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142. Many persons take great pains in Proverbs. 1. He, who resolves to amend, their dress, to appear well and receive atten- has God on his side. 2. Honest men are soon tion ; and so far as personal appearance can bound; but you can never bind a knade. 3. If exert an influence, they attain their end: but the best man's faults were written on bis foreif they would cultivate their language, and head, it would make him pull his hat over his the proper way of using it, so as not to de- eyes. 4. Life is hall spent, before we know what furm themselves in reading and conversation, it is. 5. Of the two evils, choose the least. 6.
7. they might accomplish the object at which one bad example spoils many good precepts. they aim.
Patience—is a piaster for all sores. 8. He who 143. The second sound of R, is rough, 9. If you will not bear reason, she will rap you
serves well--need not be afraid to ask his wages. trtlied, or burred; when it
over your knuckles. 10. Prayer-should be the comes before vowel sounds in the same syllable: RAIL ROAD;
key of the day, and the lock of the righi. Il.
Foul water will quench fire. 12. Frum athing the roa-ring rep-ro-bate re-ver
-nothing can come. be-rates his ran-cor-ous rib-ald. (R in RAIL) ry and re-treats from his re-gal throne, to his a maxim, that a young woman should never
Anecdote. Spinster. Formerly, it was ri-val rec-re-a-tion in the rook-e-ry: the op- be married, till she had spun, herself, a full pro-bri-ous li-bra-ri-an, rec-re-ant-ly threw of linen. Hence, all unmarried women the great grid-i-ron among the crock-e-ry with have been called spinsters: an appellation ir-re-proach-a-ble ef-front-e-ry; the re-sults they still retain in certain deeds, and law of which were, ro-man-tic dreams, bro-ken proceedings; though many are not entitled ribs, and a hun-dred prime cit-rons for the throng of cry-ing chil-dren: round and round
Mathematics—includes the study of the rug-ged rock the rag-ged ras-cal drags the numbers and magnitudes : hence, it is called strong rhi-noc-eros, while a rat in a ral-trap the science of gravity; and is applicable to ran through the rain on a rail, with a raw all quantities, that can be measured-by a lump of red liver in its mouth.
standard unit, and thus expressed by num144. Written language—is used for com-bers and magnitude. Feeling and thought, municating information respecting persons though they vary immensely, cannot be distant from each other, and for transmitting, measured : we cannot say, with strict proto succeeding ages, knowledge, that might priety, that we love one-exactly twice as otherwise be lost, or handed down by erring much as another ; nor, that one-is three tradition. Spoken language-is used to con- times as wise as another: because love and vey the thoughts and feelings of those who wisdom are not mathematical quantities : are present, and are speaking, or conversing but we can measure time by seconds, min. Logether: the former is, of course, addressed utes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, and to our eyes, and the latter, to our ears ; each centuries; space by inches, feet, yards, rods, kind having its own particular alphabet, and miles; and motion, by the space passed which must be mastered.
over in a given time. Notes. . This vocal trilled diphthongal sound, consists
Varlettes. 1. Was the world created of the aspirate scaund of hy modified between the end of the tongue out of nothing ? 2. Fools-draw false corand the pool of the mouth, combined with a vocal. 2 0f, make clusions, from just principles : and madthe name wund al r, and mix it with the aspirate, by clapping men draw just conclusions, from false printhe tongue against the mof of the mouth; practice prolonging ber, ciples. 3. The discovery of what is true, or purr in a whisper, tritting the r, then add the voice sound; al- and the practice of what is good, are the two terwards prefix the i, and exercise as above. 3. Demosthenes, in the early part of his career, was reproached for not being able to
most important objects of life. 4. Associapronounce, correctly, the first letter of his favorite art-Rhetoric: tions between persons of opposite tempera. in . he could not trill it for some time. 4. Give only one trill or ments, can neither be durable, nor produce clap of the tongue, unless the sentiment be very animating; as tive of real pleasure to either party. 5. Rige-brothers, risol ote. « Strike ! till the last armed fuc ex. Where grace cannot enter, sin increases peres."
and abounds. 6. The spontaneous gifts of 145. Another. The riven rocks are heaven, are of high volue ; but rudely rent asunder, and the rifted trees --gains the prize. 7. When the will-berush along the river, while hoa-ry bo-re-as comes duly resigned to God, in small things, rends the robes of spring, and rat-tling thun- as well as great ones, all the affections will der roars around the rock-y re-gions : Robert be reduced into their proper state, in their Rowley rolled a round roll round; a round proper season, roll, Robert Rowley rolled round; where roll- T'he roretch, condemn'd with life to part, ed the round roll, Robert Rowley rolled Still, still on dope relies, round!
