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213. A too frequent recurrence of accent- Proverbs. 1. Make provision ior want in ed vowels, occasions a heavy utterance, in time of plenty. 2 Live and let live-is a good consequence of the almost continual succes- motto. 3. Of all flatterers, self-love is the sion of vocal efforts: it is seen and felt in greatest. 4. Perspicuity is inseparable from elowords, particularly the monosyllables, and in quence. 5. Restraint from ill is the best kind of sentences, or members of sentences, and is the freedom. 6. Sin and sorrow are inseparable cause of the slow rate in the movement of the companions. 7. Speech is the gift of all ; though voice. Exs. “And ten low words ott
of but few. 8. That which opposes right, must creep
in one dull line. O’er hills, o’er dales, o’er crags, ed parents. 10. No one can tell how much he ear
be wrong. 9. Undutiful children-make wretcho'er rocks, they go. Up the high hill he heaves accomplish, till he tries. 11. The hand of the a huge round stone.” Whenever accent oc- diligent maketh rich. 12. III got-ill spent. curs frequently, there is always a predomi
Anecdote. Dangerous Biting. Diogenance of quantity; and the delivery, of neces- nes, of old, being one day asked, the biting of sity, is much slower. Now here we have posi- what beasts is the most dangerous, replied, tive evidence that monosyllables have accent. “If you mean wild beasts, it is that of the Our best authors use the shortest words, slanderer ; if tame ones, of the fiatterer.” which are usually of Saxon origin; nence, True Empire. It is pleasant to be virtuthe charm, the witchery of certain speakers ous and good, because, that is to excel many and writers.
others ;-it is pleasant to grow better; be214. He des-cants upon the des-cant of cause that is to excel ourselves ; it is pleasthe preacher, who de-serts his post, and goes ant to mortify and subdue our lusts, because into the desert, to live on spicy des-serts. that is victory ;-it is pleasant to command I will di-gest the di-gest, although I dis-cord our appetites and passions, and to keep them every thing like dis-cord; I will also dis- in due order, within the bounds of reason and count ce note for a reasonable discount, be- religion,-because—that is empire. cause he asked me down-right, in a down
Varieties. 1. Are Rarl-Rouds and Caright manner.
nals, a benefit to the country? 2. He, who 215. Education means the development, is slowest in making a promise, is generally perfection, and proper use of the body and the most faithful in performing it. 3. When mind: it relates to the training and guardi- a teacher is to be hired, there is generally a anship of youth, from infancy to mature age terrible pressure in the money market. 4. -to the influencing of the character and Un-educated mind is ed-ucated vice. 5. prospects, not only or individuals, but of They, who love flattery, are in a fair way to nations. The highest powers and noblest repent of their weakness; yet how few are sentiments of our nature might remain for-proof against its attacks. 6. If others attribever dormant, were they not developed and ute more to us than is our due, they are jatured by the instruction and example of either designing or mistaken ; and, if they the wise and good. In a still wider sense, allow us less, they are envious or ignorant ; cducation may mean the whole training of and, in both cases should be disregardeda the thoughts and affections by inward reflec- 7. The Lord is ever present in the human tion and outward events and actions, by in- soul, and we are tried every moment in all tercourse with men, “by the spirits of the we will, think, do, hear, or say. just made perfect”—by instruction from the CURRAN'S DAUGHTER-EMMET'S BETROTHED.
She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps, WORD, and the training the whole man for
And lovers--around her are sigling; iife and immortality.
