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SECTION II.

(The Infinitives of Verbs are to be altered into their proper Moods and

Tenses, &C.)

SHORTNESS OF LIFE-DUTIES OF KINGS. s I Am Arcesius, the father of Laertesb," said the old man; “I had finished my course before my grandson, Ulysses, departed for the siege of Troy. Thou wert then but an infant ind thy nurse's arms. but I conceived great hopes of thee, and they have not deceived me, since I see that thou art descended into Pluto's kingdom in search ofe thy father, and that the gods support theef in this enterprize. Oh! my happy child! the gods love thee, and are preparing a glory for thee,s, which will equal that of thy father, and happy am shto see thee again! Cease to search fori Ulysses here; he is still alive, and is reserved to be the restorer ofk our house in the island of Ithaca'. Laertes himself, though bowing under am weight of years, still enjoysn the light, and waits for his son coming to close his eyes. Thus mortals pass away* like flowers which bloom in the morning, and wither and are trodden under

• RAPIDITE ;—Laërte ;_ mes jours ; d enfant entre ; pour chercher ;- te soutenir ;-& te préparer une gloire ;-h heureux moi-même de ;-- de chercher ; k pour relever ;– Ithaque ;- courbé sous le ;-) jouir encore de ; –o que son fils vienne lui fermer les ;—p s'épanouir ;

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foot in the evening. The generations of men roll away, like the waves of a rapid river : nothing can" stop the tide* of* time, which draws after it every thing that seems the most immoveable. Thou thyself, O my son, my dear son,—thou who now enjoyest such a sprightly pleasurable youth,remember that this gay season is but a flower that withers almost as soon as it is blown. Thou wilt perceive thyself insensibly altert: the smiling graces, the sweet pleasures which attend thee-strength, health, joy, will vanish like a pleasing dream; nothing but a regretful remembrance will be left thee.". Languid old age, that enemy tox pleasure, will come and* wrinkle thy browsy, bow down thy body, weaken thy limbs, dry up the source of joy in thy heart, and make thee loath the present, fill thee with apprehensions of the futurea, and make theeb insensible of all things but pain. 9 s'écouler ;~ rien ne ;-s d'une jeunesse si vive et si féconde en plaisirs ; —t te voir changé insensiblement ;-t'accompagnent; - ne te rester qu'un triste souvenir ;-* ennemie du ;-y rider ton front;—Z te dégoûter du;—a pour l'avenir ;- et te rendre ; -C à tout.

Continuation. “That time appears to* thee at a distanced : alas! thou deceivest thyself, my son; it comes apuce, nayf, it is already near. What advances with such as rapidity, is not far from thee; and the present fleeting moment" is already at a distance', since it ceases to be, the momentk we speak, and can approach us' no more. Never, thereforem, my son, relym on the present, but support thyself in 1 éloigné ;-e rapidement ; que dis-je ;-- tant de ;~h le moment présent qui s'enfuit ;-i loin ;-* dans le moment que ; s'approcher de nous ;-m Ne compter donc jamais ;

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the rugged and thorny path of virtue, by the sight of the future. Prepare thyself, by the purity of thy manners and the love of justice, a mansion" in this blissful abode of peace.

Thou shalt quickly see thy father; he will resume his authority in Ithaca ; thou wert borno to reignP after him; but, alas ! my son, how deceitful is a crown!! Viewed at a distance", nothing* is teen but grandeur, lustre, and pleasure ; but, when nears, it is beset with thorns. A private person' may without reproach, lead a life of obscurity; but a king cannot, without dishonouring himself, prefer a life of* pleasure and indolence, to the painful duties of government. He owes himself to his subjects; he is never permitted* to be his own master : and his least oversights are of the greatest consequence because they make his people wretched and that sometimes for agesa. He ought to curb the audacity of the wicked, to support innocence, to suppressc calumny. It is not enough for him not to do any evil, he must do all the possible good of which the state stands in needd. Nay, it is not enough that he does good himself, he must likewise prevent all the evils which others would do, were they not restrainedf. Be apprehensives, therefore, my son, be apprehensive of so langerous a situation; arm thyself with" resolution against thyself, against thy passions, and against flatterers.” — FENELON. n place;—o es né;—p pour régner ;-9 la royauté être trompeuse ;- de loin ;-s mais de près ;— parsemée de ;- particulier ;-- Lu douce ;-* il ne lui est jamais permis de ;-y fautes ;

rendre ;-a pendant des siècles ;– réprimer ;-c arréter ; _d a besoin ;-é aussi ; s'ils ne sont retenus ;-8 Crains ;h s'armer de.

