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1. IF men cared less for wealth and fame,
And less for battle-fields and glory,-
If writ in human hearts a name

Seemed better than in song and story,-
If men instead of nursing pride,
Would learn to hate it and abhor it,—
If more relied

On love to guide,

The world would be the better for it.

2. If men dealt less in stocks and lands,

And more in bonds and deeds fraternal,-
If Love's work had more willing hands
To link this world to the supernal,-

If men stored up Love's oil and wine,

And on bruised human hearts would pour it,

If "yours" and "mine”

Would once combine,

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The world would be the better for it.

3. If more would act the play of Life,
And fewer spoil it in rehearsal,-
If Bigotry would sheathe his knife
Till Good became more universal,-
If Custom, gray with ages grown,
Had fewer blind men to adore it,-
If talent shone

In Truth alone,

The world would be the better for it.

4. If men were wise in little things,

Affecting less in all their dealings,—
If hearts had fewer rusted strings
To isolate their kindly feelings,—
If men when Wrong beats down the Right,
Would strike together and restore it,—
If Right made Might

In every fight,

The world would be the better for it.


In reading these antithetic sentences, an excellent effect may be produced by dividing the class equally into two parts, and letting une part read, in concert, the line marked 1st Voice, and the other part, the line marked 2d Voice; or, one pupil may read one line, and the next pupil the other, alternately.


1st Voice. A wise son maketh a glad father;

2d Voice. but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

1 V. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing;

2 V. but righteousness delivereth from death.

1 V. He becometh poor, that dealeth with a slack hand;

2 V. but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

1 V. Blessings are upon the head of the just;

2 V. but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

1 V. The memory of the just is blessed;

2 V. but the name of the wicked shall rot.

1 V. The wise in heart will receive commandment;

2 V. but a prating fool shall fall.

1 V. He that walketh uprightly, walketh surely;

2 V. but he that perverteth his ways, shall be known. 1 V. Wise men lay up knowledge;

2 V. but the mouth of the wicked is near destruction.

1 V. He is in the way of life, that keepeth instruction; 2 V. but he that refuseth reproof, erreth.

1 V. It is as sport to a fool to do mischief;
2 V. but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
1 V. The fear of the Lord prolongeth days;
2 V. but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
1 V. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness;
2 V. but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
1 V. The righteous shall never be removed;

2 V. but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

1 V. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom; 2 V. but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

1 V. A false balance is an abomination to the Lord; 2 V. but a just weight is his delight.

1 V. Riches profit not in the day of wrath;

2 V. but righteousness delivereth from death.

1 V. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; 2 V. but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

1 V. By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; 2 V. but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

1 V. Where no counsel is, the people fall;

2 V. but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

1 V. He that diligently seeketh good, procureth favor; 2 V. but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

1 V. The righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; 2 V. but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

1 V. The lip of truth shall be established forever;
2 V. but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

1 V. Lying lips are abomination to the Lord;
2 V. but they that deal truly, are His delight.
1 V. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule;
2 V. but the slothful shall be under tribute.

1 V. A wise son heareth his father's instruction;
2 V. but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

1 V. He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life; 2 V. but he that openeth wide his lips, shall have destruction. 1. V. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; 2. V. but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. 1 V. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; 2 V. but the end thereof are the ways of death.

1 V. A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; 2 V. but the fool rageth, and is confident.

1 V. The poor is hated even of his neighbor; 2 V. but the rich hath many friends.

1 V. He that oppresseth the poor, reproacheth his Maker; 2 V. but he that honoreth Him, hath mercy on the poor.

1 V. He that is slow to wrath, is of great understanding; 2 V. but he that is hasty in spirit, exalteth folly.

1 V. A soft answer turneth away wrath;

2 V. but grievous words stir up anger.

1 V. He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise;
2 V. but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

1 V. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;
2 V. but a man of understanding will draw it out.
1 V. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness;
2 V. but the righteous hath hope in his death.


IM PRES' SION, idea; notion.
AT TRACTION$, allurements.
SA TIE TY, excessive fullness.
SAT ED, glutted; satiated.
PAM' PER ED, over-fed.

Suc' CU LENT, full of sap; juicy.
UM BRA' ĠEOUS, shady.

GORGEOUS, Showy; brilliant.

DREAR I NESS, gloominess.

REG' IS TER, record; note down.
SUG GEST IVE, giving signs.
DEC LA RA' TION, announcement.
EX TREM' I TIE$, ends.

DRA' PER Y, hangings; decorations.
EN CHANTMENT, charms; fascination.
FRET TED, furnished with frets, or
ornamental raised work.
DEC O RATION$, adornments.

1AR'A BESQUES, is a word, denoting ornaments after the Arabian manner, often intricate and fantastic, from the intermingling of foliage, fruits, &c., with other objects real or imaginary.



1. It is the impression of many, that only in summer, including spring and autumn, of course, is the country desirable as a residence. The country in summer, and the city for the winter. It is true, that the winter gives attractions to the city, in endless meetings, lectures, concerts, and indoor amusements; but it is not true that the country loses all interest when the leaves are shed and the grass is gone. On the contrary, to one who has learned how to use his senses and his sensibilities, there are attractions in the winter of a peculiar kind, and pleasures which can be reaped only


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