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Herbert's 1 Virtue and Easter', in Lovelace's 2 lines To Althea and To Lucasta, and in Collins's 3 Ode to Evening. Perhaps this dainty style of poetry is not producible to-day, any more than a right Gothic cathedral. It belonged to a time and taste which is not in the world.


GOOD-BY, proud world! I'm going home;
Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine:
Long through thy weary crowds I roam;
A river ark 4 on the ocean brine,
Long I've been tossed like the driven foam :
But now, proud world! I'm going home.

Good-by to Flattery’s 5 fawning face;
To Grandeur with his wise grimace;
To upstart Wealth’s averted R eye;
To supple Office, low and high;
To crowded halls, to court and street;
To frozen hearts; and hasting feet;



George Herbert (1503-1632): | English lyric poet; author of the an eminent English poet and di- odes to the Passions and to che vine. His verses are characterized ! Brave. by great sweetness and elevation of a river ark. Explain the metthought. Brother of Lord Herbert aphor. of Cherbury.

5 Flattery's. What is the fig2 Richard Lovelace (1618-1658): ure? (See Def. 7.) Point out in an English poet, whose verses pos- the same stanza other examples of

grace, simplicity, and this figure. sprightliness.

6 averted. See Glossary. 3 William Collins (1720-1756): 7 frozen hearts. Explain.



To those who go, and those who come:
Good-by, proud world! I'm going home.
I am going to my own hearthstone,
Bosomed in yon green hills alone;
A secret lodge 2 in a pleasant land,
Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;
Where arches green the livelong day
Echo the blackbird's roundelay,
And vulgar feet have never trod
A spot that is sacred to thought and God.

Oh, when I am safe in my sylvan home,
I tread on the pride of Greece and Rome;4
And when I am stretched beneath the pines,
Where the evening-star so holy shines,
I laugh at the lore and the pride of man,
At the sophist 6 schools, and the learnéd clan;
For what are they all, in their high conceit,
When man in the bush 6 with God may meet?

4. – CONCORD FIGHT. [This hymn was composed to be sung April 19, 1836, at the completion of a monument to commemorate the fight at Concord, April 19, 1775.]

1 hearthstone. What is the fig 5 sophist (from Greek sophos, ure of speech?

wise), one of a class of Grecian 2 lodge, habitation.

teachers who by fallacious but 3 roundelay: a simple rural plausible reasoning puzzled instrain which is short and lively. quirers after truth.

4 Greece and Rome: that is, 6 bush, referring to the burning learning and power, “the lore and bush of Scripture, out of which pride of man."

Moses heard God calling him.

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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.2

The foe long since in silence slept ;

Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept

Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,

We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,

When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare

To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare

The shaft 4 we raise to them and thee.

5. – THE PROBLEM. I LIKE a church; I like a cowl ;5 I love a prophet of the soul;

1 rude bridge. The pupil will

2 here once

world: this find, in the historical account, that couplet has had a great popularity, part of the Concord engagement and is one of the most familiar of was a brisk skirmish at the “ rude familiar quotations." bridge" over the Concord River. 3 redeem, call back. The house in which Emerson was 4 the shaft: that is, the monuborn stands hard by the bridge, ment. and his father, the village pastor, 5 cowl (from Latin cucillus, a cap witnessed the combat from his or hood), a monk's hood or habit. study-windows.

It is used by metonymy for monk.

And on my heart monastici aisles
Fall like sweet strains, or pensive smiles:
Yet not for all his faith can see
Would I that cowléd churchman be.

Why should the vest 2 on him allure
Which I could not on me endure?

Not from a vain or shallow thought
His awful Jove young Phidias 3 wrought;
Never from lips of cunning fell
The thrilling Delphic oracle; 4
Out from the heart of nature rolled
The burdens of the Bible old ;
The litanies of nations came,
Like the volcano's tongue of flame,
Up from the burning core below, -
The canticles of love and woe;
The hand 5 that rounded Peter's dome,
And groined the aisles of Christian Rome,

i monastic, pertaining to a mon 4 Delphic oracle. Delphic," reastery.

lating to Delphi in Greece. Among 2 vest=vestment.

the (ireeks, an “oracle" was a pro8 Phidias (born at Athens about phetic answer supposed to be re488 B.C., and died about 432) was turned by some god to a question the most illustrious of the Greek asked. sculptors. His masterpiece was the 5 the hand, etc.: that is, Michael statue of Jupiter (Jove) at Olympia. | Angelo (1474-1563), who designed It was nearly sixty feet bigh, and the great dome that covers St. occupied Phidias and his assistants Peter's Cathedral at Rome. (For between four and five years, – from particulars as to this dome, see 437 probably, to 433 B.C.

Fifth Reader, page 126.)

Wrought in a sad sincerity;
Himself from God he could not free;
He builded better than he knew ; 1
The conscious stone to beauty grew.

Know'st thou what wove yon woodbird's nest
Of leaves, and feathers from her breast?
Or how the fish outbuilt her shell,
Painting with morn ? each annual 3 cell ?
Or how the sacred pine-tree adds
To her old leaves new myriads?
Such and so grew these holy piles,
Whilst love and terror laid the tiles.
Earth proudly wears the Parthenon,
As the best gem upon her zone;
And Morning opes 5 with haste her lids,
To gaze upon the Pyramids;
O'er England's abbeys bends the sky,
As on its friends, with kindred eye;
For, out of Thought's interior sphere,
These wonders rose to upper air;
And Nature gladly gave them place,
Adopted them into her race,
And granted them an equal date
With Andes and with Ararat.

1 he builded. knew, now a 4 Parthenon: the Temple of Mimuch-quoted line.

merva at Athens; one of the most 2 with morn. Express the idea celebrated of the Greek temples, and in your own words.

usually regarded as the most perfect annual (from Latin annus, a specimen of Greek architecture. year), yearly.

opes, poetic form of opens.

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