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IV. Presiding, administered, installment, originally, manufactured, obliged, corporal, penalties, anticipation, file, infliction, wry, satisfaction, attired, motley, ill-assorted, extraordinary, irresistibly, diluted, inserted, average, elapsed, profound, apprehension, obcdient, summons, ranged, scare crows, becoming, temporary, practical, system, disconcerted, significantly, emphasis, usher, quadruped, abstractedly, perfect, experiments, cunning.
V. Has this piece humor? (Learn to discriminate the different forms of wit and humor, as belonging either to the ambiguity of words or stylepuns, parody, burlesque-or to the discrepancy between intention and the real effect produced-irony, raillery, satire, caricature, sarcasm, comedy in general. The tragic as ell as the comic presents us with two sides in conflict, usually an ideal and a real. The tragic shows the destruction of the person, by the triumph of nature or the right over the wrong which was attempted. As man is closely tied by social relations to man, the crime of one often involves the injury of another who is innocent. The comic consists in showing the folly of the person who tries to realize projects, but sclects utterly inadequate means. He fails, or, quite likely, produces the opposite of what he had intended; but, as the person is not hurt, the result is simply ridiculous.) Make a list of the blunders of Mr. Squeers (comic, because he is a teacher, intending to teach, and yet displays ignorance instead of knowledge). What is the witty point in connecting spelling and philosophy? (7). How is so-called "practical education" ridiculed here? Make a list of the passages in which the economy or stinginess of Squeers is indicated. What two applications has "useful" (10)? (profitable to the pupils, and profitable to Squeers ?). "Diluted pincushions" (i. e., the bran which fills them, or something that looked like pincushions?).
XIX.-AN APRIL DAY.
1. All day the low-hung clouds have dropped
All day that soft, gray mist hath wrapped
2. There has not been a sound to-day
3. Of waving bough, or warbling bird,
I could have half believed I heard
4. I stood to hear--I love it well-
5. For leafy thickness is not yet,
6. Sure, since I looked at early morn,
Have swelled to double growth; that thorn
7. That lilac's cleaving cones have burst, The milk-white flowers revealing; Even now, upon my senses first
Methinks their sweets are stealing.
8. The very earth, the steamy air,
9. Down, down they come-those fruitful stores,
10. And ere the dimples on the stream
Lo! from the west a parting gleam
11. But yet behold-abrupt and loud,
Caroline Anne Bowles Southey.
FOR PREPARATION.-I. This poem was printed (in a book notice) in Blackwood's Magazine in 1822. In what countries could such scenes as are here described be seen on an April day?
II. €älm (kām), erea'-ture, bough (bou), faint'-ly, be-liēved', ear-ly (ēr-), hỏn-ey-săc-kle (hủny-săk-1).
III. Notice the alliteration (repetition of the same letter or sound) in the 3d stanza (waving, warbling, bough, bird). Make a list of the rhymes of this piece (dropped, wrapped, down, town, etc.).
IV. Warbling, lowing, screen, shoots, tender, green, fragrance, rife, flushing, deluge, decreases, dimples, amber light," abrupt, "put forth larger
," "lilac's cleaving cones."
V. What allusion in "garnered fullness"? (clouds, as storehouses for a harvest of water?) Note: hill, opposed to valley and grove; or forest, opposed to village? Why so few sounds and so little motion on this day (2)? Why can not we hear things grow? Does not very slow growth make pulsations in the air? Are lilac flowers generally milk-white? (Those of the "Persian" lilac are.) What personification in the last stanza ?
XX. GOD'S DOMINION AND MAN'S DEPENDENCE.
1. The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.
7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall
8. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
11. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
12. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
13. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
14. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
15. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
16. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withe: eth.
17. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
18. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
19. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath:" we spend our years as a tale that is told.
20. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
21. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
22. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalms XXIV. and XC.
FOR PREPARATION.-I. Compare these passages with Psalms CIV., XXIII., XIX. (See LXXXIV., LXXXIX., CIII.)
II. In-iq'-ui-ties, strength, de çēit'-ful-ly, doors.
III. The forms thereof, therein, thereto, etc., are not used so much now as they were when the Bible was translated. What other words in this piece characteristic of "solemn style"?
IV. Destruction, "watch in the night," withereth.
V. Explain the sense in which “generation" is used (6).
XXI. THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB.
1. The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold ; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.