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As threatening, in their angry play,
Turned to the courtly ring;
Even of his earthly king;
Thy name had passed away,
Which never shall decay:
Forged fetters for the main;
Inflicted stripes as vain;
To know thyself, than rule the sea ! 1. Of what countries was Canute king ? 6. Who are meant by the word all, in
2. How great did his flatterers say his verse 5th ? power was?
7. What mightier monarch is meant ? 3. To what verb is they, in verse 4th the 8. When did Canute flourish? nominative?
9 What keeps his name still alive i 4. When seated on the shore, what com. our minds? mand did the monarch give the sea ?
10. Relate the historical fact referred to 5. What effect did it produce ?
in the last verse.
ABOU BEN ADHEM AND THE ANGEL.
LEIGH HUNT. 1 John iii. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love
the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1 Xerxes king of Persia was the son and successor of Darius. He raised an immense army of nearly three millions of men, it is said, to subdue Greece, caused a bridge of boats to be built over the Hellespont, and in his folly had the sea flogged for breaking the bridge to pieces. This great army was completely scattered, and the fleet also destroyed by the bravery of the Greeks, and Xerxes himself was assassinated by Artaba'nus the captain of his guard. Xerxes is called in scripture Ahasuerus.
“And is mine one?” said A bou. “ Nay, not so,"
The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
STUDY OF THE WORKS OF NATURE.
And let me never, never stray from thee ! 1. What is meant by Nature here? 6. Whence is the vegetable world thrust?
2. What mean you by the rolling wonders 7. What system of works stands above of heaven?
the vegetable kingdom ? 3. What would the poet like to learn 8. What is the grandest work of creation about these worlds ?
here below? 4. Name the kingdoms of nature in their 9. What perfections of God may we learn order, beginning with the lowest.
from the material world ? 5. Where are the strata or beds of min- 10. Ah! but where do we learn that He rals found?
is a God of mercy and justice combined ?
NAPOLEON AND THE BRITISH SAILOR.
'Twas when bis banners at Boulogne,
Poor British seaman.
On England's home.
Dear cliffs of Dover.
To England nearer.
Come shoreward floating.
By mighty working.
Or crossed a ferry.
No sail—no rudder.
The foaming billows.
Addressed the stranger.
“Rash youth, that wouldst yon channel pass
Must be impassioned.”
"I have no sweetheart," said the lad;
To see my mother.”
“And so thou shalt,” Napoleon said,
So brave a son."
He gave the tar a piece of gold,
And safely landed.
Our sailor oft could scantly shift
1. In what light did the poet love to 10. To whom was the story told ? contemplate Napoleon ?
11. What was Napoleon's usual atti2. What is meant by his homicidal glory? tude?
3. What freedom was our captive tar 12. What did the Emperor think must allowed ?
have caused the sailor to make such a 4. How far to Boulogne from Dover ? rash attempt ?
5. Why think you, would he watch the 13. Give the exact words of the sailor's birds flying to England ?
reply. 6. Explain midnight watch.
14. Repeat Buonaparte's reply to the tar. 7. What saw he floating towards him 15. Tell me how the sailor's mother had one morning?
won Napoleon's favour. 8. What did he make from the large 16. How was the sailor's filial affection cask?
rewarded ? 9. State what his wretched wherry was 17. How greatly did the sailor value the deficient in.
THE SAILOR'S MOTHER.
WORDSWORTH. Prime, adj. (L. primus).
Dig'ni-ty, n. (L. dignus). Ma’tron, n. (L. mater).
Pro-tect', part. (L. tectum, see tego).
ONE MORNING (raw it was and wet,
Majestic in her person, tall and straight;
The ancient spirit is not dead,
She begged an alms, like one in poor estate,
When from these lofty thoughts I woke,
She answered, soon as she the question heard,
And, thus continuing, she said,
And I have travelled weary miles to see
The bird and cage they both were his :
When last he sailed, he left the bird behind;
He to a fellow lodger's care
1. On what kind of morning did the 6. What was her son, and where was poet meet the old woman?
he lost? 2. Describe her appearance.
7. What had been the object of his 3. What thoughts were suggested by mother's present journey? her appearance and manner?
8. With whom had the lad left the bird ? 4. What lofty thoughts are meant in 9. What, did the mother say, might verse 3rd ?
make him leave it behind ? 5. What did the old woman carry 10. Why did she prize the bird so much beneath her cloak ?
and carry it with her?
DANGERS OF THE DEEP.
SOUTHEY. Per'il-ous, adj. (L. periculum). In-cum bent, adj. (L. in, cubo). A-vail', v. (L. ad, valeo).
"TIS PLEASANT by the cheerful hearth to hear