Oldalképek
PDF
ePub

35. Attend to the quantity and quality of Causes of Greek Perfection. All Greek the sounds, which you and others make; Philologists have failed to account satisface that is, the volume and purity of voice, the torily, for the form, harmony, power, and time occupied, and the manner of enunciating letters, swords, and sentences : also, seems to be, that they have sought for a thing

The reason

superiority of that language. learn their differences and distinctions, and where it is not to be found; they have lonk'd iake your voice produce, and your ear observe them. Get clear and distinct ideas into books, to see—what was never written and conceptions of things and principles, in books; but which alone could be heard. both as respects spirit, and matter; or you They learned to read by ear, and not by letwill grope in darkness.

ters; and, instead of having manuscripts be

fore them, they memorized their contents, and 36. The second sound of O is close :

made the thoughts their own, by actual approOOZE; do stoop, and choose to ac-cou-ire the gour-mand

priation. When an author wished to have and trou-ba-dour, with boots

his work published, he used the living voice and shoes; the soot-y cou-ri-er

of himself, or of a public orator, for the prinbroods a youth-ful boor to gam

ter and bookseller: and the public speaker, boge the goose for a dou-ceur;

who was the best qualified for the task, would Brougham, (Broom,) proves the [O in OOZE.]

get the most business : the greater effect they uncouth dra-goon to be a wound-ed tou-rist produced, the higher their reputation. The by his droop-ing sur-tout ; it be-hoves the human voice, being the grand instrument, boo-by to shoot his bou-sy noo-dle soon, was developed, cultivated, and tuned to the lest, buo-yant with soup, the fool moor his highest perfection. Beware of dead book poor ca-noe to the roof of the moon.

knowledge, and seek for living, moving na37. The difference between expulsion ture: touch the letter-only to make it alive and explosion is, that the latter calls into with the eternal soul. nise, principally, the lungs, or thorax : i. e.

Anecdote. I hold a wolf by the ears : the effort is made too much above the dia- which is similar to the phrase-catching phragm : the former requires the combined a Tartar ; supposed to have arisen from a action of the muscles below the midriff; this trooper, meeting a Tarter in the woods, is favorable to voice and hcalth; that is de- and exclaiming, that he had caught one: to leterious, generally, to both: many a one has which his companion replied,-- Bring him injured his voice, by this unnatural process, along, then;"—he answered, “I can't ;" and others have exploded their health, and “ Then come yourself ;'

- He won't let some their life; beware of it.

me.” The meaning of which is, to repreNotes. 1. Au, in some French words, have this sound ; sent a man grappling with such difficulties, as-chef-l'eau-vre, (she-doovr, a master stroke ;) also, Eu ; as-ma. that he knows not how to advance or recede. neu-ure; coup-dæil, (coo-dale, first, or slight view ;) coup-de- Varieties. 1. Is it not strange, that plain, (a sudden attack :) and coup-le-grace, (coo-le-gras, the fin such beautiful flowers-should spring from xshing stroke). 2. Beware of Walker's erroneous notation in pronouncing oo in book, cook, took, look, &c., like the second sound of o, the dust, on which we tread? 2. Patient, av in doon, pool, tooth, &c. In these first examples, the oo is like u in persevering thought-has done more to enpull; and in the latter the o is close. In the word to, in the following, lighten and improve mankind, than all the when it constitutes a part of the verb, the o is close: as—"in the examples alluded to;" attend t the exceptions.” 3. In concert sudden and brilliant efforts of genius. 3. It practice, many will let out their voices, who would read so low as is astonishing, how much a little added to a not to be heard, if reading individually,

little, will, in time, amount to. 4. The hapProverbs. 1. A fog-cannot be dispelled piest state of man-is-that of doing good, with a fan. 2. A good tale—is often marr’d in for its own suke. 5. It is much safer, to telling. 3. Diligence--makes all things appear thinkwhat we say, than to say--what we easy. 4. A good name-is better than riches. 5. think. 6. In affairs of the heart, the only A man may even say his prayers out of time. 6. trafic is-love for love ; and the exchange A-pel-les-was not a painter in a day. 7. A plas- all for all. 7. There are as many orders of ter is a small amends for a broken head. 8. An truth, as there are of created objects of order a:e not saints that go to church. 9. A man may in the world; and as many orders of goodlive upon little, but he cannot live upon nothing proper to such truth. at all. 10. A rolling stone gathers no moss. 11.

