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The drops of mercy choosing as they part
The dark or glowing side.
One kindly deed may turn
The fountain of thy soul To love's sweet day-star, that shall o'er thee burn
Long as its currents roll!
The pleasures thou hast planned,
Where shall their memory be
Shall sit and watch by thee?
Living, thou dost not live,
If mercy's spring run dry; What Heaven has lent thee wilt thou freely give,
Dying, thou shalt not die !
HE promised even so!
To thee His lips repeat, —
Have washed thy Master's feet!
3. – THE LIVING TEMPLE.
Not in the world of light alone,
1 Heaven rains ... side. Ex- 3 wilt thou freely give=if thou press in your own words.
wilt freely give. Transpose this 2 the white angel, etc. What is stanza into the prose order. meant by this figurative expression? 4 soothed. Give a synonym.
Nor yet alone in earth below,
The smooth, soft air with pulse-like waves
No rest that throbbing slave 4 may ask,
But warmed with that unchanging flame
1 its hidden caves, the lungs. 8 The ebbing current, the veins.
2 brightening purple ... blush: 4 that throbbing slave. The that is, the arterial blood oxygen- heart. ated by the air.
5 the woven net, etc. Explain.
Its living marbles 1 jointed strong
See how yon beam of seeming white
Then mark the cloven sphere that holds
1 Its living marbles, etc. That 4 the cloven sphere ... folds. is, the bony framework, and more By this figurative expression is specially the spinal column. Ex- meant, of course, the brain, which plain what is meant by “glistening is “cloven” or divided by the lonband” and “silvery thong." gitudinal fissure into two hemi
2 seeming white light. spheres, irregularly marked by conWhite reflects to the eyes all the volutions (“' folds”). rays of the spectrum combined. 5 its hollow glassy threads.
3 lucid globes: that is, the eyes. Explain.
O Father! grant thy love divine
4. – THE DEACON'S MASTERPIECE.
Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay,2
Seventeen hundred and fifty-five. Georgius Secundus 4 was then alive, Snuffy old drone from the German hive.5 i have sapped... life. Show the 5 Snuffy ... hive. On what is appropriateness of the image. How this forcible metaphor founded ? is the same metaphor continued ? The epithet “snuffy” refers to the
2 one-hoss shay. Change from king's fondness for snuff, a trait the dialect to the normal form. noted by the historians. The ex
8 logical way. Why a "logical” planation of the reference to the way, is explained in stanza 4. “German hive" is found in the
4 Georgius Secundus. Latin for fact that George II. was son of George the Second, king of Eng- George I., the first of the Hanoland from 1727 to 1760.
verian line of English sovereigns.
That was the year when Lisbon-town
Now, in building of chaises, I tell you what,
But the Deacon swore (as deacons do, With an “I dew vum," or an "I tell yeou "), He would build one shay to beat the taown 'n' the keounty 'n' all the kentry raoun'; It should be so built that it couldn't break daown. -“Fur,” said the Deacon, " 't's mighty plain Thut the weakes' place mus' stan' the strain;
1 Lisbon-town ... down. In so brown." Would this colloquialthe great earthquake of Lisbon ism be suitable in a serious poem? (Nov. 1, 1755), about forty thousand 3 It was ... shay. Note the persons lost their lives, and most droll effect produced by making of the city was destroyed.
the completion of the “one-hoss 2 Braddock's... brown. Brad-shay" coincident in time with condock's defeat took place July 9, vulsions of nature and the shock 1155. Explain the metaphor“done of armies.