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1 O righteous doom,] that they) who make
Pleasure their only end,
Miss that) whereto they tend ; |
Content to follow, | they,
Find pleasure by the way.)
1 By Grecian annals it remained untold, ||
But may be read in Eastern legend old,]
1. O righteous doom-Exclaipatory sen- find pleasure by the way-Adverbial Sent. tence, equivalent to How righteous is the N.B.—The second “they" is a mero repedoom. Doom, from A.S. dæman, to judge, tition of the first. connected with deem. The sense is, How 5. Who bid stern duty lead, content to right the judgment.
follow-Adjective Sent. Stern duty lead, 1 and 4. That they miss that–Subs. Sent., double Obj. (Gr. 76, 3). Content to follow, explanatory of doom.
enlargement of the Subj. “who.' 2. Pleasure their only end-Double Obj. 1. Untold by Grecian annals-Participial (Gr. 76, 1).
phrase, qualifying the Pred, remained 3. Ordering the whole life for its sake- (Gr. 78, d). Participial adjunct to the Subject “who." 2. Princip. Sent. Adversative. Subj. it 5. While they, of duty only taking heed, understood.
How, when Great Alexander died, he bade)
That his two hands uncovered might be laid
Men who had seen him in his majesty, |
Nor of the treasures of two empires aught 10 Within those empty hands unto the grave had brought.]
THE GOOD LIFE A LONG LIFE.
1 It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, | doth make man better be ; |
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere.]
Is fairer far in May,|
In small proportions we just beauties see,
3. How he bade-Subs. Sent. in appos. with "it" in line 1.
4, 5. That his two hands . . . see--Subs. Sent. Obj. to bade. For men therewith to see-Adjunct of purpose.
6. Men—Repeated from preceding line, and qualified by Adj. Sent. in line 6.
7. That he had gone . . . all-Subs. Sent. Obj. to see, in line 5.
8. The same as line 7, with Subj. understood.
9. Obj. to brought.
1-4. The graipmatical order of the first four lines is as follows :-Growing like a tree in bulk, or standing long, slike) an oak [standing] for three hundred years, to fall
at last a dry, bald, and sere log, is not it, [which] doth make man be better. Growing and standing-Participial nouns; subjects to doth make. (1.) Like an adverb: understood also before "oak.” (2.) Which understood before doth, contrary to the modern usage, which only allows the relative to be omitted when in the objective case. (4.) A log, dry, bald, and sere-Phrase modifying the verb fall; equivalent, therefore, to an Adverbial phrase—in the form of a log.
9. Just is used here in the sense of exact or complete. The sense is,
“ That we may find the most complete beauty in the most minute objects, and may have perfect specimens of existence in the narrowest limits."
JEHOVAH THE PROVIDER.
[Author of being ! life-sustaining King !
Fired at first sight with) what the muse imparts,
1 Nominatives of address, forming no part of a grammatical sentence.
2. Lo !--An interjection.
4. Her, relating to want personified. Give to her prayers=yield in answer to her prayers, &c.
Double Object. (Gr. 76, Ex. 1.) 5. All-perfecting-Attrib. to Heats. 7. Provident-Attrib. to autumn. 11. Vuried=changing.
12. Swarth=swarthy=sunburnt. Compare Germ. schwarz,
1. Participial enlargement to subj. we. 3, 4. Two Adverbial Sentences.
5. Princip. Sent. Advers. Subj. we understood; enlarged by participial phrase more advanced. Scenes . . , rise, Double Obj. (Gr. 76, 3.)
So pleased, at first, the towering Alps we try,
WISDOM, TRUE RICHES.
In vain do men
For they to each such fortune do diffuse |
For not that) which men covet most | is best,)
With that they hold :) each hath his fortune in his breast. 10 It is the mind that maketh good or ill, |
That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor :
7. Pleased-enlargement of Subj. we. 8. Two Princip. Sent. Subj. we.
9. Past—A participle, qualifying the Predicate appear (Gr. 78, d).
10. The last - Same construction past.
5. As they do know-Adv. Sent. (manner.) Each can most aptly use—Subs. Sent. Obj. to know, with conjunction “that" understood.
8. That all contented rest with thatSubj. to is fittest (Gr. 84, 1).
11. Those attained-Nom. abs. (Gr. 106, 4.) To survey the growing labours, &c.-Infin. phrase-extension to tremble (cause).
1, 2. Double Obj. vide Gr. (76, Ex. 2.)
3. Șith-old form for since. Compare the Germ. seit. They, i.e., the heavens. Them, i.e., men.
4. For they to each ... diffuse-Princip. Sent. Illative.
9. They hold-Adj. Sent. Obj. which understood.
11. Wretch old form for wretched. Good, ill, wretch, happy, rich, poor.-Factitives (Gr. 76, Remark 1), the noun, a man, being understood before each.
12-14. Some and other-Used in the singular, a usage now obsolete.