And every pang, that rends his heart,
Bids erpectation rise.
Adorns--and cheers his way, Ere their groroth, blended together
And still, as darker grows the night Into one single free?
Emits a brighter ray.
146. Keep a watchful and jealous eye Proverbs. 1. It is easier to praise poverty, over common opinions, prejudices and bad than to bear it. 2. Prevention-is better than school instruction, until the influence of rea
3. Learn wisdom by the follies of others. son, nature and truth, is so far established 4. Knowledge, without practice, makes but half over the ear and taste, as to obviate the dan- ask the price of it. 6. To cure idleness, count the
an artist. 5. When you want any thing, always gor of adopting or following, unquestionable
tickings of a clock. 7. It costs more to revenge errors, and vicious habits of reading and j injuries, than to endure them. 8. Conceited men speaking : extended views, a narrow mind think nothing can be done without them. 9. He, extend. To judge righteously of all things, that kills a man, when he is drunk, must be kung preserve the mind in a state of perfect equi- when he is sober. 10. An idle man's head, is the librium, and let a love of truth and gondness devil's work-shop. ll. God makes, and appar al govern all its decisions and actions.
shapes. 12. Good watch prevents karm. 147. W, has but one consonant
The Difference. Two teachers apply sound, and one vowel sound;
for a school ; oneis ignorant, but offers to W00; a wan-ton wag, with wo
teach for twelve dollars a month; the other ful words, be-wail-ed the well
-is well qualified for the station, and asks wish-er of the wig-wam; the
twenty-five dollars a month. The fathersJwarf dwells in the wea-ry west, (W in W00.) weigh the souls of their children against where wom-en weave well the warp of life, money, and the twelve dollar teacher is emand win-ter winds wan-der in the wild ployed. A man in search of work asks a swamps, that wail and weep: the wa-ter-farmer, if he does not want to hire a hand? witch, al-ways war-worn in the war-works,
If I can find one to suit me,"_the farmer war-bles her watch-word to the weath-er- replies: and then he puts a variety of ques. wise, and re-wards the wick-ed with weep
tions to him ; such as, -"Can you mow ? ing, wail-ing and worm-wood.
reap? chop? cradle? hoe ? dress flux ? &c."
Soon after, another stranger calls, and asks 148. By separating these elements of lan- whether they wish to hire a teacher in their guage, and practicing on them, each by itself, district ? But the principal question in this the exact posilion and effort of the vocal or- case, is—"How much do you ask a month?" gans, may be distinctly observed; and in this Now, just observe the difference in the way, the true means of increasing and im- catechising of the two applicants. Again, proving the force and quality of every one the father will superintend the hired man, ascertained. Be not discouraged at the
and have things so arranged-as not to lose
apparent mechanical, artificial and constrained a moment's time, -- and see that nothing modes of giving the sounds, and pronoun- will employ a teacher, and put him into
goes to waste ; but the same watchful parent cing the words: acquire accuracy, and ease the school, and never go near him. and gracefulness will inevitably follow. 149. Irregulars. U has this sound in
Varieties. 1. If a man begin a fool, he certain words: the an-guish of the an-ti-qua- cumstantial evidence to be admitted in cri
is not obliged to persevere. 2. Ought cir. ry is as-sua-ged with lan-guid man-sue-tude, minal cases ? 3. Suspicion—is always worse for the con-quest over his dis-tin-guish-ed than fact. 4. No duty, imposed by necesper-sun-sion: the guide dis-gui-ses his as-sity, should be considered a burther. 5. To sue-tude of per-sna-ding the dis-sua-der. act from order, is to act from heaven. 6.
