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8. The youth here fell on his father's neck, crying, "O my father, my father! I will die for you! I will die with you!"

9. Colonel Ilayne, as he was loaded with irons, was unable to return the embrace of his son, and merely said to him in reply: "Live, my son, live to honor God by a good life; live to serve your country; and live to take care of your brother and little sisters."

10. The next morning, proceeds the narrative of these distressing events, Colonel Hayne was conducted to the place of execution. His son accompanied him. Soon as they came in sight of the gallows, the father strengthened himself and said: "Now, my son, show yourself a man! That tree is the boundary of my life, and of all my life's sorrows.

11. "Beyond that, the wicked'cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. Don't lay too much at heart our separation; it will be short. It was but lately your dear mother died. To-day I die; and you, my son, though still young, must shortly follow us."

12. "Yes, father," replied the broken-hearted youth, "I shall shortly follow you; for indeed I feel that I can not live long."

13. And his melancholy anticipation was fulfilled in a manner more dreadful than is implied in the mere extinction of life. On seeing his father in the hands of the executioner, and then struggling in the halter, he stood like one trans', fixed and motionless with horror.

14. Till then, proceeds the narration, he had wept incessantly; but, as soon as he saw that sight, the fountain of his tears was stanched, and he never wept more. He died in

'sane; and in his very last moments he often called on his father, in terms that brought tears from the hardest hearts.

Questions. — 1. In what war did Colonel Hayne engage? Who was he? 3. By whom was he taken prisoner? 3. What became of him? 5. Who was with him in bis imprisonment? 7-12. Relate what passed between him and his son before his execution. 14. What became of the son ? — How should the reply of Colonel Ilayne. in the 9th paragraph, be read? Why? See Rule 2, page 56, and Rule 7. page 8U.

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Errors. — De-sarve' for de-serve'; deown for down; stwn for stone; brass fet brass; ty'ran-ny for tyr'an-ny (tir'an-ny).


1. Patriots have toiled, and, in their country's cause,
Bled nobly; and their deeds, as they deserve,
Receive proud recompense. We give in charge
Their names to the sweet lyre. Th' historic Muse,
Proud of the treasure, marches with it down

To latest times; and Sculpture, in her turn,
Gives bond in stone and ever-during brass
To guard them, and t' immortalize her trust.

2. But fairer wreaths are due, though never paid,
To those who, posted at the shrine of truth,
Have fallen in her defense. A patriot's blood,
Well spent in such a strife, may earn indeed,
And, for a time, insure to his loved land,

The sweets of liberty and equal laws;
But martyrs struggle for a brighter prize,
And win it with more pain.

3. Their blood is shed
In confirmation of the noblest claim, —

Our claim to feed upon immortal truth;

To walk with God, — to be divinely free;

To soar, and to anticipate the skies!

Yet few remember them. They lived unknown,

Till persecution dragged them into fame,

And chased them up to heaven.

4. Their ashes flew

No marble tells us whither. With their names,
No bard embalms and sanctifies his song!
And History, so warm on meaner themes,
Is cold on this. She execrates indeed
The tyranny that doomed them to the fire,
But gives the glorious sufferers little praise.

Questions. — 1. What is said of patriots? 1. How are their names preserved? 2. What is duo to the martyrs? 2,3. Why? 4. What is said, of them in this stanza ? — In which kind of poetry is this piece written? &c, &c.


1. Mor'tal, a human being. 8. Shrink'ing, withdrawing from.

1. Me'te-or, a transient luminous 10. Tran'siknt, passing, fleeting.

body in the air. 10. Pil'grm-agk, life's journey.

4. Scep'teb, badge of royal power. 11. De-sphnd'kn-ci', discouragement.

Errors. — Spir'wt/or spir'it; scattered for scfii'tercd; iu'funt for in'fant; iep's for depZ/is; s'rink for sArlnk.


1. Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
He passeth from life to his rest in the grave.

2. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade,
Be scattered around, and together be laid;

And the young and the old, and the low and the high,
Shall moldcr to dust, and together shall lie.

3. The infant a mother attended and loved;

The mother that infant's Affection who proved;

The husband that mother and iufant who blessed, —

Each, aH, are away to their dwellings of Best.

4. The hand of the king that the scepter hath borne;
The brow of the priest that the miter hath worn;
The eye of the sage; and the heart of the brave, —
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the grave.

5. The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap;

The herdsman, who climbed with his goats up the steep;
The beggar, who wandered in search of his bretul, —
Have faded away like the grass that we tread.

6. So the multitude goes, like the flower or the weed • That withers away, to let others succeed;

So the multitude comes, even those we behold,
To repeat every tale that has often been told.

7. For we are the same our fathers have been:
We see the same sights our fathers have seen;

We drink the same stream, and view the same sun,
And run the same course our fathers have run.

8. The thoughts we are thinking, our fathers would think; From the death we are shrinking our fathers would shrink:

- To the life we are clinging they also would cling;
But it speeds for us all, like a bird on the wing.

9. They loved; but the story wc can not unfold:
They scorned; but the heart of the haughty is cold:
They grieved; but no wail from their slumber will come:
They joyed; but the tongue of their gladness is dumb.

10. They died; ay! they died: we, things that are now,
That walk on the turf that lies over their brow,
And make in their dwellings a transient abode,

Meet the things that they met on their pilgrimage road.

11. Yea! hope and despondency, pleasure and pain, We mingle together in sunahiue and rain;

And the smile an I the tear, tho song and the dirge,
Still follow each other, like surge upon surge.

12. 'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the paleness of death;
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud, —
Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?

Questions.1. What reason is given in the first stanza why the "spirit of mortal" should not be proud t 2. What Is said in the second stanza V 3. In the third? 4. In the fourth 1 &c.


5. Prom-e-nade', a place for walking.

10. Lo'cate, to place or designate.

11. Ne-oo'ti-ate, to treat with in regard to

the purchase of property. 15. Au'tHor-iz-im, warranted, empowered. 21. Re-strict'ed, limited, confined.

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32. Ex-trav'a-gant, exceeding due bounds.

42. En-hance', to raise or increase.
50. Ex-or'ri-tant, excessive, enormous.
57. Suo-ges'tion, a bint, a proposal.
70. Dis-sent'ing, disagreeing in opinion.
81. Con-sum'mate, complete, perfect.

Errors Pur'chis for pur'chase; par-tic'e-lar for par-tic'u-lar; mo'munt for

mo'ment, be-u'ti-ful for b«au'ti-ful; lanr for hinds.

THE CITY PARK. — Original Adaptation.

[The class may tell the character of the composition of this lesson, and, while reading it, may refer to the elocutionary rules which it illustrates.]

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Mr. Smith and the Chairman of the Grmmittee.

1. Chairman. Mr. Smith, are you the owner of those lots of land at the North End?

2. Smith. I am, sir.

3. Ch. Will you sell a part of one of them, say live acres, to the city?

4. Sm. For what purpose do you want it?

5. Ch. The city authorities have decided to purchase a lot of about five acres, and improve it as a kind of park, or public promenade,

* Judah, or Judea, a country in the southern part of Palestine, once noted for it. luxuriant vineyards.

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