Oldalképek
PDF
ePub

V. LORD ULLIN'S DAUGHTER.

For the inflections and emphasis in this selection, let the pupil be guided by his own judgment.

A chieftain to the Highlands bound,

Cries, “Boatman, do not tarry!
And I'll give thee a silver pound,

To row us o'er the ferry.”

“Now, who be ye would cross Loch-Gyle

This dark and stormy water?
“Oh! I'm the chief of Ulva's isle,

And this, Lord Ullin's daughter.

“And fast before her father's men

Three days we've fled together,
For should he find us in the glen,

My blood would stain the heather.

“His horsemen hard behind us ride;

Should they our steps discover,
Then who will cheer my bonny bride,

When they have slain her lover?

Out spoke the hardy Highland wight

“I'll go, my chief—I'm ready: It is not for your silver bright,

But for your winsome lady:

And, by my word! the bonny bird

In danger shall not tarry;
So, though the waves are raging white,

I'll row you o'er the ferry.”

By this, the storm grew

loud

арасе, ,
The water-wraith was shrieking;
And, in the scowl of heaven, each face

Grew dark as they were speaking.

But still, as wilder grew the wind,

And as the night grew drearer, Adown the glen rode armed men,

Their trampling sounded nearer.

“Oh! haste thee, haste!” the lady cries,

“Though tempests round us gather, I'll meet the raging of the skies,

But not an angry father.”

The boat has left the stormy land,

A stormy sea before her;
When, oh! too strong for human hand,

The tempest gathered o'er her.

And still they rowed, amid the roar

Of waters fast prevailing;
Lord Ullin reached that fatal shore,

His wrath was changed to wailing.

For sore dismayed through storm and shade

His child he did discover;
One lovely hand she stretched for aid,

And one was round her lover.

“Come back! come back!” he cried, in grief,

Across this stormy water;
And I'll forgive your Highland chief,

My daughter! O, my daughter!”

'Twas vain: the loud waves lashed the shore,

Return or aid preventing:
The waters wild, went o'er his child,
And he was left lamenting.

-Thomas Campbell. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

.

.

.

.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

NAME.

PAGE. 1. ALCOTT, LOUISA M.

110 2. ALLEN, MRS. E. A.

286 3. ALLINGHAM, W.

62 4. ARNOLD, GEORGE

348 5. ARTHUR, T. S.

44 6. AUDUBON

315 7. BANCROFT.

241 8. BIBLE, THE

72, 167 9, BLACK, WILLIAM

338 10. BRIGGS, C. F.

263 11. BROOKS, C. T.

342 12. BRYANT

117, 135 13. BUCKINGHAM, J. T.

138 14. BURRITT, ELIHU

193 15. CAMPBELL, THOMAS.

36 16. CHANNING, WILLIAM ELLERY 284 17. COLLINS, WILLIAM

195 18. COOK, ELIZA

59 19. COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE 296 20. CowPER

176 21. DICKENS

247 22. DIMOND, WILLIAM

312 23. EASTMAN, C. G.

49 24. EDGEWORTH, MARIA

273 25. FINCH, F. M.

183 26. FOLLEN, MRS. E. L. .

245 27. GOLDSMITH

87 28. GOODRICH, S. G.

108 29. GRIMKÉ, THOMAS S.

350 30. HALE, MRS. S. J.

67 31. HARTE, FRANCIS BRET

349 32. HAWES, W. P.

180 33. HAWTHORNE

103 34. HELPS, ARTHUR

309 35. HEMANS, FELICIA D.

171 36. HOOD, THOMAS

143 37. HUNT, LEIGH

95 38. INGELOW, JEAN

52 39. IRVING

119, 132, 253 40. JERROLD, DOUGLAS

151 41. JOHNSON, SAMUEL

343 42. KEBLE, JOHN

195 43. KINGSLEY, CHARLES

71 44. KNOWLES, SHERIDAN

207 (38)

NAME.

PAGE. 45. LAMB, CHARLES

333 46. LONDON TIMES

156 47. LONGFELLOW

101, 154, 276 48. LOWELL

228 49. MARTINEAU, HARRIET

302 50. MITCHELL, DONALD G.

292 51. MONTGOMERY, JAMES

189 52. MOORE

295 53. MORRIS, G. P.

351 54. NOBLE, L. L.

177 55. NORTON, MRS.C. E. S.

269 56. O'BRIEN, FITZ JAMES

326 57. PIATT, J. J.

246 58. PIATT, MRS. S. M, B.

252 59. PROCTER, ADELAIDE ANNE

258 60. READ, T. B.

200 61. RUSSELL, JOHN

77 62. SANGSTER, MRS. M. E.

163 63. SAXE, J. G.

290 64. SHAKESPEARE

328 65. SHEPHERD .

262 66. SOUTHEY, MRS. C. A.

121 67. SOUTHEY, ROBERT

82, 128 68. SPRAGUE, CHARLES

271 69. STODDARD, R. H.

319 70. TAYLOR, B. F.

239 71. TAYLOR, JANE

114, 288 72. TENNYSON

277 73. THACKERAY

321 74. THAXTER, CELIA

282 75. THOMPSON, D. P.

234 76. THOMSON, JAMES

159 77. THOREAU, H. D.

278 78. TODD, JOHN

204 79. WARNER, CHARLES DUDLEY 50 80. WASHINGTON CAPITAL

185 81. WEBSTER

196 82. WEEMS, MASON L.

88 83. WHITTIER

63, 74, 259 84. WILSON, JOHN

96 85. WIRT, WILLIAM .

230 86. WOLFE, CHARLES

301 87. WOTTON, SIR HENRY

308

[ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][graphic][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

1. It is told of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, that, as he was seated one day in his private room, a written petition was brought to him with the request that it should be immediately read. The King had just returned from hunting, and the glare of the sun, or some other cause, had so dazzled his eyes that he found it difficult to make out a single word of the writing.

2. His private secretary happened to be absent; and the soldier who brought the petition could not read. There was a page, or favorite boy-servant, waiting in the hall, and upon him the King called. The page was a son of one of the noblemen of the court, but proved to be a very poor reader.

3. In the first place, he did not articulate distinctly. He huddled his words together in the utterance, as if they were syllables of one long word, which he must get through with as speedily as possible. His pronunciation was bad, and he did not modulate his voice so as to bring out the meaning of what he read. Every sentence was uttered with a dismal monotony of voice, as if it did not differ in any respect from that which preceded it.

4. “Stop!” said the King, impatiently. "Is it an auctioneer's list of goods to be sold that you are hurrying over? Send your companion to me.” Another page who stood at the door now entered, and to him the King gave the petition. The second page began by hemming and clearing his throat in such an affected manner that the King jokingly asked him if he had not slept in the public garden, with the gate open, the night before.

5. The second page had a good share of self-conceit, however, and so was not greatly confused by the King's jest. He determined that he would avoid the mistake which his comrade had made. So he commenced reading the petition slowly and with great formality, emphasizing every word, and prolonging the articulation of every syllable. But his manner was so tedious that the King cried

Stop! are you reciting a lesson in the elementary sounds ? Out of the room! But no: stay! Send me that little girl who is sitting there by the fountain."

6. The girl thus pointed out by the King was a daugh

out, 6

« ElőzőTovább »