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21. Vincent was heartily ashamed of his ill-natured sneers, and, after the school was dismissed, he went, with tears in his eyes, and tendered his hand to Hartly, making a handsome apology for his past ill manners. "Think no more about it," said Hartly; "let us all go and have a ramble in the woods, before we break up for vacation." The boys, one and all, followed Vincent's example, and then, with shouts and huzzas, they all set forth into the woods— a happy, cheerful group.
QUESTIONS.-1. In what way did Vincent try to make derision of Hartly? 2. How did Hartly receive it? 3. For what did Hartly receive a prize from his teacher? 4. How did the spectators manifest their approbation of Hartly's conduct?
For the poverty he suffers?
For his daily cares?
Who would pass him in the foot-way
Would you, brother'? No, you would not.
2. Who, when vice or crime repentant,
Asked for pardon, would refuse it,
Who, to erring woman's sorrow,
Would you, brother'? No,-you would not.
3. Would you say that Vice is Virtue
Or, that rogues are not dishonest
Who would say Success and Merit
If you would,-not I.
brother'? No,-you would not.
4. Who would give a cause his efforts
Whether right or wrong?
Would you, brother'? No,-you would not.
5. Who would lend his arm to strengthen
Who would give his pen to blacken
Who would lend his tongue to utter
Praise of tyranny`?
Would you, brother'? No',-you would not.
QUESTIONS.—1. What rule for the rising and falling inflections, first verse? See page 28. 2. Repeat the rule. 3. What rule for the falling inflections, fifth verse? See page 29. 4. Repeat the rule. What is the meaning of the suffix en, in the words strengthen, blacken? See SANDERS and MCELLI. GOTT'S ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH WORDS, p. 132, Ex. 174.
4. Life is onward: heed it,
His bright pinion o'er you
5. Life is onward: prize it,
In its humblest form.
Hope and Joy together,
Standing at the goal,
QUESTIONS.-1. What do it and them refer to, third verse, last line? 2. Repeat the word sunshine several times in quick succession.
AC CUS' TOM ED, used; habituated.
MON' ARCH, Sovereign; ruler.
THE YOUNG CAPTIVES.
1. Many years ago, during the early settlements in New England, the children were accustomed to gather large quantities of nuts, which grew in great abundance in the forests that surrounded their little plantations.
2. In one of these nut-gatherings, a little boy and girl, the one eight and the other four years of age, whose mother was dead, became separated from their companions. On their way home, they came across some wild grapes, and were busily engaged in gathering them, till the last rays of the setting sun were fading away.
3. Suddenly they were seized by two Indians. The boy struggled violently, and his little sister cried to him for protection; but in vain. The Indians soon bore them far beyond the bounds of the settlement. Night was far advanced before they halted. Then they kindled a fire, and offered the children some food.
4. The heart of the boy swelled high with grief and anger, and he refused to eat. But the poor little girl took some parched corn from the hand of the Indian who held her on his knee. He smiled as he saw her eat the kernels, and look up in his face with a wondering, yet reproachful eye. Then they lay down to sleep in the dark forest, each with an arm over his little captive.
5. Great was the alarm in the colony when these children did not return. Every spot was searched, where it was thought possible they might have lost their way. But when, at length, their little basket was found, overturned in a tangled thicket, they came to the conclusion that they must have been captured by the Indians.
6. It was decided that before any warlike measures were adopted, the father should go peacefully to the Indian king, and demand his children. At the earliest dawn of morning, he departed with his companions. They met a friendly Indian pursuing the chase, who consented to be their guide.
7. They traveled through rude paths, until the day drew near a close. Then, approaching a circle of native dwellings, in the midst of which was a tent, they saw a man of lofty form, with a coronet of feathers upon his brow, and sur