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How lovely! O how pleasant! when
They lived with men!
Than lions are:
Lament his fall!
And crown'd with peace;
Of war devour'd!
To man, man bore !
Loved at that rate!
THE DESTROYING ANGEL. saci-ri-fice, a religious of
a-vailed', had power valeo. fering
pyr-a-mid, a regular solid ob-liv-i-ous, forgetful oblivio. figure terminating in a pesl-ti-lence, plague pestis. point
purămis. em/-pire, kingdom - imperium. bond-age, slavery
bond. sal-trap, governor satrapes. shafts, arrows
sceaft. “ To your homes," said the leader of Israel's host,
“ And slaughter a sacrifice ;
Nor stir till the morn arisel;
| “And ye shall take a bunch of in the bason, and strike the lintel and hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is the two side-posts with the blood that
And the Angel of Vengeance shall pass you by,
Where the hope of your household lies.”
Each to his house hath flown;
And sprinkle the lintel-stone;
The judgment to be done.
Along the lone still street:
No tramp of unearthly feet,
'Mid her wan light clear and sweet.
A pale-blue flash was seen ;
That such a thing had been:
And back flow'd every vein.
of Israel's bravest quaild
To shield them from its might:
On Egypt's land that night.
His shafts through thine empire wide,
No first-born of hers hath died
is in the bason : and none of you shall the morning." - Ex. xii. 22. Read go out at the door of his house until the 12th chap.
Go, Satrap?! command that the captive be free,
THE ATHEIST. al-the-ist, one who denies
forma. the existence of a God theos. as-pir/-ing, longing • spiro. course, career curro. pin'-ions, wings
pinna ral-di-ant, shining
radius. mor/-tal, deadly noc-tur-nal, nightly
alter. in-vigl-o-rate, strengthen vigor. im/-pi-ous, ungodly pius. ex-haust-ed, worn out haustum. cor-rupt', depraved • ruptum.
1. “ The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”
The fool hath said, “ There is no God :"
No God! - Who lights the morning sun?,
A far and brilliant course to run ?
Who, when the radiant day is done,
And bids the planets, one by one,
The fanning breeze, the fostering shower?
And paints the summer's noontide flower?
Who spreads in the autumnal bower
And sends the winter's icy power,
T'invigorate the exhausted ground ? 1 Satrap, a title given by Greek Ps. cxxxvi. 8. 9. See also Gen. i. 16; writers to the Persian governors of Ps. viii. 3; Jer. xxxi. 35. provinces before the conquests of 4 Job, xxxviii. 28. “Hath the rain Àlexander. Here it refers to Pha- a father? raoh.
And who hath begotten the drops 2 “ The day is thine, the night also of the dew ?" is thine; thou hast prepared the light 5 29. “ From whose womb came the and the sun.” Ps. lxxiv. 16.
ice? 3 “The sun to rule by day: the
The hoar-frost of heaven, moon and stars to rule by night.”.
who gave it birth ? "
No God! Who makes the bird to wing
Its flight like arrow through the sky,
From rock to rock triumphantly?
Who form’d Behemoth ?, huge and high,
And great Leviathan2 to liè,
No God! - Who warms the heart to heave
With thousand feelings soft and sweet,
The earth we tread beneath our feet,
And soar away on pinions fleet,
With fair ethereal forms to meet,
No God!- Who fixed the solid ground 3
On pillars strong, that alter not?
Who doth the ocean bounds allot ? 5
Job, xxxvi. 26. “Lo, God is great, and 3“ Who laid the foundations of the we know him not:
earth, that it should not be removed The number of his years is un. for ever." - Ps. civ. 5. searchable.
4 “ Who covereșt thyself with light 27. For he draweth up the drops of as with a garment: who stretchest water,
out the heavens like a curtain.”—Ps. They distil rain in its vapour, civ, 2. 22. Which the clouds pour down; 5 « Thou hast set a bound that they They pour it upon man in abun- may not pass over : that they turn dance.”
not again to cover the earth.” 1 Behemoth. The hippopotamus is Ps. civ. 9. generally understood to be the behe- Job, xxxviii. 8. “ Who shut up the noth of Scripture." Behold, he sea with doors drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: In its bursting forth as from the he trusteth that he can draw up womb? Jordan into his mouth."- Job, xl. 23. 9. When I made the cloud its gar2 Leviathan : this is generally sup
ment, posed to be the crocodile of the Nile. And swathed it in thick darkness : By some it is considered to be the 10. I measured out for it my limits, whale. Milton thus speaks of it :
And fixed its bars and doors : " that sea-beast 11. And said, Thus far shalt thou Leviathan, which God of all his works
come, but no further, Created hug'st that swim the ocean- And here shall thy proud waves stream,”
Who all things to perfection brought
Go ask the fool of impious thought
It happen’d on a solemn eventide,
I See Luke, xxiv. 13-36.