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365. WAVES, OR CIRCUMFLEXES OF THE Maxiins. 1. The love of sensual pleasure, w VOICE: of these, there are tuo; which are temporary madiuss. 2. Sacrifice can be made called the rising circumflex [v] and the fall on bad principles; obedience-only on good ones. ing circumflexi^1: they are formed by the ' 3. Greai ery and little irool; applies to those who and the', and are generally connected with promise much, but practice little. 4. Do whai you

:), the accented vowels of the emphatic words. think is right, whatever others may think. Doubt, pity, contrast, grif; suppositum, Learn to disregard alike, the praise and the cem comparison, irony, implicatim, sneering,

sure of bad men. 6. Cover that popularly th. 4

follows ; not that which must be run atier. .. raileriy, scorn, reprouch, and contempt, are

What sculpture is—o a block of marble, education expressed by them. Be sure and get the right is to the human mind. 8. He, who is unwilling feeling and, thought, and you will find no

to amend, lias the deril on his side. 9. Eriensire difficulty in expressing them properly, if you rarious reading, without reflection, tends to the inhave mastered the voice.

jury of the mind. 10. Proverbs bear age, and are 366. Exs, of the rising v. 1. I may go lull of various instruction. to town tomorrow, though I cannot go 10- Anecdote. John Rundolph's Mother. The diy. 2. The sun sets in the west, not in late John Randolph, some years before his the čast. 3. He lives in London, not in death, wrote to a friend as follows: “I used New Yūrk. 4. The desire of praise--pro- to be called a Frenchman, berause I took the duces excellent effects, in men of sinse. 5. French side in politics ; and though that was He is more a knare, than a fool. 6. I sec unjust, yet the truth is, I should have been thou hast learn’d to ruil, if thou hast learned a French atheist, if it had not been for one reo nothing else. 7. Better to do well lule, than collection, and that was the memory of the never. 8. A pritly fillow you are, to be time, when my departed mother — used to süre! 9. In sú me countries-půverlyis take my little liands in hers, and cause me, considered a misfortune ; in others-a crime on my kneca, to say, “Our Futher who urt in 10. The yjung-re slaves to nóvelty; the heaven.'" óld--to căstem.

School Teachers. It is important, that 367. PROMISCUous EXAMPLES. 1. A just teachers of youth, should not only be respecter, appreciation of our duties--is worth any sa- but respectable persons. They, who are incrifice, that its attainments may cosi. 2. trusted with the responsible office of developDearly do we sometimes pay for our wis- in the mini, and directing the fertions or dom, but never too dearly. 3. Is not the life the young, ought to be worthy of sharing in of animals dissipated at death? 4. The an- all the social enjoyments of the most refined cients--had the art of singing, before that of society; and they ousht never to be exclurad wriling; and their laws and hi-luries were from such participation. Yet it is scanlil. kung, before they were wrillen. 5. This heav- ously true, in some parts of our country, th:1 enly Benefactor claims-not the homaze of teachers, however worthy, are excluded from our lipe, but of our hearts; and who can the houses of the very purents, who send doubt that he is entitled to the homage of our their chiliiren to their schools. This is nog hearts? 6. If we have no regard to our own only contrary to all republican principles, character, we ought to have some re; ard to but is in direct opposition to the dictates of the character of others. 7. Tell your invad. common sense. Wherever such a state of cts this; and tell them, too, we scek no things exists, the people are but half cirilized, change; and lenst of all--- such change as whatever pretensions weulih, and other cis. They would bring us.

cumstances afford them. 368. We must avoid a mechaniral variety,

Varieties. 1. Enter on the performance and adopt a natural one: this may be seen in


your duties, with willing hearts, and chil.Iren, when relating anything that comes

never seek to (toirt them. 2. The heart-from themselves; then, their intonations, coman's world; it is theri-her ambition me'oly, and variety, are perfectly natural, strives for the mastery. 3. The object of rap and true to the object in view: let us go and rentim is—to sofion and refine, not to render bit at their feet and learn, and not be offend ferocious; as is the case with amusemenir ed. Let us turn our eye and ear, to Tntru

that brutalize. 4. Is capital punishment and NATURE; for they will guide their vota- right? 5. Who has done the more injury ries right. Give us the soul of elocution and Mahomet, or Constantine? 6. Is tocromusic, and that will aid in forining the body. necessary? 7. Wliy is the figure of a ripem

