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1 O righteous doom,] that they) who make

Pleasure their only end,
Ordering the whole life for its sake, I

Miss that) whereto they tend ; |
5 While they) who bid stern duty lead,

Content to follow, | they,
Of duty only taking heed,

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 thatSubs. 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
5 Outside the bier-for men therewith to see--

Men who had seen him in his majesty, |
That he had gone the common way of all, I
And nothing now his own in death might call ;]

Nor of the treasures of two empires aught 10 Within those empty hands unto the grave had brought.]


1 It is not growing like a tree

In bulk, | doth make man better be ; |
Or standing long, an oak three hundred year

To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere.]
5 A lily of a day

Is fairer far in May,|
Although it fall and die that night ; |
It was the plant and flower of light.[

In small proportions we just beauties see,
10 And in short measures life may perfect be.]

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.
9, 10. Same as 7, with Subj. understood.

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."




[Author of being ! life-sustaining King !
(Lo) want's dependent: eye from thee implores
The seasons, which provide nutritious stores ; |
Give to her prayers the renovating spring,
And summer-heats all-perfecting that bring
The fruits, which autumn from a thousand stores
Selecteth provident ! | when earth adores
Her God, I and all her vales exulting sing. I
Without thy blessing the submissive steer
Bends to the ploughman's galling yoke in vain ;|
Without thy blessing on the varied year,
Can the swarth reaper grasp the golden grain ? |
Without thy blessing, all is black and drear ; |
With it, the joys of Eden bloom again.





Fired at first sight with) what the muse imparts,
In fearless youth we tempt the heights of art ;)
While from the bounded level of our mind,
Short views we take, | nor see the lengths behind.]
But, more advanced, behold with strange surprise
New distant scenes of endless science rise !]


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,
Mount o'er the vales,] and seem to tread the sky;]
The eternal snows appear already past, |
And the first clouds and mountains seem the last. |
But, those attained, we tremble to survey
The growing labours of the lengthened way ;|
The increasing prospect tires our wandering eyes,|
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.




In vain do men
The heavens of their fortune's fault accuse,
Sith they know best | what is the best for them ; 1

For they to each such fortune do diffuse |
5 As they do know each can most aptly use.

For not that) which men covet most | is best,)
Nor that thing worst,] which men do most refuse ; |
But fittest is,] that all contented rest

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 :
For some) that hath abundance at his will
Hath not enough,) but wants in greater store ;]
And other) that hath little | asks no more,)


7. Pleased-enlargement of Subj. we. 8. Two Princip. Sent. Subj. we.

9. PastA 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.

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