There is a spell-in every flower, Patience-is a bitter seed; but it yields sweet

A sweetness-in each spray, fruit. 12. The longest life must have an end.

And every simple bird-hath powerThere is a pleasure-in the pathless woods,

To please me, with its lay. There is a rapture-on the lonely shore,

And there is music-on the breeze, T'here is society, where none intrudes,

Th't sports along the glade, By the deep Sea, and music-in its roar :

The crystal dew-drops-on the trees, I love not Man-the less, but Nature--more,

Are gems-by fancy made. From these our interviews, in which I steal O, there is joy and happiness From all I may be, or have been before,

In every thing I see, To mingle-with the Universe, and feel

Which bids my soul rise up, and bless What I can ne'er ea press, yet cannot all conceal. The God, th' blesses me.

38. Oratory-in all its refinement, and Analogies. Light- 's used in all lannecessary circumstances, belongs to no par- guages, as the representative of truth in its ticular people, to the exclusion of others; power of illustrating the understanding. sor is it the gift of nature alone; but, like Sheep, lambs, doves, &c., are analogous to, other acquirements, it is the reward of ardu- or represent certain principles and affections us efforts, under the guidance of consummate of the mind, which are pure and innocent, skill. Perfection, in this art, as well as in all tives of such affections : while, on the other

and hence, we select them as fit representa others, is the work of time and labor, prompt- hand, bears, wolves, serpents, and the like, ed by true feeling, and guided by correct are thought to represent their like affections thought.

In painting and sculpture it is the artist's 39. The third sound of O is short: great aim, to represent, by sensible colors, ON; fore-head, prod-uce; the

and to embody under material forms, cer. dol-o-rous coll-ier trode on the

tain ideas, or principles, which belong to the bronz d ob-e-lisk, and his sol

mind, and give form to his conceptions on ace was a com-bat for cm-lets

canvass, or on marble : and, if his execumade of gor-geous cor-als; the

tion be equal to his conception, there will vol-a-tile pro-cess of making [O in ON.] be a perfect correspendence, or analogy, be. ros-in glob-ules of trop-i-cal mon-ades is ex

tween his picture, or statue, and the ideas. traor-di-na-ry; the doc-ile George for-got which he had endeavored therein to express. the joc-und copse in his som-bre prog-ress The works of the greatest masters in poeto the moss broth in yon-der trough of try, and those which wili live the longest, knowl-edge; beyond the flor-id frosts of contain the most of pure correspondences; morn-ing are the sop-o-rif-ic prod-ucts of for genuine poetry is identical with truth; the hol-y-days.

and it is the truth, in such works, which is 40. Dean Kirwan, a celebrated pulpit ora

their living principle, and the source of their tor, was so thoroughly convinced of the im

power over the mind. portance of manner, as an instrument of do- been praised for his quickness of seply, a

Anecdote. Ready Wit. A boy, having ing good, that he carefully studied all his tones and gestures; and his well modulated so keen in their youth, they are generally

When children are

gentleman observed, and commanding voice, his striking attitudes, stupid when they become advanced in and his varied emphatic action, greatly aided

years."

“What a very sensible boy ye. his wing-ed words, in instructing, melting, must have been, sir,"—replied the lad. inftaming, terrifying and overwhelming his Varieties. 1. Why is a thinking person auditors.

like a mirror ? because he reflects. 2. Selj 41. Irregulars. A sometimes has this sufficiencyis a rock, on which thousand sound : For what was the wad-dling swan perish ; while diffidence, with a proper sens quar-rel-ing with the wasp wan-der-ing and of our strength, and worthiness, generall; wab-bling in the swamp ? it was in a quan- ensures success. 3. Industryis the law or da-ry for the quan-ti-ty of wars be-tween the squash and wash-tub, I war-rant you.

our being; it is the demand of nature, of rea

son, and of God. 4. The generality of man Notes. 1 The o in nor is like o in on and or: and the rea- kind-spend the early part of their lives ir son why it appears to be different, is that the letterr, when smooth, being formed the lowest in the throat of any of the consonants, contributing to render the latter part miserapartakes more of the properties of the vowel than the rest. 2. oble. 5. When we do wrong, being convincis silent in the final syllables of pris-on, bi-son, dam-son, ma-son, ed of it—is the first step towards amendpar-son, sex-ton, ar-son, bla-zon, glut-ton, par-don, but-ton, rea-son, ment. 6. The style of writing, adopted by mut-ton, ba-con, trea-son, reck-on, sea-son, u-ni-son, he-ri-zon, crimson, les-son, per-son, Mil-ton, John-son, Thomp-son, &c. persons of equal education and intelligence,

