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Of waistcoats Harry has no lack,
Good duffel gray, and flannel fine;
He has a blanket on his back,
And coats enough to smother nine.
2. In March, December, and in July,
'Tis all the same with Harry Gill;
The neighbors tell, and tell you truly,
His teeth they chatter, chatter still.
At night, at morning, and at noon,
"Tis all the same with Harry Gill;
Beneath the sun, beneath the moon,
His teeth they chatter, chatter still.

3. Young Harry was a lusty drover,

And who so stout of limb as he?
His cheeks were red as ruddy clover,
His voice was like the voice of three.
Auld Goody Blake was old and poor,
Ill fed she was, and thinly clad;
And any man who passed her door,
Might see how poor a hut she had.

1. All day she spun in her poor dwelling,
And then her three hours' work at night,
Alas! 'twas hardly worth the telling ;-
It would not pay for candle light.
-This woman dwelt in Dorsetshire,
Her hut was on a cold hill-side,
And in that country coals are dear,
For they come far by wind and tide.

5. By the same fire to boil their pottage,
Two poor old dames, as I have known,
Will often live in one small cottage,
But she, poor woman, dwelt alone.
'Twas well enough when summer came-
The long, warm, lightsome summer day,
Then at her door the canty dame,
Would sit, as any linnet gay.

6. But when the ice our streams did fetter, Oh! then how her old bones would shake! You would have said, if you had met her, 'Twas a hard time for Goody Blake.

Her evenings then were dull and dread;
Sad case it was, as you may think,
For very cold to go to bed,

And then for cold not sleep a wink.

7. Oh joy for her! whene'er in winter,
The winds at night had made a route,
And scattered many a lusty splinter,
And many a rotten bough about.
Yet never had she, well or sick,
As every man who knew her says,
A pile beforehand, wood or stick,
Enough to warm her for three days.

8. Now when the frost was past enduring,
And made her poor old bones to ache,
Could any thing be more alluring
Than an old hedge to Goody Blake?
And now and then it must be said,
When her old bones were cold and chill,
She left her fire, or left her bed,
To seek the hedge of Harry Gill.

9. Now, Harry he had long suspected
This trespass of old Goody Blake,
And vowed that she should be detected,
And he on her would vengeance take.
And oft from his warm fire he'd go,
And to the fields his road would take,
And there, at night, in frost and snow,
He watched to seize old Goody Blake.

10. And once behind a rick of barley,
Thus looking out did Harry stand;
The moon was full, and shining clearly,
And crisp with frost the stubble land.
He hears a noise-he's all awake-
Again!-on tiptoe down the hill,
He softly creeps-'Tis Goody Blake!
She's at the hedge of Harry Gill.

11. Right glad was he when he beheld her:
Stick after stick did Goody pull :
He stood behind a bush of elder,
Till she had filled her apron full.

When with her load she turned about,
The by-road back again to take,
He started forward with a shout,
And sprang upon poor Goody Blake.

12. And fiercely by the arm he took her,
And by the arm he held her fast,
And fiercely by the arm he shook her,
And cried, "I've caught you then at last!"
Then Goody, who had nothing said,
Her bundle from her lap let fall;
And kneeling on the sticks she prayed
To God who is the judge of all.

13. She prayed, her withered hand uprearing,
While Harry held her by the arm-
"God! who art never out of hearing,
O may he never more be warm!"
The cold, cold moon above her head,
Thus on her knees did Goody pray,
Young Harry heard what she had said,
And icy cold he turned away.

14. He went complaining all the morrow,
That he was cold and very chill;
His face was gloom, his heart was sorrow,
Alas that day for Harry Gill!
That day he wore a riding coat,
But not a whit the warmer he:
Another was on Thursday brought,
And ere the Sabbath he had three.

15. 'Twas all in vain-a useless matter!
And blankets were about him pinned,
But still his jaws and teeth they clatter
Like a loose casement in the wind.
And Harry's flesh it fell away,
And all who see him say 'tis plain,
That live as long as live he may,
He never will be warm again.
16. No word to any man he utters,
Abed or up, to young or old;
But ever to himself he mutters,
"Poor Harry Gill is very cold."

Abed or up, by night or day,
His teeth they chatter, chatter still;
Now think, ye farmers, all, I pray,
Of Goody Blake and Harry Gill.

QUESTIONS.-1. Who was Harry Gill? 2. What is said of Goody Blake? 3. Where did she live? 4. How did she fare in winter? 5. Where did she go for fuel? 6. How did Harry detect her? 7. How did he treat her? 8. What did Goody then do? 9. What happened to Harry Gill ? 10. How did he try to keep himself warm? 11. What are we taught in this narrative in regard to our treatment of the poor?

What inflections do the questions in the first verse take? What, at the end of second line, second verse? What, at farmer, last verse? (Rule IV. Note I.) With what peculiar modulation should the tenth verse be read? How should the different quotations be read, to express the feelings of the speakers?

NOTE. When such questions are asked, the teacher should require the pupil to read the passages to which reference is made.


SPELL AND DEFINE-1. Ministered, did service. 2. Precious, of great value; highly valued. 3. Vision, something made known from God; the act of seeing; a phantom. 4. Wax, to grow; to become. 5. Ere, before. 6. Revealed, made known. 7. Restrained, held back from sin; checked.

NOTE. The Italic words in the Bible extracts, are emphatic, though those in the Bible itself are not, but they were supplied by the translators to complete the sense, being implied but not expressed in the original. Marks of quotation, as in the Bible, are not made.

The Calling of Samuel.-BIBle.

1. AND the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days: there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that tíme, when Eli was laid down in his pláce, and his eyes began to wax dím that he could not sée; and ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lórd, where the ark of God wás, and Samuel was laid down to sléep; that the Lord called Samuel; and he answered, Hère am I'. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou càlledst me. And he said, I called nòt; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

2. And the Lord called yet again, Sámuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am l'; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my són; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither

was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Hère am I'; for thou didst call me.

3. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Gò, lie dòwn; and it shall De, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Spèak, Lórd, for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came, and stood and called as at other times, Sámuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Spèak, for thy servant heareth.

4. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it, shall tingle. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house; when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him, that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

5. And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the


doors of the house of the Lord and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my són. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me, of all. the. things that he said unto thee. And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the Lòrd: let Him do what seemeth Him good.

6. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel, from Dan even to Be er'-she ba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.

QUESTIONS.-1. Who called Samuel as he was lying in the temple? 2. Who did he think called him? 3. What did the Lord say to him? 4. What is said of Samuel in the last verse?

Why the rising inflection after the second period in the first verse? Les. V. Rule IV.) Why at Samuel, first line of the second verse? Why the falling on the repetition of Samuel, fifth line, third verse? (Les. VÍ Rule VIII.) Why at Speak, last line? (L. VI. Rule VII.) Why does Speur begin with a capital? Ans. First we a quotation.

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