Notes. 1. To produce this sound, shape the mouth and lips Truth, however little, does the mind good. un lor wbistling, and make a voice sound; or, pronounce the word 7. True love always gives forth true light, do, and when the o is about to vanish, commence this vocal conso false light agrees not with the truth, but pant, thus, do-was. 2. When w is initial, i.e. begins a word or
lightly esteems it; and also, seems to itself, myllable, it is a consonant; but when it ends one, it is equivalent to
to be better than truth. 81 o in poze; new, how, now, power, etc. 3. In noord, two, an. ser, it is silent : w also before , rorap, torack, wreath, wrist, Great were the hearts, and strong the minden sorong, etc. blowe, tobo, knordledge, wobom, whose, whole, whoop,
Of those, who framed, in high debate, etc. 4. Practice changes on w and e, as found under 21 f. 5. He who a watch would wear, two things must do, packet his watch, The immortal league of love, that binds inl watch his pocket too.
Our fair, broad Empire, State with State Anecdote. A Scold. Foote, a celebrated comic actor, being scolded by a woman, said, / And deep the gladness of the hour, in reply, “I have heard of tartar- and
When, as the auspicious task was done, brimstone ;---you are the cream of the one,
In solemn trust, the sword of power, and the FLOWER of the OTHER."
Was giv'n to glory's unspoil'd son.
But the bright links, those chosen ones
So strongly forged, are brighter yet.
Wide-as our own free race increase-
Wide shall extend the elastic chain,
And bind, in everlasting peace,
State after State, a mighty train.
150. Two grand objects are to be accoin- Proverbs. If better were within, litter plished by these lessons and exercises: the would conse out. 2. Jests, like sweetmeats, have acquiring a knowledge of the vowel and con- often sour sauce. 3. Keep aloof from quarrels ; sonant sounds, and a facility in pronoun- be neither a witness, nor a party. 4. Least said, cing them : by means of which, the voice is the soonest mended. 5 Little boats should keep partially broken, and rendered flexible, as
near shore ; greater ones may venture more. well as controllable, and the obstacles to a
Some-are more nice than wise. 7. Make a wrong clear and distinct articulation removed: there step, and down you go. S. We all live and learn. fore, practice much, and dwell on every ele- spread. 10. Silks and satins often put out the
9. Riches, (like manure,) do no good, till they are mentary sound, taking the letters separately, kitchen fire. 11. Some-would go to the devil, if and then combining them into syllables, they had authority for it. 12. Love virtue, and words and sentences.
abhor vice. 13. Good counsel has no price. 151. Two of the three sounds of X: first, name sound; or ks, when
Anecdote. Matrimony. A father, wish. at the end of accented syllables,
ing to dissuade his daughier from all thoughts
of matrimony, quoted the words: “She who and often when it precedes them;
marries, doeth well ; but she who marries if followed by an abrupt conso
not, doeth better." The daughter, meekly nant. AXE: the cox-comb ex- (X in AXE. replied, “ Father, I am content to do well; pe-ri-en-ces the luux-u-ry of ex-pa-ti-a-ting on let those do better, who can." the ex-plo-sion of his ex-ces-sive ex-al-ta-tion Boundaries of Knowledge. Human of the bux-om fair sex ; being anx-ious to reason —very properly refuses to give its ex-plain the ur-tho-dox-y and hel-o-dox-y of assent to any thing, but in proportion as it Ex-ag-onus, the ex-pos-i-ter ex-po-ses the sees how that thing is, or is done. Now, ex-ploit, of ex-pect-ing to ex-plain how to there are three directions-in natural science, ex-crete ex-cel-lent texts by ex-cru-ci-a-ting The astronomer - sees
which are attended with their difficulties. the wax of the ex-cheq-uer.
- and feels a diffi.
culty-in getting from the solar system152. A good articulation-consists in giro the universe ; ihe chemist, in proceeding ing to every letter in a syllable, its due propor- from matter — to its mysterious essence; tion of sound, according to the best pronun- and the physiologist, in advancing from the ciation; and, in making such a distinction body to the soul ; three kingdoms of knowbetween the syllables, of which words are ledge-bordering on kingdoms—unknown to composed, as that the ear, without difficulty, natural science. Without reason, man could shall acknowledge their number, and per. consequently, could not become a rational
never become elevated above his senses, and, ceive, at once, to which syllable each letter and intellectual being, and, of course, not belongs. When these things are not observed, man, in the true sense of the term. But the articulation is in that proportion, defec our minds are so constituted, that after hav. tive: the great o'rject isto articulate so well, ing traversed the material creation, and that the hearer can perfectly understand perceived, scientifically, the very boundarics what is read or spoken, without being obliged of matter, where it is adjoined by spirit, it to have recourse to a painful attention. A can elevate itself, by a power, constantly good articulation is the foundation of good given by, God, to the lower boundaries of delivery: as the sounding of the musical spirit, where it touches upon matter, and notes with exactness, is the foundation of then, by its derived powers, ascend step by good singing.
