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And the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad. 12 Now a thing was secretly brought to mé,
And my ear received a small sound of it. 13. In thoughts from the visions of the night',
When deep sleep falleth on men', 14 Fear came upon me', and trembling',
Which made all my bones to shāke. 15 Thẽn a spirit püssed beforẽ mỹ fāce;
The hāir of my flesh stood up; 16 It stood still, but I could not discern its formo;
An image was before my eyes;
There was silencè,—and I heard a voice saying', 17 Shāll mortāl mān bē more jūst thān Göd'?
Shāll ā man' bē more pūre than his Makėr' ? 18 Behold', he put no trust in his servants”;
And his angels he charged with folly; 19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay", Whose foundation is in the dust', who are crushed before
the moth“? 20 They are destroyed from morning to etening';
They perish for ever without any regarding it. 21 Doth their excellence which is in them deparť ?
They die', even without wisdom.
SINAI AT THE GIVING OF THE LAW.--Exodus xix. 16-25. 16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that
there were thunders and lightnings', and a thick cloud upon
the mount', and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so 17 that all the people that were in the camp trembled. And
Moses brought forth the people out of the camp' to meet with 18 God"; and they stood at the nether part of the mount'. And
mount Sinai was altogether in a smoke', because the Lord descended upon
it in fire: and the smoke of it ascended as the smoke of a furnace', and the whole mount trembled 19 greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded lõng,
and grew lõudēr and loudēr', Moses spokè, and God an20 swered him by a voicè.
And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai', on the top of the mount'; and the Lord called 21 Moses to the top of the mounty; and Moses went up. And
the Lord said to Moses', Go down", charge the people lest they break through to the Lord to gaze', and many of them
22 perish. And let the priests also who come near to the Lord
sanctify themselves", lest the Lord break forth upon them. 23 And Moses said to the Lord', The people cannot come up
to mount Sinaí; for thou chargest us saying', Set bounds 24 about the mount', and sanctify it. And the Lord said to
him', Away', go down", and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests' and the people
break through', to come up to the Lord’, lest he break forth 25 upon them. So Moses went down to the people', and spoke
THE SOUL'S DEFIANCE.
Tambic verse. Eight lines in a stanza, alternating with lines
of four and three feet, except the last line, which has but
That beat against my breast',
Ănd lay it low at rest',
Thy tempest raging high',
With steadfast eye.
Come on your threats I bravè;
And crush me to the grave',
Shall mock your force the while“,
With bitter smile.
Pâss on—I heed you not';
And being are forgot',
Undaunted by your wiles',
Its high-born smiles.
4. I said to Friendship's men'aced blow,
Strikè deèp—my heart shall bear“;
To those already there;
This last severe distress',
And scorn redress.
Aim süre—0, why delay' ?
A weak reluctant prey';
Triumphant in the last dismay',
Shall smiling pass away.
FABLE OF THE WOOD ROSE AND THE LAUREL.
four, three, and two feet.
Whose leaves a thousand sweets disclose ;
And every breeze its leaves alarms";
And oft unknown', neglected', dies.
Fast by the spot where low it grew',
With haughty air her head she raised,
She thus her kindling rage expressed':
Go leave my bower',
How dost thou dare',
Where roses are',
Gò, leave my bower', and live unknown ;
And raised its head with modest pride',
A drop of dew incumbent hung'-
The scene where first I grėw' ?
My flower will perish too'.
When winter's snows'
My pointed leaf of shining green'
To cheer the leafless wood.”
Presụming fool'!” the Wood Rose cried, 40 And strove in vain her shame to hide ;
But ah'! no more the flower could say'; For', while she spoke', a transient breeze' Came rustling through the neighboring trees,
And bore her boasted charms away'.
And if she lives her little day,
And steals her bloom away!.
In life she cheers each different stage',
LESSON L XII.
Iambic. Four feet in each line. 1. Bright globe, upon the sunbeam tost',
Pure', sparkling', then forever losť;
Can hālf thy changeful brilliance boast. 2. Hast thou a voice to bid us see'
An emblem of our infancy',
And all the painted gauds* of life'?
Rebuilds her castle based on air';
Where is that gorgeous dome^?-with thee'. 4. Behold', arrayed in robes of light',
Young Beauty charms the gazer's sight';
The bubble bursts”,—and she is clay. 5. Dilate once more thy proudest size',
And deck thee in the rainbow's' dies;
And thus the trusting heart betrays. 6. Again it swellso; that crystal round
Soars', shines', expands', and seeks the ground';
* Gaud is now obsolete ; something showy.