-used to express ingredituuie? 8. Is it right O momentary grace of inortal men,

to go to war on any occasion? 9. What in Which we ngore hunt for---than the grace of God: the usual quantity of blool-in a common Who builds his hope--in air of your fair locks,

sized inty? About fuenty-fire or thirty Lives like a drunken sailor-on a mist;

pounds. 10. Is it not singular that Pope's Ready, with erery nod, 10 tumble doun-- trun Intims should be ve.y profise, and brin to the fatal boweis--of the deep.

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369. Eks of the filling - 1. Who ! Maxims. 1. A brun led reputa: 'on is seldora cares for yo? 2. He is yvur friend, is ha! muret. 2 Coluziv namer8 awa's com 3. Y ni icli me so, you? 4. If I were anal esim. 3. Never cercie ary on :'s intima to do so, what would yvit say! 5. It is ^. 4. Detract.on--s a snaca nisi juster. 5

Volet - as lore carms than benuty. 0. Lo nui pritenre, when I trust my secrets to a mn who cannot keep his oun. 6. You fears ou dale ter us ran dong goed. 7. Pa ne

your all to another one's s.ate. & Rech are a very wise man, ströng, bror, pucall. 7. If we had told me so), perhaps. I should you -mahes their age. 9. The example of the

9001 s visi, le philosopiy. 10. Truth-ever fear hise belired you. &. Sr, y sú are a juu!! rigid examination. il. Sickness is felt, but 101 and I fear you will remrin si.

health. 370. VASSER. What we mean, does

Reason. As the field of true science erde not so much depend on whit we siy, as huru nirais, as thought becomes more free, an inwe say it; not so much on our uurils, as on quiry upon all subjects becomes more bula our ininner of speaking them: accordingly, and scuzrching; a voice over and still loud in eucution, great attention must necessi, ril!

er comes up from the honest and thinking be given to this, as expressive of what our

men in Christendom, calling for rationality scoriis do not always in licate: thus, natipe-fixes the outcar l expression of every calling for such principles of biblical inter

in religion, as well as in every thing else ; intention and sentiment. Art only adds

pretation, as shall show the scriptures to case and gruerfulness to the promptings of

be in teed, and in truth, the Word of God. nature: as nature has ordained, that man shall walk on his feft, and not on his hanıls, Erery ray of trut'), which has been sent

from henter:-to enlighten and bless manart-texches him to walk gracefully.

371. COMBINATION OF THE Warrs. 1. kind, has gained armittance into the woriu But you forsooth, are very wise men. deeply patient struggling and persevering conkiired in the truth ; , učak, cinto mpti.

Varietles. 1. The worls of Seneca, the bie, mian persons; but yie, strâng, gollent. virtuous Pugan, put to the blush-many a 2. Mere hirelines, and lîmr-servers are al

pigan christian. 2. When Socrates was inways opposed to (5) imprèrements, and (6) formed, that the judges had sentenced him or g'nality: so are tyrantsto liberty, and to leaih, le replied, “ And liath not Vature pillanism. 3. Wisnom alone is truly passed the same sentence on them :" 4. fier; rice, only appeurs so. 4. Ilow like

There is more eloquence, in the tone of roire, 1 fanning pillun he looks! 5. How in the links, and in the gestures of a speakgreen you are, and fresh in this old world!

er, than in the choice or his words. 6. Whât! can so yung a thorn begin to prick? 7. Money-is your suit? What

Dear Patience-100, is born of reve, should I say to you! Should I not say,

Patience, that opens the gate

Wherethrough the soul or man must go Hath a dic môney? Is it pussible--a cur

lp to each nob'er state. can lend three thò samd dicats ? 7. They tell us to be moderate; but thiy, TET

Iligh natures-must be thunder-scarred,

With inany a sear ng wrong. are to revel in profüsion ! Miscellaneous. 1. Can one phenome

Larr, that shocks equity, is reason's murder. non of mind be presented, without being

I would not waste my spring of youth, connected with another? if so,-how? 2.

