: per-fume', not per'-fume (the verb is pronounced per-fume'; and the noun, per'-fume).
1, Ra'-di-ant, a. beaming with bright- | 3. Ru'-by, n. a precious stone of a red
color. 2. Date, n. the fruit of a tree which Dia'-mond, n. a precious stone of the grows in warm countries.
most valuable kind. Fra'-grant, a. sweet smelling-(smells. Cor'-al, n. a kind of sea animal (hero Per-fume', v. to fill with pleasant used as an adjective). Hues, n. colors.
Strand, 1. a shore or beach of the sea.
THE BETTER LAND.
1. “I HEAR thee speak of the better land;
Thou call'st its children a happy band;
“Not there, not there, my child !”
And the date grows ripe under sunny skies'?
“Not there, not there, my child!”
Where the rivers + wander o'er sands of gold,
“ Not there, not there, my child !
4. “Eye hath not seen' it, my gentle boy !
Ear hath not heard' its deep sounds of joy;
QUESTIONS. - What climate produces the myrtle, palm, and date? Why is the palm tree called feathery? Where is that “ better land," spoken of in the lesson? What inflection should be used at the word
child,” in the last line of the 1st stanza ? (Rule IV.) What inflection at the same word when repeated in the other three stanzas? (Exception to Rule IV.) Give rules for the other inflections.
ARTICULATION. Wafted, acknowledgedst, list'nest, wrongest. Thou waftst the flying ships. Thou acknowledgest thy crimes. Thou list' nest to my tale. It exists somewhere. Thou knewest that I was a hard man. Thou wrongest wrongfully.
LESSON XXIX. ARTICULAT E clearly all the consonants in words like the following in this lesson : extract, preserved, darkness, grieved, troubled, integrity, stranger, furrows, traveler.
Pa'-tri-arch, n. the father and ruler | 4. In-teg'-ri-ty, n. uprightness. of a family. Among the Jews, distin. 6. This'-tle, n. (pro. this'le) a kind of
guished men were called by this name. prickly plant. 1. Com-po-si'-tion, n. a written work. Cock'-le, n. a worthless plant or weed.
PORTRAIT OF A PATRIARCH. 1. I can not forbear making an extract of several passages, which I have always read with great delight, in the book of Job. It is the account, which that holy man gives, of his behavior ip the days of his * prosperity, and, if considered only as a human composition, is a finer picture of a + charitable and good-natured man than is to be met with in any other author.
2. “Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; when his candle shined upon my head, and when, by his light, I walked through darkness; when the + Almighty was yet with me; when my children were about me; when I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured out rivers of oil.
3. “When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me,
witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to * perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame; I was a father to the poor; and the cause which I knew not I + searched out. 4. “Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? Was not my
I soul grieved for the poor? Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity. If I did despise the cause of my man servant or of my maid servant, when they * contended with
me, what then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? Did not be that made me make bim also ?
5. “If I have withheld the poor from their desire', or havo caused the eyes of the widow to fail', or have eaten my + morsel myself alone', and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing', or any poor without covering'; if his loins have not blessed me', and if he were not warmed with the + fleece of my sheep'; if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate'; then let mine arm fall from my shoulderblade', and mine arm be broken from the bone':
6. “I rejoiced not at the + destruction' of him that hated me, nor lifted up myself when evil found him'; neither have I +suffered my mouth to sin', by wishing a curse to his soul. The +stranger did not lodge in the street; but I opened my doors to the + trayeler'. If
cry against me', and the + furrows thereof + plain'; if I have eaten the fruits thereof without money', or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life'; let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle' instead of barley!"
QUESTIONS.- What character is here described ? What is a Patri. arch ? Considered merely as a human composition, how does the description given by Job compare with all others? How does Job describe him. self to have been situated in “months past ?” What is meant by his steps being washed with butter? How did he treat those in trouble ? How did he treat the widow, the stranger, and his enemies ?
Explaiu the inflections of this lesson.