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large and constantly increasing number of those who have fallen at their posts.
4. It has been a%me of sorrow and desolation to many hearts and many homes; but it will make the name of Harvard dear to every patriot in the land. Alas that so many young lives, the hope of the country, should be cut off in their early promise! But with the longest life, what better, what • more, could they have done?
5. Sooner or later a monument will be erected in the college grounds to commemorate their heroism. Do not cover it over with a glorification of our institutions, or of our people, or even with a studied eulogy on the dead; thus to have offered up their lives is glory enough.
6. Write on it these few simple words: "In memory of the Sons of Harvard who died for their Country." And there let it stand, among the good and gracious influences of the place, the best and most gracious of them all. There let it stand. While your children and your children's children are here preparing themselves for life, it will teach them that the pursuit of pleasure, the blandishments of society, and literary rivalships are poor things, when compared with devotion to principle.
7. There let it stand. If under the influence of great material prosperity, or in the hard competitions of the world, the public heart should again grow cold, and educated men forget their duty, it will still teach the same lesson. In all coming time, when the Alumni of this College revisit, as we do today, the scenes of their early studies and friendships, the old feeling will be revived; and, touched by the inspiration of a noble example, they will renew their vows to be faithful to their country and its laws.
Questions. —2. Will you mention some of the ways in which education is of advan. tage to the soldier? 3. Why did so many of the sons of Harvard respond to their country's call t 4, 5. Is it glorious to die for one's country t 6. What inscription is suggested for the monument of those who have died in their country's defense? 6, 7. What does their example teach us?
LESSON CVIII. (6 |f .
1. Scen'er-y, surrounding objects. I 6. Can'o-pt, a cover overhead.
3. Rev'el-ry, noisy confusion. I 7. Chiv'al-ry, brave soldieiry.
Errors. — Dead doi for dead of-, trum'put for trum'pet; sul-phu'rt'-ous-/or ni phur-ous.
HOHENLINDEN.* —Campbell. .
1. On Linden, when the sun was low,
Of Iser,f rolling rapidly.
2. But Linden saw another sight,
3. By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
4. Then shook the hills with thunder riven j
5. But redder yet that light shall glow
6. 'T is morn; but scarce yon level sun
* Ho'hrn-lin'den, a village of Bavaria, eighteen miles from Munich, celebrated »"i the victory gained by the French over the Austrians, D|c. 3, 1800. 1 I'ser [e'zerj, the name of a small river near the battle-field.
While furious Frank* and fiery Hunf
7. The combat deepens. On! ye brave,
8. Ah! few shall part where many meet!
Questions. — Where was Hohenlindenf Of what was Iser the name? Whs were the Franks and Huns?
1. Rx'tton-al-ly, with reason. 5. Dis-pen-sa'tions, dealings of God with
2. Dif-fuse', to spread or scatter widely. his creatures.
5. Scathed, damaged or destroyed. 5. Mys-te'ri-ous, obscure; not understood.
Errors. — For-git' for for-get'; in-stid'/or in-stead'; thou'sun' for thou'sand • pur'ust for pur'est.
THE CHEERFULNESS OF PIETY. —Dr. Dubbin.
1. The good man only is rationally and permanently cheerful. No cheerfulness but his is beyond the power of fortune, or the influence of earthly events. If prosperity smile on him, and he and his country are full to overflowing, he does not become proud and vain in his heart, and forget his God.
2. His devotion becomes more intense and uniform, by the addition of a large amount of gratitude; and, instead of using the power, which the abundance of his wealth gives him, to do harm, he uses it, and his wealth also, to diffuse relief and joy among the afflicted; and thus he disposes a thousand hearts to rise up and bless him.
* Franks, the name of the people from which the French descended •, and hence the term Frank here means a French soldier.
t Huns, one of the ancient tribes which overrun Austria; and therefore the poet uses the word Han to represent an Austrian soldier.
3. Besides this, he has the pleasure of the consciousness of doing good, and being good, — a pleasure, beyond #doubt, the purest and highest a human heart can feel on earth, except the pleasure of a consciousness of sin forgiven, and of the favor of God. Moreover, I may add, he is in haste to do all the good he can, during his prosperity; for he knows not but that he may be quickly deprived of the power to do good, by some sudden reverse, of fortune.
4. He seizes quickly the opportunity of " laying up for himself a good foundation against the time to come"; that his Saviour may say to him, with others, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom; for I was hungry, and ye fed me; thirsty, and ye gave me drink; naked, and ye clothed me; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me; for, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
5. But should he be a child of adversity from his youth up, or should he experience the deepest reverses of fortune; do riches take wings and fly away; do friends forsake; does health fail; does he stand like some blasted tree, on the bleak mountain-peak, stripped of all its branches, and scathed with the storms and lightnings of ages; has the very genius of desolation and sorrow taken him into captivity, — under any or all of these circumstances, with a firmness and resignation peculiar to a good man, he bows to the awful dispensations of his God, and repeats with a chastened smile, "Thy will be done!" and although that will may be awfully mysterious at the present time, yet he is sure its issues will be best.
G. Of such an one, under such circumstances, we may well say, with the poet: —
"Like some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form,