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'Tis believed, by all believing

That great God Himself is weaving!
Bringing out the world's dark mystery
In the light of Faith and History;
And, as web and woof diminish,
Comes the grand and glorious finish:
When begin the golden ages,
Long foretold by seers and sages.

QUESTIONS.-1. Describe the process of weaving. 2. Who are weaving

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Never off us, still upon us,

Night and day!

Work away!


Keep the busy fingers plying,
Keep the ceaseless shuttles flying,
See that never thread lie wrong;
Let not clash or clatter round us,
Sound of whirring wheels, confound us ;

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For the Leader's eye is on us,
Never off us, still upon us,
Night and day!

Wide the trackless prairies round us,
Dark and unsunned woods surround us,
Steep and savage mountains bound us

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4. Bring your axes, woodmen true; Smite the forest till the blue

Of heaven's sunny eye looks through

Every wild and tangled glade;
Jungled swamp and thicket shade
Give to day!

5. O'er the torrents fling your bridges, Pioneers! Upon the ridges


Widen, smooth the rocky stair,—
They that follow far behind

Coming after us, will find

Surer, easier footing there;

Heart to heart, and hand with hand,
From the dawn to dusk of day,
Work away!

Scouts upon the mountain's peak,-
Ye that see the Promised Land,
Hearten us! for ye can speak
Of the Country ye have scanned,
Far away!

Work away!

For the Father's eye is on us,

Never off us, still upon us,

Night and day!


Pray! and Work will be completer ;
Work! and Prayer will be the sweeter;
Love! and Prayer and Work the fleeter
Will ascend upon their way!

7. Fear not lest the busy finger

Weave a net the soul to stay;
Give her wings, she will not linger,
Soaring to the source of day;

Cleaving clouds that still divide us
From the azure depths of rest,
She will come again! beside us,
With the sunshine on her breast,
Sit, and sing to us, while quickest
On their task the fingers move,
While the outward din wars thickest,
Songs that she hath learned above.

8. Live in Future as in Present;

Work for both while yet the day
Is our own! for lord and peasant,
Long and bright as summer's day,
Cometh, yet more sure, more pleasant,
Cometh soon our Holiday:
Work away!


PROP O SI" TION, proposal.
AD HE' SION, attraction.
AB SURD' I TY, folly; nonsense.
VIS' ION A RY, fanciful; imaginary.
DIS CUS' SION, debate; controversy.
THE O RY, idea; scheme of doctrine.

AM BAS' SA DOR, messenger; deputy.
NAV'I GA TOR$, voyagers; seamen.
SPEC U LA'TION, theory; mental view.
EN' TER PRISE, attempt; undertaking.
FRI VOL'I TY, levity; triflingness.
PRE SENT I MENT, previous notice.

AN TIPO DE$, (ANTI, opposite; PODES, the feet;) having their feet opposite to ours that is, living on the other side of the earth.

1 GEN O ESE', a native of Genoa,—a famous fortified seaport city in Northern Italy.

' LAC TANʼ TIUS, one of the fathers of the Latin church, born about the year A. D. 250. He was celebrated as a teacher of eloquence, and before his conversion to Christianity, had so successfully studied the great Roman orator that he afterwards received the appellation of the "Christian Cicero."




Isabella. And so, Don Gomez, it is your conclusion that we ought to dismiss the proposition of this worthy Genoese." Don Gomez. His scheme, your majesty, seems to me fanciful in the extreme; but I am a plain matter-of-fact man, and do not see visions and dreams, like some.

Isa. And yet Columbus has given us cogent reasons for believing that it is practicable to reach the eastern coast of India by sailing in a westerly direction.

Don G. Admitting that his theory is correct, namely, that the earth is a sphere, how would it be possible for him to return, if he once descended that sphere in the direction he proposes? Would not the coming back be all up-hill'? Could a ship accomplish it with even the most favorable wind'?

Columbus. Will your majesty allow me to suggest that, if the earth is a sphere, the same laws of adhesion and motion must operate at every point on its surface; and the objection of Don Gomez would be quite as valid against our being able to return from crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.

Don G. This gentleman, then, would have us believe the monstrous absurdity, that there are people on the earth who are our antipodes,-who walk with their heads down, like flies on the ceiling.

Col. But, your majesty, if there is a law of attraction which makes matter gravitate to the earth, and prevents its flying off into space, may not this law operate at every point on the round earth's surface'?

Isa. Truly, it so seems to me; and I perceive nothing absurd in the notion that this earth is a globe floating or revolving in space.

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