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5. I shall know but one country. I was born an American :I live an Aměrican ; I shall die an Amèrican.
6. I shall sing the praises of October, as the loveliest of months.
7. A good man loves HIMSELF too well to lose an estate by gaming, and his NEIGHBOR too well to win one.
8. The good man is honored, but the EVIL man is despised.
9. The young are slaves to novelty: the old, to custom : the middle-aged, to bolh: the dead, to neither.
10. The wicked flee when no man pursueth ; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
11. They come! to arms! TO ARMS! TO ARMS!
12. None but the brave, none but the BRAVE, none but the BRAVE deserve the fair.
13. A day, an HOUR, of virtuous liberty, is worth a whole ETERNITY in bondage.
14. It is my living sentiment, and, by the blessing of God, it shall be my dying sentiment–independence now, and independ
15. The thunders of heaven are sometimes heard to roll in the voice of a united people.
16. Let us fight for our country, OUR WHÕLE COUNTRY, and NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY.
17. He that trusts you, where he should find you lions finds you HARES ; where foxes, GEESE. 18. What should I say to you? Should I not say,
Hath à Dog money? is it possible,
A CUR can lend three thousand dúc'ats? 19. In the prosecution of a virtuous enterprise, a brave man DESPISES danger and difficulty.
20. Was that country a DESERT? No: it was cultivated and fertile ; rich and populous! Its sons were men of genius, spirit, and generosity! Its daughters were lovely, susceptible, and chaste! Friendship was its inhabitant! Love was its inhabitant! Domestic affection was its inhabitant! LIBERTY was its inhabitant!
21. Son of night, RETIRE ; call thy winds and fly. Why dost thou come to my presence with thy shadowy arms? Do I FEAR thy gloomy form, dismal spirit of Loda? WEAK is thy shield of clouds ; FEEBLE is that meteor, thy sword.
22. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounce it to you:
trippingly on the tongue ; but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town-crier spake my lines. ' Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) WHIRLWIND of your passion, you must acquire and begět a temperance that will give it smoothness.
23. O, now you weep; and I perceive you feel the dint of PITY : these are gracious drops. Kind souls ! What, weep you when
but behold our Cæsar's VESTURE wounded ? Look ye here! Here is HIMSELF, MARRED, as you see, by TRAITORS.
24. As Cæsar loved me, I weep for him : as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it: as he was valiant, I honor him : but as he was AMBITIOUS, I slew him. There is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor, and DEATH for his ambition.
the voice, by which those parts of a sentence of less comparative importance are rendered less impressive to the ear, and emphatic words and phrases set in stronger relief.
2. Emphatic words, or the words that express the leading thoughts, are usually pronounced with a louder and more forcible effort of the voice, and are often prolonged. But words that are slurred must generally be read in a lower and less forcible tone of voice, more rapidly, and all pronounced nearly alike.
3. The parts which are to be slurred in a portion of the exercises are printed in Italic letters. Pupils will first read the parts of the sentence that appear in Roman, and then the whole sentence, passing lightly and quickly over what was first omitted. They will also read the examples that are unmarked in like manner.
EXERCISES IN SLUR. 1. Dismiss, as soon as may be, all angry thoughts.
2. I am sure, if you provide for your young brothers and sisfers, that God will bless you.
3. The general, with his head drooping, and his hands leans ing on his horse's neck, moved feebly out of the battle.
4. The rivulet sends forth glad sounds, and, tripping o'er ils bed of pebbly sands, or leaping down the rocks, seems with continuous laughter to rejoice in its own being.
5. The rich, softened by prosperity, pitied the poor; the poor, disciplined into order, respected the rich.
6. I had always thought that I could meet death without a murmur ; but I did not know, she said, with a faint voice, her lips quivering, I did not know, till now, how hard a thing it would be to leave my child. 7. Children are wading, with cheerful cries,
In the shoals of the sparkling brook ;
Walk or sit in the shady nook. 8. The sick man from his chamber looks at the twisted brooks; and, feeling the cool breath of each little pool, breathes a blessing on the summer rain. 9. Young eyes that last year smiled in ours
Now point the rifle's barrel;
Bear redder stains of quarrel. 10. We wish that this column, rising toward heaven among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated to God, may contribute also to produce, in all minds, a pious feeling of dependence and gratitude.
11. “But now," whispered the dear girl, “it is evening; the sun, that rejoices, has finished his daily toil; man, that labors, has finished his ; I, that suffer, have finished mine.” Just then, her dull ear caught a sound. It was the sound, though muffled and deadened, like the ear that heard it, of horsemen advancing
12. I heard a man who had failed in business, and whose furniture was sold at auction, say that, when the cradle, and the crib, and the piano went, tears would come, and he had to . leave the house to be a man.
13. Ingenious boys, who are idle, think, with the hare in the fable, that, running with SNAILS (so they count the rest of their school-fellows), they shall come soon enough to the post; though sleeping a good while before their starting.
EXERCISES IN SLUR.
14. The moon is at her full, and, riding high,
Floods the calm fields with light.
Are all asleep to-night. 15. All rivers, small or large, agree in one character ; they like to lean a little on one side ; they cannot bear to have their channels deepest in the middle, but will always, if they can, have one bank to sun themselves upon, and another to get cool under.
16. I love Music, when she appears in her virgin purity, almost to adoration. But vocal music—the dearest, sweetest thing on earth—unaccompanied with good elocution, is like butter without salt; a garlic-eater with a perfumed handkerchief; or, rather, like a bankrupt beau_his soft hands incased in delicate kids with soiled linen, and patches upon his knees. 17. A Frenchman once—so runs a certain ditty
Had crossed the Straits to famous London city,
Poor Monsieur landed at starvation's gate. 18. No! DEAR as FREEDOM is, and in my heart's just estimation prized above all price, I would much rather be MYSELF the SLAVE, and WEAR the BONDS, than fasten them on HIM.
19. There is an ugly kind of forgiveness in this world—a kind of hedge-hog forgiveness, shot out like quills. Men take one who has offended, and set him down before the blow-pipe of their indignation, and scorch him, and burn his faults into him; and, when they have kneaded him sufficiently with their fiery fists, then-they forgive him. 20. Ye glittering towns, with wealth and splendor crowned ;
Ye fields, where summer spreads profusion round;
21. Here we have butter pure as virgin gold ;
And milk from cows that can a tail unfold
And other blessings more than I can tell! 22. If there's a Power above us—and that there is, all Nature cries aloud through all her works-He must delight in virtue ; and that which He delights in must be happy.
23. The man who carries a lantern in a dark night, can have friends all around him, walking safely by the help of its rays, and he be not defrauded. So he who has the God-given light of hope in his breast, can help on many others in this world's darkness, not to his own loss, but to his precious gain.
24. The devout heart, penetrated with large and affecting views of the immensily of the works of God, the harmony of his laws, and the extent of his beneficence, bursts into loud and vocal expressions of praise and adoration ; and from a full and overflowing sensibility, seeks to expand itself to the utmost limits of creation. 25. I said, “Though I should die, I know
That all about the thorn will blow
NFLECTIONS are the bends or slides of the voice,
used in reading and speaking. Inflection, or the slide, is one of the most important divisions of elocution, because all speech is made up of slides, and because the right or wrong formation of these gives a pervading character to the whole delivery. It is to the graceful formation of the slides that we are chiefly indebted for that easy and