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132. Be perfectly distinct in your articu- | Proverbs. 1. A miss, is as good as a milo. fution, or you cannot become an easy, grace- 2. A man is a lion in his own cause 3. He that ful, effective and natural elocutionist; there has too many irons in the fire, will find that some forë, practice on the vowels and consonants, I of them will be apt to burn. 4. It is not an art to as here recommended, separately and com- play; but it is a very good art to leave off play bined. If your utterance is rapid, and indis- 5. Beyond the truth, there is nothing but error ; tinct, your reading and speaking, will not i and beyond error, there is madness. 6. He, who

deals with a blockhead, has need of much brains. be listened to with much pleasure, or profit.

7. The burnt child dreads the fire. 8. When ons A hint-to those who would be wise, is suf

will not, two cannot quarrel. 9. Words from the ficient.

mouth, die in the ears; but words from the heart 133. The second sound of N, is that

-stay there. 11. Young folks--think old folke of Ng, before hard g, and often woh ach

1.fools; but old folks know that young ones are. before hard c, k and q under the I to

11. First know what is to be done, then do it. accent. BANK; con-gress con- 1

12. The tongue, without the heart, speaks an unquers the strang-ling don-key, ' VIII

known tcngue. 13. Remember the rockoning. and sanc-tions the lank con-clave [N in BANK.)

| The three essentials-of every exist in punc-til-ious con-course: the san-guine ence are an inmost, a middle and an outmost: un-cle, anx-ious to ling-er much long-er i. e. an end, a cause, and an effect: the end among the tink-ling in-gots, jin-gles his rin- is the inmost, the cause is the middle, and kled fin-ger over the lin-guist's an-gu-lar the effect the outmost, or ultimate. Ex. shrunk shanks.

Man is one existence, and yet consists of a 134. The common mode of teaching elo-soul, or inmost principle, a body, or middle cution is considered the true one, because it

principle, and an activity, or ultimate prinhas been so long admitted and practiced :

ciple. In his soul are ends, or motives to

action; in his body are causes, or ways and the old have become familiar with it, and fol- means of action ; and in his life are effects, low it from habit, as their predecessors did; or actions themselves : if either were wantand the rising generation receive it on trust: ing, he could not be a man : for, take away thus, they pass on, striving to keep each oth- his soul, and his body would die for want of er in countenance : hence it is, that most of a first principle to live from; take away his our bad habits, in this important art, are born body, and his soul could not act in the natu. in the primary school, brought up in the ral world, for want of a suitably organized

i instrument : take away his life, or the acti. academy, and graduated in the college ; if | in we proceed so far in our education. Is not

vity of his body from his soul, and both

soul and body would cease to exist for lack an entire revolution necessary.

of exercise. In other words, Man consists 135. Irregulars. Ng have generally this

of will, or inmost ; understanding, or intersound. In cultivating and strength-en-ing mediate; and activity, or ultimate. It is the un-der-stand-ing, by stud-y-ing, read-ing, evident, that without willing, his underwri-ting, cy-pher-ing, and speak-ing, I am standing would never think, and devise think-ing of con-tend-ing for go-ing to sing- means of acting ; and without understand. ing meet-ing: in re-lin-guish-ing your standing, his will-could not effect its purpose ; ing in the crisp-ing fry-ing pan, by jumping

and without action—that willing and under. O-ver the wind-ing rail-ing, you may be sail

standing would be of no use. ing on the boil-ing o-cean, where the limp-ing | Varieties. 1. The thief-is sorry he is her-rings are skip-ping, and danc-ing, around to be punished, but not that he is a thief. some-thing that is laugh-ing and cry-ing. 1 2. Some-are atheists-only in fair weather. sleep-ing and wa-ki

ng and smi-lin

? 3. Is the casket-more valuable than the Notes. 1. This nasal diphthongal vocal consonant sound, ;

| jewel it contains ? 4. Indolence is a stream may be made by drawing the tongue back, closing the passage

that flows slowly on; yet it undermines ev. from the throat into the mouth, and directing the sound thmugh

ery virtue. 5. All outward existence is the nose; as in giving the name sound of n; it can be distinctly only the shadow of that, which is truly real ; perceived by prolonging, or singing the ng sound in the word sing. because its very correspondence. 6. Should 2. If the accent be on the syllable beginning with g and c bard, we act from policy or from principle? 7. and , ad q, then may take its name sound; as, con-grat-u-late, The prayer of the memory is a reflected light, orn-cur, con-claude, &c. 3. The three sounds of m and n, are the only nasal ones in our language. 4. Some consonant sounds are

| like ihat of the moon ; that of the under. continuous: the Ist, 8d, and 4th of c; the 2nd off, the third of standing alone, is as the light of the sun in 6, l, m, n, r, &c. are examples; others are abrupt or discrete; as, winter ; but that of the heart, like the ligh: b, d, p, k, t, &c.: 80 we have continuous sounds, (the long ones,) and heat united, as in spring or summri and abrupt or discrete ones, (the short.)