AMADEUSİ V. COUNT OF SAVOY. AMADEUS succeeded to the sovereignty in 1285. Although a* prince of suchk small States he acquired the surname of Great, by his wisdom, and by his success!. He gained by his conduct, the esteem and friendship of all the principal powers of Europe, who constituted him the arbiter of their difference; and he acquired" great renown from the defence of the Isle of Rhodes against the Turks. It wasp in memory of this single service that he took, for his armsy, a Maltese cross', with the letters F. E. R. T., which signify-Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit,- - His valour kepts Rhodes.'

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AMEDEE ;-de si ; ses succès ;

puissances ;-n il s'acquérir ;-- par la défense ;—p Ce étre ;-, armoiries ; croix de Malte;- sauver.

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QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR A POET. Now resolved to be a* poet, my sphere of attention was suddenly magnified, noy kind of knowledge was to be overlooked. I rangeda mountains and deserts for images and resemblances, and pictured upond my mind every tree of the forest and flower of the valley. I observed, with equal care, the crags of the rock, and the pinnaclese of the palace. Sometimes I wandered along the mazes of the rivulet, and sometimes watcheds the changes of the summer clouds. Nothing can beh useless to a poet. Whatever is beautiful, and whatever is dreadful must be familiar to his imagination : he

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QUALITES NECESSAIRES A Ayant résolu de ;-, la sphère de mon ;-* s'étendit tout à coup ;-y aucune ;– ne devait être négligée ; La parcourir ; pour y trouver des images ;

-comisons ;—d et graver dans ;-e le faîte ;- suivre les détours d'un ;-épier ;_ Rien n'est ;

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must be conversant withi all that is awfully vastk or elegantly little'. The plants of the gardens, the animals of the woods, the minerals of the earth, and the meteors of the sky, must all concur to store his mind with an inexhaustible variety of objects; for every idea is useful for the enforcement or decoration of moral" or religious trutho; and he who has most knowledge, will have most powerp of diversifying his scenes, and of gratifying his" reader with remote allusions and unexpected instruction.

But the knowledge of Nature is only half of whatt a poet ought to know; he must be acquainted with the happiness and misery of every condition of* life*; he must observe the power of all the passions in all their combination, and trace the changes of the human mind as* they* are modified by various* institutions and accidental infirencesy of climate or custom, from the sprightliness of infancy to the despondence of decrepitude. He must divest himself of the prejudices of his agec or country; he must consider right and wrongd, in their abstract and invariable state: he must rise toe general and transcendant truths, which will always be the samef.

His labour is not yet at an end : he must know many languages and many sciences; and that hiss style may be worthy of his thoughts, he must, by incessant practice", familiarize to himslefi every delicacy of speech and grace of harmony.-JOHNSON. i il faut qu'il ait une connaissance intime de;–k majestueux e grand ;- petit mais élégant;-m à enrichir son esprit de ;A inculquer ou orner les moeurs ;-o les vérités ;—p le plus de moyens ;-9 tableaux ;- plaire au ;--s par des allusions ;t de ce que ;- il faut qu'il connaisse ;-u et qu'il suive;

diverses ;-, l'influence ; --2 depuis la vivacité ;-a l'abbatement; - se dépouiller ;--C siècle ;—d le bien et le mal e s'élever à ;- que rien n'altère jamais ;-8 et pour que son ;ben s'exerçant sans cesse ; qu'il se familiarise avec.

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