But coldly she turns from their gaze, and weeps, Notes. 1. It would be extremely difficult, considering the For her heart-in his grave-is lying. partially developed and cultivated state of the voice, ear, and ları- She sings the wild songs-of her dear native plains, guage, to give definite rules for pronouncing the unaccented vow. Every note, which he lov'd-awaking, els, in consequence of their verging towards each other in many Ah! little they think, who delight in her strains, words; of course, we must avoid too much stiffness on the one How the heart of the minstrel-is breaking. hand, and vulgarity on ine other; the time will come, kowever,
He had liv'd- for his love-for his country-he drea when every thing with regard to elocution will be as fixed and cer
They were all-that to life had intuin'd himtain as in the science of music; which is as perfect as the science
Nor soon---shall the tears of his country be dried, of numbers. 2. Never forget that without a good articulation, no
Nor long-will his love stay behind him one can become a correct reader, or speaker; and whatever other
Oh! make her a grave-where the sunbeams rest, defects one may have, if he possess this excellence, he will be lis
When they promise a glorious morrow: tened to with pleasure and profit: there 18 something very attrac
They'll shine o'er her sleep--like a smile froin the wust, tive and winning, in a clear, distinct and correct enunciation,
From her own lov'd island of sorrow which delights and captivates the soul. Let no one excuse himseif feom becoming perfect in this essential requisite,
Oft I hear,
Upon the silence of the midnight air,
Celestial voices--gwell in holy chorus
That bears the soul to heaven,
Impartiul-as the grave,
Sleep,--robs the cruel tyrant--of his power,
Gives rest and freedom to the o'erwrought zlava An everlasting monument to patience.
And steals the wretched beggar-from his wan
%16. A too un-frequent occurrence of ac- Proverbs. 1. Want of punctuality is a spe. tent, produces indistinctness ; because of the cies of falsehood. 2. Youth—is the best season for rapidity with which the unaccented sounds improvement. 3. No confidence can be placed in must be pronounced ; depending, as they do, those, who are in the habit of telling lies. 4. Good, on the radical or accented vowels: in pro- with us during life. 5. Our best friends are those,
and bad habits, formed during youth, generally go nouncing such words, he particular to concentrate the voice, strongly, on the accented who tell us our faults, and teach us to correct them. vowels; and that will give you sufficient im- 6. A kind word, or even a kind look, often affords pelling power, to carry you easily through great comfort to the afflicted. 7. 'Tis not those
who read the n.ost, that know the most; but, those the word. Ex. His dis-in-ter-est-ed-ness and
who reflect and practice the most. 8. The sun is in-tel-li-gi-bil-i-ty are ab-so-lute-ly in-ex-pli
never the worse for shining on a dunghill. 9. True ca-ble; I un-hes-i-ta-ting-ly say, that the un- valor—is fire; bullying-is smoke. 10. Wealth is rca-son-a-ble-ness of that tri-per-son-al-ist's not his, who gets it; but his who enjoys it. 11. Dy scheme is an ir-ref-ra-ga-ble proof of lat-i-tu-ing-is as natural as living. 12. All covet-all lose. di-na-ri-an-ism; he spoke com-mu-ni-ca-tively of his in-dis-so-lu-ble slov-en-li-ness, which the bar, on his passage to Europe in a
Anecdote. Sea-Lawyers. A member of he, hi-e-ro-glyph-i-cal-ly and per-emp-to-ri-ly steam vessel, observed a shark near them; declared, was neither an-ti-pes-ti-len-tial, con- and not knowing what it was, asked one of grat-u-la-to-ry, nor in-con-tro-ver-ti-ble.
the sailors; who replied, with much gravity, 217. Pay particular attention, not only to “Here, we call 'em sea-lawyers." the errors of foreigners, in pronunciation, but
Known by our Fruits. А тап — also to those of our own countrymen:
-is let nothing of importance escape your critical known by his words—as a tree-by its fruit; observation: in this way, your voice, taste,
and if we would be apprised of the nature and ear, will be cultivated, and you will be and qualities of any one, let him but dissaved from such defects as would, if indulged than another can describe them. We may
course, and he will speak them to us, better in, impede your progress in these arts, and
therefore perceive how proper it is for those prevent you from being extensively useful in
to hold their tongues, who would not discover your day and generation.
the shallowness of their understandings. 218. He in-lays the table with silver in- Empty vessels-make the greatest sound, and lays. Instinct is the power derived from the deepest rivers—are most silent. It is a above, that determines the will of the brute true observatim, that those who are weakest creation, while all nature is in-stinct with life in understanding, and slowest of apprehen from the same source. The in-sult returned
sion, are, generally, the most precipitate-il. in-sults the man, as it inter-dicts the inter
uitering their crude conceptions. change which invalids inter-chang'd for an
Varieties. 1. Why is an egg-un-done, in-val-id in-terdict. His mi-nute mis-con-duct
like an egg over-done? Because, both are every min-ute that he miscon-ducts, mi-nutely affects the lady min-utely.