and so also, is all discourse from them., and Anecdote. Equality. When Lycurgis, all worship. king of Sparta, was to reform and change

THE FLIGHT OF YEARS. the government, one advised him, that it .ould be reduced to an absolute popular

Gone! gone forever !-Like a rushing ware equality : Sir," said the lawgiver, “be- |

Another year-has burst upon the shore gin it in your own house first.

Of earthly being-and its last low tones, Love-reckons hours~ or months,--and days--for years ;

Wandering in broken accents on the air. And every little absence—is an age.

Are dying-to an echa

136. In ancient Rome, an orator's educa- ! Proverbs. 1. He, who thinks he knows tire tion began in infancy; so should it be now; most, knows the least. 2. Take every thing as it the seeds of eloquence may be sown, when comes, and make the best of it. 3. Three remover the child is on the maternal bosum : the voice are as bad as a fire. 4. Tread on a worm, and he should be developed with the mind. If the will turn. 5. Two things we should never be child has good examples set him, in reading

angry at,-what we can, and what we cannot

heup. 6. When the bow is too much bent, i and speaking, and the youth is attentive to

breaks. 7. A wise man-is a great wonder. 8. his every day language, and is careful to im

A wicked man-is bis own hell; and his evil lusts prove his mind and voice together, he will

and passion, the fiends that torment hin. 9 become a good elocutionist, without scarcely

Blushing—is virtue's color. 10. Evil commwnio Knowing it. Connection and association

cations corrupt good manners. 11. Gain-js un have as much to do with our manner of

certain, but the pain is sure. 12. Never court, speaking, as with our cast of thinking.

unless you intend to marry. 137. P has but one sound: PAP; Amusements. Ever since the fall, pale, par, pall, pap; peep, pet;

mankind have been prone to extremes ; not pipe, pip; pope, pool, pop; U

only the religious, but the irreligious por. pule, pup, puss; point, pound; fed

tion of the world. It is greatly to be regretpeo-ple put pep-per in pep-per- "'

ted, that we are all so much at the mercy box-es, ap-ple-pies in cup- [P in PAP.]

of passion and prejudice, and so little-unboards, and whap-ping pap-poo-ses in wrap

der the guiding influence of reason and in

telligence. In our creation, the Divine pers; the hap-py pi-per placed his peer-less

Being-has manifested infinite love and in· pup-py in Pom-pey's slop-shop, to be pur- / finite wisdom : for we are made in “ HIS

chased for a neck of pap-ny pip-pins, or a IMAGE and LIKENESS;” the former, we pound of pul-ver-iz-ed pop-pies; a pad Jy still retain, but the latter, sad to relate, we picked a peck of pick-led pep-pers, and put have lost. The will, or voluntary principle them on a broad brimed pew-ter plat-ter of the mind, constitutes our impelling power,

138. MUSCLE BRFAKERS. Peter Prickle and the understanding, or reasoning facul. Prandle picked three pecks of prickly pears,

ties, under the light of truth, is onr govern. from three prickly prangly pear trees: if

ling power: if, therefore, we find ourselves then, Peter Prickle Prandle, picked three

loving-what is not good and true, our ra

tionality, enlightened by wisdom, must be pecks of prickly pears from three prickly

our guide. Hence, our rule is this; whatprangly pear trees; where are the three pecks

ever amusements--tend to fit us for our vaof prickly pears, that Peter Prickle Prandle rious duties, and give us zest in faithfully picked, from the three prickly prangly pear performing them, are perfectly proper ; but, trees? Success to the successful prickly amusements, whose tendency is the reverse prangly pear picker.

