The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 8

The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...How did these tales of battle affect the young Spartacus? 4. In The Elson Reader, Boole Seven you read of "a little band of Spartans" at Thermopylae; can you tell what these brave Spartans did for the freedom of their people? 5. Tell the story of Spartacus and his boyhood friend whom he killed. 6. What appeal does Spartacus make to his comrades in the last paragraph? 7. Find a statement in the Introduction on page 254 that is particularly appropriate to the thought of this selection. 8. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: zephyr; arena; belie; Jupiter; venerable; Adonis. 9. Pronounce: recesses; sinews. Phrases for Study victorious eagles, 257, 2 must wander, 259, 16 rural deities, 258, 15 yellow Tiber, 259, 28 THE ISLES OF GREECE LORD BYRON The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! 5Eternal summer gilds them yet; But all, except their sun, is set. The mountains look on Marathon--And Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone, 10 I dreamed that Greece might still be free; For, standing on the Persian's grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sat on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis; 15 And ships by thousands lay below, And men in nations/--all were his! He counted them at break of day--And when the sun set, where were they? And where are they? and where art thou, 20 My country? On thy voiceless shore The heroic lay is tuneless now--The heroic bosom beats no more. And must thy lyre, so long divine, Degenerate into hands like mine? Trust not for freedom to the Franks--They have a king who buys and sells; In native swords and native ranks The only hope of courage dwells; more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791053
  • 9781236791054