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91, Do not hurry your enunciation of Proverbs. 1. None of you korisw where the words, precipitating syllable over syllable, shoe pinches. 2. One may live and learn. 3. and word over word ; nor melt them together Remeinber the reckoning. 4. Such as the tree is, into a mass of confusion, in pronouncing such is the fruit. 5. The biggest horses are not theni; do not abridge or prolong them 100 the best travelers. 6. What cannot be cured, much, nor swallow nor force them; but de- / must be endured. 7. You cannot catch olil birds liver them from your vocal and articulating with chaff. 8. Argument-seldom convincer any organs, as golden coins from the mint, ac-one, contrary to his inclinations. 9. A horse---is curately impressed, perfectly finished, neatly neither better, nor worse, for his trappings. 10. and elegantly struck, distinct, in due suc- Content-is the philosopher's stone, that turns all cession, and of full weight.
it touches into gold. 11. Never sport, with the 92. The second sound of D, is that opinions of others. 12. Be prompt in every thing. of T; when at the end of words, after c, f, 88, p, q, 0, x, ch, and
Anecdote. President Harrison, in his sh, with silent e, under the ac-l
last out-door exercise, was assisting the gardcert; FAC’D: he cursd his'
! ner in adjusting some grape-vines. The gardstuff'd shoe, and dipp'd it in (D. in FAC’D.) ner remarked, that there would be but little poach'd eggs, that escap'd from the vex'd use in trailing the vines, so far as any fruit cook, who watch'd the spic'd food with was concerned; for the boys would come on arch'd brow, tripp'd his crisp'd feet, and Sunday, while the family was at church, and dash'd them on the mash'd hearth; she pip'd steal all the grapes; and suggested to the and wisp'd a tune for the watch'd thief who
| general, as a guard against such a loss, that jump'd into the sack'd pan, and scratch'd his blanch'd face, which eclips'd the chaf'd
he should purchase an active watch-dog. horse, that was attach'd and wrapp'd for a
Said the general, “Better employ an active tax'd scape-grace.
Sabbath-school teacher; a dog may take care
of the grapes, but a good Sabbath-school 93. To read and speak with ease, accu
| teacher will take care of the grapes and the racy, and effect, are great accomplishments ; as elegant and dignified as they are useful,
| boys too,” and important. Many covet the art, buil Home. Wherever we roam, in whatever few are willing to make the necessary ap. climate or land we are cast, by the accidents plication: and this makes good readers and of human life, beyond the mountains or bespeakers, so very rare. Success depends, yond the ocean, in the legislative halls of the principally, on the student's own exertions, Capitol, or in the retreats and shades of priuniting correct theory with faithful practice. /vate life, our hearts turn, with an irresistible
94. Irregulars. T-generally has this instinct, to the cherished spot, which ushered sound; the lit-tie tat-ler tit-tered at the us into existence. And we dwell, with detaste-ful tea-pot, and caught a tempt-ing lightful associations, on the recollection of tar-lar by his sa-ti-e-ty; the stout Ti-tan the streams, in which, during our bovish took a tell-tale ter-ma-gant and thrust her
er | days, we bathed, the fountains at which we against the tot-ter-ing tow-ers, for twist-ing
| drank, the piney fields, the hills and the valthe frit-ters; Ti-tus takes the pet-u-lent out-casts, and tos-ses them into na-ture's
es lleys where we sported, and the friends, who pas-tures with the tur-tles; the guests of shared these enjoyments with us. the hosts at-tract a great deal of at-ten-tion, Varieties. 1. If we do well, shall we not and sub-sti-tute their pre-texts for tem- be accepted ? 2. A guilty conscience---parapests; the cov-et-ous part-ner, des-ti-tute of
lyzes the energies of the boldest mind, and fort-une, states that when the steed is stol.
enfeebles the stoutest heart, 3. Persons in en, he shuts the sta-ble door, lest the grav
love, generally resolve-first, and reason afi-ty of his ro-tun-di-ty tip his tac-tics into non-en-ti-ty.
terward. 4. All contingencies have a ProvWhen a twister, a twistinz, will twist him a twist,
idence in them. 5. If these principles of ElFor twisting his twist, he three twines doth intwist;
ocution be correct, practicing them as here But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist, The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist.
