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On right, on left, above, below,
7. Watching their leader's beck and will,
All silent there they stood, and still,
lost his way.
vil'-lain, cunning and evil-disposed
person. fal'-con, a bird of prey formerly
trained to the pursuit of brack'-en, fern.
gar'-ris-oned, filled with soldiers. lure, temptation.
sub-ter-ra'-ne-an, underground. chafe thy mood, make thee angry. beck, sign with the finger or head. Clan-Al’-pine, the family name of verge, edge. Roderick Dhu.
moun-tain-eer', person who resides brand, sword.
on or near a mountain. mor'-tal, deadly.
Ben-led'-i, a mountain in Perthshire, swain, lover.
near Callander. shin'-gles, loose fragments of rock. sa'-ble, dark.
EXERCISES.—1. The Saxon prefix (1) mis- means ill, wrong; as misbehave, to behave ill ; misplace, to put in the wrong place; misdeed, an ill deed; misconduct, bad conduct. (2) n means not, as never, not ever ; none, not one.
2. Analyse and parse the first four lines of stanza 7.
3. Make sentences of your own, and use in each one or more of the following words : Traverse, bewildered, misbehave, misplace.
FITZ-JAMES AND RODERICK DHU—II.
The life-blood thrilled with sudden start,
In foeman worthy of their steel.
Down sunk the disappearing band;
Sunk brand, and spear, and bended bow,
3. Fitz-James looked round-yet scarce believed
The witness that his sight received;
4. They moved. I said Fitz-James was brave
As ever knight that belted glaive;
Yet dare not say, that now his blood
5. Ever, by stealth, his eye sought round
The vanished guardians of the ground, And still, from copse and heather deep,
, Fancy saw spear and broadsword peep, And in the plover's shrilly strain, The signal whistle heard again. Nor breathed he free till far behind The pass was left; for then they wind Along a wide and level green, Where neither tree nor tuft was seen, Nor rush nor bush of broom was near, To hide a bonnet or a spear.
Sir Walter Scott.
in sus-pense', waiting.
hospitalities of another. pledged my word, promised faith
fully. ford, a river crossing. val'-iant, brave. tem'-pered, calm. copse, a wood of small growth. plov'-er, a well-known wading
EXERCISES.—1. The Saxon prefix out- means beyond ; as outlive, to live beyond ; outgrow, to grow beyond; outlaw, to place beyond the law, that is, to deprive of the benefit of the law. 2. Analyse and parse the following:
• Each warrior vanished where he stood,
In osiers pale and copses low.' 3. Make sentences of your own, and use in each one or more of the following words : Guest, ford, vanish, outlaw.
THE STRANGERS' NOOK. [This lesson is from the miscellaneous writings of Dr Robert Chambers, author of the Traditions of Edinburgh and many other works, and one of the founders of Chambers's Journal. ]
1. In country churchyards in Scotland, and perhaps in other countries also, there is always a
near the gateway which is devoted to the reception of strangers, and is distinguished from the rest of the area by its total want of monuments. When you inquire of the passing peasant respecting this part of the burial-ground, he tells you that it is the corner for strangers, but never, of course, thinks
that there is or can be any sentiment in the matter. To me, I must