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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." 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?

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Would you, brother'? No',-you would not.

If you would,-not I.

2. Who, when vice or crime repentant,

With a grief sincere,

Asked for pardon, would refuse it,

More than heaven severe?

Who, to erring woman's sorrow,
Would with taunts reply?


Would you, brother'? No, you would not.
If you would,—not I.

3. Would you say that Vice is Virtue
In a hall of state'?

Or, that rogues are not dishonest

If they dine off plate'?

Who would say Success and Merit

Ne'er part company'?

Would you, brother'? No, you would not.

If you would,—not I.

4. Who would give a cause his efforts

When the cause is strong;

But desert it on its failure,
Whether right or wrong?

Ever siding with the upmost,
Letting downmost lie?

Would you, brother'? No,-you would not.

If you would,-not I.

5. Who would lend his arm to strengthen
Warfare with the right`?

Who would give his pen to blacken

Freedom's page of light'?

Who would lend his tongue to utter

Praise of tyranny`?

Would you, brother'? No,-you would not.
If you would,-not I.

QUESTIONS.-1. What rule for the rising and falling inflections, first verse? Bee 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 MCELLIGOTT'S ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH WORDS, p. 132, Ex. 174.


WAR' FARE, conflict; struggle.
CLUTCH' E$, paws; firm grasp.
DO MIN' ION, rule; sway.
PIN' ION, wing; as of a bird.
PRE" CIOUS, Costly; valuable.
SCOFF ER, scorner.

VA' RI ED, changing; different.
WAVES, moves to and fro.
PRO PHET' IC, (ph like f.) foretelling.
DE SPISE', scorn; disdain.

GOAL, the mark that bounds a race.
BECK' ON, motion; invite with the


1. Life is onward: use it
With a forward aim;

Toil is heavenly: choose it,
And its warfare claim.
Look not to another

To perform your will;
Let not your own brother
Keep your warm hand still.

2. Life is onward : never
Look upon the past;

It would hold you ever

In its clutches fast.
Now is your dominion;

Weave it as you please;
Bind not the soul's pinion
To a bed of ease.

3. Life is onward: try it,
Ere the day is lost;

It hath virtue: buy it,

At whatever cost.
If the World should offer

Every precious gem,

Look not at the scoffer,

Change it not for them.


4. Life is onward: heed it,
In each varied dress;
Your own act can speed it
On to happiness.
His bright pinion o'er you
Time waves not in vain,
If Hope chant before you
Her prophetic strain.

5. Life is onward: prize it,
In sunshine and in storm;

Oh! do not despise it

In its humblest form.

Hope and Joy together,
Standing at the goal,

Through life's darkest weather,

Beckon on the soul.

QUESTIONS.-1. What do it and them refer to, third verse, last line? 2. Repeat the word sunshine several times in quick succession.


AO CUS' TOM ED, used; habituated.
PLAN TA' TIONS, settlements.
PRO TEC' TION, safety; defense.
RE PROACH' FUL, reproving.
CAP' TUR ED, taken prisoners.
DE CID' ED, Concluded.
COR' O NET, little crown.
SA LUT' ED, greeted.


MON' ARCH, Sovereign; ruler.
CON CEAL' ED, hid; secreted.
RE STOR' ED, brought back.
VI' O LENCE, outrage; wrong.
RE BUK' ED, reproved.
LEAGUE, Compact; alliance.
TER' RI BLE, fearful; dreadful.
AT TEND' ANT, waiter; servant.


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 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

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