taught, will not make one formal and are Notes. 1. This dento-lingual sound may be made by tificial, but natural and effectuous. 6. Be whispering the imaginary woni tuh, (short u) the tongue being above the opinion of the world, and act from y essed against the upper front teeth, and then suddenly removed, your own sense of right and wrong. 7. ALL is indicated by the engraving. 2. 7' is silent when preceded by %, and followed by the abbreviated terminations en, le. Apostle christians believe the soul of man to be imsi isten, fasten, epistle, often, castle, pestle, soften, whistle, chasten, mortal : if, then, the souls of all, who have astle, christen; in eclat, bil-let-doux, debut, haut-boy, currants, I departed out of the body from this world, are le-pot, hostler, mortgage, Christmas, Tmolus, and the first t, in ; best-out and mis-tle-toe. 3. The adjectives, blessed, cursel, &c.
in the spiritual world, what millions of inare exceptions to the rule for pronouncing d. 4. Cónsonants are habitants must exist therein ! sometimes double in their pronunciation, although not found in
The man, who consecrates his powers, 'ke name spelling; pit-ied, (pit-ted,) river, (riv-var,) money icon-ney,) etc. Beware of chewing your words, as vir-chu,
By vigorous effort, and an honest aim, wa chure, etc.
At once, he draws the sting of life, and death; Self-alone, in nature rooted fast,
He walks with Nature ; and her paths--are A'tends us---first, and leaves us-last.
95. Let the position be erect, and the bodyProverbs. 1. Hope—is a good breakfast, bet balanced on the foot upon which you stand: a bad supper. 2. It is right to put every thing to banish all care and anxiety from the mind; its proper use. 3. Open confession-is good for let the forehead be perfectly smooth, the the soul. 4. Pride-must have a fall. 5. The lungs entirely quiescent, and make every ef-| lower mill-stone-grinds as well as the uppet fort from the abdominal region. To expand one. 6. Venture not all in one vessel. 7. What the thorax and become straight, strike the one ardently desires, he easily believes. 8. YieldPALMS of the hands together before, and the ling--is sometimes the best way of succeeding. backs of thein behind, turning the thumbs
the thumbs 9. A man that breaks his word, bids others be upward : do all with a united action of the false to him. 10. Amendment-18 repentance. 11.
There is nothing useless to a person of sense. body and mind, the center of exertion being in the small of the back; be in earnest, but
12. The hand of the diligent-maketh rich. husband your breath and strength; breathe
Patience and Perseverance. Let any often, and be perfectly free, easy, indepen
one consider, with attention, the structure
of a common engine to raise water. Let dent, and natural.
him observe the intricacy of the machinery, 96. F has two sounds: first, name and behold in what vast quantities one of sound: FIFE ; off with the scarf
the heaviest elements is forced out of its from the calf's head; the af-fa- II
course ; and then let him reflect how many ble bur-foon, fuith-ful to its gaf
experiments must have been tried in vain, fer, lifts his wife's fa-ther from
el how many obstacles overcome, before a frame
of such wonderful variety in its parts, coria the cof-fin, and puts in the fret- [F in FIFE.) |
I have been successfully put together : aftti ful cuf-fy; fear-ful of the ef-fects, the fright- which consideration let him pursue his eniful fel-low prof-fers his hand-ker-chief to iire terprise with hope of success, supporting off the dan-druff from the fit-ful fool's of-fen- the spirit of industry, by thinking how much sive fowl-ing-piece.
may be done by patience and perseverance. 97. If you read and speak slow, and ar
Varieties. Was the last war with Eng. ticulate well, you will always be heard with land-justifiable? 2. In every thing you attention ; although your delivery, in other undertake, have some definite object in mind. respects, may be very faulty: and remem- 3. Persons of either sex-may captivate, by ber, that it is not necessary to speak very assuming a feigned character ; but when the loud, in order to be understood, but very diss deception is found out, disgrace and unhaptinctly, and, of course, deliberately. The piness will be the consequences of the fraud. sweeter, and more musical your voice is, the 4. All truths-are the forms of heavenly better, and the farther you may be heard. loves; and all falsities are the forms of inthe more accurate will be your pronunciafernal loves. 5. While we co-operate with tion, and with the more pleasure and profit | Nature, we cannot labor too much for the will you be listened to.