Proverbs. 1. A man of gladness-seldom is the criterion of correct language. 7. To falls into madneez. 2. A new broom sweeps go against reason and its dictates, when pure, slean. 3. A whetstone—can't itself cut, yet it is to go against God: such reason-is the dis makes tools cut. 4. Better go around, than fall vine governor of man's life: it is the very into the ditch. 5. Religion—is an excellent ar- voice of God. mor, but a bad cloke. 6. The early bird-catches the worm. 7. Every one's faults are not written Those evening bells, those evening bells ! in their fore-heads. 8. Fire and water-are ex- How many a tale-their music tells cellent servants, but bad masters. 9. Fools and of youth, and home, and native clime, obstinate people, make lawyers rich. 10. Good When I last heard their soothing chime. counsel-has no price. 11. Great barkers--are

Those pleasant hours have passed away, no biters. 12. Regard the interests of others, as

And many » luar, that then was gay, well as your own.

Within the wno -now darkly dwells, 'Tis liberty, alone, that gives the flower

And hearan more those evening bells. or fleeting life its lustre, and perfume ;

And so it wut be when I am gone; And we are weeds without it.

That tuneful peal-will still ring on, Man's soul--in a perpetual motion flows,

When other bards shall walk these della And to no outward cause-that motion owes. And sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

THE EVENING BELLS.

42. Yield implicit obedience to all rules Proverbs. 1. Fools - make fashions, and and principles, that are founded in nature other people follow them. 2. From nothing, and science; because, ease, gracefulness, and nothing can come. 3. Give but rope enough, and effu iency, always follow accuracy ; but rules he will hang himself. 4. Punishment- may be may be dispensed with, when you have be- tardy, but it is sure to overtake the guilty. 5. come divested of bad habits, and have

He that plants trees, loves others, besides him.

perrected yourself in this useful art. Do not, self

. 6. If a fool have success, it always ruins however, destroy the scaffold, until you have him. 7. It is more easy to threaten, than to do. erected the building; and do not raise the 8. Learning--makes a man fit company for kin. stiper-struct-ure, till you have dug deep, and self, as well as others. 9 Little strokes se create

oaks. 10. Make the best of a bad bargair. II. laid its foundation stones upon a rock.

The more we have, the more we desire. 12. Gen. 43. U has three regular sounds: first, teel society—is not always good society. NAME sound, or long : MUTE;

The Innocent and Guilty. If those, June re-fu-ses as-tute Ju-ly the

only, who sow to the wind-reap the whirl, juice due to cu-cum-ber; this feu

wind, it would be well : but the mischief dal con-nois-sieur is a suit-a-ble

is-that the blindness of bigotry, the mad. co-ad-ju-tor for the cu-ri-ous

ness of ambition, and the miscalculation of man-tua-ma-ker; the a-gue and [U in MUTE.] diplomucy-seek their victims, principally, fe-ver is a sin-gu-lar nui-sance to the a-cu- amongst the innocent and unoffending. men of the mu-lat-to; the cu-rate cal-cu- The cottage—is sure to suffer, for every er. lates to ed-u-cate this lieu-ten-ant for the tri- When error sits in the seat of power and

ror of the court, the cabinet, or the camp. bu-nal of the Duke's ju-di-cat-ure.

authority, and is generated in high places, 44. Elocution, is reading, and speaking, it may be compared to that torrent, which with science, and effect. It consists of two originates indeed, in the mountain, but parts: the Science, or its true principles, and commits its devastation in the vale below. the Art, or the method of presenting them. Eternal Joy. The delight of the soul Science is the knowledge of Art, and Art is derived from love and wisdom from the is the practice of Science. By science, or Lord ; and because love is effective through knowledge, we know how to do a thing; and wisdom, they are both fixed in the effect, the doing of it is the art. Or, science is the which is use: this delight from the Lord parent, and art is the offspring; or, science flows into the soul, and descends through is the seed, and art the plant.

the superiors and inferiors of the mind-in.

