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LESSON LV.

REMARK.-Be careful not to join the last part of one word to the beginning of the next word; as, an das, for and as.

Sound the final d clearly in the following and similar words in this lesson: blind, ask’d, sinn'd, ground, wash'd, open’d, receiv’d, fear'd, revil'd, worship’d.

1. Dis-ci'-ples, n. followers, learners. thought themselves more holy than Man'-i-fest, a. clear, plain.

others. 2. A-noint'-ed, v. smeared, rubbed over. 6. Syn'-a-gogue, n. a Jewish church. 4. Phar'-i-see, n. one of a sect who 8. Re-vi'-led, v. reproached, treated

were very strict in observing the with contemptuous language. ceremonies of religion, and therefore Mar'-vel-ous, a. wonderful.

CHRIST AND THE BLIND MAN.

1. AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day, the night cometh when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

2. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of +Siloam, (which is, by interpretation, Sent). He went his way, therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

3. The neighbors, therefore, and they which before had seen him, that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged ? Some said, This is he; others said, He is like him; but he said, I am he. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyeş opened ? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash : and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

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4. They brought to the + Pharisees him that afore time was blind. And it was the Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed and do see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the Sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner, do such + miracles? And there was a division among them.

5. They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe +concerning him that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? How then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, we know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not: or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age, ask him, he shall speak for himself.

6. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did + confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age, ask him.

7. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said, Give God the praise; we know that this man is a

+ sinner.

He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not; one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? How opened he thine eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? Will ye also be his disciples ?

8. Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses : as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. The man answered and said unto them. Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a tworshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began, was it not heard, that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered, and said unto him, Thou wast + altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they

+ cast him out.

9. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of

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God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

10. And Jesus said, For +judgment I am come into this world : that they which see not, might see; and that they which see, might be made blind. And some of the + Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also ? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin; but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin + remaineth.

BIBLE.

QUESTIONS.- From what part of the Bible is this lesson taken ? What miracle is recorded in it? Who performed this miracle ? What means did he make use of? Will clay, prepared in the same manner, restore sight to the blind now? What does the performance of this miracle prove concerning Christ? This miracle, and many others, were performed openly: why were not the Jews convinced by them, that he came from God ? How did the Jews treat the man whose sight was restored ? Why did they put him out of the synagogue ?

In the last sentence, “Jesus--remaineth," which verb is in the subjunctive mode? Which is in the potential mode? Which verbs, in the same sentence, are in the indicative mode? Which are the conjunctions ? Which are the pronouns ? Which is the preposition? What adverb is there in the sentence? What adjective? What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb ?

LESSON LVI.

REMARK.-In reading poetry, that does not rhyme, or blank verse, as it is called, the pauses should be regulated chiefly by the sense, as in prose.

ARTICULATE distinctly.-- First, not furss: hear’st, not hear'ss : didst, not didss: in-vest, not in-vess : re-vis-itst, not re-vis-its : sha-diest, not sha-di-ess: mist, not miss.

6. Ef'-flu-ence, n. that which flows or |18. Cha'-os, n. confusion, disorder.

issues from any substance or body. 25. Drop'-se-rene', n. a disease of the Es'-sence, n. being, existence.

eye. In-cre-ate', a, uncreated.

26. Suf-ful-sion, n. the state of being 10, In-vest', v. clothe, surround.

spread over as with a fluid. 14. Sty'-gi-an, a, referring to the Styx, 39. Dark-ling, a. without light. fabled to be a river of Hell.

40, Noc-tur'-nal, a. nightly. [out. 15. So'-journ, n. a temporary residence. 49. Ex-pun'-ged, p. rubbed out, blotted 17. Or'-pho-an, a. referring to Orpheus, Rao-zed,

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blotted out, obliterated. a celebrated musician.

53. Ir-ra'-di-ate,v. illuminate, enlighten,

APOSTROPHE TO LIGHT.

1. HAIL! holy Light, + offspring of Heaven first born,

Or of the + eternal, coëternal beam,
May I express thee unblamed? Since God is light,

And never but in unapproached light
5. Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee,

Bright effluence of bright essence increate.
Or hear'st thou, rather, pure

+ethereal stream,
Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun,

Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice 10. Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest

The rising world of waters dark and deep,
Won from the +void and formless infinite.

Thee I revisit now with bolder wing,

Escaped the Stygian pool, though long detained 15. In that + obscure sojourn, while in my light,

Through utter and through middle darkness borne
With other notes than to the Orphean lyre,
I sung of chaos and eternal night,

Taught by the heavenly muse to venture down 20. The dark descent, and up to reäscend,

Though hard and rare. Thee I revisit safe,
And feel thy sovereign, + vital lamp; but thou
Revisit'st not these eyes that roll in vain,

To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn;
25. So thick a drop-serene hath quenched their orbs,

Or dim suffusion + vailed. Yet not the more
Cease I to wander where the muses + haunt,
Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill,

Smit with the love of sacred song; but chief 30. Thee, Sion, and the flowery brooks beneath,

That wash thy hallowed feet, and warbling flow,
Nightly I visit; nor sometimes forget
Those other two, equaled with me in fate,

So were I equaled with them in * renown, 35. Blind Thamyris * and blind Mæonides,

And Tiresias and Phineus, prophets old :
Then feed on thoughts that voluntary move
Harmonious numbers, as the wakeful bird

Sings darkling, and in shadiest + covert hid,
40. Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year,

Seasons return, but not to me returns
Day, or the sweet approach of even and morn ;
Or sight of +vernal bloom, or summer's rose;

Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; 45. But cloud, instead and ever-during dark

Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men
Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair
Presented with a universal blank

Of nature's works, to me expunged and razed, 50. And wisdom, at one entrance, quite shut out.

So much the rather thou, +celestial Light,
Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers
Irradiate: there plant eyes, all mist from thence

Purge and + disperse, that I may see and tell 55. Of things tinvisible to mortal sight.

MILTON.

QUESTIONS.- Why does Milton mention light so reverently? Who is the source and author of light? What is meant by the reference to the Stygian pool ? To the Orphean lyre? What does he mean by saying that light revisits not his eyes ? To whom does he refer as having been blind like himself? What bird does he call the “Wakeful bird "?

* A celebrated musician of Thrace, who was blind.

A name of Homer.

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