development and perfection of body and
mind: but when we force or contradict her. 98. Irregulars, Gh and Ph frequently have this sound; Phil-ip Brough, laugh'd
so far from mending and improving “the
human form divine,” we actually degrade enough at the phantoms of the her-muph-ro
it below the brute. 6. How ridiculous some dite phi-los-o-phy, to make the nymph Saphj-ra have a phthis-i-cal hic-cough; the ser
people make themselves appear, by giving aph's draught of the proph-e-cy was lith-o
their opinions for or against a thing, with graph'd for an eph-a of phos-pho-res-ent
which they are unacquainted! 7. The law
of God is divine and eternal, and no person naph-tha, and a spher-i-cal trough of tough
"! has a right to alter, add, or diminish, one phys ic.
word: it must speak for itself, and stand by Notes. 1. To make this dento-labial aspirate, press the
itseif. under lip against the upper fore teeth, as seen in the engraving, and blow out the first sound of the word
f i re! 2. Gh, are who needs a teacher-to admonish him, (mist? alent in drought, burrough, high, high, brought, dough, flight,
That flesh-is grass ? That earthly things-are etc.; ap! Ph and h in phthis-i-cal. 3. The difficulty of applying nuks, to the pronunciation of our language, may be illustrated by
What are our joys-but dreams ? and what our th: two following lines, where ough is pronounced in different But goodly shadows in the summer cloud ? (hopez, ways; as o, ut, off, ow, oo, and ock. Though the tough cough There's not a wind that blows, but bears with i and hiccough plough me through, O'er life's dark lough my course Some rainbow promise. Not a moment flies, I will pursue.
But puts its sickle-in the fields of life, caras. Anecdoto. Natural Death. An old man, And mows its thousands, with their joys and who had been a close observer all his life,
Our early days !-How often-back when dangerously sick, was urged by his
We turn-on Life's bewildering track, friends, to take advice of a guack; but objec To where, n'er hill, and valley, plays ter, saying, "I wish to die a natural| The sunlight of our early days ! death."
A monkey, to reform the timer, The patient mind, by yielding-overcomer.
Resolved to visit foreign climes
99. He who attempts to make an inroad Proverbs. 1. A good cause makes a cui on the existing state of things, though evi- neart, and a strong arm. 2. Better ten guilty Jently for the better, will find a few to en persons escape, than one innocently suffer. 3 courage and assist him, in effecting a use- Criminals-are punished, that crime may be pretul retorm, and many who will treat his vented. 4. Drunkenness-turns a man out of honest exertions with resentment and con- himself, and leaves a beas: in his room. 5. Ile tempt, and cling to their old errors with a that goes to church, with an evil intention, goes fonder pertinacity, the more vigorous is the on the devil's errand. 6. Most things have haneffort to tear them from their arms. There ales; and a wise man takes hold of the best. 7. is more hope of a fool, than of one wise in Our flatterers--are our most dangerous enemies , his own conceil.
yet they are often in our own bosom. 8. Pover 100. The second sound of F, is that ty-makes a man acquainted with strange bed. of V: OF; (never off, nor uv;)
fellows. 9. Make yourself all honey, and the there-of here-of, where-of; the
flies will be sure to devour you. 10. Many talk
like philosophers, and live like fools. 11. A stitch which F, has this sound: a s
in time-saves nine. 12. The idle man's head, is piece of cake, not a piece-u..
the devil's workshop. cake, nor a piece-ur-cake. [F in OF. ]
Anecdote. School master and pupil. A 101. Muscle Breakers. Thou waftd'st school master--asked a boy, one very cold the rickety skiff over the mountain height winter morning, what was the Latin-for cliffs, and clearly saw'st the full orbid moon, the word cold: at which the boy hesitated, in whose silvery and effulgent light, thou
-saying, I have it at my finger's ends. reef d'st the haggled sails of the ship-wrecked vessel, on the rock-bound coast of Kam- Ourselves and Others. That man scat-ka. He was an unamiable, disrespect deserves the thanks of his country, who conful, incommunicative, disingenuous, formi- nects with his own-the good of others. dable, unmanageable, intolerable and pusi- | The philosopher-enlightens the WORLD; lanimous old bachelor. Get the latest the manufacturer-employs the needy; and amended edition of Charles Smith's Thu. I the merchant-gratifies the rich, by procu. cud-i-des, and study the colonist's best in- Iring the varieties of every clime. The miterests.
