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60. “Woe! Woe! the great city!
She, who was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet,
Stood afar off, and cried aloud,
And they cast dust upon their heads,
“Woe! Woe! the great city!
For in one hour has she been made + desolate!” 75. Rejoice over her thou heaven !
And ye saints! and ye apostles! and ye prophets !
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a huge millstone,
and cast it into the sea ; saying, 6. Thus with violence shall be thrown down Babylon the great
city, and shall be found no more : 80. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and flute players,
and trumpeters shall be heard in thee no more :
any artificer of any ingenious art shall be found in thee
heard in thee no more :
For by thy sorceries were deceived all the nations ;
+6 HALLELUJAH! 90. + Salvation, and glory, and honor,
And power, be unto the Lord our God !
Who corrupted the earth with her lewdness; 95. And he hath #avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”
And, a second time, they said, “HALLELUJAH!"
JEBB'S SACRED LITERATURE.
QUESTION 8. – To what city does this prophecy refer? From what book is it taken? Why is evil denounced upon Babylon? Who are represented as lamenting her fall? Who are they that sing “hallelujah" to God ? How long ago was this prophecy written ? Is it supposed to be yet fulfilled ? Is Babylon, here, the real name of the city, or is it used figuratively? Where was the Babylon whose destruction is foretold in the Old Testament? Was that fulfilled ?
To what inflections in this lesson is Rule II, 93, applicable? To what, Rule II, 82, and 94?
Which nouns in the lesson specify the merchandise spoken of in the 39th and 40th lines ? Parse the sixteen nouns found in lines 47 to 53 inclusive. Parse each word contained in the 60th line.
LESSON LXXXIII. REMARK.-In reading poetry, that does not rhyme, the pauses should be regulated chiefly by the sense, as in prose. The poetic measure, how. ever, should be observed, whenever it is consistent with the sense, and the construction of the sentence.
PRONOUNCE correctly and ARTICULATE distinctly.-Ru-ins, not runes : burst, not buss: bul-warks, not bul-wuks: pal-ace, not pal-iss: lab-y-rinth, not lab-er-inth, nor labrinth: wan-der-ing, not wan-d'rin: dan-ger-ous, not dan-g'rous: aw-ful, not awe-f"l: col-umns, not col-yums: whith-er-ward, not with-er-wud.
1. Domes, n. buildings.
Bask'-ed, v. lay in the sun. Dusk'-y, a. dark, gloomy.
Sanct'-u-a-ry, n, a place devoted to Bit'-tern, n. a water fowl.
the worship of God. Boom, n. the sound which the bittern 3. A-e'-ri-al, a. placed in the air. makes.
Do'-tage, n. the childishness of old 2. Char-i-ot-eer', n. one who drives à
Fane, n. a temple. Por'-tals, n. gates.
Bo'-lus, n. one of the Gods of Babylon. Bul'-warks, n. walls, means of defense. Do'-vi-ous, a. out of the common way.
THALABA AMONG THE RUINS
THE many-colored domes *
* Of Bagdad.
When through the gate the early traveler passed.
The bittern's boom came far,
Distinct in darkņess seen, Above the low +horizon's lingering light, Rose the near ruins of old Babylon.
2. Once, from the lofty walls the charioteer
Looked down on swarming + myriads; once she flung
The she-wolf hid her whelps.
3. Is yonder huge and shapeless heap, what once
Hath been the aerial gardens, hight on hight,
The Assyrian slaves +adored ?
Spreads o'er the blasted plain.
Euphrates rolls along,
Through the broken portal,
Cautious he trod, and felt
The jackal started at his steps;
The stork, alarmed at sound of man,
Affrighted fled on flapping wings;
The adder, in her haunts disturbed, Lanced at the +intruding staff her arrowy tongue
5. Twilight and moonshine, dimly mingling, gave
An awful light + obscure :
An awful light obscure,
Broad length of lofty wall,
Whose windows lay in light,
Rude outline on the earth
6. Reclined against a column's broken *shaft, Unknowing whitherward to bend his way,
He stood and gazed around.
The ruins closed him in :
ages had + intruded there.
He stood and gazed awhile,
Then, through the ruined street,
QUESTION8.- Where was Babylon situated, and of what was it the capital ? How could a charioteer look down from the walls ? Do you understand what is meant by the ærial gardens ? Do you recollect any thing in the Bible about the “golden image" here mentioned ? What was formerly the condition of Babylon ? What became of the city ? What is here represented as the appearance of the place where it stood ? Where was its ruin foretold ?
Fragrance and aromatic odors every where. Frolic and gleesomeness characterized the scene. We arranged the change. Chance and change await all. Thou troubl’st thy father's friends. The sculptor has executed three busts. The swift dark whirlwind that uproots the woods.
REMARK — Avoid reading in a monotonous way, as if you were not interested, and did not understand what you read.
PRONOUNCE correctly. — Sub-due, not sub-doo, nor subjue: reg-ula-tions, not reg-ew-la-tions, nor reg-gy-la-tions: stren-u-ous, not strenew-ous: spec-u-la-tion, not spec-ky-la-tion: val-u'd, (pro. val-yude), not valewd: vir-tue, not vir-too, nor vir-tew, nor vir-tshue : su-pe-ri-or, not shu-pe-ri-ar: sur'-vey, not survey' (the noun is pronounced sur'-vey, and the verb, survey' ).
3. Pol'-i-cy, n. the art of governing | 6. Pan-e-gyr'-ic, n. praise bestowed on nations.
eminent persons. 4. Stren'-u-ous, a. bold, active.
Chi-me'-ra, n. a vain or idle fancy. 5. Reg'-is-ter, n. a book in which ro- 9. Drudg'-er-y, n. hard labor. cords are kept.
10. Ar-tif-i-cer, n. one who makes and Dis/-taff, n. the staff of a spinning contrives. wheel, to which flax is tied.
13. Ef-fem'-i-nate, a. womanish, tender.
BENEFITS OF LITERATURE.
1. Hercules. Do you pretend to sit as high on Olympus as Hercules ? Did you kill the Nemæan lion, the Erymanthian boar, the Lernean serpent, and Stymphalian birds? Did you destroy tyrants and robbers? You value yourself greatly on subduing one serpent: I did as much as that while I lay in my
cradle. 2. Cadmus. It is not on account of the serpent, that I boast myself a greater + benefactor to Greece than you. Actions should be valued by their utility, rather than their splendor. I taught Greece the art of writing, to which laws owe their + precision and + permanency. You subdued monsters; I civilized men. It is from untamed passions, not from wild beasts, that the greatest evils arise to human society. By wisdom, by art, by the united strength of a civil community, men have been enabled to subdue the whole race of lions, bears, and serpents; and, what is more, to bind by laws and wholesome regulations, the ferocious violence and dangerous treachery of the human disposition. Had lions