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6. “ The stones of Jerusalem's Temple are no longer recognized, but they might now have occupied their place in the glorious structure, had not God otherwise decreed in punishment of man's sins. Look at the Pyramids of Egypt; there they still stand, the lofty and strong monuments of former ages; I have merely effaced the names of their vainglorious builders. Traveler ! I am not a mighty destroyer. I am the friend of man; I afford him precious opportunities; I mitigate his severest woes; I afford him seed time and harvest, summer and winter, in agreeable vicissitudes; let him be virtuous, and then it will no longer be said-I mar his works."
7. The venerable personage disappeared, when he had thus spoken, and the traveler, mentally acknowledging the justice of his vindication, pursued his travels, to mark with greater discrimination the wide-spread desolation, which had been brought into the world by human crime.
QUESTIONS.—1. How is the traveler represented as expressing himself on viewing the ruins of Babylon ? 2. By whom is it represented that he was accosted? 3. In what did Time say he had been wronged and misrepresented ? 4. What arguments did he use to refute the charge that he was a destroyer? 5. What did Time say had been the great destroyer ? 6. What arguments did he adduce to prove it? 7. In what respect has Time been the friend of man? 8. Was this vindication just?
What inflection at the comimas, first sentence, first verse? What inflection has Time and destroyer, end of the first verse, and why? Why the liability to a faulty articulation, between the first and second periods, sixth verso: ? Which is the most emphatic word in the sentence, I am not a mig?ity destroyer,' sixth verse ? "What Rule for the falling inflection at the semicolons, the same verse ?
Joseph making Himself known to his Brethren.--BIBLE.
1. And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came ; for the famine was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land ; and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come
And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
2. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the naked. ness of the land ye are come. And they said unto him Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. We are all one man's sons;. we are true men; thy servants are no spies.
3. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh iny lord ! let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; foi thou art even as Pharaoh. My lord asked his servant, say ing, Have ye a fáther, or a brother ? And we said unto my lord, We have a fáther, an old mán, and a child of his old age, a little one ; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
4. And we said unto my lord, The lad can not leave his father ; for if he should leave his father, his father would die. And thou saidst unto thy servant, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no
And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant, my father, we told him the words of my lord. And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food. Aud we said, We can not go down : if our youngest brother Le with us, then we will go down; for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.
5. And thy servant, my father, said unto us, Ye know that wife bare me
wo sons; and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since; and if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow
to the grave,
6. Now, therefore, when I come to thy servant, my father, and the lad be not with us, (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life ;) it shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die; and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant, our father, with sorrow to the grave. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
7. Now, therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad, a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. For how shall I go up to my father, and
he lad be not with me ? lest, peradventure, I see the evil hat shall come on my father.
8. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me.
And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph ;-doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
9. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you; and they came near. And he said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now, therefore, be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that sold hither; for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land : and yet there are five years, in which there shall be neither earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you, to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
QUESTIONS.—1. Where did the sons of Jacob go to buy oorn? 2. Who sold corn in Egypt? 3. Can you tell how he came by his office? (Consult the history of Joseph. Gen. 37th to 420 chap.) 4. How did Joseph first treat his brethren ? 5. What did Judah say in regard to his father's family? 6. What, in regard to Benjamin's coming with them? 7. What, ai to the effect on his father, should he not return? 8. What did he fi nally propose to do? 9. In what manner did Joseph make himself kuown?
What do the marks after the second verse signify? Ans. That something is omitted. What inflection at ye, first verse ? Could the question in the third verse be answered by yes or no? (Rule II. Rem. 1.) Why the rising inflection on father and man, same verse ? (Rule V.) You observe many words after the comma beginning with capitals; how do you explain this? What inflection at live, eighth verse ?
SPELL AND DEFINE--1. Desert'ed, left alone. 2. Ties, bonds of relationship. 3. Orphan, one whose parents are dead. 4. Wiles, deceptive tricks. 5. Terribly, in a manner causing fear.
The Dead Mother.-ANON. Fath. Touch not thy mother, boy—Thou canst not wake her Child. Whị, Fáther? She still wakens at this hour.
F. Your mother's dead, my child.
None will regard thee; thou wilt soon forget
C. Father! Father !
look so terribly upon me,
QUESTIONS.-1. What did the child think of his mother? 2. What was this sleeping? 3. To whom, besides his father, does the child speak ? 4. Why was he frightened at his father? 5. Why could he not remember what his father had said to him?
Should the words of the child be read in the same modulation of voice with those of the father ? (Les. X. 4.) Why is heart emphatic, third remark of the father? Why a rising inflection at darling? Why the falling inflection on father, last line? (Rule VII. Note I.)
SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Frailty, weakness. 2. Por tray', to show, as by a picture. 3. Mon'itory, that teaches by warning. 4. C: eer, that which gladdens. 5. Emblemat'ic, representing by what is similar. 6. Beloken, to show by signs.
Field Flowers.-BLACKWOOD's Mag.
Man's frailty to poriray !
Passing at eve away ;