ser, altho' he may be no burden on society, 102. Irregulars. V has this vocal aspi- yet, thinking only of himself, affords no one rate; also Ph in a few words; my vain neph-lelse either profit, or pleasure. As it is not ew, Ste-phen Van-de-ver, be-lieves Ve-nus of any on
of any one-to have a very large share of a ves-tal vir-gin, who viv-i-fies his shiv-er
happiness, that man will, of course, have the ed liv-er, and im-proves his vel-vet voice, so as to speak with viv-id viv-ac-i-ty; the
largest portion, who makes himself--a part. brave chev-a-lier be-haves like a vol-a-tile ner in the happiness of others. The BENEVcon-ser-va-tive, and says, he loves white OLENT-are sharers in every one's joys, wine vin-e-gar with veal vict-uals every Varieties. 1. Ought not the study of our warm day in the vo-cal vales of Vu-co-var. language be made part of our education ? 103. Faults in articulation, early con
in orientation only on. 2. He who is slowest in making a promise, is tracted, are suffered to gain strength by hab. generally the most faithful in performing it. it, and grow so inveterate by time, as to be 3. They who are governed by reason, need almost incurable. Hence, parents should no other motive than the goodness of a thing, assist their children to pronounce correctly, to induce them to practice it. 4. A reading in their first attempts to speak, instead of people will become a thinking people; and permitting them to pronounce in a faulty then they are capable of becoming a rationmanner : but soine, so far from endeavoring
al and a great people. 5. The happiness of to correct them, encourage them to go on in
every one-depends more on the state of his their baby talk ; thus cultivating a vicious
own mind, than on any external circum mode of articulation. Has wisdom fled from
stance; nay, more than all external things men; or was she driven away?
put together. 6. There is no one so despicaNotes. 1. This diphthongal sound, is made like that of f, ble, but may be able, in some way, and at with the addition of a voice sound in the larynx : see engraving. 2. A n:odification of this sound, with the upper lipover-lapping the un. some time, to revenge our impositions. 7 der boe, and blowing down on the chin, gives a very good imita. Desire-seeks an end : the nature of the de tion of the humble-bee. 3. Avoid saying gim me some, for give sire, love and life, may be known by its end me some; I haint got any, for I have not got any; I don't luft' to 80; for, I don't love, (like rather,) to go; you'll haft to do it; for when lowly Merit-jeels misfortune's blow, you will have to do it.
And seeks relief from penury and wo,
Hope fills with rapture-every generous heart, II his chief good and market of his time,
To share its treasures, and its hopes impart ; Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Sure,
As, rising o'er the sordid lust of gold,
It shows the impress—of a heavenly mould ! That capability--and god-like reason,
Whose nature iso far from doing hanna, To rust in us-unused.
That he susperus none
104. In all schools, one lead
1 Proverbs. 1. He that seeks trouble, it wero should be, to teach the science and art of a pity he should miss it. 2. Honor and ease-are reading and speaking with effect : they ought, seldom bed-fellows. 3. It is a miserable sight to indeed, to occupy seven-fold more time than see a poor man proud, and a rich man avaricious. at present. Teachers should strive to improve 1. One cannot fly without wings. 5. The fuirest themselves, as well as their pupils, and feel, rose at last is withered. 6. The best evidence of that to them are committed the future orators
a clegyman's usejuness, is the holy lives of his
h 1 parishoners. 7. We are rarely so unfortunate, of our country. A first-rate reader is much
or so happy, as we think we are. 8. A friend in more useful than a first-rate performer on a
need, is a friend indeed. 9. Bought wit is the piano, or any other artificial instrument.
best, if not bought too dear. 10. DisputationsNor is the voice of song sweeter than the leave truth in the middle, and the parties at both voice of eloquence: there may be eloquent
ends. 11. We must do and live. 12. A diligent readers, as well as eloquent speakers.
pen supplies many thoughts. 105. G has three sounds: first, name
Authority and Truth. Who has not sound, or that of J, before e, i,
observed how much more ready mankind are and y, generally : GEM; Gen-er- /
to bow to the authority of a name, than al Ghent, of gi-ant ge-nius, sug- /
yield to the evidence of truth? However gests that the o-rig-i-nal mug-ic
strong and incontestible the force of reaof the frag-ile gip-sey has gen
soning, and the array of facts of an individer-a-ted the gen-e-al-o-gy of Geor- (G in GEM.)
ual, who is unknown to fame, a slavish world gi-um Si-dus; the geor-gics of George Ger
--will weigh and measure him by the obscuman are ex-ag-er-a-ted by the pan-e-gyr-ics
rity of his name. Integrity, research, sciof the log-i-cal ser-geant; hy-dro-gen, og-y
8 Y ence, philosophy, fact, truth, and goodness--gen and ging-seng, ger-min-ate gen-teel gin
are no shield against ridicule, and misrepreger-bread for the o-rig-i-nal ab-o-rig-i-nes of
sentation. Now this is exceedingly humiliaGe-ne-va.
