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V. Avoid blending the termination of one ored with the beginning of another, or suppressing the firsul letter or letters of one word, when the next word commencer with a similar sound.
His smal eyes
instead of His small lies.
She keeps spicdo
NOTE.—By an indistinct Articulation the sense of a passage is often liable to be perverted.
1. Will he attempt to conceal his acts ?
Will he attempt to conceal his sacks ?
2. The man had oars to row her over.
The man had doors to row her rover.
3. Can there be an aim more lofty ?
Can there be a name more lofty ? 4. The judges ought to arrest the culprits.
The judges sought to arrest the culprits. 6. His ire burned when she told him her age.
His sire burned when she told him her rage.
6. He was awed at the works of labor and art.
He was sawed at the works of labor an dart.
7. He was trained in the religion of his fathers.
He was strained in the religion of his fathers.
Bravely o'er the boisterous billows,
His gallant bark was borne. 2 Can craven cowards expect to conquer the country? 8. Click, click, goes the clock; clack, clack, goes the mill. 4. Did you desire to hear his dark and doleful dreams? 5. “ Firm-paced and slow, a horrid front they form,
Still as the breeze; but dreadful as the storm." 6 The flaming fire flashed fearfully in his face. 7. The glassy glaciers gleamed in glowing light. 8. How high his honors heaved his haughty head! 9. He drew long, legible lines along the lovely landscape.
10. Masses of immense nagnitude move majestically through the vast empire of the solar system.
11. Round the rough and rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.
12. The strippling stranger strayed straight toward the struggling stream.
13. She uttered a sharp, shrill shriek, and then shrunk from the shriveled form that slumbered in the shroud.
14. For fear of offending the frightful fugitive, the vile vagabond ventured to vilify the venerable veteran. 15.
Amidst the mists, with angry boasts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts. 16. Peter Prangle, the prickly prangly pear picker, picked three pecks of prickly prangly pears, from the prangly pear trees, on the pleasant prairies.
17. Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb; now, if Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb, see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb. Success to the successful thistle sifter. 18. We travel sea and soil; we pry, we prowl ;
We progress, and we prog from pole to pole.
ACCENT AND EMPHASIS.
ACCENT and EMPHASIS both indicate some special stress of voice.
ACCENT is that stress of voice by which one syllable of a word is made more prominent than others; EMPHASIS is that stress of voice by which one or more words of a sentence are distinguished above the rest.
The accented syllable is sometimes designated thus : (1); as, com-mand'-ment.
Note I.-—Words of more than two syllables generally have two or more of them accented.
The more forcible stress of voice, is called the Primary Accent; and the less forcible, the Secondary Accent.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ACCENT.
In the following examples the Primary Accent is designated by double accentual marks, thus :
Ed!)-2-cate', ed'-u-call-tion, mull/-ti-ply', mull-ti-pli-call-tion, satıl-isfy', sat-is-fac!/-tion, com'-pre-hend"', com'-pre-hen!)-sion, rec'-om-mend!!, rec'-om-mend-all-tion, moli-ment-a'-ry, com-mu'l-ni-cate', com'-pli-menti). al, in-dem'-ni-fi-cal/-tion, ex'-tem-po-rall-ne-ous, coun'-ter-revl-o-lull-tiond-ry.
NOTE II.—The change of accent on the same word often changes its meaning.
col-league, a partner.
col-league', to unite with
NOTE III—. Emphatic words are often printed in Itulics. When, however, different degrees of emphasis are to be denoted the higher degrees are designated by the use of Capitals, LARGER or SMALLER, according to the degree of intensity.
1. Our mottc shall be, our country, OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, and NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY.
2. Thou Child of Joy! Shout round me: let me HEAR thy shouts Chou happy Shepherd Boy! 3.
Freedom calls you! quick, be ready,
Think of what your sires have done;
Drive the tyrant to his den;
NOTE IV.—Emphasis, as before intimated, varies in degrees of intensity
EXAMPLES OF INTENSIVE EMPHASIS.
1. He shook the fragment of his blade,
And shouted: “VICTORY!”
“ Charge, Chester, CHARGE! On, Stanley, on !" 2. A month! O, for a single WEEK! I ask not for years', though an AGE were too little for the much I have to do. 3. Now for the Fight! now for the CANNON PEAL !
ONWARD! through blood, and toil, and cloud, and fire!
The VOLLEY'S ROLL, the ROCKET'S BLAZING SPIRE! 4. Hear, O HEAVENS ! and give ear, O Earth!
NOTE V.-Emphasis sometimes changes the seat of accent from its ordinary position.
There is a difference between pos'sibility and prob'ability.
For this corruptible must put on in' corruption, and this mortal must put on im'mortality.
Dres his conduct deserve ap' probation, or rep'robation ?
NOTE VI.—There are two kinds of Emphasis :- Absolute and Antithetic. ABSOLUTE EMPHASIS is used to designate the important words of a sentence, without any direct reference to other words.
EXAMPLES OF ABSOLUTE EMPHASIS.
Oh, speak to passion's raging tide,
Speak and say: “PEACE, BE STILL!”
Husa! breathe it not aloud,
KNOWLES. 4. When my country shall take her place among the nations of the earth, THEN and not TILL then, let my epitaph be written. EMMETT.
.6. If you are MEN, follow me! STRIKE DOWN yon guard, and gain the mountain passes. 6. Oh! shame on us, countrymen, SHAME ON US ALL,
If we CRINGE to so dastard a race.
7. This doctrine never was received; it NEVER CAN, by any POSSIBILITY, BE RECEIVED; and, if admitted at all, it must be by THE TOTAL SUBVERSION OF LIBERTY!
8. Are you Christians, and, by upholding duelists, will you deluge the land with blood, and fill it with widows and orphans ?
9. LIBERTY and UNION, now and FOREVER, ONE and INSEPARABLE.
Be we men,
10. Treason! cried the speaker; treason, TREASON, TREASON, reechoed from every part of the house.
11. The war is inevitable,--and LET IT COME! I repeat it, Sir,-LET IT COME! 12.
And suffer such dishonor? Men, and wash not
The stain away in BLOOD ? 13. O SACRED FORM3 ! how proud you look !
How high you lift your heads into the sky!
How huge you are! how mighty and how free! KNOWLES 14. I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at, shall be “ My COUNTRY's, my God's, and TRUTH'8."