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1. Name Bernardo's parents.
8. What does Bernardo say of the king 2. In what century did Charlemagne who breaks his faith? flourish ?
9. Why was not Bernardo seized at the 3. Why is Alphonso called the lying king's command ? King ?
10. In what words does our champion 4. Describe Bernardo as he approaches challenge the king and his nobles ? the throne.
11. What takes place when the horn is 5. What are the words of the king as blown? Bernardo advances ?
12. In what tone did the king now ad6. What reply does the champion make dress him ? to the king's calumny and threat?
13. What sort of smile wonld Bernardo 7. What facts are alluded to in verse 4th? | give on leaving the hall ?
THE LADY AND ADOPTED CHILD.
MRS HEMANS. SOME years since, a young New Zealander was carried to England, where he lived many years, was carefully educated, and introduced into the most refined society. When his education was completed, he returned to his home, and at once returned to the habits, the character, and the degradations of savage life. This has almost uniformly been the result of attempts to civilize and educate young savages. And why? On what principle can it be accounted for? I reply, that the work was begun too late. The impressions made upon early childhood cannot be effaced. You may take the young savage, and make a palace his home, and he is like the young ass's colt: he longs for the forest, for the lawlessness of savage life. This principle is deep, uniform, unalterable. Rev. John Todd.
LADY. “Why wouldst thou leave me, oh! gentle child ?
Boy. “Oh! green is the turf where my brothers play,
LADY. “Content thee, boy, in my bower to dwell ;
Boy. “My mother sings at the twilight's fall,
LADY. " Thy mother hath gone from her cares to rest,
Thou wouldst meet her footsteps, my boy, no more,
Boy. “Is my mother gone from her home away ?
LADY. “ Fair child, thy brothers are wanderers now,
Boy. “Are they gone, all gone from the hill ?
THE DEATH OF KEELDAR.
Sir WALTER SCOTT. PERCY or Percival Rede of Trochend, in Redesdale, Northumberland, is celebrated in tradition as a huntsman and a soldier. He was, upon two occasions, singularly unfortunate; once, when an arrow, which he had discharged at a deer, killed his celebrated dog Keeldar; and again, when, being on a hunting party, he was betrayed into the hands of a clan called Crossar, by whom he was murdered. Mr Cooper's painting of the first of these incidents, suggested the following stanzas.
UP ROSE the sun, o'er moor and mead;
Career'd along the lea ;
They were a jovial three !
Man, hound, or horse, of higher fame,
On Cheviot's' rueful day; i See ballad of Chevy Chase, whieh relates, perhaps, a totally fictitious event, unless it may be founded on the battle of Otterbourne, (1388) the only one mentioned in history n which a Douglas fell fighting with a Percy.
Keeldar was matchless in his speed, Than Tarras, ne'er was stauncher steed, A peerless archer Percy Rede:
And right dear friends were they. The chase engross'd their joys and woes, Together at the dawn they rose, Together shared the noon's repose,
By fountain or by stream;
Still hunted in his dream.
The signs the hunters know ;With eyes of flame, and quivering ears, The brake sagacious Keeldar nears; The restless palfrey paws and rears ;
The archer strings his bow.
pursue ; But woe the shaft that erring flew
That e'er it left the string ! And ill betide the faithless yew! The stag bounds scatheless o'er the dew, And gallant Keeldar's life-blood true
Has drench'd the grey-goose wing. The noble hound-he dies, he dies, Death, death, has glazed his fixed eyes, Stiff on the bloody heath he lies,
Without a groan or quiver.
But Keeldar sleeps for ever.
Nor what is death-but still
Some mystic tale of ill.
In speechless grief recline;
Can think he hears the senseless clay,
I in your service die;
So true a guard as I.”
And fell amid the fray,
I had not died to-day!”
Down dark oblivion's river;
The scene shall live for ever. 1. Give me some history of Percy Rede. 10. What things shall no more rouse
2. What suggested the stanzas to Sir noble Keeldar? Walter Scott ?
11. How looked the horse as he stood - 3. Describe the jovial three as they by the hound? might be seen at sunrise.
12. Who must feel the loss in the highest 4. Why “Cheviot's rueful day?" degree?
5. What were the names and qualities 13. What may he be supposed to think of master, steed, and hound ?
he hears Keeldar say? 6. In what way did the three spend the 14. By whom was bold Percy Rede mur. live-long day?
dered ? -7. Describe the scene at the thicket that 15. What were among his last words? concealed the deer.
16. What art keeps this affecting story 8. Of the wood of what tree were bows in remembrance ? chiefly made?
17. In what way is it now preserved, 9. What mean you by the "faithless besides by Cooper's picture? yew?"
THE WIDOW OF NAIN.
N. P. WILLIS. NAIN, so called for the pleasantness of its situation, was a town of Galilee, about two leagues from Nazareth, and not so much from Mount Tabor, between which and the city ran the river Kison. From our Saviour's meeting the funeral coming out of the
1 A river in the infernal regions whose waters caused forgetfulness.
gates, we may learn that it was a custom among the Jews to bury their dead in the day time, when their nearest friends and relations followed the corpse, which was usualiy carried in procession through the streets and public places, to the cemetries, which were generally at a considerable distance from the city, because they looked upon the graves as places full of pollution.-Calmet's Commentary on Luke vii. 11-18.
The Roman sentinel stood helm'd and tall
'Twas now high noon.