step, to the great I Am; whom to know 153. Play upon Xes. Charles X. x-king aright, and whom to love supremely, is the
chief good of man. of France, was xtravagantly xtolled, but is
Varletles. 1. When man sins, angels xceedingly xecrated. He xperienced xtra
WEEP, and devils REJOICE. 2. True polite ordinary xcellence in xigencies ; he was xcel- ness, springs from the heart. 3. What is lent in xternals, but xtrinsic in xtacy; he was that, which makes every body sick, except xtatic in xpression, xtreme in xcitement, and those who swallow it? Flattery. 4. Science xtraordinary in xtempore xpression. He was has no enemy, but ignorance. 5. Be not too xpatriated for his xcesses, and, to xpiate his brief in conversation, lest you be not under. xtravagance, was xcluded, and xpired in stood ; nor too diffuse, lest you be trouble. xpulsion.
6. Simplicity, and modesty, are Notes. 1. To produce this diphthongal aspirate sound, among the most engaging qualities of every whisper the word dies, and then repeat it, and leave out the i; k'w: superior mind. 7. We live in two worlds, one of the most unpleasant sounds in our language. 2. Since the a natural and a spiritual one. wand diphthong merely signifies a double mund, there is no impro
I would never kneel at a gilded shring, priety in calling double consonants, diphthongs, as we do certain
To worship the idol-gold; vroels. 3. All critical ski)! 'the sound of language, has its foun. dation in the practical knowledge of the nature and properties of
As a thing---for fortune sold : these elements : remember this and apply yourself accordingly.
But id bow-to the light th't God hath given, In all canes, get the propet sounds of letters, as given in the
The nolder light-of mind; dog-wecords, or first examples,
The only light, save that of Heaven, To ery- is human, to forgive-divino.
Tlat slaould free-wid honege find
I would never letter this heart of mine,
154. Reading-should be a perfect fac- Proverbs. 1. If you would lend a man simile of correct speaking: and both exact money, and make bim your enemy, ask him for : copies of real life: hence, read just as you again. 2. He that goes a borrowing, goes a sorwould naturally speak on the same subject, roring. 3. The innocent—often suffer through and under similar circumstances : so, that if the indolence and negligence of others. 4. Txos any one should hear you, without seeing you, a trade seldom egree. 5. When the Lord revives
6. He that he could not tell whether you were reading his work, the Devil revives hie. or speaking. Remember that nothing is de- swells in prosperity, will shrink in adversity. 7.
It is human to err; but diabolical to persevere in nied to industry and perseverance ; and that
error. 8. For a cure of ambition, go in the church. rotning valuable can be obtained without
yard, and read the gravestones. 9. Better get in tiem.
the right path late, than never. 10. A real friend 155. The second sound of X is that
-is discerned in a trying case. 11. Every one of gas generally, when it imme
can acquire a right character. 12. Two wrongsdiately precedes the accent, and
don't make a right. is followed by a vowel sound, or
Anecdote. Zeno-was told, that it was the letter h, in words of two or
disreputable for a philosopher to be in lovo. more syllables; EXIST; the ex-[X in EXIST.) “If that were true," said the wise man, hor-ter is ex-hanst-ed by his ex-u-ber-ant ex- the fair sex are indeed to be pitied; for or-di-um, and desires to be ex-on-er-a-ted they would then receive the aliention of from ex-am-in-ing the ux-0-ri-ous ex-ec-u
fools alone." tive; an ex-act ex-am-in-a-tion into the ex-ag- tends to discompose or agitate the mind,
Mental Violence. Everything which ger-a-tions of the aux-id-li-a-ries ex-hib-its a whether it be exeessive sorrow, rage or fear, les--ri-ant ex-ile, who ex-ist-ed an ex-ot-ic envy, or revenge, love or despair-in short, in ex-em-pla-ry ex-al-ta-tion.
