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Closed was the Teacher's task, and with heaven in their hearts and their

faces, Up rose the children all, and each bowed him, weeping full sorely, Downward to kiss that reverend hand, but all of them pressed he Moved to his bosom, and laid, with a prayer, his hands full of blessings, Now on the holy breast, and now on the innocent tresses.


(1) The Feast of the Tabernacles; in Swedish, Löfhyddohögtiden, the Leaf-huts’-high-tide.

(2) The peasant-painter of Sweden. He is known chiefly by his altar-pieces in the village churches.

(3) A distinguished pulpit-orator and poet. He is particularly remarkable for the beauty and sublimity of his psalms.


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