Indle alliance ; I woull plant reli seels, Reputution-often elects thal, which did not

To blossom in my manhood, iud bear fruise bulons to one's character. Make a chill believe that he is consideserl aimable, by his

Full many a gen-of purest ray serena, frimuls, and he will generally become so. 3.

The dark unfathomel (aves of orenn bear, Affection is the continuous principle of love,

Full many a jour is horn-10 bali unscen,

And waste its streetness on the desert air, which is spiritual heal; and hence the very rital principle of man. 4. Must not

Beautiful cloud! wil folds so soft and fair, the first possible idea--of any individual,

Swan ng-|| the purpoques air!

Thy fleres, baterii sunlight, while beloro, have been the protuct of the relation--be

Thiy shadow of the tale moves slow : tween two states of the mind, in reference to

Were. 'midst their labor, pause the reaper train, external o'jects ?

As cool it comes-along the grain. Anecdote. Danger of Bar Campiny.

Beautiful cloud! I irou!! I were with thee St. Autin compares the danger of bad come

In thy calin way--o'er land and sa: nimtoa nail driven into a post; which,

'To resim-en thy unrolling skirts, and look atter the first, and second stroke, may be On Earth--us on an open book; drawn out with little difficully; but being

On strrame, that lieber realms.wth silver bands, once driven up to the heal, the pincers can And the long ways, that s-am her lands; take no hold to draw it out; which can be And hear her humm ng cities, run the sound lone only by the destruction of the uvol. Of the great ocean-breaking round

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372. Remember, that Nature abhors mo-l. Maxims. 1. A faithful friend--is a strong rotony, or sameness of sound, as much as definee. 2. Avoid that which you blame in others. she does a vacuum. Hence, give rariety in 3. By doing nothing, we learn to do ill. 4. Con. emphasis, inflections, and wares, if they often session of a fault, makes half amends for it. ā.

1. (3) Happy, (5) happy, (6) hóp- Dependence and obedience, necessarily belong to py, páir ! none but the (2) trave! (6) youth. 6. Every art-is best taught by esample. nóne but the (5) brave ; none (8) uut ihe 7. Great designs require great consideration. 8. brave deserve the făir! 2. (6) What a piece Nisfortune is a touchstone of friendship. of work-is man! how noble in (5) rea

Never sport with pain, or poverty. 10. Put no sim! how infinite in (6) Faculties! in (4) form, and (5) moving, how express and

Anecdote. Point of Law, Blackstone, (6) admirable! in action, how like an an- speaking of the right of a wife to douer, asgel! in apprehi nsion, (4) how like a God: serts, that if land abide in the husband a sin3. My JUDGMENT-approves this measure,

gle moment, the wife shall be endowed thereand my whole HEART--is in it: all that i of; and he adds, that the doctrine was exhave ; (4) all that I am ; and all that I tended very fur, by a jury in Wales, where HOPE, in this life, I am now ready here to the father and sm were hanged at the same stake upon it; and I leave of as I beyn; the father, by appearing to struggle the long

time; but the son was supposed to survive th't (4) sink or swim ; (5) live or die ; survive or (6) PERISII,-I am for the DECLA

er; whereby he became seized of an estate It is my living sentiment, and (2) seizure, his wife-obtained a verdict for her

by survivorship; in consequence of which by the blessing of God, it shall be my dying dower. sentiment: (5) Independence --- (6) nów

Riches and Talent. Nothing is more and Inili pondence (9) FOREVER!

comion than to see station and riches-pre373. EFFECT. What is the use of reading, ferred to talent and goodness; and yet few speaking, and singing, if the proper effect is things are more absurd. The peculiar supenot produced? If the singing in our church riority of talent and goodness-over station choirs, and the reading and speaking in the and riches, may be seen from hence ;--that desk and pulpit, were what they ought to the indluence of the former-will always be be, and what they may be, the house of God the greatest, in thal government, which is would be more thronger than theatres ever the purest ; while that of the latter-will alhave been. Oh! when will the best of truths


be the greatest-in the government be delivered in the best of manners? May that is the most corrupt: so that from the the stars of elocution and music, be more preponderance of the one, we may infer the numerous than the stars of heuren!