to all the senses of the body, and fulfills it. 45. Irregulars. Ew, has sometimes this self in them; and thence joybecomes joy, diphthongal sound, which is made by com- and also eternalfrom the Eternal. mencing with a conformation of organs much Varieties. 1. Gaming, like quicksani, like that required in short e, as in ell, termi- may swallow up a man in a moment. 2. nating with the sound of o, in ooze; see the Real independence—is living, within our engraving. Re-view the dew-y Jew a-new, means. 3. Envy-has slain its thousands; while the cat mews for the stew. In pro- but neglect, its tens of thousands. 4. Is not nouncing the single sounds, the mouth is in a sectarian spirit—the devil's wedge-to sepone condition; but, in giving the diphthong, arate christians from each other? 5. That or double sound, it changes in conformity to man is little to be envied, whose patriotismthem.

would not gain force on the plains of Marco Notes. 1. U, when long, at the beginning of a word, or thon, or whose piety would not grow warm. syllable, is preceded by the consonant sound of y: i. e. it has this er among the ruins of Ionia. 6. Rational sonsonant and its own vowel sound: as; ue-ni-verse, (yu-ni-verse,) evidence-is stronger than any miracle pen-u-ry, (pen-yu-ry,) stal-u-a-ry, (stat-yu-a-ry,jewe, (yu,) vol-ume, whenever it convinces the understanding ; (sol-yume,) na-ture, (nat-yure,) &c.: but not in col-umn, al-um, kc., where the u is short. 2. Never pronounce duty, dooty ; tune, which miracles do not. 7. Man, in his saltoon ; news, wos; blue, bloo ; slew, sloo ; dews, doos ; Jews, Joos; vation, has the power of an omnipotent GO Tuesday, Thos ly; gratitude, gatitoode, &c. 3. Sound all the to fight for him; but in his damnation, he syllables full, för a time, regardless of sense, and make every letter that is not silent, tell truly and fully on the ear: there is no

must fight against it, as being ever in the ef danger that you will not clip them enough in practice.

fort to save him.' Anecdote. A Dear Wife. A certain extravagant spei ulator, who failed soon after, These, as they change, Almighty Father! these informed a relation one evening, that he Are but the varied God. The rolling year had that day purchased an elegant set of Is full of thee. Forth in the pleasing spring jewels for his dear wife, which cost him Thy beauty walks, thy tenderness and love. two thousand dollars. * She is a dear wife, Wide flush the fields; the soft'ning air is balm, indeed," was the laconic reply.

Echo the mountains round; the forest smiles, Knowledge-dwells And ev'ry sense, and ev'ry heart is joy. in heads, replete with thoughts of other men; Even from the body's purity—the mindWISDOM, in' minds attentive to their own.

Receives a secret, sympathetic ais

THE SEASONS.

[ocr errors]

46. By ANALISIS-- sounds, syllables, Proverbs. 1. Like the dog in the manger, words, and sentences are resolved into their he will neither do, nor let do. 2. Many a slip beconstituent parts; to each is given its own tween the cup and lip. 3. No great loss, but peculiar sound, force, quality, and meaning; there is some small gain. 4. Nothing venture, and thus, every shade of vocal coloring, of nothing have. 5. One half the world knows not thought and feeling, may be seen and felt. how the other half lives. 6. One story is good

7. Pride-goes before, and By SYNTHESIS, these parts are again re-uni- till another is told. ted, and presented in all their beautiful and shame-follows after. 8. Saying and doing, are harmonious combinutions, exhibiting all the two things. 9. Some—are wise, and some-are varieties of perception, thought, and emotion, is full of other folk's money. 11. Common famo

otherwise. 10. That is but an empty purse, thai that can be produced by the human mind.

is generally considered a liar. 12. No weapore 47. The second sound of U is short: but truth ; no law, but love. UP; an ul-tra numb-skull is a mur-ky scul-lion; she urged

Anecdote. Lawyer's Mistake When the her cour-te-ous hus-band to

regulations of West Boston bridge were drawn coup-le himself to a tre-men

up, by two famous lawyers,-one section, it dous tur-tle; the coun-try ur

is said, was written, accepted, and now stands chin pur-chased a bunch of (U in UP.) thus: “And the said proprietors shall meet mush and tur-nips, with an ef-ful-gent duc- annually, on the first Tues-day of June; at, and burst with the bulk of fun, because provided, the same does not fall on Sunday.the um-pire de-murr-ed at the suc-co-tash.

Habits. If parents-only exercised the 48. Lord Mansfield, when quite young, same forethought, and judgment, about the used to recite the orations of Demosthenes, education of their children, as they do in on his native mountains ; he also practised reference to their shoemaker, carpenter, joinbefore Mr. Pope, the poet, for the benefit of er, or even gardener, it would be much bet. his criticisms ; and the consequence was, his ter for these precious ones.

