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received in the shoemaker's dwelling? 12. What did the blind girl and her brother think about Beethoven's playing? 13. When asked to play again, what sonata did he improvise ?

1. Study the selection, noting the many beautiful expressions, such as, beautiful scenes of nature, the world of melodious sound. Make a list of them. 2. Amplify this sentence: “He carried within him a heart that hungered for affection.” 3. Use this story as a model upon which to write a short story of a service rendered by some kind person whom you know.

BEGINNING OF HOPE

At summer eve, when heaven's ethereal bow
Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below,
Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye,
Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky?
Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear
More sweet than all the landscape smiling near?
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Thus with delight we linger to survey
The promised joys of life's unmeasured way;
Thus, from afar, each dim-discovered scene
More pleasing seems than all the past hath been,
And every form, that Fancy can repair
From dark oblivion, glows divinely there.

THOMAS CAMPBELL.

Printed in the United States of America.

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