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The living throngs of earth before Him fall
With thankful hymns, receiving from His hand
Immortal life and gladness. Clothed upon
With burning crowns, the mountain herald stands,
Proclaiming to the blossoming wilderness

The brightness of His coming, and the power.
Of Him who ever liveth, all in all!



The glassy waters mirror back His smiles.
The surging billows and the gamboling storms
Come crouching to His feet. The hoary deep,
And the green, gorgeous islands, offer up
The tribute of their treasures,-pearls and shells,
And crown-like drapery of the flashing foam.
And solemnly the tesselated halls,

And coral domes of mansions in the depths,
And gardens of the golden sanded seas,

Blend, with the anthems of the chiming waves,
Their alleluiahs unto Him, who rules

The invisible armies of eternity.

3. GOD JOURNEYETH IN THE SKY. From sun to sun,
From star to star, the living lightnings flash ;
And pealing thunders through all space proclaim
The goings forth of Him, whose potent arm
Perpetuates existence, or destroys.

From depths unknown, unsearchable, profound,
Forth rush the wandering comets: girt with flames
They blend in order true, with marshaling hosts
Of starry worshipers. The unhallowed orbs
Of earth-born fire, that cleave the hazy air,
Blanched by the floods of uncreated light,
Fly, with the fleeting winds and misty clouds,
Back to their homes, and deep in darkness lie.

And glittering crowns of prostrate Seraphim,
Emboss his burning path. Around Him fall
Dread powers, dominions, hosts, and kingly thrones.
Angels of God,--adoring millions,-join
With spirits pure, redeemed from distant worlds,
In choral songs of praise.-"Thee we adore,
For Thou art mighty. Everlasting spheres

Of light and glory in Thy presence wait."
Time, space, life, light, dominion, majesty,
Truth, wisdom,-all are Thine, JEHOVAH! Thou,

THY hand unseen sustains the poles,
On which this vast creation rolls;
The starry arch proclaims Thy power,
Thy pencil glows in every flower;
Where sense can reach or fancy rove,
From hill to field, from field to grove,
Across the wave, around the sky,
There's not a spot, nor deep, nor high,
Where the Creator has not trod,

And left the footsteps of a God.—ANON.

QUESTIONS.-1. What on the earth proclaims the goings forth of God? 2. What on the ocean? 3. What in the sky? 4. What, in Heaven? 5. What is meant by "the mountain herald," first verse? 6. What, by "tesselated halls," "coral domes," and "gardens of the golden sanded seas," second verse?

How should the sentences, printed in capitals at the beginning of each verse, be read? With what tone of voice should the quotations in the last verse of the first extract, What poetical pauses near the middle, and at the end of each line in the second part?


Spell and DEFINE-1. WARP, the threads that extend lengthwise in the loom, into which the woof is woven. 2. CHRONOMETERS, instruments that measure time with great exactness. 3. CURVED, bent; crooked. 4. MYSTERY, that which is beyond human comprehension until explained. 5. VENERABLE, worthy of reverence; deserving of honor and respect.


1. I ASKED an aged Man, a man of cares,


Wrinkled, and curved, and white with hoary hairs
"Time is the warp of life," he said, "O tell
The young, the fair, the gay, to weave it well!"

2. I asked the aged venerable Dead,

Sages who wrote, and warriors who have bled:
From the cold grave a hollow murmur flowed,
"Time sowed the seed,-we reap in this abode."

3. I asked a dying Sinner, ere the tide

Of life had left his veins: "Time," he replied,"I've lost it! Ah, the treasure!"—and he died. · 4. I asked the golden Sun and silver Spheres, Those bright Chronometers of days and years: They answered, "Time is but a meteor glare, And bids us for Eternity prepare.'

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5. I asked the Seasons in their annual round,
Which beautify and desolate the ground;
And they replied, (no oracle more wise,)
""Tis folly's loss, and virtue's highest prize."
6. I asked my Bible, and methinks it said,
"Time is the present hour, the past is fled:
Live! live to-day! To-morrow never yet
On any human being rose or set."

7. I asked old Father Time himself at last;
But in a moment he flew quickly past;

His chariot was a cloud; the viewless wind,
His hoiseless steeds, which left no trace behind.

8. I asked the mighty Angel, who shall stand
One foot on sea, and one on solid land.

"By heaven," he cried, "I swear the mystery's o'er,
Time was!" he cried; "but Time shall be no more.'