hardly done. 2. A prying disposition-into
what does not concern one, and a tatling 219. Laughing Scientifically. The fol- tongue--are two very common evils. 3. The lowing suggestions are given for the forma- bones of birds are hollow, and filled with air, tion of laughing glee clubs; in the hope that instead of marrow ; hence their power of
his remarkably healthful and anti-melan-making sound. 4. Unprofitable speech-islike choly exercise, may aid in accomplishing its the cypress, which is great and tall, yet bears very beneficial effects in old and young, male no fruit. 5. Nature, in too many instances, and female. Let a number of persons, say is pushed from her throne; the world having six, or eight, form a circle, sitting, or sto.nd- lost its relish for her truth and purity. 6. ing, erectly, with the shoulders thrown back, Swift—dedicated one volume of his works to and the leader commence, by giving one “Prince Posterity;" and there is manliness in laugh, in the use of the syllable huh: then, let the act. 7. Every advancement in good, is a the one at his right hand repeat it, which is delivery from evil influences; and every fall to be reiterated by each one till it comes in evil, is a victory, obtained by them over round; then, without any loss of time, let the the soul. leader repeat the word, adding another, (huh,
If we are wise-and judge aright, there's scarce luh,) which is to be taken up as before by
An ill of life (however keen or hard the club; and, as it comes to him the third
To bear), but good may be extracted thence! time, let him add another, (huh huh, huh,)
'Tis so by Providence ordained, to those and so on, till there follows a complete round Who seek for light-amid the shade of gloom. of shouts, and roars of laughter.
It is, indeed, a sombre sky, where not
One cheerful speck appears. Why gaze alone
On that, which doth appal the soul, and pass My cares—are all in rapture drown'd, The cheering ray, which, constant gazing on, In every pulse-new pleasures beat. Might so expand, to chase the sombre cloud!
220. There are words, as we have seen, Proverbs. 1. Be punctual—in all your ap that are spelt alike, but pronounced different- pointments, and honest—in all your dealings. 2. ly, by changing the seat of accent: because Always live so that the world may be the better, for the meaning is different: and there are words, your living in it. 3. Never make sport of an inspelt nearly alike, and pronounced by some sane, or intoxicated person. 4. Let the law of alike, though incorrectly; and the conse- kindness-be ever on your tongue. 5. In converquence often is, a complete perversion of the sation, seek out acceptable words. 6. Never re
A minister took for his text, the fol- quire favors, but ask for them. 7. Avoid doing lowing very comprehensive words; “He that things, that are calculated to excite attention. 8. feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is Learn 10 practice self-dental, when it will promote accepted of him.” But instead of reading it the happiness of others. 9. Kindly and faithfully
remind as centained in the Bible, he perverted it, by faults. 10. Be accurate in every thing. 11. No
your friends and companions, of their saying: “He that feareth God, and worketh
rose without a thorn. 12. Pride—will have a fall. righteousness, is ex-cepted of him:" that is left out ; excluded.
Discovery of Glass. Pliny informs us, 2:21. Practice on the following, and simi- that the art of making glass-was accidenlar words, and distinguish the vowel sounds tally discovered by some merchants, who by their appropriate pronunciation. The ab- were traveling with nitre, and stopped near a o-li-tion move-ment is ac-cept-ed by some, river, issuing from Mount Carmel. Not find and ex-cept-ed by others. 2. Being con-fi- ing anything to rest their kettles on, they dent of his con-fi-dant, the per-son-aye work- used some pieces of nitre for that purpose ed the fi-na-ry, by the par-son-age of his The nitre gradually dissolving by the heat, fi-na-ry. 3. The rad-ish pen-dant, looking mixed with the sand, and a transparent matred-ish, was pen-dent in the nose of the ter flowed, which was in fact glass. It is cerbar-on whose lands were bar-ren. 4. His tain that we are often more indebted to appasal-a-ry was cel-e-ry, because he lived under rent chance, than genius-for many of the the cap-i-tol in the cap-i-tal of the state, op- most valuable discoveries: therefore every po-site the office that was ap-po-site to his one should keep his eyes and ears open-his purpose.