soundness and rigor of the commonwealth ; Because I cannot flatter, and speak fair, but from the other, its dotuge and degeneracy. Smile in man's face, smooth, deceire and coy,

Varieties. 1. Indolence and indecision, Deck with French zorils, and a pish courtesy, tho' not rices in themselres, generally preI must be held--a råncorous ênemy.

pare the way for much sin and misery. 2 Cannot a plain man live, and think no harm,

If the mind be properly cullivated, it will But this his simple truth-must be abusel, By silkon, sly, insinuating Jacks !

produce a store house of precious fruils; but

if neglected, it will be overrun with noxious Tho'plunged in ills, and exercised in care,

weeds and poisonous plants. 3. A kind Yet, never let the noble mind despair:

benefactor-makes one happy-as 800n as he When prest by dangers, and beset by fues,

4. The only Heaven its timely succour doth interpose, (grief,) can, and as much as he can. And, (when our viriue sinks, n'erwhelmed with sure basis of every government, is in the af. By unforeseen erpedients-brings relief.

fection of a people, rendered contenteil, and Ifihere's a sin-more deeply black than others,

happy, by the justness and mildness, with Distinguished from the list of common crimes,

which they are ruleit. 5. As moisture is reAnd legion--in itself, and doubly dear

quired to the formation of every seed, so natu. To the dark prince of hell--it is hypocrisy.

ral truth, to the formation of first principles,

They whom Ye gentle gales, beneath my body blow,

Nature's works can charm, with God himself And softly lay mc--on the waves below.

Hold converse! grow familiar, day by day, Wisdom-took up her harp, and stood in place

| With His conceptions, act upon His plan, or frequent concourse--tood in every gate,

And form to lis--the relish of their souls.
By every way, and walked in every street,
And, lifting up her voice, proclaimed: Be wise,

Our present acts, tho' slightly we pask them by Ye fools! be of an understanding heart.

Are so much seed- sown for Eternity.

The devil can rite scripture for his purpose Forsake the wicked: come not near his house :

An eri sul, prelucing holy wett next, l'ass by: make kaste: depart, and turn away.

to like a rillain with a smiling check; Ma follow-me, whoge ways are pleasaniness,

Ammlly apple, motten at the heart ; Whose paths are peace, whose end is perfect joy 7, what a goodly onlsida-faisdood bath!

374. As the principles of elocution are Proverbs. 1. Forbearanes- . requisite in few and simple, and as practice alone makes youth, in midille age, and in oil age. 2. Peculiar. perfect, there are all kinds of examples proities-are easily acquired; but it is very d.lfeult is vided for those, who are determined to de. eradicate them. 3. Good principles are of no use velop their minds through their borlies, and 10 us, unless we are gorernel by them. 4. l'obecome all that God and nature-intende quetry--is the vice of a small m n. 5. Pure ink"?them be. As the ear is most intimately als--shine bright, the more they are rubbel. 6. connecied with the affections—he motive. Pride-lives on very costly foo1.-iis keeper's power of the intellect, it is absolutely neces. happiness. 7. Extremes – are generally hurtful; sary that the student should exercise aloud, for they often expose us to dunage, or rem rus that the voice and ear, as well as the thoughls ridiculous. 8. In the days of affluence, always and feelings, may be cultivated in harmony think of porerty. 9. Never let wanı come upon and correspondence. If, then, he finds the you, and make you remember the days of plenu. task serere, let him persevere, and never io. No one can become a good reader or speakss, mind it.

ma few weeks, or a few months. 375. EXAMPLES. 1. The queen of Denmurk, in reproving her son, Hamlet, on ac- Ledyard, that women, in all countries, are

