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A sound which seemed of all sad things to tell,
Thereat the Abbot paused: the chain whereby 1
She cried, “For the dear love of Him who gave
“ Woman!” Tritemius answered, “from our door
1 the chain whereby, etc. Ex-making captives of Christians at plain.
sea, and reducing them to slavery. 2 Moors . .. Tunis. The Moors Recall some incidents in United of the Barbary States were for States history relating to this fact. many centuries in the habit of 3 soldo, a small coin,
“Give me,” she said, "the silver candlesticks
Then spake Tritemius: “Even as thy word,
But his hand trembled as the holy alms2
So the day passed ; and when the twilight came
4. – ABRAHAM DAVENPORT.
In the old days (a custom laid aside
1 sped, sent quickly forth. 2 holy alms. Explain.
8 the linden shade: that is, the walk shaded by linden trees.
4 breeches: that is, kneebreeches.
5 In the old days . . laws. Es. plain this quiet piece of satire.
And so, from a brown homestead, where the Sound 1
'Twas on a May-day of the far old year
1 Sound: that is, Long Island changed, rejoiced in the sunshine, Sound.
and looked calmly over the night. 2 'Twas ... eighty. The exact But at last, during one sunrise, a date was the 12th of May, 1780. / wolf cane, and began to howl at “On that day," say the historians, the sun. The sun did not seem to “a remarkable darkness overspread heed him, but walked majestically all New England. In some sec- up the sky to her midday point; tions persons could not read com- then the wolf began to run after mon printed matter in the open her, and chased her down the sky air; barn-yard fowls went to roost, again to the low west. There the and cattle sought their accustomed sun opened her bright eye wide evening resorts; houses were lighted and turned round at bay; but the with candles, and nearly all out-of-wolf came close up to her, and doors work was suspended. The opened his mouth, and swallowed cause of the darkness has never her up. The earth shuddered, and been ascertained.”
the moon rose. Another wolf was 3 Norland sagas ...
Gods. By waiting for the moon, with wide Northern sagas are meant the prose jaws open; and while yet pale and poetic lore of the Northmen and young he too was devoured. (Norsemen), and in one of these The earth shuddered again; it occurs the following legend re was covered with cold and darkspecting the Twilight of the Gods: ness. Confusion rioted in the “Odin watched the seasons as they darkness."
Was black with ominous clouds, save where its rim
Meanwhile in the old State House,2 dim as ghosts,
1 guest at Bethany. What is jour, day), to postpone till another the reference?
day. 2 State House. At Hartford.
occupy, etc. In what part of 8 Lord's Great Day. Explain the New Testament does there the expression.
occur the injunction, “Occupy till 4 adjourn (ud, to, and French I comie"'?
Where he hath sent me in his providence,
Then by the flaring lights the Speaker read,
And there he stands 3 in memory to this day,
1 alewive (a corruption of the 3 And there he stands, etc. A Indian name aloof), a species of very striking picture. What is the herring.
moral that the poet draws? Of 2 the ten Arab signs. Give the what is Avraham Davenport signification.