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THE DYING BOY. in/-fant, young
infans. va-cant, empty cham/-ber, room
verl-dant, green suml-moned, called
tomb, grave; a monuac-cusl-tomed, usual suetum.
ment over a grave be-stowed', gave
be, stow. sa'-vour-y, sweet-smellbe-quest', something left
ing by will
becwaethan. Ol-dours, perfumes suf-fo-cal-tion, the act
disl-cord, want of harof choking
mony treml-u-lous, trembling tremo.
I knew a boy, whose infant feet had trod
1 Accoutumer (Fr.), to accustom.
“ Mother! I'm dying now
And on my brow
“ I feel the cold sweat stand :
Mother! your hand
“ Here-lay it on my wrist,
say, sweet mother !-- say, when I am dead,
Shall I be missed ?
You taught to me!
- Oh, at the time of prayer, When
look round and see a vacant seat, You will not wait then for my coming feet
You'll miss me there!"
“ Father! I'm going home!
Storms do not come.
“ I must be happy then,
Shall meet again!"
“ Brother !--the little spot I used to call my garden, where long hours We've stayed to watch the budding things and flowers,
Forget it not!
“ Plant there some box or pineSomething that lives in winter, and will be A verdant offering to my memory,
And call mine!” 1 " And the city had no need of 2 " And there shall be no more the sun, neither of the moon, to shine death, neither sorrow, nor crying; in it; for the glory of God did lighten neither shall there be any more pain." it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." Rev. xxi. 4. - Rev. xxi. 23.
“ Sister! my young rose tree-
I give to thee.
“ And when its roses bloom,
Upon my tomb ?”
Now, mother! sing the tune
You'll all come soon!”
0/-dours, perfumes odor. powerful
omnis, potens. in-dig-na-tion, anger dignus. com-mand/-ed, ordered mando. plumes, wings pluma. can'o-py, covering over
re-pose', rest; quietthe head
angels, messengers angelos. glory
radius. tombs, sepulchres ; vist-i-ble, that can be
visum. sil-lent, calm ; without pre-pare', to make
1 "When Stephen had said this he many bodies of the saints which slept fell asleep." - Acts, vii. 60. “ Those arose.” - Matt. xxvii. 52. who sleep in Jesus, will God bring
2 " When the fulness of the time was with him.” — 1 Thes. iv. 14. “ And come, God sent forth his Son, made
Not in thy dread omnipotent array;
And not by thunders strew'd
Was thy tempestuous road;
But thee, a soft and naked child,
From off her virgin breast.
A single silent star 1
Came wandering from afar,
The eastern sages leading on,
Before thy infant feet.
From all the cherub choirs,
And seraph's burning lyres
That soft hosanna's tone.
Nor didst thou mount on high
From fatal Calvary
of a woman, made under the law." - 3“ And suddenly there was with Gal. iv. 4.
the angel a multitude of the heavenly 1 “ And, lo, the star, which they host praising God, and saying, Glory saw in the east, went before them, tiil to God in the highest, and on eartă it came and stood over where the peace, good will toward men.”. young chill was.” - Matt. ii. 9. Luke, ii. 13, 14.
2 “ They presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Matt. ii. 11.
For thou didst bear away from earth
In Paradise with thee. 1
A few dim hours of day,
The world in darkness layo,
Whilst thou didst sleep beneath the tomb,
Upon the sealed stone.
But thou didst haste to meet
Thy mother's coming feet,
Then calmly, slowly didst thou rise 6
“ And Jesus said unto him, Ve- and sat upon it. His countenance rily I say unto thee, to-day shalt was like lightning, and his raiment thou be with me in Paradise."-Luke, white as snow. Matt. xxviii. 2, 3. xxiii. 43.
5 “ And as they thus spake, Jesus 2 " And the earth did quake, and himself stood in the midst of them, the rocks rent." - Matt. xxvii. 51. and said unto them, Peace be unto
3 “ And there was darkness over you.” – Luke, xxiv. 36.; see also all the earth until the ninth hour.". Mark, xvi. 14.; John, xx. 19—24. Luke, xxiii. 44.
6 “ While they beheld, he was 4 " For the angel of the Lord de- taken up; and a cloud received him scended from heaven, and came and out of their sight." - Acts, i. 9. rolled back the stone from the door,