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The trophies of a conqueror;
In dreams, his song of triumph heard ;
As Eden's garden bird,
That bright dream was his last;
“ To arms! they come! the Greek! the Greek !"
Bozzaris cheer his band, « Strike-till the last armed foe expires ; Strike-for your altars and your
fires ; Strike-for the green graves of your sires, God-and
native land. 3 They fought-like brave men, long and well,
They piled that ground with Moslem slain ; They conquered—but Bozzaris fell,
Bleeding at every vein.
His few surviving comrades saw
And the red field was won.
Then saw in death his eyelids close, Calmly, as to a night's repose,
Like flowers at set of sun. 4 Come to the bridal chamber, Death!
Come to the mother, when she feels,
Come when the blessed seals,
With banquet-song, and dance, and wine,
And thou art terrible :--the tear
agony, are thine.
5 But to the hero, when his sword
Has won the battle for the free,
The thanks of millions yet to be.
Greece nurtured in her glory's time,
Even in her own proud clime.
That were not born to die.
LESSON CVII. The Religious Cottage.-D. HUNTINGTON. i “SEES't thou yon lonely cottage in the grove
With little garden neatly planned beforeIts roof, deep shaded by the elms above,
Moss-grown, and decked with velvet verdure o'er ?
Go lift the willing latch--the scene exploreSweet peace, and love, and joy, thou there shalt find
For there religion dwells; whose sacred lore Leaves the proud wisdom of the world behind,
And pours a heavenly ray on every humble mind. 2 “ When the bright morning gilds the eastern skies,
Up springs the peasant from his calm repose : Forth to his honest toil he cheerful hies,
And tastes the sweets of nature as he goes
But first, of Sharon's fairest, sweetest rose, He breathes the fragrance, and pours forth the praise ;
Looks to the source whence every blessing flows,
Ponders the page which heavenly truth conveys,
And to its Author's hand commits his future ways. 3 “ Nor yet in solitude his prayers ascend;
His faithful partner and their blooming train, The precious word with reverent minds attend
The heaven-directed path of life to gain.
Their voices mingle in the grateful strainThe lay of love and joy together sing,
To Him whose bounty clothes the smiling plain, Who spreads the beauties of the blooming spring, And tunes the warbling throats that make the valleys ring.
The Lord our God is full of might,
The winds obey his will ;
The rolling sun stands still.
With threatening aspect roar;
And chains you to the shore.
Without his high behest
Disturb the sparrow's nest.
In distant peal it dies :
And sweeps the howling skies.—Kirk White
Demetrius and the Craftsmen.—BIBLE. AFTER these things were ended, Paul purposed in the 'spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia, and Achaia, 10 go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus ; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silyer-smith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen ; whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Moreover, ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying, that they be no gods which are made with hands. So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought, but also, that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia, and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, 3 saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And the whole
city was filled with confusion : and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the
assembly was confused, and the more part knew not 4 wherefore they were come together. And they drew
Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians! And when the town-clerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there ihat knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a
worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image 5 which fell down from Jupiter ? Seeing then that these
things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither these men which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess. Wherefore, if Demetrius, and the craft:3men which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies : let them implead one another. But if ye require any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse. And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
Preceptive Passages. When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard ; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger : Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God : Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob himn : the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God : Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty : but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor. Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people ; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin
him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt lore thy neighbor as thyself
. Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God.
And if a stranger sojourn with thee in . your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in mete-yard, in weight, or in measure.
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have : I am the Lord your