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Of waistcoats Harry has no lack,
3. Young Harry was a lusty drover,
And who so stout of limb as he?
4. All day she spun in her poor dwelling,
5. By the same fire to boil their pottage,
6. But when the ice our streams did fetter, Oh! then how her old bones would shake! You would have said, if you had met her, "Twas a hard time for Goody Blake.
Her evenings then were dull and dread;
7. Oh joy for her! whene'er in winter,
The winds at night had made a route,
8. Now when the frost was past enduring,
9. Now, Harry he had long suspected
10. And once behind a rick of barley,
11. Right glad was he when he beheld her:
When with her load she turned about,
12. And fiercely by the arm he took her,
13. She prayed, her withered hand uprearing,
14. He went complaining all the morrow, That he was cold and very chill;
His face was gloom, his heart was sorrow,➡
That day he wore a riding coat,
15. 'Twas all in vain-a useless matter!
Abed or up, by night or day,
QUESTIONS.-1. Who was Harry Gill? 2. What is said of Goody Blake? 3. Where did she live? 4. How did she fare in winter? 5. Where did she for fuel? 6. How did Harry detect her? 7. How did he treat her? 8. What did Goody then do? 9. What happened to Harry Gill? 10. How did he try to keep himself warm? 11. What are we taught in this narrative in regard to our treatment of the poor?
What inflections do the questions in the first verse take? What, at the end of second line, second verse? What, at farmer, last verse? (Rule IV. Note I.) With what peculiar modulation should the tenth verse be read? How should the different quotations be read, to express the feelings of the speakers?
NOTE.-When such questions are asked, the teacher should require the pupil to read the passages to which reference is made.
SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Ministered, did service. 2. Precious, of great value; highly valued. 3. Vision, something made known from God; the act of seeing; a phantom. 4. Wax, to grow; to become. 5. Ere, before. 6. Revealed, made known. 7. Restrained, held back from sin; checked.
NOTE. The Italic words in the Bible extracts, are emphatic, though those in the Bible itself are not, but they were supplied by the translators to complete the sense, being implied but not expressed in the original Marks of quotation, as in the Bible, are not made.
The Calling of Samuel.-BIBLE.
1. AND the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days: there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that tíme, when Eli was laid down in his pláce, and his eyes began to wax dím that he could not sée; and ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; that the Lord called Samuel; and he answered, Hère am I'. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called nòt; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
2. And the Lord called yet again, Sámuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called nòt, my són; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither
was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou didst call me.
3. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Gò, lie down; and it shall De, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lórd, for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came, and stood and called as at other times, Sámuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak, for thy servant heareth.
4. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it, shall tingle. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house; when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him, that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.
5. And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my són. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me, of all the things that he said unto thee. And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the Lòrd: let Him do what seemeth Him good.
6. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel, from Dan even to Be er'-she ba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.
QUESTIONS. 1. Who called Samuel as he was lying in the temple? 2. Who did he think called him? 3. What did the Lord say to him? 4. What is said of Samuel in the last verse?
Why the rising inflection after the second period in the first verse? Les. V. Rule IV. Why at Samuel, first line of the second verse? Why the falling on the repetition of Samuel, fifth line, third verse? (Les. Vi Rule VIII.) Why at Speak, last line? (L. VI. Rule VII.) Why does Speak begin with a capital? Ans. First of a quotation."