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“The rage of hunger” being appeased', I began to think of my horse. He however', like an old campaigner', had taken good care of himselfv. I found him paying assiduous attention to the crib of Indian corn', and dexterously drawing forth and munching the ears that protruded between the bars. It was with great regret that I interrupted his repast', which he abandoned with a heavy sigh', or rather a rumbling groan. . I was anxious, however, to rejoin my traveling companions, who had passed by the farm-house without stopping', and proceeded to the banks of the Arkansas“, being in the hopes of arriving before night at the Osage Agency. Leaving the captain and his troop, therefore, amidst the abundance of the farm, where they had determined to quarter themselves for the night, I bade adieu to our sable hostess, and again pushed forward.
LESSON L X X V I.
Anapestic. Two feet and four, with an iambus or sponden
My complexion is dark !
2. No record on earth'
Discovers my birth.
3. I travel away'
In sombre array:
turbans and sandals are silvery gray.
dark form is seen'
5. One pearl that I wear'
Is more brilliant and raré
6. My stature is tall',
But at seasons I crawl',
7. Invisibly hurled',
I traverse the world',
Round the icy-bound polè :
9. From earliest time'
I was grave and sublime:
10. My intellect teems'
With visions and dreams,
11. Yet sorrow and pain'
Oft welcome my reign',
12. For a handmaid of mine',
With aspect benign',
13. My sister down tnere',
Is transcendently fair,
14. Advancing, behold
Her banners of gold !
LESSON L X X VII.
Iambic. Four feet and three; the latter with an additional
Will boast it their possession'?
And dulness of discretion.
So always imitation"
Employs the utmost skill he can',
The friend of long duration.
An error soon corrected';
Is most to be suspected'?
And mean self-love erected ; Nor such' as may awhile subsist 'Twixt sensualist and sensualist,
For vicious ends connected. 5. A fretful temper will divide' The closest knot that may be tied',
By ceaseless sharp corrosion : A temper passionate and fiercé May suddenly your joys dispersé
At one immense explosion.
If envy chance to crēep in.
But not a friend worth keeping. 7. As envy pines at good possessed', So jealousy looks forth distressed'
On good that seems approaching ; And, if success his steps attend', Discerns a rival in a friend',
And hates him for encroaching. 8. Hence authors of illustrious name', Unless belied by common fame',
Are sadly prone to quarrel;
And pluck each other's laurel. 9. A man', renowned for repartee',* Will seldom scruple to make free'
N 13. The
With friendship's finest feeling';
By way of balm for healing.
Fruits of their own invention :
Thēir sport^ is your dissension. 11. Some fickle creatures boast a soul
True as the needle to the polè;
Yet shifting', like the weather',
Its variations rather.
And make a calm of human life;
But even those who differ'
No combatants are stiffer.
And proves by thumping on your back'
His sense of your great merit',
To pardon', or to bear it. 14. Some friends make this their prudent planSay littlè, and hear all
Unpleasant', and ungrateful! 15. These samples' (for, alas'! at last'
These are bụt' samples', and a tåste
Of evils yet unmentioned')
However well intentioned.
Iambic. Four feet in a line.
For nooks to which she might retirer;
She might repose', or sit and think.
Nature perhaps herself had cast her
Or else she learned it of her master'.
Lodged with convenience in the fork',
Sometimes her ease and solace sought
There wanting nothing', save a fan,
Apparelled in exactest sort',
But love of change, it seems, has place
That' passion's force', and so did shē.
And the old utensil* of tin'
She therefore wished, instead of those',
* Pronounced by the poet, yü-ten-sil; the two last syllables short and Unaccented.