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60. I scarce knew why, looked cross, and drove me from them;

Nor soft caress could I obtain, nor hope
Usual +indulgences; jelly or creams,
Relic of costly suppers, and set by

For me, their petted one; or buttered toast, 65. When butter was forbid ; or thrilling tale

Of ghost, or witch, or murder; so I went
And shelter me beside the parlor fire :
There, my dear grandmother, eldest of forms,

Tended the little ones, and watched from harm, 70. Anxiously fond, though oft her spectacles

With elfin cunning hid, and oft the pins
Drawn from her #raveled stockings, might have soured
One less indulgent.

At +intervals my mother's voice was heard, 75. Urging dispatch : briskly the work went on,

All hands employed to wash, to rinse, to wring,
To fold, and starch, and clap, and iron, and plait.
Then would I sit me down and ponder much

Why washings were. Sometimes through hollow bowl 80. Of pipe amused we blew, and sent aloft

The floating bubbles; little dreaming then
To see, Mongolfier, thy silken ball
Ride + buoyant through the clouds ; so near approach
The sports of children and the toils of men.


QUESTIONS.- What is meant by the “Muses ?” What is meant by “ buskined step?” Can you explain the reference to Guatimozin ? The allusion to Erebus? What is meant by the “silken ball,” in the 82 line? LESSON LXVII.

REMARK. - Be careful to read the last words of every sentence in as full and loud a tone as the first part.

ARTICULATE distinctly the h in the following words in this lesson: his, holy, heart, hath, heaven, heartily, holiness, haven, head, house.

1. Mar'-vel-ous, a. wonderful.
2. Or-dain'-ed, v. appointed, established.

Do-min'-ion, n. supreme authority.

5. Ha'-ven, n. a harbor, a place where

ships can lie in safety.


1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him; sing psalms unto him; talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his + wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

2. O Lord, our Lord, how +excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained; what is man that thou art + mindful of him ? and the son of man that thou visitest.him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the work of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

3. “I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in him will I trust.' “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I + deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my + salvation.'


4. O come, let us sing unto the Lord, let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great

King above all Gods. 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him. For he cometh, for he cometh, to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

5. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! They that go

down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; they reel to and fro, and +stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their + distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they are quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men !


6. The Lord is my shepherd : I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the + shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they + comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my

head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely good, ness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


QUESTIONS.-- In the 3d paragraph, who is represented as declaring that he will make God his refuge? What does God promise to such a one What is meant by “setting him on high.”? Is the promise of “ satisfyin him with long life,” fulfilled in this world? Who are described in the 5th paragraph ?

LESSON LXVIII. REMARK.- Be careful not to allow the voice to grow weaker and weaker, as you approach the end of each sentence.

PRONOUNCE correctly.-Scarce, not scurce: fra-grant, not frag-rant: or'-i-sons, not ori'-sons: hal-le-lu-jahs, pro. hal-le-lu-yahs: beau-te-ous, not beau-che-ous: hal-low-ed, not hal-lerd: o-be-di-ence, not o-be-junce.

1. Tinge, n. a slight degree of color. 36. In'-cense, n. the odors of spices burnt 3. Rab'-bi, n. a title given to learned in religious worship. men among the Jews.

Ro-luct'-ant, a, unwilling. 19. Re-past', n. a meal.

44. Sap'-phire, n. a precious stone of a 26. Or-i-sone, 1. prayers.

blue color; here put for the color. 28. Pon-tif-i-cal, a. belonging to the 48. Lus'-ter, n. splendor, brightness. high priest.

58. Spou'-sal, a, relating to marriage. 30. Cym'-bal, n. an instrument of music. 83. Chas'-ten-ed, a. (pro. chais-nd) af.

Psal'-ter-y, n. an instrument of music. flicted for correction, 33. Hal-le-lu'-jabs, n. praises to God. 84. Hom'-age, n, reverential worship.


1. + TWILIGHT was deepening with a tinge of eve,

As toward his home in Israel's + sheltered vales
A +stately Rabbi drew. His camels spied

Afar the palm trees' lofty heads, that fdecked
5. The dear, + domestic + fountain, and in speed

Pressed with broad foot, the smooth and dewy +glade.
The holy man his peaceful threshold passed
With hasting step. The evening meal was spread,

And she, who, from life's morn his heart had shared, 10. Breathed her fond welcome. Bowing o'er the board,

The blessing of his father's God he sought;
Ruler of earth and sea. Then raising high
The sparkling wine cup, “Call my sons," he bade,

And let me bless them ere their hour of rest." 15. The observant mother spake with gentle voice

Somewhat of soft +excuse, that they were wont
To linger long amid the Prophet's school,
Learning the holy law their father loved.

-His sweet repast with sweet + discourse was blent, 20. Of journeying and return. “Would thou hadst seen

With me, the golden morning bring to light
Yon mountain summits, whose blue, waving line



Scarce meets thine eye, where chirp of joyous birds,

A breath of fragrant herbs and spicy gales,
25. And sigh of waving boughs, stirred in the soul

Warm orisons. Yet most I wished thee near
Amid the temple’s pomp, when the high priest,
Clad in his robe pontifical, +invoked

The God of Abraham, while on the lute and harp, 30. Cymbal, and trump, and psaltery, and glad breath

Of tuneful Levite, and the mighty shout
Of all our people, like the swelling sea,
Loud hallelujahs burst. When next I seek

Blest Zion's glorious hill, our beauteous boys 35. Must bear me company.

Their early prayers
Will rise as incense. Thy reluctant love
No longer must withhold them the new + toil
Will give them sweeter sleep, and touch their cheek

With brighter crimson. 'Mid their raven curls 40. My hand I'll lay, and dedicate them there,

Even in those courts, to Israel's God,
Two spotless lambs, well pleasing in his sight.
But yet, methinks, thou 'rt paler grown, my love?

And the pure sapphire of thine eye looks dim, 45. As though 't were washed with tears."

Faintly she smiled,
One doubt, my lord, I fain would have thee solve.
Gems of rich luster and of countless cost

Were to my keeping trusted. Now, alas !
50. They are demanded. Must they be restored ?

Or may I not a little longer gaze
Upon their dazzling + hues ?”. His eyes grew stern,
And on his lip there lurked a sudden curl

Of indignation. “Doth my wife propose 55. Such doubt? as if a master might not claim

His own again?" “Nay, Rabbi, come, behold
These + priceless jewels ere I yield them back.”
So to their spousal chamber, with soft hand

Her lord she led. There, on a snow-white couch 60. Lay his two sons, pale, pale, and motionless,

Like fair twin lilies, which some + grazing kid
In + wantonness had cropped. “My sons my sons !
Light of my eyes !” the astonished father cried;

“My teachers in the law! whose + guileless hearts
65. And prompt obedience warned me oft to be
More perfect with my God!”

To earth he fell,
Like Lebanon's rent cedar; while his breast
Heaved with such groans as when the laboring soul



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