whatever acts violently on our mental facul. 156. The letters o, and e, in to and the, are tiesiends to injure the health. long, before vowels, but abbreviated before Varieties. i. Washington—was born consonants, (unless emphatic, ) to prevent Feb. 22d, 1732, and died Dec. 141h, 1799 ; a hiatus. Th’ man took the instrument and how old was he? 2. We cannot love those, began t' play th’ tune, when th' guests were whom we do not respect. 3. Order-is the ready to eat. I have written to Obadiah t same in the world, in man, and in the send me some of th' wheat, that was brought church ; and man is an epitome of all the in th’ship Omar, and which grew on th' land principles of order. 4. In factions, the most belonging t'th'family of the Ashlands. Are ignorant are always the most violent. 5. you going from town? No I am going to he is not in his mouth : but the hypocritem
The good man has God in his heart, when town. Th’ vessel is insured to, at and from has God in his mouth, without having him London.
in his heart. 6. It is some hope of good. Notes. 1. To make this diphthongal vocal sound, close the ness, not to grow worse ; but it is a part of teeth as if to give the sound of C, and then bring into contact the badness, not io grow betler. 7. Why should posterior, or the roots of the tongue, and back parts of the throat,
we seekthat love, that cannot profit us, or and pronounce the imaginary word guz, several times; then omit the 2s
, and pronounce the 3, 2, by themselves: 8-3. 2. For the fear-ihat malice, that cannot hurt us? bund of X, see the third sound of C. 3. These elemental sounds
WARREN'S ADDRESS AT THE BUNKER HILL BATTLE was the favorite study among the ancients, of the greatest ability. STAND! the ground's your oron, my braves
157. Sight Reading. To becoine a good Will ye give it up to slaves ? reader, and a reader at sight, one must al- Will ye look for greener graves ? ways let the eyes precede the voice a number Hope ye mercy still ? of words ; so that the mind shall have time, What's the mercy despots feel ! clearly, and distinctly, to conceive the ideas to Hear it--in that battle peal! be communicated; and also feel their influ
Read it-on yon bristling steel ! ence: this will give full play to the thoughts,
Ask it-ye who will. as well as impart power from the affectuous
Fear ye foes who kill for hire ? part of the mind, to the body, for producing
Will ye to your homes retire ? the action, and co-operation, of the right
Look behind you ! they're afire ! muscles and organs to manufacture the
And before you, see sounds and words. In walking, it is always
Who have done it :-From the vale
On they come!-and will ye quail ? best to see where we are about to step; it is
Leaden rain and iron hail equally so in reading, when the voice walks.
Let their relcome be ! Indeed, by practice, a person will be able to
In the God of battles trust! take in a line or two, in anticipation of the
Die we may-and die we must :vocal effort: always look before you leap. But, O! where can dust-10 dust The high, the mountain-majesty-of worth
Be consigned so well, Shorld be, and shall, survive its toe ;
As where heaven.-its dews shall shea
On the martyr'd patriot's bed,
or his deeds to tell
(PIERPONT 138. An accurate knowledge of these ele- Proverbs. 1. The shorter answer-is doing mentary sounds, which constitute our vocal the thing. 2. You cannot quench fire with tox. alphabet, and the exact co-operation of the 3. There is no general rule without crceptions, appropriate organs to give them truly, are 4. Happiness—is not in a cottage, nor in a palace, essential to the attainment of a good and ef- nor in riches, nor in poverty, nor in learning, nor ficient elocution. Therefore, be resolved to in ignorance, nor in active, nor in passive life ; understand them thoroughly; and, in your
but in doing right, from right motives. 5. Good various efforts to accomplish this important intention—is not reformation. 6. It is self-conceit,
that makes a man obstinate. 7. Tocure a fit of object, give precision and full force to every sound, and practice faithfully, and often, the passion, walk out in the open air. 8. Idle men difficult and rapid changes of the vocal pow. know the value of money, earn it. 10. Hearts
are dead, all their lives long. 9. If you would ers, required by the enunciation of a quick succession of the muscle-breakers.
may agree, tho' heads-differ. 11. Beware of
flirting and coquetry. 12. There is no place like 159. The sound of Y, when a conso
home. 13. He that is warm, thinks others so. nant; YE: the year-ling young.
