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fourteen to fifteen years of age, who had come to ask permission to copy a picture of Raphael's' which was in the chapel of the cloister. This child was Peter. He was taken back to the palace of the Cardinal, who, after receiving him with kindness, placed him in the school of one of the best painters in Rome.
8. Fifty years later, there were two old men, living together like brothers, in one of the handsomèst private dwellings of Florence. It was said of the one—“He is the greatest painter of our day;" of the other_“He will be the model of friends in all future ages.”
9. THE TWO BOYS.
M HERE were two boys, who were bred up togěther,
I Shared the same bed, and fed at the same board.
They lay beside
Or if ever came
i Răph' a ěl was a very eminent krö’só), here referred to, the hero of painter, whose works are the admi. DE FOE's great novel, a shipwrecked ration of the world. He lived be- sailor who for many years led a soltween the years 1483 and 1520. itary life on an uninhabited island
Robinson Crusoe, (r8b' in sn of the tropics.
But which are thought upon in after years
4. They met again,'—but different from themselves,
At least, what each remember'd of themselves :
5. They met with cold words and yet colder looks :
Each was chānged in himself, and yet each thought
L. ELIZABETH MACLEAN.
W E were boys together,
V And never can forget
In childhood where we met-
Its sorrows and its joys;
1 Again, (8 gen').
tious disease, or one that is catching. · Indian, (ind' yan), relating to Wormwood, (werm' wůd), a bit. India.
ter herb; bitterness. - sRi' val ry, state of being in pur. Hěath' er, heath; a place over. •suit of the same thing as another, grown with heath, a shrub which and which only one can possess ; op- bears beautiful flowers, and whose posed to each other.
leaves are small and continue green * Pěs'ti lence, the plague; an infec- all the year.
NICK VAN STANN.
Where woke the transient smile or tear,
When you and I were boys.
And castles” built in air ;
And mine weighed down with care.
To me it brought alloys
When you and I were boys.
The friends we loved of yore,
Are gone forever more.
The hope time ne'er destroys—
GEORGE P. MORRIA.
11. NICK VAN STANN.
A FRENCHMAN who had ne'er before
iTransient, (trån' shent), passing Före shăd' owed, announced or away ; fleeting; hasty.
declared beforehand by an image, ? Castles, (kås slz), houses fortified form, or resemblance. or armed for defense against ene- 6 Yöre, of yore, of old time; long mies; houses of noblemen or knights. since; long ago.
3 Al loys', evils mixed with good; Im' pulse, the act of impelling, base metals mixed with precious or driving onward with sudden He thought-as Frenchmen always do
That all the world could “parley-voo.”?
Within the famous Netherlands,
Replied what seemed like “ Nick Van Stann."
Is equally superbo and chaste ;'
Ah! wealth must be a charming thing!”
A thousand wonders in the streets,
i Parley-voo, (pår” là v8), here stately ; elegant; showy. means, speak French.
Chāste, pure, correct, or free 3 Tourist, (t8r ist), one who makes from fault. a tour, or performs a journey in a Stătue, an image; a solid sub circuit.
stance formed, by carving, into the 3 Liv' er y, the peculiar dress by likeness of a whole living being. which the servants of a nobleman Níche, a cavity, hollow, or reor gentleman are distinguished ; any cess, generally within the thickness marked dress or outward appearance. of a wall, for a bust, or statue.
* Niet verstaan, don't understand. 10 Monsieur, (mo sèr'), Sir, or
• Gaul, (gål), the ancient name of mister. France; hence, a native or inhabit. 11 Warrant, (wor' rant), to make ant of France.
secure; to declare with assurance, Superb, (su përb), grand ; rich; or full confidence.
NICK VAN STANN.
. But most he marvels to behold
A lady dressed in silk and gold.
5. Next day, our tourist chanced to pop
His head within a lottery-shop;
To hear again the hackneyed' phrase !
Faith! he's the luckiest of men!
So very blessed as Nick Van Stann!”
A pompous' funeral in the street,
1 Răpt' ure, the state or condition "Măm' moth, resembling the of being rap', or carried away from mammoth [an extinct kind of ele. one's self by agreeable excitement; phant] in size ; gigantic; very large. great joy or pleasure.
· Hăck' neyed, common. ? Merci, (mår' se), thank you. Pomp' ors, grand ; showy.