In all cases, melodious voice and graceful diction, made what is learned, should be learned well : te as deep an impression, as the beauties of his do which, good teachers-should be preferred style and the excellence of his matter ; to cheap ones. Bad habits, once learned, which obtained for him the appellation of are not easily corrected : it is better to learn the silver-toned Murray."

one thing well, and thoroughly, than many 49. Irregulars. A, E, I, O, and y, things wrong, or imperfectly. occasionally have this sound: the wo-man's Varieties. 1. Is prideman indication of hus-band's clerk whirled his com-rade into a talent? 2. A handsome woman-pleases bloody flood for mirth and mon-ey; sir the eye; but a good woman the heart : the squir-rel does noth-ing but shove on-ions up former—is a jewel; the latter~a living trea the col-lan-der; the sov-reign monk has just come to the col-ored mon-key, quoth my owl-the gravest bird. 4. What a pity it is,

3. An ass—is the gravest beast; an won-dering mother; this sur-geon bumbs the hor-ror-stricken bed-lam-ites, and cov- when we are speaking of one who is beautio ets the com-pa-ny of mar-tyrs and rob-bers, ful and gifted, that we cannot add, that he to plun-der some tons of cous-ins of their or she is good, happy, and innocent! 5. gloves, com-fort, and hon-ey; the bird en- Don't rely too much on the torches of others ; vel-ops some worms and pome-gran-ates light one of your own. 6. Ignorance is in its stom-ach, a-hove the myr-tle, in front like a blank sheet of paper, on which we may of the tav-ern, thus, tres-pass ing on the write ; but error is like a scribbled one. 7. cov-er-ed vi-ands; the wan-ton sex-ton en

All that the natural sun is to the natural com-pass-es the earth with gi-ant whirl. winds, and plun-ges its sons into the bot. world, that—is the Lordto his spiritual tom-less O-cean with his shov-el.

creation and world, in which are our minds

and hence, he enlightens every man, that Notes. 1. E and U, final, are silent in such words as, cometh into the world. bogwe, vague, eclogue, synagogue, plague, catalogue, rogue, dema. gogue, &c. 2. Do justice to every letter and word, and as soon Our birth-is but a sleep, and a forgetting; think of stepping backward and forward in walking, as to repro- The soul, th't rises with us, our life's star, bounce your words in reading: nor should you call the words in

Hath had elsewhere-its setting, correctly, any sooner than you would put on your shoes for your Rat, or your bonnet for your shawl. 3. When e or i precedes one

And cometh from afar; , in the same syllable, it generally has this sound : berth, v.irth, Not in entire forgetfulness, beard, vir-gin, &c., see N. p. 22. 4. Sometimesr is double in sound, And not in utter nakedness, hough written single.

But trailing clouds of glory-do we come
Could we-with ink-the ocean fill,

Froin God, who is our home.
Were earth-of parchment made;

And 'tis remarkable, that they
Were every single stick-a quill,

Talk most, that have the least to say.
Each man--a scribe by trade;
To write the tricks-of half the sex,

Pity-is the virtue of the law,
Would drink the ocean dry :-

And none but tyrants--use it cruelly.
Gallants, beware, look sharp, take care, 'Tis the first sanction, nature gave to many
T'he blind-eat many a fly.

Each other to assist, in what they can,

sure.

[ocr errors]

طها

[ocr errors]

50. It is not the quantity read, but the Proverbs. 1. Away goes the devů when the manner of reading, and the acquisition of door is shut against him. 2. A liar is not to be correct and efficient rules, with the ability believed when he speaks the truth. 3. Never to apply them, accurately, gracefully, and speak ill of your neighbors. 4. Constant occuinvoluntarily, that indicate progress in these pation, prevents temptation. 5. Courage-ought arts: therefore, take one principle, or com- to have eyes, as well as ears. 6. Experiencebination of principles, at a time, and prac- keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no tice it till the object is accomplished : in this other. 7. Follow the wise few, rather than the way, you may obtain a perfect mastery over foolish many. 8. Good actions are the best sacri. your vocal powers, and all the elements of fice. 9. He who avoids the temptation, avoids language.

the sin. 10. Knowledge-directs practice, yet 51. The third sound of U is Full: practice increases knowledge. PULL; cru-el Bru-tus rued the crude fruit bruised for the pud