Anecdote. A Vain Mother. As a lady ster, yelled for the yel-low yolk,
-was viewing herself in a looking-glass, yes-ter-night, and yearn-ed in the
she said to her daughter : “ What would yard o-ver the year-book till he
you give to be as handsome as I am ?" yex’d: the yoke yields to your [Yin YE.) * Just as much, (replied the daughter,) as yeur-ling, which yearns for the yar-row in you would, to be as young as I am." the yawls; you yerk'd your yeast from the The Poor. How few, even of professing yawin-ing yeo-man yes-ter-day, and yet your christians, are aware of the pleasure, arising self, of yore, yea, tho' young yearn-ed o-ver from contributing to the support of the poor! the yes-ty yawn: Mr. Yew, did you say, or Is it not more blessed to give-than to redid you not say, what I said you said ? beceive? But there are alms for the mind-as cause Mr. Yewyaw said you never said what well as for the body. If we duly considered I said you said: now, if you say that you our relations, and our destinies, instead of did not say, what I said you said, then pray giving grudgingly, or wanting to be culled what did you say?
upon, we should go out in search of the des 160. The first step to improvement is, to titute and ignorant, and feel that we were per. awaken the desire of improvement : whatev. forming the most acceptable service to God, er interests the heart, and excites the imagi- while sharing the gifts of his providence with nation, will do this. The second is a clear our fellow-beings, who are as precious in his and distinct classification of the principles, sight-as we fancy ourselves to be: for ho on which an art is based, and an exact ex- does not regard any from their external situpression of them, in accordance with this ation, but altogether from their internal state. classification; indeed, all the arts and scien
Varieties: 1. American independence ces should be seen in definite delineations, was acknowledged by Great Britain, Jan. thro’a language which cannot well be mis- 19, 1783; and the treaty of Ghent signed, understood.
Dec. 24, 1814. 2. Never do an act, of 161. Irregulars. E, I, J, and U, occa- which you doubt the justice. 3. Nothing sionally have this sound; Eu-rope al-jen-ates can be a real blessing, or curse, to the soul, the con-spic-u-ous cull-ure of her na-iads, that is not made its own by appropriation. and, like a dis-guised creat-ure, eu-lo-gi-ses 5. How sharper-than a serpent's tooth it is
4. Let every man be the champion of right. her ju-nior court-iers for their bril-liant gen- to have a thankless child. 6. All science has ius: the virt-u-ous christ-ian sold-ier, in spirits foundation in experience. 7. Happy are it-u-al un-ion with the mill-ions of Nat-ure, the miseries that end in joy; and blessed are shouts with eu-cha-ris-tic grand-eur, eu-pho- the joys, that have no end. ni-ous hal-le-lu-jahs, which are fa-mil-iar-ly Ay, I have planned full many a sanguine scheme read, throughout the vol-ume of the U-ni
of earthly happiness; * *
And it is hard Notes. To give this vocal sound, nearly close the teeth, To feel the hand of death-arrest one's steps, nh. the lips turned out as in making longe, (sce engraving.) and Throw a chill blight-on all one's budding hopes drawlingly pronounce the word yet, protracting the sound of the
And hurl one's soul, untimely, to the shades, y thus, yet; yo. 2. For the two other sounds of y, see the two munds of i; shyme, hymn ; isle, ile. & Y is a consonant at Lost in the gaping gulf of blank oblivion. the beginning of a word or syllable, except in y-clad, (e-dad,) yo-Fifty years hence, and who will think of Henry? cept, (e-chopit) -ri-a, (it-ri-a.) Yp-si-lan-ti, (Ip-si-lan-ti,) the name
Oh, none! --another busy brood of beings of a two in Michigan. 4. In produce, u bas its name sound;
Will shoot up in the interim, and none
I shall sink,
Where human feet have never trod, or busy London :--some short bustle's caused, Even there I could not be alone,
A few inquiries, and the crowd close in,
And all's forgotten.
(a. K. WATTEL