of this, are entirely improper; and we should Notes. 1. To give this aspirate labial, wluisper the word not hesitate a moment in abstaining from pugh, (u short,) or pop out the candle ; see the engraving: it is them, however they may be approved by all of the word up, except the u: but the sound is not finished till others, or sanctioned by long usage : we the lips are separated, or the remaining breath exhaled : remember the remarks in reference to other abrupt elements. 2. The prin. Leternity

nber must never compromise the interests of

for those transitory enjoyments of cipal difference between b and p is, that b is a vocal, and p, only a breath sound. P, A, T, are called, by some, sharp mutes; and B,

time and sense, which are at variance with G, D, flat mutes. 3. Germans find it difficalt to pronounce cer- the principles of truth and goodness. Both tain vocal consonants at the ends of words, tho' correctly at the be worlds are best taken care of, when they are ginning : hence, instead of saying dog, mad, pod, &c. they say, at cared for together, and each has its attention, first, dok, mat, pot, &c. 4. In pronouncing m, and t together, p is according to its importance. very apt to intervene ; as in Pam-ton &c. 5. P is silent in psal-ter,

| Varieties. 1. There are some, who live pshaw, pneu-mat-ics, Ptol-e-my, Psy.che, rasp-ber-ry, (3d a,) corps (o long,) re-ceipt, etc. 6. Not dežths, but depths; not clab-board,

1-to eat and drink ; and there are others, mot clap-board ; not Ja-cop, but Ja-cob; not bab-tism, but bap who eat and drink, to live. 2. The perfecism, etc.

tion of art is-to conceal the art: i. e. to be Anecdote. A Check. Soon after the the thing, instead of its representative. 3. sattle of Leipsic, a wit observed, -" Bona- Let every one sweep the snow from his own Fart must now be in funds ; for he has re door, and not trouble himself about the frost ceived a check on the bank of the Elbe.on his neighbor's tiles. 4. Golileo, the great Hidden, and deep, and never dry,

astronomer, was imprisoned for life, because or powing, or at rest,

he declared that Venus shone with a bor-R A living spring of love-doth lie

rowed light, and from the sun, as the centre In every human breast.

of our system. 5. There are abuses-in all All else-may fail, th't soothes the heart,

Ruman governments. 6. He, whose virtues, All. save that fount alone ;

exceed his talents, is the good man; but he, With that, and life, we never part ;

whose talents exceed his virtues, is the band

man. 7. All we perceive, understand, will, For life, and love-are one.

love, and practice, is our own ; but nothing He seemed

else.
For dignity composed,--and high exploit;

Srespicion, ahoays haunto the gralty mind;
But all was false - od kollors.

The thief still fears each when other

139. Written language consists of letters, ! Proverbs. 1. He that is ill to himself, will and, consequently, is more durable than spo- be good to nobody. 2. The remedy-is worse than ken language, which is composed of articu- the disease. 3. Who is so deaf, as he that will late sounds. Our written alphabet contains not hear? 4. AU vice infatuates and corrupts the twenty-six letters, which make syllables and judgment. 5. A fool, may, by chance, put somewords: words make sentences : sentences thing into a wise man's head. 6. After praying paragraphs, which make sections and chap

to God, not to lead you into temptation, do not

throw yourself into it. 7. Evil gotten, evil spent. ters'; these constitute an essay, discourse, ad

8. He, that knows useful things, and not he that dress, oration, poem, dissertation, tractor

knows many things, is the wise man. 9. Hebook: but our vocal alphabet has forty-four

preaches well, that lives well. 10. It is always letters, or sounds, which make up the whole

term time in the court of conscience. 11. We may of spoken language.

be ashamed of our pride, but not proud of our 140. R has two sounds; first, its name shame. 12. Historical faith-precedes saving sound; ARM; the bar-bers were,

faith. 13. Stolen waters are sweet. in former years, the ar-bi-ters of

The True Christian Character. The the mur-der-ers of their fore-fa- /

three essentials of a christian-are-a good thers. the Tar-tars are gar-blers i m y

will-flowing through a true understanding, of hard-ware and per-ver-ters of

into a uniform life of justice and jrsdgment. che er-rors of North-ern-ers and lk in

à [R in ARM.] It is not enough, that we mear well, or

know our duty, or try to do right ; for good South-ern-ers; the far-mers are dire search

che intention is powerless, without truth to ers af-ter burnt ar-bors, and store the cor

guide it aright; and truth in the intellect ners of their lar-ders with di-vers sorts of alone, is mere winter-light, without the quar-ter dol-lars; Charles Bur-ser goes to the summer-heat of love to God and love to far-ther barn, and gets lar-ger ears of hard man; and blundering efforts — to do our corn, for the car-ter's hor-ses.

duty-are poor apologies for virtuous ener. 141. Dr. Franklin says, (of the justly cel. gies, well directed and efficiently applied : ebrated Whitfield,) that it would have been

the three alone-can constitute us true chris.