Woman. I have always observed, says count of his conduct towards his step-father, civil, obliging, tender, and humane; that whom she married, shortly after the murder they are inclined to be gay and cheerful, tim. of the king, her husband, says to him, Im- orois and modest, and ibat they do not, like kt, you have your father much offended." min, hesitate to perform a generous action. To which he replies, with a circumflex on Not huughly, arrogant, or supercilious, they you, Madum, (3) you — have my father are full of courtesy, and fond of society; more much offended.” He meant his men father: liable, in general, to err than man, but in she-his step-father; he would also intimate, general, also, more virtuous, and performing that she was accessory to his father's mur-whether civilized or savage,

more good actions than he. To a woman,

I never address. der; and his peculiar reply, was like doggers ed myself in the language of decency and in her soul. 2. In the following reply of friendship, without receiving a decent and Death to Satan, there is a frequent occurrence iriendly answer. With man it has been otien of circumfleres, mingled with contempt: otherwise. In wandering through the barren " And reckonʼst thou thyself with spirits of plains of inhospitable Denmark; thro' hun. houren, hell-doomed, and breath’st defiūnce est Sweden, and frozen Lapland, rude and here, and scórn, where I reign king and, churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and to enrage thee môre',--thy king, and lørd?” the wide-spread regions of the wandering The voice is circumflected on heaven, hell- Turtar; it hungry, dry, cold, wit, or sich,

the women have ever been friendly to me doomed, king and thy, nearly an octave. 3. Come, show me what shoul't d'; woul't (so worthy to be called benevolence) their

and uniformly so; and to add to this virtue, werp? woul't fight? woult fast? woul't lear actions have been performed in so free and thyself? I'll do't. Dost thou come here 10 kind a manner, that if I were dry, I drank whine? to outface me, with leaping in her the sweetest draught, and if hungry, ate the gravi? be buried quick with her, and so will coarsest morsel, with a double relish. 1'; and if thou prate of mountains, let them throw MILLIONS of acres on us, till our

Varieties. 1. When Baron, the actor, ground, singeing her pate against the burn- came from hearing one of Massillon's ser? ing zone, make Ossa-like a wart. Nay,

mons, he said to one of his comrades of the an thoul't mouthe, I'll rant as well as thor. stage; here is an orator; wc-are only ac Anecdote. A clergyman, once traveling the sake of being clean; others, for the sake

2. Some people-wash themselves for in a slage-coach, was abruptly asked by one

3. Of all the pursuits, hy of the passengers, if any of the heathens of appearing so. would go to heaven.“Sir," answered the which property is acquired, none is prefera. clergyman, “I am not appointed judge of ble to agriculture --none more productive, the world, and consequently, cannot rell; and none more worthy of a gentleman. 4. but, if ever you get to heover, you shall It is a maxim with unprincipled politicians either find' some ne em there, or a good

to destroy, where they cannot intimidate. Tuason why iney are not there."

nor persuade. 5. Good humor, anu mental Too High or too Low. In pulpil elo. charms, are as much superior to externut quence, the grand difficulty is to give the beauty, as mind is superio. to matter. subject all the dignity it so fully deserves, Be wise, be prudent, bo discreet, and lemwithout attaching any importance to our:

perale, in ali ibings selves. The christian minister cannot think Patriots have toila, and in their country's cause too highly of his Master, or 100 lumbly of Bled nobly, ar, their deeds, as they deserve, himself. This is the secret art which capti. Receivervuld recompense. We give in charge pales and improves an audience, and which Their umes--10 the sweetlyre. The historic muse, all who see, will fancy they could imitate ; Poud of her transure, marches with i-down while many who ... ww not succeed, be- l'o latest times; and sculpture, in her turn, cause iney are not influenced by proper 11.0- (iives bond, in stone-au ever during brass, tives and do not use the right means. To guard them--and iinmortalize her trust.



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376. ISTONATIONS. The intonations are Proverbs. 1. A clear conscienur fears no ar. opposite to monotones, and mean the rise and cusation. 2. An open door will icmpt a saint full of the voice, in its natural movements Confidenter - is the compan'on of sucress. 4. through a sentence: they are demonstrated Cruelty to a woman is--the crime of a monster. 5. in music, and here, in elocution. In all com- A smart reproof is better than smooth deceit. 6. Add mon kinds of reading and speaking, the voice not trouble to the grief-worn heart. 7. -1fecration should not generally rise and full more than

