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weary, when the last of them is hid by the splendors of the morning.

5. And HIGHER! his voice thunders forth, when the dignity of manhood has mantled his form, and the multitude is listening with delight to his oracles, burning with eloquence, and ringing like true steel in the cause of Freedom and Right. And when time has changed his locks to silver, -when the young and the old unite to do him honor, he still breathes forth from his generous heart fond wishes for their welfare.

6. HIGHER YET! He has reached the apex of earthly honor; yet his spirit burns as warm as in youth, though with a steadier and purer light. And even now, while his frail tenement begins to admonish him, that "the time of his departure is at hand," he looks forward, with rapturous anticipation, to the never-fading glory, attainable only in the presence of the Most High.

word Higher, first paragraph? 2. 3. What is said of the student?

QUESTIONS.-1. What is said of the When does the school-boy say Higher? 4. What, when he arrives at manhood 5. What, when he becomes old? 6. Where is the passage within the quotation to be found? Ans. 2 Timothy, 4th chapter, 6th verse.


IN TENS ER, more fervent.
STUBBORN, unyielding; rugged.
DEEM, think; imagine.


CLINGS, sticks; adheres closely.
GAL LANT, fine; noble.
YAWNING, wide-opening.

FU' RY, rage; madness.
RAVE, rage; become furious.
HEC' TIC, habitual; continuous.
MEN' TAL, intellectual.

WIELD, Sway; exert.

PRIV' I LEĠE, right; opportunity.
Dow' ER, gift; portion.


1. Ho, ye who at the anvil toil,

And strike the sounding blow,


Where, from the burning iron's breast,
The sparks fly to and fro,

While answering to the hammer's ring,

And fire's intenser glow!—

Oh, while ye feel 'tis hard to toil

And sweat the long day through,
Remember, it is harder still

To have no work to do!

2. Ho, ye who till the stubborn soil,

Whose hard hands guide the plow,
Who bend beneath the summer sun,
With burning cheek and brow!—
Ye deem the curse still clings to earth
From olden time till now;
But, while ye feel 'tis hard to toil
And labor all day through,
Remember, it is harder still

To have no work to do!

3. Ho, ye who plow the sea's blue field,
Who ride the restless wave,

Beneath whose gallant vessel's keel

There lies a yawning grave,

Around whose bark the wint'ry winds

Like fiends of fury rave !—

* These lines were suggested by the simple incident of an industrious wood-sawyer's reply to a man who told him that his was a hard work. "Yes, it is hard, to be sure; but it is harder to do nothing," was his


Oh, while ye feel 'tis hard to toil
And labor long hours through,
Remember, it is harder still

To have no work to do!

4. Ho, ye upon whose fevered cheeks
The hectic glow is bright,

Whose mental toil wears out the day,
And half the weary night,

Who labor for the souls of men,
Champions of truth and right!-
feel your toil is hard,

Although ye

Even with this glorious view,
Remember, it is harder still

To have no work to do!

5. Ho, all who labor,—all who strive!
Ye wield a lofty power;

Do with your might, do with your strength,
Fill every golden hour!

The glorious privilege to do

Is man's most noble dower.

Oh, to your birthright and yourselves

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QUESTIONS.-1. What incident suggested these thoughts to the writer? 2. Who toil at the anvil? 3. Who till the stubborn soil? 4. Who plow the sea's bio wave? 5. Who toil mentally? 6. Who labor for the souls of men? 7. What is man's most noble dower? 8. What is said to all these different laborers? 9. What is the meaning of the suffix less in the word restless? See SANDERS & MCELLIGOTT'S ANALYSIS, page 140, Ex. 187.

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1. "How far is it from here to the sun?" asked Harmon Lee of his father's apprentice, James Wallace, intending by the question to elicit some reply that would exhibit the boy's ignorance.

2. James Wallace, a boy of fourteen, turned his bright, intelligent eyes upon the son of his employer, and replied, "I don't know, Harmon. How far is it?"

3. There was something so honest and earnest in the tone of the boy, that, much as Harmon had felt disposed, at first, to sport with his ignorance, he could not refrain from giving him a true answer. Still, his contempt for the ignorant apprentice was not to be concealed, and he replied, " Ninetyfive millions of miles, you ignoramus!" James did not retort; but, repeating over in his mind the distance named, fixed it indelibly upon his memory.

4. On the same evening, after he had finished his day's work, he obtained a small text-book on astronomy, which belonged to Harmon Lee, and went up into his garret with a candle, and there, alone, attempted to dive into the mysteries of that sublime science. As he read, the earnestness of his

attention fixed nearly every fact upon his mind. So intent was he, that he perceived not the flight of time, until the town-clock struck ten.

5. He lay down upon his hard bed, and gave full scope to his thoughts. Hour after hour passed away, but he could not sleep, so absorbed was he in reviewing the new and wonderful things he had read. At last, wearied nature gave way, and he fell into a slumber, filled with dreams of planets, moons, comets, and fixed stars.

6. The next morning the apprentice boy resumed his place at the work-bench with a new feeling; and, with this feeling, was mingled one of regret, that he could not go to school as well as Harmon.

"But I can study at night, while he is asleep," he said to himself.

7. Just then Harmon Lee came into the shop, and, approaching James, said, for the purpose of teasing him, "How big round is the earth, James?"

"Twenty-five thousand miles," was the quick reply.

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8. Harmon looked surprised, for a moment, and then responded, with a sneer, for he was not a kind-hearted boy, but, on the contrary, very selfish, and disposed to injure rather than do good to others,-" Oh! how wonderfully wise you are all at once! And no doubt you can tell how many Come, let us hear."

moons Jupiter has?

9. "Jupiter has four moons," James answered, with something of exultation in his tone.


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'And, no doubt, you can tell how many rings it has?"

Jupiter has no rings. Saturn has rings, and Jupiter belts," James replied, in a decisive tone.

10. For a moment or two Harmon was silent with surprise and mortification, to think that his father's apprentice, whom he esteemed so far below him, should be possessed of

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