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24. Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

25. The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

26. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

27. The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind.

28. A false witness shall perish : but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

29. A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

30. There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord.

31. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.

LESSON 38.

75. Arrange the following Proverbs in the third Stage, according to the directions in Lesson 25.

Proverbs, chapter xxii. entire. 1. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

2. The rich and poor meet together : the Lord is the maker of them all.

3. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself : but the simple pass on, and are punished.

4. By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.

5. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward; he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

6. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

7. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

8. He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

10. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out ; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

11. He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

12. The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

13. The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

14. The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.

15. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child ; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16. He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

17. Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart anto my knowledge;

18. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

19. That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

20. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

21. That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightst answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

22. Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate,

23. For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

24. Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go ;

25. Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

26. Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts;

27. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

28. Remove not the ancient land-mark, which thy fathers have set.

29. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

BOOK II.

CHAPTER V.

NARRATIVE PIECES,

LESSON 39.

76. A Narrative is an account or relation of the leading particulars of something that we have seen, heard, or read, detailed in a regular order.

77. Narratives may be regarded either as Simple or Complex. — In a Simple Narrative, the principal events or incidents only are enumerated. - In a Complex Narrative, a greater latitude is allowable, comprising a brief description of the persons concerned, and the parts which they severally acted. In this latter class a judicious discrimination of the facts or events to be introduced, and great skill in the use of language are requisite to give effect. These qualities are the result of considerable practice combined with the judicious imitation of correct models. The subjoined observations are chiefly applicable to Simple Narratives.

SIMPLE NARRATIVES AND INCIDENTS. 78. RULE 1. - In the first place, Select for narration only those events or incidents which may be considered of primary importance. Let these be detailed in the order of time and place.

2. Steadily adhere to the object which you have in view. You will thus reject all improper digressions or allusions to things which may be only remotely connected with the main object.

3. Let each Paragraph comprise those sentences which belong to the same subject.

4. Let the language employed be plain and sig. nificant, the structure of the sentences perspicuous and compact, and the sequence natural and wellconnected.

5. Let the whole be brought to a neat and suitable conclusion.

SECTION I.

NARRATIVES FOR MEMORITER

EXERCISE.

79. In this Section are given a few easy and progressive Narratives, intended both to illustrate the preceding rules, and to supply appropriate models for the pupil's imitation. They must be studied according to the following Directions ;

80. DIRECTION 1. - - Let the Pupil carefully read the example two or three times over to his Teacher, noticing the order in which the events are recorded, the manner in which the ideas are conveyed, and the sequence and connection of the sentences.

DIRECTION 2.- This having been accomplished, and the ORIGINALS PLACED UNDER THE CARE OF THE TEACHER, the Pupil must be required, from

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