tians ; i.e. our will, understanding and life, fortunate for his reputation, if he had left no Written works behind him; his talents would cient unity, in order that we may be entitled

must be brought into harmonious and effiwhen have been estimated by their effects : in- to this high and holy appellation. Things deed, his elocution was almost faultless. must not only be thought of, and desired, But whence did he derive his effective man- purposed, and intended; but they must be ner? We are informed, that he took lessons done, from love to the Lord ; that He, as a of Garrick, an eminent tragedian of Eng- principle of goodness, and a principle of land, who was a great master in Nature's truth--may be flowing, constantly, from school of teaching and practicing this useful | the centre to the circumference of actions . art.

we must practice what we know of the truth;

we must live the life of our heavenly Fa. Notes. 1. To make this smooth vocal sound, pronounce ther's commandments; so as to have his the word arm, and dwell on the r sound; and you will perceive soodness and truth implanted in us, 'nat we that the tongue is turned gently to the roof of the mouth, and at the same time drawn back a little. 2. Avoid omitting this letter, as may strive to walk before Him, and become at never is silent, except it is doubled in the same syllable; not staw-my, but stor-my; not lib-ah-ty, but lib-er-ty; not bur*but Varieties. 1. A certain apothecury-has burst; not waw-um, but warm; not ah-gu-ment, but ar-gu-n.ent; over his door, this sign—"All kinds of dynot hosses, but hor-ses; not hahd stawm, but hard storm; etc. 3. Re

Do member that short e and i before r, in the same syllable, when ac

ac more influence than knowledge? 3. A • vented, sound like short u, unless followed by another T, 28 mercy, (mer-it,) ser-geant, (ser-rate,) ter-na-gant, (ter-ror,) mirth-fui, I pretty shepherd, indeed, a wolf would make! (mir-ror,) ver-ses, (ver-y) (here the r is re-echoed ;) and spirits, &c.: 4. At some taverns-madness-is sold by the exceptions are in parentheses: see p. 220. 4. Sorno words, the glass ; at others, by the bottle. 5. So(where e, i, and r, are peculiarly situated, as above,) have, in their briety. without sullenness, and mirth wita pronunciation, a reverberation, or repetition of the t, although modesty, are commendable. 6. Even an or. there may be but one in the word; as-utry; being followed by a

| dinary composition, well delivered, ie botter sowel. Anecdote. Who Rules ? A schoolmas.

received, and of course does miore god, ter, in ancient Rome, declared, that he ruled

than a superior one, badly delivered. 7. the world. He was asked to explain : which

| Where order-cannot enter, it cannot exist, he did in the following manner. Rome

What is beauty? Not the show
rules the world ; the women rule those who of shapely limbs, and features. No:
govern Rome ; the children control their mo These-are but flowers,
Aers, and I rule the children."

That have their dated hours,
Sowe grew together,

To breathe their momentary sweets, then ;
Like to a double cherry, seenting-parted;

'Tis the stainless soul-within-
But yet a union-in partition,

That outshines-the fairest skin.
Troo lowly berries, -moulded on one stene :

Appearances-deceine ;
Bo, with two seeming bodies, but one heart:
The of the first, like coats, in heraldry,

And this one marim--is a standing rulo,
Due but to one, and crowned-with one crest,

Men are rot-what they scen.

sold b

nealth
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142. Many persons take great pains in Proverbs. 1. He, who resolves to amena 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 knave. 3. If exert an influence they attain their end: but the best man's faults were written on his 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 half spent, before we know what form themselves in reading and conversation,

it is. 5. Of the two evils, choose the least. 6. they might accomplish the object at which

One bad erample spoils many good precepts. 7.

Patience-is a plaster for all sores. 8. He who they aim.

serves well-need not be afraid to ask his wages. 143. The second sound of R, is rough,

9. If you will not hear reason, she will rap you trilled, or burred; when it

over your knuckles. 10. Prayer should be the comes before vowel sounds in

key of the day, and the lock of the right. 11. the same syllable: RAIL ROAD;

Foul water will quench fire. 12. Fium ncching the rua-ring rep-ro-bate re-ver- !

