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Of ancient race by birth, but nobler yet
So they were forced to part; one stayed behind,
His fellow, who the narrow bed had kept,
Roused from his rest, he wakened in a start;
18 supine, on his back
His dream returns ; his friend appears again :
The frighted friend arose by break of day,
His dream confirmed his thought ; with troubled look,
The word thus given, within a little space
Good heaven, whose darling attribute we find,
19 sacred, here means accursed.
Murder may pass unpunished for a time,
VENI CREATOR 20.
Protect and guide us in the way. 20« Come, Creator;" the title is 21 Paraclete, a Greek word, signify. taken from the first two words of the ing “comforter." Latin hymn:
Make us eternal truths receive,
THOMAS PARNELL Was born in Dublin A.D. 1679; he was educated in the Irish University, and having taken orders, received the Archdeaconry of Clogher. He was intimate with all the illustrious writers usually termed the wits of Queen Anne's age." and was a contributor to the Spectator. He died at Chester, on hia way to Ireland A.D. 1717.
His poems are distinguished by ease, sprightliness and melodious versification, but still more so for their elegant sentiments and pure morality.
Far in a wild, unknown to public view,
A life so sacred, such serene repose,
i This beautiful poem was founded | a basket, should disappear. Accompaon an Arabic legend. to which an al- | nied by his servant Joshua, Moses tralusion is made in the Koran. The fol-1 velled to a great distance, and at length lowing summary of the original story reached a spot where the seas of Greece is taken from TAYLOR'S History of and Persia met! Here the fish unacMohammedanism.
countably disappeared, and soon after “ Moses, once preaching to the peo- | they met Kedher. Moses requested to ple, displayed so much eloquence, that be received as his disciple; Kedher rehis audience inquired whether a man plied. • Verily, thou canst not bear with existed wiser than himself; to which me, for how canst thou patiently suffer he replied in the negative. God rebuked l those things, the knowledge of which him in a vision, and informed him that thou dost not comprehend ? Moses his servant Kedher was more intelli- promised implicit obedience, and was gent, and that he would find him at a commanded not to inquire the meanplace where two seas met, and where ing of any thing that he saw until a fish that he was directed to carry in | Kedher explained it voluntarily. To the king of the country had resolved passed by the sea-shore, they saw a to seize all the vessels in his domiship, into which Kedher ascending, nions, and this was only rescued from struck out two of her planks with an | his clutches by being rendered for a axe. Moses inquired the cause, but time unserviceable. The boy was the being reproached for breach of con- | unbelieving son of believing parents. tract, he apologized, and they con who would have been perverted had tinued their course. Soon after they he continued to live, but now God had met a beautiful youth, whom Kedher resolved to supply his place with a slew. Moses, horror-struck, remon- | daughter, who should both be a prostrated against the crime, but being phetess herself, and the mother of a again reminded of his agreement, he prophet that should convert & nation. was forced to be silent. After this they Finally, the wall concealed a treasure wandered till they were weary and belonging to orphans, who were as yet hungry; they approached the city of unable to make use of it; the prophet Tarsus: here they asked for food and had, therefore, secured the wall for its shelter, but the inhabitants refused to preservation; and in all his actions he receive them. In this city there was had been influenced, not by his own a wall ready to fall down, but Kedher will, but by God's immediate direcset it upright, by merely stroking it tions, Moses heard the explanation with his hand. Upon this, Moses with submission, and returned to the desiring an explanation, Kedher de camp of the Israelites with a more clared that they should part, but first modest opinion of his own abilities." condescended to explain his enigma- | 2 swains, peasants. tical conduct. The ship belonged to 3 scallop, the scallop-shell was worn ten poor brethren, five of whom were anciently in the hat by pilgrims. broken down with age, and were sup- |
That Vice should triumph, Virtue Vice obey,
To clear this doubt, to know the world by sight,
The morn was wasted in thu pathless grass,
this Moses agreed, and both set out | ported by the labour of the other five; upon a journey together; and as they | the king of the canntry