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'Tis in the lofty hope, the daily toil,
'Tis in the gifted line,
In each far thought divine
'Tis in the generous thought,
Of all that man has wrought,
L. E. LANDON.
XIII. EDUCATION THE DUTY OF THE STATE. “ The great aim of an enlightened and benevolent philosophy is not to rear a small number of individuals, who may be regarded as prodigies in an ignorant and admiring age, but to diffuse, as widely as possible, that degree of cultivation which may enable the bulk of a people to possess all the intellectual and moral improvement of which their nature is susceptible."--Stewart's Philosophy. Derivations.
Syntax. Glorious. Obligation. Innocence. Glorious, Wealth, 2nd line. Protection. Culture, Announced. Droop.
Whom, 8th line. Exacts. Unsustained. Incurred. Incurred. Rudiments, 9th line. Allegiance. Inherent. Wealth. Mutinously.
Inform, 9th line.
Right and rite.
Time and Thyme.
-so that none,
A servile band among the lordly free!
WORDSWORTH. 1. What is the clause prizing know- 4. What does the poet mean by the ledge, &c., meant to be applied to ?
sinless age? 2. The exact meaning of inform. 5. The gidlike faculty of speech; is 3. Droop, trans. or intrans. ?
the expression a happy one?
XIV. GO-A-HEAD. “ I HAVE nothing to do with rest here, but with labour.”--- Arnold.
“ To push on is the law of nature, and you can no more say to men and to nations, than to children, Sit still, and don't wear out your shoes !'”--Bulwer's Caxtons.
KEEP not standing fix'd and rooted,
Briskly venture, briskly roam !
And stout heart are still at home.
We are gay whate'er betide ;
That the world was made so wide. GOETHE,
XV. LIGHT FOR ALL.
FROM THE GERMAN, “ That some should be richer than others is natural, and is necessary, and could only be prevented by gross violations of right. Leave men to the free use of their powers, and some will accumulate more than their neighbours. But, to be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth ought not to secure to the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking for truth. A man, in proportion as he has these claims, should be honoured and welcomed everywhere. I see not why such a man, however coarsely if neatly dressed, should not be a respected guest in the most splendid mansions, and at the most brilliant meetings. A man is worth infinitely more than the saloons, and the costumes, and the show of the universe. He was made to tread all these beneath his feet. What an insult to humanity is the present deference to dress and upholstery, as if silkworms, and looms, and scissors, and needles, could produce something nobler than a man ! Every good man should protest against a caste founded on outward prosperity, because it exalts the outward above the inward, the material above the spiritual; because it springs from and cherishes a contemptible pride in superficial and transitory distinctions; because it alienates man from his brother, breaks the tie of common humanity, and breeds jealousy, scorn, and mutual ill-will. Can this be needed to social order?” — Channing.
You cannot pay with money
The million sons of toil-
The peasant on the soil,
The hewer of the coal ;
But it cannot pay the soul.
Whose turrets meet the sky;
That in earth and darkness lie :
So darkly resting there,
So proudly in the air.
That the palace may be bright;
Then the poet couid not write.
LIGHT FOR ALL.
Then let every toil be hallow'd
That man performs for man,
As part of one great plan.
And enters where it may ;
Are cheered with one bright day ; And let the mind's true sunshine
Be spread o'er earth as free, And fill the souls of men
As the waters fill the sea.
The man who turns the soil
Need not have an earthy mind; The digger ʼmid the coal
Need not be in spirit blind : The mind can shed a light
On each worthy labour done, As lowliest things are bright
In the radiance of the sun.
What cheers the musing student,
The poet, the divine,
A brighter day will shine.
Enjoy the vision bright-
Be spread like heaven's own light !
Rise like a band inspired, And, poets, let your lyrics
With hope for man be fired ; Till the earth becomes a temple,
And every human heart Shall join in one great service, Each happy in his part.
XVI. THE QUESTIONER. “Nobility is not only in dignity and ancient lineage, nor great revenues, lands, or possessions, but in wisdom, knowledge, and virtue, which, in man, is very nobility, and this nobility bringeth man to dignity. Honour ought to be given to virtue, and not to riches.”Anacharsis
I ASK not for his lineage,
I ask not for his namne-
He noble birth may claim.
But slender be his part,
Hath he a true man's heart.
Nor where his youth was nursed
The spot from whence it burst.
Where first his life began,
Is he an honest man?
Where first he drew his breath?
Of Him of Nazareth !
I care not what you be-
Art thou pure, true, and free.
XVII. THE TOY OF THE GIANT'S CHILD. “Work is the appointed calling of man on earth, the end for which his various faculties were given, the element in which his nature is ordained to develop itself, and in which his progressive advance towards heaven is to lie.” – Arnold. BURG NIEDECK is a mountain in Alsace, high and strong, Where once a noble castle stood—the giants held it long; Its very ruins now are lost, its site is waste and lone, And if you seek for giants there, they are all dead and gone.