--nothing can come. be-rates his ran-cor-ous rib-ald- [R in RAIL.) | Aneodote. Spinster. Formerly, it was ry and re-treats from his re-gal throne, to his a maxim, that a young woman should never 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 set 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

to it. throng of cry-ing chil-dren: round and round

i 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-e-ros, while a rat in a rat-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 liv-er in its mouth.

standard unit, and thus expressed by num144. Written language-is used for com- bers and magnuude. Fe

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 ; )

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, anin. together: 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, 1. This vocal trilled diphthongal sound, consists

Varieties. 1. Was the world crente? of the aspirate sound of h, modified between the end of the tongue

out of nothing ? 2. Fools-draw false con and the roof of the mouth, combined with a vocal. 2. Or, make clusions, from just principles : and mad. the name sound of r, and mix it with the aspirate, by ciapping the tongue against the mof of the mouth; practice prolonging her,

true, or purr in a whisper, trilling the r, then add the voice sound; af- and the practice of what is good, are the two terwards prefix the i, and exercise as above. 3. Dernosthenes, in the early part of his career, was reproached for not being able to

| most important objects of life. 4. Associa pronounce, correctly, the first letter of his favorite art-Rhetoric:

tions—between persons of opposite tempera i. e. he could not trill it for some time. 4. Give only one trill or ments, can neither be durable, nor producułap of the tongue, unless the sentiment be very animating; as, tive of real pleasure to either party. 5. Rise-brothers, rise! etc. “Strike ! till the last armed foe ex Where grace cannot enter, sin increases peres.”

I and abounds. 6. The spontaneous gifts of 145. Another. The riven rocks are heaven, are of high value ; but perseverance rudely rent asunder, and the rifted trees gains the prize. 7. When the will-berush along the river, while hoa-ry bc-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 The roretch, condemn'd with life to part, ed the round roll, Robert Rowley rolled Still, still on hope relies, found!

And every pang, that rends his heart,
Didst ever see

Bids expectation rise.
Two gentle vinss, each-round the other twined, Hope, like the glimmering taper's light,
So fondly, closely, that they had become,

Adorns-and cheers his way, E:e their growth, blended t« gether

And still, as darker grows the night, into one singli tree?

Emits a brighter ray.

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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-cure. 3. Learn wisdom by the follies of others.

4. Knowledge, without practice, makes but half son, nature and truth, is so far established

an artist. 5. When you want any thing, always over the ear and taste, as to obviate the dan

ask the price of it. 6. To cure idleness, count the ger of adopting or following, unquestionable

tickings of a clock. 7. It costs more lo revenge errors, and vicious habits of reading and

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 hung 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. 11. God makes, and apparel govern all its decisions and actions.

shapes. 12. Good watch prevents harm. 147. W, has but one consonant

The Difference. Two teachers apply sound, and one vowel sound;

for a school ; one-is 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 16

-is well qualified for the station, and asks wish-er of the wig-wam; the".

twenty-five dollars a month. The fathersdwarf 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 wax-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.

tions to him; such as, -"Can you mow ? wise, and re-wards the wick-ed with weep

reap? chop? cradle? hoe ? dress flax ? &c." ing, wail-ing and worm-wood.

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 position 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 ap- and have things so arranged-as not to lose parent mechanical, artificial and constrained

a moment's time, — and see that nothing

goes to waste ; but the same watchful parent modes of giving the sounds, and pronoun-|

pull -will employ a teacher, and put him into 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

is not obliged to persevere. 2. Ought cir. certain words: the an-guish of the an-ti-qua

cumstantial evidence to be admitted in criry 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-sua-sion: the guide dis-gui-ses his as-sity, should be considered a burthen. 5. To sue-tude of per-sua-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. as for whistling, 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

vocal conso-false light agrees not with the truth, but nant, thus, do- was. 2. When w is initial, i, e, begins a word or

lightly esteems it ; and also, seems to itself, syllable, it is a consonant; but when it ends one, it is equivalent to 22 o in ooze; new, how, now, pow-er, etc. 3. In sword, two, an.

to be better than truth. swer, it is silent: w also before r, wrap, wrack, wreath, wrist,

Great were the hearts, and strong the minda, wrong, etc. blow, who, knowledge, whom, whose, whole, whoop,

Of those, who framed, in high debate, etc. 4. Practice changes on w and v, as found under 21 f. 5. He who a watch would wear, two things must do, pocket his watch,

The immortal league of love, that binds and 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,

| When, as the auspicicus task was done, in reply, “I have heard of tartar- and 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 unspo I'd son. “ Ask for what end the heavenly bodies shine ?

That noble race is gone ; the suns
Earthfor whose use?-Man answers, 'Tis for mine; Of fifty years have risen, and set ;
For me-kind nature wakes her genial power,

| But the bright links, those chosen ones
Suckles each herb, and spreads out every flower;
Annual for me-the grape, the rose renew

So strongly forged, are brighter yet.
The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew :

Wide-as our own free race increase...
For me-health-gushes from a thousand springs;

Wide shall extend the elastic chain
For me-the mine thousand treasures brings,
Sens mll--to waft me, suns—to light me rise,

And bind, in everlasting peace,
My footstool-earth, my canopy-the skics."

State after State, a mighty train.

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