-«atlesi a defornity. 8. Bear misform's will e note, in its passage from syllable to syl- patience and fortitude. 9. A good marim is never

out or season. 10. Ambition--never looks behind, bale, and from word to word: its movement

il. A wise man wants but lite. 12. Knowles will then be gentle, easy and blowing. But

-makes no one happy. when the passion, or sentiment to be exhibited, is powerfully awakening or exciling, it

Anecdote. A tragedy of Æschylus was may rise or fall several notes, according to once represented before the Atheniuns, in tie predominance of feeling.

which it was said of one of the characters, 377. Cur (6) SIGHT-is the most (4) per- so." At these words, all eyes were instantly

" that he cared more to be just, than to upper Seet, and most (5) delightful -- of all our senses. (1) It fills the mind with the largest turned upon Aristiles, as the man who, oť variety of (3) icos; (5) converses with its

all the Greeks, mo:1 merited that distinguish

ed character: and ever after he received, hy o' jedis at the greatest (6) distance; and continues the longest in (5) action, without being universal consent, the surname of The

Just." (1) tired--or (3) sutinteil, with its proper en

Courtesy. St. Paul, addressing himself to joyments. The (6) sense of (S) FEELING, can, indeed. give us the idea of (5) crtension, christians of all grades and classes, even cown

to menial serrands, exhorts them to be cour(6) shipe, and all other properties of matter,

teous. Courieousness-must mean, therefore, th't are perceived ly the (5) (!?, except (4) colors. (3) At the same time-it is very much a something, which is within the reach of all (5) xtraightene!-and (1) confined in its ope

sorts of people; and, in its primury and best rations, to the (3) number: (1) bulli, and (5) preously springs from a heart, warm with

sense, is exactly such a behavior, as gundedistance, of its peculiar olijccts.

Henero!rnce, and unwilling to give needless 378. When we read, or speak, without any pain, or uneasiness to a fellow-being. We foeling, the voice ranges between our first have no more right, wantoniy or cortlessly and fourth notes; when there is a moderate to wound the mind, than to wound the body degree of feeling, and the subject somewhat of a fellow-being; and, in many instances, interesting, it ranges between our second and the former-is the more cruel of the tuo. sirth notes; when there is a high degree of

Varieties, 1. Some start in life, without feeling and interest, it ranges between our jourth and eighth notes; descending, how- any leading object at all; some, with a love

arm, and some, with a high one; and just in ever, to the third and first, in a cadence, or close of the effort. It is highly necessary to proportion to the elevation at which they aim, keep the voice ofioal, and never let it run

will generally be their success. 2. Guard nground; that is, let the freling and though!

against fraud, and imposition; and forego

some advantages, rather than gain them at a keep it on the proper pitches, and do not let it descend to the first, or ground-note, till the risk, that cannot be ascertained. 3. In the piece is cornpleted; except in depressed mo the nicest discrimination, and great solidity

determination of doubtful and intricate cases, botony. Memorize the preceding, and talk it or in an easy, graceful and appropriate

of judgment, are required. 4. We have an

instinctive expectation of finding nature mindcr. Abstract Question. Which is more pro

crery, where the same, - always consistent, bube, that our judgment, in respect to exter.

and true to herself; but whence this expec01:11 phenomena, has been warped, by compar-native air of true freelom, to aller, c.rpanil,

tation? 5. Is there not something in the ing their operations with those of the mind; or, that our metaphysical mistakes have been

and improve the erlernal form, as well as the occasioned, by forming a fulse analogy be- internal ? 6. Is not offvence-a snare, and tween its internal operations, and outward porert!',-a temptation ? 7. Man is a true

epitome of the spiritual world, or world of wppeurances?

mind; and to know himself, is the perfection The midnight moon--serenely smiles

of wisdom.
O'er nahere's soft repose ;
No towering cloud obscures the sky,

It came from Hearen.-it reign'd in Eden's shades,
No rufiling tempest blows.

Il roves on earth-and every walk invades:
Now, every passion--sinks to rest;

Childhood-and age--alike its influence ova,
The throbbing heart lies still;

It haunts the besgar's nook, the monarch's throne:
And varying schemes of life, no more Ilangs o'er the cradle, leans alsove tie bier,
Distract the laloring will

Gazed on old Lalil's tower,--and lingers hen


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