ting to the freed mind, and shows the grea: 106. It is of the first importance, that the
importance, that the necessity of looking at the truth itself for the reader, speaker and singer be free and unre- I evidence of truth. Hence, we are not to be strained in his manner; so as to avoid using lieve what one says, because he says it, but the chest as much as possible, and also of because we see that it is true: this course is being monotonous in the flow of his words : I well calculated to make us independent rece thus, there will be perfect correspondence- soners, speakers, and writers, and constitute of the feelings, thoughts and actions. Look us, as we were designed to be-FREEMEN, in out upon Nature; all is free, varied, and ex- feeling, thought and act. pressive ; such should be our delivery. Naure-abhors monotony, as much as she does
Varieties. 1. How long was it, from the a vacuum.
discovery of America, in 1492, by Columbus,
to the commencement of the Revolutionary 107. Irregulars, J generally has this
War, in 1775 ? 2. Most of our laws would sound. The je-june judge just-ly jeal-ous
never have had an existence, if evil actions of Ju-lia's joy, joined her to ju-ba James in
had not made them necessary. 3. The grand June or July; the ju-ry jus-ti-fy the joke, in
secret-of never failing-in propriety of jerk-ing the jave-lin of Ju-pi-ter from the
deportment, is to have an intention-of aljol-ly Jes-u-it, and jam-ming it into the jov
ways doing what is right. 4. Only that, i-al Jew, to the jeop-ar-dy of the jeer-ing
which is sown here, will be reap'd hereafter. jock-ey.
5. Is there more than one God? 6. The huNotes. 1. This triphthongal sound, as are most of the other
er man race is so connected, that the well intenvocal consonants, is composed of a vocal and aspirate. To make it, compress the teeth, and begin to pronounce the word judge,
tioned efforts of each individual-are never very loud; and when you have made a sound, e. i. got to the uslost; but are propagated to the mass; so stoi instantly, and you will perceive the proper souud; or be that what one-may ardently desire, another gin to pronounce the letter 8, but put no e to it: see engraving.
-may resolutely endeavor, and a third, or 2. The three sounds, of which this is composed, are that of the name sound of d, and those of e, and h, combined. 3. Breath as tenth, may actually accomplish. 7. All well as voice sounds, may be arrested, or allowed to escape, ac. I thought is dependent on the will, or voluncording to the nature of the sound to be produced.
tary principle, and takes its quality thereAnecdote. A pedlar-overtook another from : as is the will, such is the thought ; for of his tribe on the road, and thus accosted the thought-is the will, in form ; and the hir: " Hallo, friend, what do you carry ?" state of the will—may be known by that “ Rum and Whisky,”—was the prompt re- form. wly. “Good," said the other; "you may go go abroad, upon the paths of Nature, and when vhead; I carry gravestones.”
Its voices whisper, and its silent things all The quiet sea,
Are breathing the deep beauty of the world, • Th't, like a giant, resting from his toil, Kneel at its simple altar, and the God, Sleeps in the morning sun.
| Who hath the living waters--shal be there.
108. Elocutum. -is not, as some errone-1 112. Freedom of Thought. Beware ously suppuse, an art of something artificial of pinning your faith to another's suevo- -of in tones, loitis and gestures, that may be forming your own opinion entirely on that learned by imitation. The principles teach of another. Strive to attain to a modest indeus—to exhibit truth and nature dressed to pendence of mind, and keep clear of leading advantage : its objects are, to enable the rea- strings: follow no one, where you cannot der, and speaker, to manifest his thoughts, see the road, in which you are desired to and feelings, in the most pleasing, perspic-walk : otherwise, you will have no confidence uous, and forcible manner, so as to charm the in your own judgment, and will become a affections, enlighten the understanding, and changeling all your days. Remember the leave the deepest, and most permanent im- old adage-“let every tub stand on its own pression, on the mind of the attentive hearer. bottom ! And,“ never be the mere shadow 109. The second sound of G, is hard,
of another.” or gutteral, before a, o, u, l, r,
Proverbs. 1. He dies like a beast, who has and often before e, and i; also, 1
done no good while he lived. 2, 'Tis a base at the end of monosyllables, and
thing to betray a man, because he trusted you. 3 sometimes at the end of dissyl- 1 VID
Knave3-imagine that nothing can be done with
out knavery. 4. He is not a wise man, who pa yg lables, and their preceding sylla
more for a thing than it is worth. 5. Learning bles. GAME; a giddy goosé LG in GAME.)