QUESTIONS.-1. Who is represented as uttering the quotations in each verse? What inflection before a quotation? How should the words within a parenthesis be read? (See Spelling Book, p. 158.) How is methinks parsed, sixth verse? Why does Man, Dead, &c., in this lesson, begin with capitals?


SPELL AND DEFINE-1., YAWNED, opened wide. 2. SINEWLESS, without muscles or nerves; weak. 3. CAVERNED, inclosed in caverns; hollow. 4. DISQUIETED, made restless; disturbed. 5. SHAFTS, arrows, 6. ANOINTED, smeared over with oil; set apart. 7. SCARLET, a bright red color; cloth of that color. 8. APPAREL, clothing; garments, &c, 9. PASSING, exceeding surpassing.


1. "THOU, whose spell can raise the dead, Bid the prophet's form appear."

"Samuel, raise thy buried head!

King, behold the phantom seer!"


2. Earth yawned,―he stood the center of a cloud,—
Light changed its hue, retiring from his shroud:
Death stood all glassy in his fixed eye;

His hand was withered, and his veins were dry;
His foot, in bony whiteness, glittered there,
Shrunken, and sinewless, and ghastly bare:
From lips that moved not and unbreathing frame,
Like caverned winds the hollow accents came.
Saul saw, and fell to earth, as falls the oak,
At once, and blasted by the thunder stroke.

3. "Why is my sleep disquieted?

Who is he that calls the dead?

Is it thou? oh king! Behold,

Bloodless are these limbs, and cold:
Such are mine; and such shall be
Thine to-morrow, when with me,
Ere the coming day is done,
Such shalt thou be,-such, thy son.

4. "Fare thee well, but for a day;
Then we mix our moldering clay;
Thou, thy race, lie pale and low,"
Pierced by shafts of many a bow;
And the falchion by thy side,
To thy heart, thy hand shall guide,—
Crownless, breathless, headless fall,
Šon and sire, the house of Saul !”

1. THE beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: How are the mighty fallen!

Tell it not in Gath,

Publish it not in the streets of Askelon;

Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice,
Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

2. Ye mountains of Gilboa! let there be no dew,

Neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings: For there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away,

The shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed From the blood of the slain,

From the fat of the mighty,

The bow of Jonathan turned not back,

And the sword of Saul returned not empty.

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3. Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, And in their death they were not divided: They were swifter than eagles,

They were stronger than lions.

Ye daughters of Israel! weep over Saul,

Who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights,
Who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel!

4. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
O Jonathan! thou wast slain in thy high places.
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan :
Very pleasant hast thou been unto me:
Thy love to me was wonderful,

Passing the love of women.

How are the mighty fallen,

And the weapons of war perished!-BIBLE.

QUESTIONS.-1. Who is represented as uttering the first two lines of the first verse? Ans. Saul. 2. Who, the last two? (See 1 Sam. 28th Chap.) 3. Who is meant by king, last line of the first verse? 4. Who is meant by seer? Ans. Samuel. 5. How did the appearance of Samuel affect Saul? 6. Who is represented as speaking in the last two verses, first part? Ans. Samuel. 7. What did he say should happen to Saul? 8. Was his prediction fulfilled? (See 1 Sam. 31st Chap. 4th, 5th, and 6th verses.)-9. What lamentation is made over Saul and Jonathan? 10. By whom was it made? Ans. David. 11. What is said of them in their lives and deaths?

tract found? Ans. 2 Sam. 1 Chap.

12. Where in the Bible is this ex

What commands in this lesson, and what inflection do they take? (Rule VII. Note I) What indirect questions, and what inflection do they require? What inflection do exclamations require? With what different modulations of voice should the first and second verses of the second part be read?


SPELL AND DEFINE-1. BARRACKS, huts or houses for soldiers 2. RUTHLESS, insensible to the miseries of others; cruel. 3. FACTIONS, political parties combined against the government. 5. MAL A'RI A, unhealthy air; pestilence; a malady. 5. AV A LANCHE', a great mass of snow or ice sliding down a mountain. 6. BAR'RIERS, walls for defense; fortresses; here means, the rocks or cliffs. 7. INFLEXIBLE, firm in purpose; unbending; unyielding. 8. DISSEN'SION, disagreement; quarrel. 9. THER MOP'Y LE, a narrow passage in the N. E. of Greece, with high cliffs on one side, and a marsh on the other. It is noted for the brave stand made by Leonidas, with 300 Spartans, against the army of Xerxes. 10. MAR'A THON, a village in Greece, noted for the defeat of 120,000 Persians, by 10,000 Greeks, under Mil ti' a des. 11. HEL' LES

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