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10 From the first opening bud, and gave ye names,

Who now shall rear you to the sun, or rank
Your tribes, and water from the ambrosial fount?
Thee lastly, nuptial bow'r, by me adorn'd

With what to sight or smell was sweet, from thee 15 How shall I part, and whither wander down

Into a lower world, to this obscure
And wild ! how shall we breathe in other air
Less pure, accustom'd to immortal fruits ?”

2. Soliloquy of Hamlet's Uncle.
(ö) Oh! my offence is rank, it smells to heaven ;
It hath the primal, eldest curse upon't,
A brother's murder ! - Pray I cannot,

Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill,
5 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent:

And, like a man to double business bound,
I stand in pause where I shall first begin,
And both neglect. What if this cursed hand

Were thicker than itself with brother's blood; 10 Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens

To wash it white as snów? Whereunto serves mèrcy,
But to confront the visage of offence !
And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force,

To be forestalled, ere we come to fall,
15 Or pardon'd being down ?- Then I'll look up;

My fault is past.-But oh, what form of prayer
Can serve my turn ? “Forgive me my foul murder !”
That cannot be ; since I am still possess’d

Of those effects for which I did the murder,
20 My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.

May one be pardon'd, and retain the offence ?
In the corrupted currents of this world,
Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice ;

And oft ’tis seen, the wicked prize itself 25 Buys out the law : but 'tis not so abòve ;

There, is no shùffling; there, the action lies

In his true nature ; and we ourselves compellid,
Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults,

To give in evidence.-What thèn ?--what rèsts ? 30 Try what repentance can : what can it not?

Yet what can it, when one cannot repent ?
(0) 0 wretched state ! oh bosom, black as death!
Oh limed soul; that, struggling to be free,

Art more engàg'd! Help, angels! make assay ! 35 Bow, stubborn knees; and, heart, with strings of steel,

Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe !

All may be well. 27.] Page 128. Representation.

1. Matt. XIV.--22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray : and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves : for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good chèer; it is 'I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Còme. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, sàve me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou dòubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

2. Matt. XVII.–14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord have mercy on my son ; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you ? Bring him hither to . 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him : and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not cast him out ? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible un

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to you.

3. Matt. XVIII.--23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him which owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sòld, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped hiin, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay

thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him a hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pày me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not : but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fel

low-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Thien his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me : 33 Shouldst not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?

4. Matt. XX.–25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you : but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant : 28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jésus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace : but they cried the more, saying, Have mèrcy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall dò unto you? 33 They say unto him, Lörd, that our èyes may be opened. 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes : and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

5. Matt. xxi.--23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things ? and who gàve thee this authority ? 24 And Jesus answered and

said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of Jòhn, whence was it ? from héaven, or of mèn ? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven ; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then beliève him ?

26 But if we shall say, Of měn ; we fear the people : for all hold John as a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will nòt'; but afterwards he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered, I go, sir : and went nòt. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father ? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

6. Matt. XXV.--31 When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory : 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations : and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Còme, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world : 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me mèat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in : 36 Naked, and ye

clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink ? 38 Whèn saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or whèn saw wo thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee ? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily, I say

the goats :

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