thoughts and feelings awake and active. 2:22. Telling Stories. Who has not ob
Varieties. 1. Why should any one think served the intense interest, manifested by it a disgrace—to work for his living? 2. In. children, in hearing one another tell stories? They will sit up till midnight, without being
vestigate every subject, with which you be
come acquainted, until you understand it sleepy; and are generally driven to their homes, or their bed. How readily they re- would flourish in the frigid zone; “I can't,'
thoroughly. 3. “I'll try," is a plant, that member, and relate interesting stories to their would be barren any where. 4. Never concompanions, days, weeks, and months, and demn another, for not knowing what you even years, after first hearing them: the rea- have just learned; or perhaps do not clearly son is, they not only see and understand these understand. 5. No tongue can tell, or inteltales, but feel them intensely; and hence, lect perceive, the full import of the word they easily get them by heart, as it is called.
6. The true christian religion—is a Why have not teachers long since taken a divine wardrobe, containing garments for all hint of the mode, in which to communicate kinds and orders of wearers. 7. As the soul all the varieties of scientific, and useful knowl- advances in true resignation of its own will, edge to their pupils ? Let them take turns in to the will of God, every principle and facultelling stories after their teachers; and if their exercises are judiciously managed, as they into the life of the senses.
ty of mind-becomes sanctified, even down may be, they will be found exceedingly amusing, and promotive of a very rapid devel
Weep not, that Time opment of mind.
Is passing on, --it will—ere long, reveal Anecdote. Double Meaning. An illiter- A brighter era to the nations. Hark!
Along the talesand mountains of the earth ate personage, who always volunteered—to go round with his hat, was suspected of spa- Like the swift rush—of subterranean streams ;
There is a deep, portentous murmuring, ring his own pocket. Overhearing, one day, Or like the mingled sounds of earth and air, & rcmark to that effect, he made the follow- When the fierce Tempest, with sonorous wing, ing reply: “Other gentlemen puts down Heaves his deep folds upon the rushing winds, what they think proper, and so do I. Chari- And hurries onward-with his night of clouds ty's a private concern, and what I give is Against the eternal mountains. Tis the voice nothing to nobody.”
Of infant Freedom,—and her stirring call Dost thou know the fate of soldiers ?
Is heard—and answered—in a thousand tones, They're but ambition's tools—to cut a way From every hill-top of her Western home, To her unlawful ends; and when they're worn, And lo, it breaks across old Ocean's flood,—[shour Hacked, heun--with constant service, thrown aside, And “Freedom! FREEDOM !" is the answering To rust -ir. peace, or rot-in hospitals.
Of nations, starting from the spell of years
223. When accented and unaccented syl- Proverbs. 1. He who marries for wealth, sello lables are agreeably interspersed through the his liberty. 2. A friend, which you buy with prewords, neither a heavy utterance, nor indis- sents, may be bought from you. 3. Ladies--will tinctness occurs. Ex. “Not so, when swift sooner pardon want of sense, than want of good Camilla scours the plain, Flies o’er the un- manners. 4. The remedy for love is—land between. bending corn, and skims along the main.” 5. You may know a foolish woman-by her fin. Now, compare the movement of the voice in ery.. 6. Temperance, employment, and a cheerful this, with the following, and see and feel the spirit-are great preservers and restorers of health.
