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LESSON XIV
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Oh, young Lochinvar is come out of the West!
Through all the wide border his steed was the best;
And Save his good broadsword he weapon had none;
He rode all unarmed and he rode all alone.
So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.

He staid not for brake, and he stopped not for stone,
He swam the Esk river where ford there was none;
But ere he alighted at Netherby gate,
The bride had consented,—the gallant came late;
For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war,
Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave I,00hinvar.

. So boldly he entered the Netherby Hall,

Among bridesmen, and kinsmen, and brothers and all.
Then spoke the bride's father, his hand on his
Sword,
For the poor craven bridegroom said never a word,
“Oh, come ye in peace here, or come ye in war,
Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar?"

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Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide;
And now I am come, with this lost love of mine
To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine.
There be maidens in Scotland, more lovely by far,
That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar.”

. The bride kissed the goblet, the knight took it up;

He quaffed off the wine, and he threw down the cup:
She looked down to blush, and she looked up to sigh,
With a smile on her lip, and a tear in her eye;
He took her soft hand ere, her mother could bar;--
“Now tread we a measure!” said young Lochinvar.

. So stately his form and so lovely her face,

That never a hall such a galliard did grace; While her mother did fret, and her father did fume Ano the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume. Ano o bridesmaidens whispered, “Twere better, y far,' To have matched our fair cousin with young Loch

invar.”

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. One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear,

When they reached the hall-door, and the charger
stood near; o
So light to the croupe the fair lady he swung,
So light to the saddle before her he sprung:
“She is won! we are gone! over bank, bush, and

Scaur;
They'll have fleet steeds that follow,” quoth young
Lochinvar.

. There was mounting 'mong Graemes of the Netherby

clan:
Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and

they ran;
There was racing and chasing on Cannobie Lee,
But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see.
So daring in love, and so dauntless in war,
Have ye e'er heard of gallant like young Lochinvar?

. Study this poem and tell the story briefly and with

spirit.

. Shut your eyes and imagine the whole episode until

you can see every detail of it vividly.

. Write a paraphrase of stanza 3 so as to make the

facts clear and vivid. State exactly what happened.

. Paraphrase the same stanza so as to show the feeling

in it.

. Paraphrase stanza 7 so as to emphasize the DiS

crimination—so as to make us understand exactly what each person did, and why. For the sake of vividness always keep your paraphrase in direct discourse. Read your paraphrase aloud and then read aloud the stanza paraphrased. Notice that your reading is improved after making the clear paraphrase. This is because the paraphrase is your interpretation of the meaning.

. Select from the poem three passages that discrim

inate by showing contrasts.

. Select three passages that discriminate as to time,

in which the attention is called to what came first Or what came after.

. Select some passage that discriminates as to place;

that points out the position of persons or objects. Note: In stanza 6 the attention is not called to the time, though a time-word (“while”) is used. The point is not the time of his dancing but the beauty of it. In Stanza 4 the word “now” does call attention to the time. Before this he had come as a lover, but now he says he Comes as a mere acquaintance.

EXERCISES Take exercises 1-4, describe them rapdily and vividly; and then give them before the class, as you would to a class of your own that you were teaching. Lead the class in these exercises, and see that each member performs correctly.

LESSON XV

Study this selection from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar until you can see the whole scene just as if you were there when it occurred.

Brutus. Good countrymen, let me depart alone, And, for my sake, stay here with Antony: DO grace to Caesar's corpse, and grace his speech, Tending to Caesar's glories; which Antony, By Our permission, is allow'd to make. 5 I do entreat you, not a man depart Save I alone, till Antony have spoke.

First Citizen. Stay, ho! and let us hear Mark Antony.

Third Citizen. Let him go up into the public chair; We'll hear him. Noble Antony, go up. 10

Antony. For Brutus' sake, I am beholding to you.

Fourth Cit. What does he say of Brutus?

Third Cit. He says, for Brutus' sake, He finds himself beholding to us all.

Foo Cit. "Twere best he speak no harm of Bruto:

eI’e.

First Cit. This Caesar was a tyrant.

Third Cit. Nay, that's certain: We are blest that Rome is rid of him.

Sec. Cit. Peace! let us hear what Antony can say.

Ant. You gentle Romans,— 0

Citizens. Peace, hol let us hear him.

Ant. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones; 25
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest— 30
For Brutus is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honorable men—

Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious 35
And Brutus is an honorable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: 40
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honorable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown, 45
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, Sure, he is an honorable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know. 50
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
0 judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, 55
And I must pause till it come back to me.

First Cit. Methinks there is much reason in his say– 1IngS. Sec. Cit. If thou consider rightly of the matter, Caesar has had great wrong. Third Cit. Has he not masters? I fear there will a worse come in his place. 61 Fourth Cit. Mark'd ye his words? He would not take the crown; Therefore 't is certain he was not ambitious.

First Cit. If it be found so, some will dear abide it.

Sec. Cit. Poor soul! his eyes are red as fire with Weeping. 65 Third Cit. There's not a nobler man in Rome than Antony. Fourth Cit. Now mark him, he begins again to speak. Ant. But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world; now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence. 70 O masters, if I were dispos'd to stir Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, Who, you all know, are honorable men: I will not do them wrong; I rather choose 75 To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you, Than I will wrong such honorable men. But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar; I found it in his closet, "t is his will: Let but the commons hear this testament— 80 Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read— And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds And dip their napkins in his sacred blood, Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,

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