De La Salle Fifth Reader eBook

Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 210 pages of information about De La Salle Fifth Reader.

ARCH, as a suffix, is pronounced [:a]rk, and means ruler; as monarch, a sole ruler; one who rules alone.

Make a list of all the words of the Lesson that are contractions.  Write after each what it is a contraction of.

EARTHWARD = earth + ward (w[e]rd). _ward_ is here a suffix meaning _course, direction to, motion towards._ Add this SUFFIX to the end of each of the following words, and tell the meaning of each new word formed: 

up, sea, back, down, east, west, land, earth.

WHAT word is the opposite in meaning of each of these new words?

Memory Gem: 

                            The generous heart
       Should scorn a pleasure which gives others pain.


* * * * *


ebb’ ing spon’ sor judg’ ments el’ e ments tu’ te lage


My oldest friend, mine from the hour
When first I drew my breath;
My faithful friend, that shall be mine,
Unfailing, till my death.

Thou hast been ever at my side;
My Maker to thy trust
Consign’d my soul, what time He framed
The infant child of dust.

No beating heart in holy prayer,
No faith, inform’d aright,
Gave me to Joseph’s tutelage,
Or Michael’s conquering might.

Nor patron saint, nor Mary’s love,—­
The dearest and the best,—­
Has known my being as thou hast known,
And blest as thou hast blest.

Thou wast my sponsor at the font;
And thou, each budding year,
Didst whisper elements of truth
Into my childish ear.

And when, ere boyhood yet was gone,
My rebel spirit fell,
Ah! thou didst see, and shudder too,
Yet bear each deed of Hell.

And then in turn, when judgments came. 
And scared me back again,
Thy quick soft breath was near to soothe
And hallow every pain.

Oh! who of all thy toils and cares
Can tell the tale complete,
To place me under Mary’s smile,
And Peter’s royal feet!

And thou wilt hang above my bed,
When life is ebbing low;
Of doubt, impatience, and of gloom,
The jealous, sleepless foe.

Mine, when I stand before my Judge;
And mine, if spared to stay
Within the golden furnace till
My sin is burn’d away.

And mine, O Brother of my soul,
When my release shall come;
Thy gentle arms shall lift me then,
Thy wings shall waft me home.

Cardinal Newman.

* * * * *

[Illustration:  THE GUARDIAN ANGEL]

Explain the following expressions: 

Joseph’s tutelage; Michael’s conquering might; my sponsor at the font; each budding year; my rebel spirit fell; Peter’s royal feet.  Describe the picture.

* * * * *

Project Gutenberg
De La Salle Fifth Reader from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook