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the marsh region what is “lord of the land ''g What characteristics of the
marshes does the poet point out? What comparisons are found in
lines fifty to fifty-five? To what does the poet compare
the extent of the marshes of
tide come? What tells you? Which picture in the poem do you
Explain: “Passeth a hurrying
sound of wings that westward
whir." What is the meaning of the last
What can you tell of the author?
Words and Phrases for Discussion. "glimmering'
“ponderous gate''-vast western “Vanishing"
horizon at sunset. “swerving'
"wood aisle’-path of sun's rays «Like a lane into heaven
in the woods at sunset. that leads from a dream"
"drunken the soul of the oak”“Bending your beauty aside"
absorbed its strength. "intricate channels'
"scythe of time!'-symbol of Wuttermost creeks'
death. “Glynn”—a county in Georgia "trowel of trade"-symbol of in
which borders on the Atlantic. dustry. “live oak”-a species of oak "belief overmasters doubt'-inner
found along the coasts of the confidence, faith takes the place southern states.
of uncertainty. (catholic man'-a broad-minded “I know that I know!!-become
self-confident thro' Power "braided dusks's shadows of
greater than self. branches crossing one another. “My spirit grows to a lordly great "woven shades'-shadows inter
compass within”—My soul belacing.
comes its own confident guide, “riotous noonday sun – beating relying on a Power greater than down hard.
self. “ye held me fast in your heart” "When length was
fatigue'— attracted and delighted me.
tiresome to look at-he was un“I held you fast in mine"-loved, able to understand it. enjoyed.
"breadth was but bitterness sore' Wriot is rest'-the heat of the —so vast as to be disappointing day is past, all is quiet.
and beyond his ability to know "a-wait'_waiting.
"drew over me out of the merci
less miles of the plain”—The vastness of the marshes filled
him with fear and awe. "sweet visage of
space'-He came to love the view of the
marshes. "belt of the dawn''—the line
where the gray beach and the woods come together is like the
horizon at daybreak. "For a mete and a mark”-a line
to measure and distinguish the
limits of the marsh. 66 affable live oak” – friendly,
kindly. Clord of the land?'—the oak tree. "sinuous southward” — irregular
line connecting wood and marsh. fastens the fringe of the marsh
to the folds of the land'-the line which marks the coming together of the marsh and the land
-"the shimmering band.” 'gray looping of light”—the light
reflected or thrown back from
the woods in the dim distance. "terminal blue of the main'—the
sea coast, the coast line. "weighing of fate' - serious
thoughts of the future. "publish yourselves”—to show or
to expose. "offer yourselves"—the sea over
runs the marsh. "Tolerant plains”
generous, broad, liberal. "mightily won God out of Knowl
edge”-won thro' kindness and love, and broad-mindedness.
“good out of infinite pain"-was
helped by suffering to become
noble and true. "build me a nest on the greatness
of God'-to establish himself on the principles of the great
Power. "lay me a-hold on the greatness
of God'—to lay hold of this Heavenly beauty and goodness
and greatness. “liberal marshes''-great, broad.
Thro' these he learned the beauty of greatness and of broad-mindedness in man, and from that to the greatness of God was but a natural step.
lends large” — sends its waters out in tides over the
marsh country twice a day. “grace of the sea'—the generous
waters of the sea. "rosy and silvery essences”-re
lates to the color of the water in the channel, as determined by
the setting sun's rays. "passeth a hurrying sound of
wings' -a sound of wings hurry
ing past. “is in his ecstasy'l–the tide has
reached its highest point-it is the moment of accomplishment;
the task is finished. "Vast of the Lord' —The influ
ence of God upon men is compared to that of the tides of the
sea upon the marshes. "waking ken”_Who can tell us
the meaning of our dreams?
ORATIONS AND PATRIOTIC SELECTIONS
“Stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God and famous to all ages."
ORATIONS AND PATRIOTIC SELECTIONS
REGULUS BEFORE THE ROMAN SENATE
It ill becomes me, Senators of Rome, me, Regulus, after having 80 often stood in this venerable assembly, clothed with the supreme dignity of the republic, to stand before you to-day, a captive,
the captive of Carthage. Though outwardly free, yet the heaviest. 5 of chains, the pledge of a Roman Consul, makes me the bondsman
of the Carthaginians. They have my promise to return to them in the event of the failure of this their embassy.
But, Conscript Fathers, Senators, there is but one course to be pursued. Abandon all thought of peace! Reject the overtures 10 of Carthage! Reject them wholly and unconditionally! What?
What? Give back to her a thousand able-bodied men, and receive in return this one, attenuated, war-worn, fever-wasted frame,this weed, whitened in a dungeon's darkness, pale and' sapless,
which no kindness of the sun, no softness of the summer breeze, 15 can ever restore to life and vigor? It must not, shall not be!
Oh, were Regulus what he was once, before captivity had unstrung his sinews and enervated his limbs, he might pause; he might think he were worth a thousand of the foe; he might say, “Make
the exchange, Rome shall not lose by it!" But now, alas, 'tis 20 gone,—that impetuosity of strength which could once make him
a leader indeed, to penetrate a phalanx, or guide a pursuit. His very armor would be a burden now! His battlecry would be drowned in the din of onset! His sword would fall harmless upon his opponent's shield !