is a sceptre to some, and a bauble-to others. 6. got a ci-gar, and gave it to a gan-grene beg
No tyrant can take from you your knowledge. 7. gar: Scrog-gins, of Brob-diz-nag, growls
Only that which is honestly got-is true gair. over his green-glass gog-gles, which the big 18. Pride-is as loud a beggar as want ; and a ne-gro gath-er-ed from the bos-gy quag-mire;
great deal more saucy. 9. That is a bad child, a gid-dy gig-gling girl glides into the grog- that goes like a top, no longer than it is whipge-ry, and gloats over the gru-el in the great ped. 10. It is hard for an empty bag to stand uppig-gin of the rag-ged grand-mother, ex-right. 11. Learn to bear disappointment cheerclaim-ing, dig or beg, the game is gone. fully. 12. Eradicate your prejudices.
110. Foreigners and natives may derive Anecdote. A sharp Eye. A witness, essential aid from this system of mental and during the assizes, at York, in England, vocal philosophy; enabling them to read and after several ineffectual attempts to go on speak the language correctly ; which they with his story, declared, "he could not most certainly ought to do, before they are proceed in his lestimony, if Mr. Brougham emploved in our schools : for whatever chil- did not take his eyes off from him." dren learn, they should learn correctly. Good Varieties. 1. Which does society the teachers are quite as necessary in the pri- most injury, the robber, the slanderer, or the mary school, as in the Academy or College : at murderer ? 2. In every period of life, cur tale least, so thought Philip, king of Macedon.ents may be improved, and our mind expan. when he sent his son Alexander to Aristotle,
|ded by education. 3. The mind is powerful,
ea the great philosopher, to learn his letters :
in proportion as it possesses powerful truths,
reduced to practice. 4. Give not the meat: and Alexander says, he owed more to his
and drinks of a man, to a child ; for how teacher, than to his father.
should they do it good ? 5. A proverb, well 111. Irregulars. Gh, in a few words, applied at the end of a phrase, often makes has this sound: tho', strictly speaking, the h a very happy conclusion : but beware of is silent. The ghast-ly bur-gher stood a-/ using such sentences 100 oflen. 6. Extrav. ghast to see the ghost of the ghyll, eat the i agant--and misplaced eulogiums-neither ghas-tly gher-kins in the ghos-tly burgh. I honor the one, who bestovis them, nor the They are silent in the neigh-bors taught person, who receives them. 7. Apriren their daugh-ters to plough with de-light, truth-has its use, but genuine ith a though they caught a fur-lough; &c.
greater use : and hence, it is the part of Notes. 1. This vocal sound is made, by pressing the roots
wisdom-to seek it. of the tongue against the uvula, so as to close the throat, and beginning
"Tis midnight's holy hour--and silence now to say go, without the o; the sound is intercepted lower down than
Is brooding, like a gentle Spirit, o'er that of first d, and the jaw dropped more ; observe also the vocal
The still and pulseless world. Hark! on the wind and aspirate; the sound is finished, however, in this, as in all oth.
The bell's deep tones are swelling, -'tis the knell er instances of making the vocal consonants, by the organs re
of the departed year. No funeral train suming their natural position, either for another effort, or for
Is sweeping past, -yet, on the stream, and wood, silence. 2. If practice enables persons with half the usual num
With melancholy light, the moonbeams rest, ber of fingers to accomplish whatever manual labor they under
Like a pale, spotless shroud, ---the air is stirred, take; think, how much may be done in this art, by those who pos
As by a mourner's sigh--und on yon cloud, sess their vocal organs complete, provided they pursue the course
That floats on stili and placidly through hearen, bere indicated,--there is nothing like these vocal gymnastics.
The Spiritsof the Seasons--seem to stand ;
Young Spring, bright Summer, Autumn's soleans ha 'Tis autumn. Many, and many a Neeting age
And Winter, with his aged locks, and breathe, Hath faded, since the primal morn of Time ;
In mournful cadences, that come abroad
Like the far wind-harp's wild and tonching wai, And silently the slowly journeying years,
A melancholy dirge-o'er the dead y arAll redolent of countless seasons, pass.
Gone, from the Earth, forever.