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Such the bard's prophetic words,
Pregnant with celestial fire,
Of his sweet but awful lyre.
Felt them in her bosom glow :
Dying, hurld them at the foe.
Heaven awards the vengeance due ;
THE VILLAGE PREACHER.
clausum. doc-trines, truths of the gospel
doctrina. re-mote', at a distance motum. val-grant, wandering vagor. meri-its, rewards ; deserts meritum. guests, visitors; strangers gest.
prompt, ready; quick prompt. re-proved', blamed
reprouver. com'-fort, support; consolation
fortis. ac'-cents, words
cantum. char-i-ty, love; kindness charité. al-lured', drew; enticed leurrer.
Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled,
The ruin'd spendthrift now no longer proud,
Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride,
Beside the bed where parting life was laid,
At his control, Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down, the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whisper'd praise.
At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorn'd the venerable place ; Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remain’d to pray. The service past, around the pious man, With steady zeal, each honest rustic ran; E’en children follow'd, with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile ; His ready smile a parent's warmth exprest, Their welfare pleased him, and their cares distrest ; To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
A barking sound the shepherd hears,
1 Tarn is a small mere or lake, of the sea. The scenery around is of mostly high up in the mountains. the most romantic and picturesque
? Helvellyn is one of the highest description; and the views from its mountains in Cumberland. It has an summit are celebrated for their extent elevation of 3055 feet above the level and grandeur.
There sometimes doth a leaping fish Send through the tarn a lonely cheer; The crags repeat the raven's croak, In symphony austere ; Thither the rainbow comes - the cloud And mists that spread the flying shroud ; And sunbeams; and the sounding blast, That, if it could, would hurry past; But that enormous barrier holds it fast. Not free from boding thoughts, a while The shepherd stood ; then makes his way O'er rocks and stones, following the dog As quickly as he may; Nor far had gone before he found A human skeleton on the ground; The appallid Discoverer with a sigh Looks round, to learn the history. From those abrupt and perilous rocks The man had fallen, that place of fear ! At length upon the shepherd's mind It breaks, and all is clear : He instantly recalld the name, And who he was, and whence he came ; Remember'd, too, the very day On which the Traveller pass'd this way. But hear a wonder, for whose sake This lamentable tale I tell ! A lasting monument of words This wonder merits well. The dog, which still was hovering nigh, Repeating the same timid cry, This dog, had been through three months' space A dweller in that savage place. Yes, proof was plain that since the day When this ill-fated Traveller died, The dog had watch'd about the spot, Or by his master's side : How nourish'd here through such long time He knows, who gave that love sublime; And gave that strength of feeling, great Above all human estimate!
ter'-race, a raised bank of
earth foun'-tains, basins for re
ceiving water pic-ture, painting in-clin'-ing, bending al-a-bas-ter, kind of soft
marble cor-o-net, crown
in, fans. in-dul-gent, kind indulgeo. fons. gai'-e-ty, cheerfulness
quæstus. ten/-ant-less, unoccupied teneo. alabastron. re-move', take away moveo. corona.
nup-tial, marriage nuptum.
If thou shouldst ever come to Modena 1
coronet of pearls. But then her face,
| Modena, the capital of the duchy 3 Heirloom, a loom, or piece of furof the same name, in Italy. It has a niture, which comes to the heir along beautiful ducal palace.
with the house, as tables, presses, o Orsini, a noble Italian family. cupboards, &c.