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A.

1.

I saw two clouds at morning,

Tinged with the rising sun,
And in the dawn, they floated on,

And mingled into one ;
I saw that morning cloud was blest,
It moved so sweetly to the west.

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two summer currents
Flow smoothly to their meeting,
And join their course, with silent force.

In peace each other greeting;
And thus will meet two kindred hearts,
Though distance for a season parts.

Brainard.

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G.–Thou'st seen by me, and those who now despise me,

How men of fortune fall, and beggars rise ;
Shun my example; treasure up my precepts ;
The world's before thee ;-

be a knave and prosper.

Lillo.

L.-By making your conduct always correct, that it may bear being viewed on all sides. The more exalted you are the more you will be observed; but if you are determined to care for nobody, nobody will care for you.

3.

Happiness is a roadside flower growing on the highway of Usefulness.

Tupper.

G.--Fight down the Wrong, howe'er specious its bearing,

Lighten the burdens about thee by sharing,
Fear not the glorious peril of daring,

Be it the rack, or the prison's dull bars;
Hands are stretched out from the graves of past ages,
To brighten with holy deeds History's pages-

Martyr-fires burn as intensely as stars.

Shrink not away from the common and lowly-
Good deeds, though never so humble, are holy;
And though the recompense fall to thee slowly,

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Heroes unnumbered before thee have trod; By the sweet light of their blessed example, Work on the field of Love's labor is ampleTrusting Humanity, trusting in Gou!

Alice Cary.

whose eye

of joy

L.-If sorrow come, resist it not,

Nor yet bow weakly to it;
Look

up

to meet the heaven-sent storm,
But see the rainbow through it
Be like the

sun,
Ne'er on a shadow lay, love,
Be like a rill, that singeth still,
Whate'er be in its

way,

love.
Weep not for what the world can do,

Nor sorrow for its wrong,
But wear a smile upon thy brow-

It cannot harm thee long :
Its cold contempt, its bitter scorn,

Its hatred, and its guile,
Are never lightened if we mourn,
Oh then, 'tis best to smile.

Mrs. Osgood.

4.

Friends many, more admirers, but the sum of all

Their care amounts to this, and only this, That as the faded leaves in Autumn fall, So shall their friendship prove but transient bliss.

D. M. A.

A.

5.

It means that

you love, but

you

dare not express
The fond passion that struggles within,
So we'll pardon a feeling so hard to suppress,

And count not your dreaming a sin.

6.

That
With such unshaken temper of the soul
You'd bear the swelling tide of prosperous fortune,
You well deserve that fortune.

Rowe.

He is a poor warder of his fame, who is ever on the watch

to keep it spotless; Such care argueth debility, a garrison relying on its

sentinel ; Purity of motive, and nobility of mind shall rarely conde

scend To. prove its rights, and prate of wrongs, and evidence its

worth to others. And it shall be small care to the high and happy con

science What jealous friends, or envious foes, or common fools may

judge. Should the lion turn and rend every snarling jackal, Or an eagle be stopped in his career to punisl. the petu.

lance of sparrows.

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Should the palm-tree bend his crown to chide the brier at

his feet, Nor kindly help its climbing, if it hope and be ambitious ? Should the nightingale account it worth her pains to vindi

cate her music, Before some sorry finches, that affect to judge of song? No! many an injustice, many a sneer, and slur, Is passed aside with noble scorn by lovers of true fame; For the great mind well may be sad to note such littleness

in brethren, The while it is comforted and happy in the firmest assurince of desert.

Tupper.

7.

I saw on the top of a mountain high

A gem that shone like fire by night;
It seemed a star that had left the sky,

And dropped to sleep on the lonely height;
climbed the peak, and found it soon
A lump of ice in the clear cold moon ;
Can
you

its hidden sense impart ?
'Tis a cheerful look, and a broken heart.

Percival.

8.

G.–Long and weary roads are threaded

Step by step unto the end ;
With the present all undreaded,

While we shrink from what impend :

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