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me the interpretation thereof; but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing. But I have heard of thee that thou canst give interpretations and dissolve doubts; now if
thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the into ta terpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and rriting. have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt rule as one 1 with 'of three in the kingdom.”
shall Then Daniel answered and said before the king: "Let thy ill the gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; nevermake theless, I will read the writing unto the king and make
known to him the interpretation. Othou king, the Most coun
High God gave Nebuchadnezzar, thy father, the kingdom, d. and greatness, and glory, and majesty; and because of the d his
greatness that he gave him, all the peoples, nations, and lanand guages trembled and feared before him: whom he would, he ouble
slew, and whom he would, he kept alive, and whom he would, he raised up, and whom he would, he put down. But when
his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened, that he wis- dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and i the they took his glory from him; and he was driven from the ther. sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his eans
dwelling was with the wild asses; he was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; until he knew that the Most High God ruleth in the kingdom of men, and that He setteth up over it whomsoever He will. And thou, his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart,
although thou knowest all this, but hast lifted up thyself cing
against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels nic
of His house before thee, and thou and thy lords, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified. Then was the part of the hand sent from
before Him, and this writing was inscribed. And this is the writing that was inscribed : MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE, God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it; TEKEL, thou art weighed in the balances and are found wanting; PERES, thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him that he should rule as one of three in the kingdom. In that night Belshazzar, the Chaldean king, was slain, and Darius, the Mede, received the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.
DRILLS IN PROMINENCE
Read aloud each of the following, taking care to give prominence to that word or to those words which so treated will best bring out the sense.
1. Look in thy heart and write.-Sir Philip Sidney.
2. A great writer does not reveal himself here and there, but everywhere.-James Russell Lowell.
3. A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.—Josh Billings.
4. No man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the choice of his company.--Jeremy Taylor.
5. He who gives advice to a self-conceited man stands himself in need of counsel.-La Rochefoucauld.
6. He that would write what is worthy to be read more than once should blot frequently.-Horace.
7. All orators are dumb when beauty pleadeth.—William Shakespeare.
8. Drive thy business; let not that drive thee.-Benjamin Franklin.
9. Tell me what you are busy about and I will tell you what you are.— Wolfgang von Goethe.
10. No book is worth anything which is not worth much. -John Ruskin.
11. The books which help you most are those which make you think the most.-Theodore Parker.
12. Read a page and think an age.
13. 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
14. You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you.—Joseph Joubert.
15. For the want of a nail the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; for the want of a horse the man was lost.-Benjamin Franklin.
16. We find in life exactly what we put in it:-—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
17. An old warrior is never in haste to strike the first blow.–Pietro Trapassi Metastasio.
18. He that will not look before must look behind.-Gaelic Proverb.
19. When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks.William Shakespeare.
20. As turning the logs will make a fire burn, so changes of study a dull brain.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
21. Character is what we are in the dark.
22. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.-William Shakespeare.
23. If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?-Benjamin Franklin.
24. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.-Alfred Tennyson.
25. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. -The Bible.
26. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.--William Shakespeare.
27. An intense hour will do more than dreamy years.Henry Ward Beecher.
28. A cow is a very good animal in the field, but we turn her out of the garden.-Samuel Johnson.
29. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.—James Russell Lowell.
30. Leave what you've done for what you have to do;
don't be consistent, but be simply true.—Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Fortune gives her hand to the bold man.-Virgil. 32. Be bold, first gate. Be bold, and evermore be bold, second gate. Be not too bold, third gate.—Inscriptions on the Gates of Busyrane.
33. The man who has never been in danger can not answer for his courage.—La Rochefoucauld.
34. I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.-Wolfgang von Goethe.
35. The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. -George Eliot.
36. Only so much do I know as I have lived.—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
37. Be not ashamed to own thy follies, but ashamed not to end them.--Horace.
38. It is not flesh and blood, but the heart, that makes brothers.—Johann Schiller.
39. Animals feed, men eat; but only men of intelligence know how to eat.-Brillat-Savarin.
40. Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.-William Penn.
41. There is nothing difficult in the world; the only fear is that men will lack perseverance.-Confucius.
42. He who has determined has half his work done..
43. He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon forced to carry the cow.-Italian Proverb.
44. Nature gives woman so much power that the law wisely gives them little.—Johnson.
45. He who is slow in promising is surest to keep his word.—Rousseau.
46. Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.—Wellington.