7. Many a one digs his grave with his teeth. 8 difference: “And ten low words oft creep
in one dull line." The former is like a nag, that the miser-his stomach in his purse. 9. Change of
The epicure-puts his purse in his stomach; and gallops off in fine style; the latter, one that weather is the discourse of fools. 10. Wetate de creeps, like a snail. The reason is, as you lay; but it often makes us wiser. 11. Talking-. perceive, in one case, there is life and light ; does no work. 12. Past labor is pleasant. in the other, nothing but words,
Laconies. Never mystify science; but, 824. Neither teachers nor parents, can be if possible, always elucidate it. Knowledge too wisely careful of the influence, exerted -is too important—to be made the subject upon their pupils and children: for principles of a silly joke. apply to both matter and spirit. “Just as
Varieties. 1. If content does not remove the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.” Again, the disquietudes of life, it will at least alleviate since thoughts are imperishable existences, them. 2. Can matter ever be annihilated? we should be careful in entertaining and 3. Every sentence we read understandingly, cherishing any other, than such as we are is like a cast of the weaver's shuttle, adding willing to have for our companions on earth, another thread to the web of life. 4. They, and during our eternal state of being in the who are governed by reason, need no other future world. Here, then, is something for motive than the goodness of an act, to excite all of us to attend to; and unspeakable con
them to practice it. 5. A reading people will sequences are depending on the performance become a thinking people; and then, they of duty. Are we of the number of those, who turn back in the day of battle? or, of those are capable of becoming a great people. 6.
A diligent pen supplies many thoughts. 7. who gird on their armor, to do, or die.?
Nothing but divine love, and divine wisdom, 225. Position in Bed. There is no doubt, can proceed from God, the centre of all beings that the habit of forming round or hump'd
DEATH OF A HEART-FRIEND. shoulders, (which is rarely, if ever, natural,)
If I had thought—thou couldst have clied, is contracted in infancy, and childhood. The
I might not weep for thee; incautious mother, not understanding the
But I forgot, when by thy side, principles of physiology, lays the infant on a
That thou couldst mortal be. pillow of feathers, instead of on a good mat
It never through my mind had passed, tress, or straw bed, without pillows; thus,
The time would e'er be o'er, elevating the head far too much above the le- And I on thee-should look my last, vel of the body; and this practice is continued And thou shouldst smile—no more! in after-life, very much to the detriment of
And still—upon that face I look, health, and beauty of form. If necessary, And think--twill smile again; raise the head-posts of the bedstead a few And still the thought I will not brook inches, instead of using pillows.
That I must look in rain! Notes. 1. Observe, that when the accent is at, or near, the
But when I speak,-thou dost not say, Leginning of the word, it materially aids the expulsive stress of
What thou ne'er left'st unsaid ; voice, carrying us more easily through the word, than when it is And now I feel, as well I may, placed near the last end: the genius of our language is in favor of
Sweet Mary! thou art dead! the former; hence, the tendency is to place the accent at the beginning; which makes language more powerful and effective. 2.
If thou wouldst stay, e'en as thou art. In running, the impetus of preceding efforts carries us on after
All cold- and all serene,thpas efforts have ceased.
still rnight press thy silent heart, Anecdote. A Tough Animal. “The con- And where thy smiles have been! stitution of our females must be excellent," While e'en thy chill, bleak corse I have says a celebrated physician; “for, take an
Thou seemest still my own; ox, or a horse, and enclose his sides with cor
But there I lay thee-in tny grave,
And I am now-alone! sets, - and he would labor indeed, -- but it would be for breath."
I do not think, where'er thou art. Nothing-is lasting-on the world's wide stage,
Thou hast forgotten me; As sung, and wisely sung, the Grecian nage;
And I, perhaps, may soothe this heart And man, who, through the globe-extends his sway,
In thinking, too, of thee.
Yet there was round thee-such a dam
Of light, ne'er seen before,
As fancy never could have drarom, And all thingy.-alter - in a course of years.
And never pu restore!
