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5. At length, after a vast deal of trouble, he chased the little stranger into a corner, where she

escape him.

6. And there on starlight nights you

not possibly

see them shining still; Cepheus with his kingly crown, and Cassiopoeia in her ivory chair.

7. For instance, take the art of singing, and the simplest perfect master of it you find, a skylark. From

him you

if I

learn what it is to sing for joy.

8. "Ah, I hope you won't send them away!" "Not

help it."

9. I felt I

drag myself but little farther.

10. "Alas! how I have loitered!" said little Gerda. "Autumn has come, I not rest again."

11. Show us first how to win the fleece, for you do it. Why else are you the priestess of the grove? 12. She must know it sooner or later; you

keep it from her.

13. I believe you

trust his word.

14. Don't let your heart grow cold, and you

not

carry

cheerfulness and love with you into the teens of your second century, if you last so long.

15. How

she bear poverty? She has been

How

brought up in all the refinements of opulence. she bear neglect? She has been the idol of

society.

16. "You must not shout so!" said the sentry. Certainly I

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shout!" retorted the man, "I'm Prince Carnival, travelling under the name of February." 17. My entire delight was in observing without being myself noticed; if I have been invisible, all the better.

LESSON XVI.

CAN AND MAY (Continued).

EXERCISE.

I. Explain the use of "can" ("could"), "may" ("might"), in the passages that follow.

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1. Clown. "O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

O stay and hear; your true love's coming

That can sing both high and low."

SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, II. 3.

2. Maria. "I can write very like my lady your niece; on a forgotten matter we can hardly make distinction of our hands."

3. "... The king must guard

That which he rules, and is but as the hind
To whom a space of land is given to plough,
Who may not wander from the allotted field
Before his work be done."

Ibid.

Idylls of the King, The Holy Grail. 4. Nym. "Faith, I will live so long as I may, that's

the certain of it."

King Henry V., ii. 1.

5. "Hear me, for I will speak and build up all

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That while I speak of it a little while

My heart may wander from its deeper woe."

TENNYSON, Enone.

"Try as I like to find the way,

I never can get back by day,

Nor can remember plain and clear

The curious music that I hear."

A Child's Garden of Verses, The Land of Noa.

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7. "All the ducks lying quietly on the water, or stand

ing on their heads in it for they could do that

suddenly to the shore. feet on the wet earth, and wide."

Swam

One could see the traces of their and their quacking sounded far ANDERSEN, The Neighbouring Families.

8. "Yes, Violet, yes, my little Peony,' said their kind mother, 'you may go out and play in the new snow."" The Snow Image.

9. "Not mine, alas! the boon to give,
And bid thy noble father live;

I can but be thy guide, sweet maid,
With Scotland's King thy suit to aid."

SCOTT, The Lady of the Lake, Canto VI. stanza 24.

10. "It's a friend of mine,

Alice.

'Allow me to introduce it.'

a Cheshire Cat,' said

"I don't like the look of it at all,' said the King. 'However, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.'

"I'd rather not,' the Cat remarked.

"Don't be impertinent,' said the King, 'and don't look at me like that.' He got behind Alice as he spoke. "A cat may look at a king,' said Alice."

Alice in Wonderland.

11. King Richard. "Why, uncle, thou hast many years

to live.

Gaunt. But not a minute, king, that thou canst give:

Shorten my days thou canst with sullen sorrow,

And pluck nights from me, but not lend a mor-
King Richard II., i. 3.

row."

12. "Be not wroth with my father, for we cannot fight against Fate. Therefore I am resolved to die: for

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all Greece looketh to me; for without me the ships cannot make their voyage nor the city of Troy be taken."

Stories from the Greek Tragedies, Iphigenia in Aulis.

13. Spenser. "Oh! surely of all cruelties the worst is to extinguish our kindness. Mine is gone; I love the people and the land no longer. My lord, ask me not about them; I may speak injuriously."

LANDOR, Imaginary Conversations, Essex and Spenser. 14. "It stood, and sun and moonshine rained their light On the pure columns of its glen-built hall.

15. "

Backward and forward rolled the waves of fight Round Troy, but while this stood Troy could not fall."

ARNOLD, Palladium.

'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying,

And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying."

Counsel to Girls.

II. Write passages 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13, in the form of indirect discourse, introducing them as follows:

Ex. 2. "Maria said that she,"

Ex. 4. "Nym said that he,"

Ex. 8. "Their kind mother told Violet and Peony that they,"

Ex. 10. "Alice said that it was,"

"The King said that he did not,"

Ex. 12. "Iphigenia reminded them that they,”
Ex. 13. "Spenser told Essex that he loved,"

LESSON XVII.

LIE AND LAY.

Do not confuse the verb "to lie" (principal parts, "lie," "lay," "lain"), with the verb "to lay" (principal parts,

"lay," "laid," "laid"). "To lie" is intransitive, and never takes an object; "to lay" is transitive, and takes an object.

1.

EXAMPLES.

"While I am lying on the grass
Thy twofold shout I hear;

From hill to hill it seems to pass

At once far off and near.

And I can listen to thee yet,

Can lie upon the plain

And listen, till I do beget

That golden time again."

WORDSWORTH, To the Cuckoo.

2. "Humid the air! leafless, yet soft as spring,
The tender purple spray on copse and briers!
And that sweet city with her dreaming spires,
She needs not June for beauty's heightening.
Lovely all time she lies, lovely to-night!"

3.

4.

ARNOLD, Thyrsis.

"Around me stood the oaks and firs;
Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground;
Over me soared the eternal sky,

Full of light and of deity."

Each and All.

Arthur." Many a poor man's son would have lain

still

And ne'er have spoke a loving word to you."

SHAKESPEARE, King John, IV. 1.

5. "Where shall we lay the man whom we deplore?

Here, in streaming London's central roar.

Let the sound of those he wrought for,

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