Duties. Never cease to aval Gürself of ding; the pru-dent ru-ler wound

information: you must observe closelyed this youth-ful cuck-oo, be

read attentively, and digest what you read, cause he would, could, or should

converse extensively with high and low, rich not im-brue his hands in Ruth's

and
poor,

noble and ignoble, bond and freegru-el, pre-par'd for a faith-ful (U in FULL.) meditate closely and intensely on all the dru-id; the butch-er's bul-let push-ed poor knowledge you'acquire, and have it at perpuss on the sin-ful cush-ion, and grace- fect command. Obtain just conceptions of ful-ly put this tru-ant Prus-sian into the all you utter--and communicate every thing pul-pit for cru-ci-fix-ion.

in its proper order, and clothe it in the most 52. Avoid rapidity and indistinctness agreeable and effective language. Avoid all of utterance; also, a drawling, mincing, redundancy of expression; be neither too harsh, mouthing, artificial, rumbling, mo close, nor too diffuse,—and, especially, be as notonous, whining, stately, pompous, un perfect as possible, in that branch of oratory, varied, wavering, sleepy, boisterous, labor- which Demosthenes declared to be the first, ed, formal, faltering, trembling, heavy, theatrical, affected, and self-complacent second, and third parts of the science,-acmanner; and read, speak, sing, in such a

tion,-god-like ACTION,—which relates to clear, strong, melodious, flexible, winning, every thing seen and heard in the orator. bold, sonorous, forcible, round, full, open, Elocution,-enables you, at all times, to brilliant, natural, agreeable, or mellow tone, command attention : its effect will be electric, as the sentiment requires ; which contains and strike from heart to heart; and he must in itself so sweet a charm, that it almost be a mere declaimer, who does not feel hin atones for the absence of argument, sense, self inspired-by the fostering meed of sucí and fancy.

approbation as mute attention,-and the re 53. Irregulars. Ew, 0, and 00, occa- turn of his sentiments, fraught with the sym sionally have this sound: the shrewd wo- pathy of his audience. man es-chewed the wolf, which stood pul- Varieties. 1. Have steamboats -- been ling Ruth's wol-sey, and shook Tru-man the occasion of more evil, than good? 2. Wor-ces-ter's crook, while the brew-er and Those that are idle, are generally troublesome his bul-ly crew huz-za'd for all; you say it to such as are industrious. 3. Plato says is your truth, and I say it is my truth; you God is truth, and light-is his shadow. 4. may take care of your-self, and I will take care of my-self.

Mal-information-is more hopeless than non

information; for error-is always mo Notes. 1. Beware of omitting vowels occurring between consonants in unaccented syllables : as hist'ry, for his-to-ry; litral cult to overcome than ignorance. for lit-e-ral; vot’ry, for vo-ta-ry; past'ral, for pas-to-ral; numb'ring, that will not reason, is a bigot; he, that can for num-ber-ing; corp'ral, for cor-po-ral; gen’ral, for gen-e-ral; not reason, is a fool; and he, who dares not mem'ry, for mem-o-ry, &c. Do not pronounce this sound of u like oo in boon, nor like u in mute ; but like u in full: as, chew, reason, is a slave. 6. There is a great differ. uot choo, &c. 2. The design of the practice on the forty-four sounds ence between a well-spoken man and an oraof our letters, each in its turn, is, besides developing and training tor. 7. The Word of God-is divine, and, the voice and ear for all their duties, to exhibit the general laws in its principles, infinite : no part can really ud analogies of pronunciation, showing how a large number of

contradict another part, or have a meaning *ords should be pronounced, which are often spoken incorrectly.

Anecdote. Stupidity. Said a testy law- opposite to what it asserts as true; although yer,—“I believe the jury have been inocula- it may appear so in the letter: for the letter

killeth; but the spirit-giveth life. ved for stupidity.“That may be,” replied his opponent; “but the bar, and the court,

They are sleeping! Who are sleeping ? are of opinion, that you had it the natural

Pause a moment, softly tread;

Anxious friends-are fondly keeping way.

Vigils-by the sleeper's bed! Othere are hours, aye moments, that contain

Other hopes have all forsaken,Feelings, that years may pass, and never bring.

One remains,--that slumber doep, The soul's dark cottage, batter'd, and decay'd. Speak not, lest the slumberer waken Still lets in light;thro'chinks, that time has made. From that sweet, that saving sleep.

5. fe,

« ElőzőTovább »