226. Revisions. The great practical im- Proverbs. 1. Never repulse an associate with portance of this subject, demands a passing unkindness. 2. Love one another with a pure remark. In revising, we not only gather up heart fervently. 3. The morality of the christian the fragments, but refresh our minds with a religion, is not national, but universal. 4. Prureproduction of what we previously had dence says—take time by the foretop. 5. A bird in learned. By reviewing our studies, we often the hand, is worth two in the bush. 6. The dilifind the materials, with which we can over- gent soul, shall be made rich. 7. Knowledge is come difficulties, that seem almost insur- power; ignorance—is weakness. &. An egg to mountable; hence, revisions frequently serve reputation and sensual pleasure, are destructive to
day, is better than a hen to-morrow. 9. Worldly as a key, to unlock the casket, that contains virtue. 10. The history and wisdom of the world, invaluable treasures. And we must guard can only be known by reading. 11. We are to be against thinking of the principles, as being saved from our sins, not in our sins. 12. Whatcontained in the book; unless they are un- ever is worth reading at all, is worth reading well. derstood and felt in the mind, and by the Anecdote. Afraid of Work. A person mind, and through the body are reduced to once said to a father, whose son was noted practice, they are, so far as we are concerned, for his laziness, that he thought his son was valueless and dead. Seeing food, or think- very much afraid of work. “Afraid of ing of it, will impart no nourishment to the work ?” replied the father, “not at all,-he body; it must be eaten, digested, and appro- will lie down, and go to sleep close by the priated.
side of it." 227. Now repeat all the sounds of the let- Right Views. The more we ascribe all ters, in their alphabetical order, as found on goodness and truth-to the Lord, the more page 63; omitting those that are duplicates ; -will the interiors of the mind, be open to then give the vowels and consonants, by them- wards heaven, the only source of happiness : selves: afterwards, give the short vowels, for by thus doing, we acknowledge that nothand the long ones by themselves, and read ing good and true is from ourselves ; and, in several paragraphs by vowel sounds; after proportion as this is heartily confessed, the which, give the vocal consonants, and aspi- love of self-departs, and with it—the thick rates, by themselves: then the single, dou- darkness, which arises from that which is ble, and triple ones, and analyze words, false and evil: thus it is evident, how one spelling them by their sounds; also, raise becomes wiser than another. As the exhala. and'fall the eight vowels, according to the di- tions from the earth--rise and form clouds, atonic scale, in article 64; then revise the more or less dense, thus obscuring the atmostwo modes of making accent ; practice on phere, and preventing the clear light of the the changes of its seat, and realize the impor- sun ; co, do the exhalations of self-lovénarise tant use of every exercise.
and obscure the light of Divine truth, -of 229. The pre-con-tract pre-con-tracts the that Sun, which rules the world of mind.
Varieties. pre-fix which is pre-fixed to the prel-ude,
1. Does pain or pleasurewith which the speaker pre-ludes the pres- predominate in human life? 2. Wedded life ent pres-age, that he pre-sag'd the man would says a happy husband, is a perpetual founpre-sent. The prol-uce of the land was such tuin of domestic sweets. 3. Drinking water as to pro-duce a pro-ject to protest against --neither makes a man sick, nor runs him in the man who pro-jects the infamous prot-est debt, nor makes his wife a widow: can as against the reb-el that re-bels against the much be said of ardent spirits ? 4. He, who law. I re-fuse to re-cord either the ref-use or peeps through a keyhole, may see something the rec-ord, or re-tail them by wholesale or
to vex him. 5. That gentleness, which is 7C-tail.
characteristic of a good man, like every other 229. A Dandy of some use.
virtue, has its seat in the heart : and nothing pil impress on his mind the absolute necessi- but what flows from the heart—can render ty, 1or awhile, of keeping his shoulders even external manners, truly pleasing. 6. thrown back, so as to make the breast as
The Lord came to seek and save those who round and prominent as possible: and then, are lost : and he saves all who are willing to after a few days, or weeks at farthest, he will be saved. 7. Lme - principles and genuine feel very uncomfortable to sit, stand, or labor, truth, respect each other according to degrees in a bent position. But, says one, “I should of affinity: and the greater the affinity, the look so much like a dandy.” Never mind greater is the attraction between them. that, provided it be right; and if you can
Morning-hath her songs of gladness, make this much use of so superfluous an ar
Sultry noon—its ferved glare,
Evening hours, their gentle sadness, ricie, it may serve to show you, that nothing exiis in vain: think of the wisdom and in
Night—its dreams, and rest from ax's; dustry of the bee.
But the pensive twilight-ever
Gives its own sweet fancies birth, This smooth discourse,--and mild behavior, oft
Waking visions, that may never Conceals-a traitor.
Know reality-on earth.
Let the pu