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8. The means to be used, thus to make to describe them to others with as much acknown my feelings and thoughts, are tones, curacy as we do any external objects, which words, looks, actions, expression, and silence: we have seen with our material eyes. whence it appears, that the body is the grand Anecdote. Wild Oats. After the first medium of communication between myself speech, made by the younger Pitt, in the House and others; for by and through the body, are of Commons, an old member sarcastically retones, words, looks, and gestures produced. marked,-“I apprehend that the young gentleThus I perceive, that the mind, is the active man has not yet sown all his wild oats." To agent, and the body, the passive agent; that which Mr. Pitt politely replied, in the course this is the instrument, and that the perfor- of an elaborate and eloquent rejoinder, “Age mer: here I see the elements of mental and -has its privilege; and the gentleman himvocal philosophy.
self-affords an ample illustration, that I re
tain food enough for GEESE to pick.” 9. The third sound of A is broad: ALL, wall, auc-tion, aus-pice;
Proverbs. 1. A calumny, tho' known to be his vaul-ting daugh-ter haul'd
such, generally leaves a stain on the reputation. the dau-phin in the sauce-pan;
2. A blow from a frying pan, tho’ it does not the pal-try sauce-box waltz'd
hurt, sullies. 3. Fair and softly, go sure and far. in the tea-sau-cer; al-be-it, the
4. Keep your business and conscience well, and mick-ish and-thor, dined on
they will be sure to keep you well. 5. A man nau-se-ous sau-sa-ges; the au- [A in ALL.)
knows no more, to any purpose, than he practices. burn pal-frey drew lau-rel plau-dits ; his 6. Bells call
others to church, but enter not themnaugh-ty dwarf got the groat through the selves. 7. Revenge a wrong by forgiving it. 8. fau-cit;
he thwar-ted the fal-chion and sal Venture not all you have at once. 9. Examine ted the shawl in false wa-ter; the law-less your accounts and your conduct every night. 10. gaw-ky got in-stalld in the au-tumn, and Call me cousin, but don't cozen me. 11. Eagles de-frau-ded the green sward of its bal-dric fiy alone, but sheep flock together. 12. It is good awn-ing.
to begin well, but better to end well. 10. CURRAY, a celebrated Irish orator, pre Theology-includes all religions, both sents us with a signal instance, of what can heathen and christian; and comprehends be accomplished by assiduity and persever- the study of the Divine Being, his laws ance: his enunciation was so precipitate and and revelations, and our duty towards Him confused, that he was called “stuttering Jack and our neighbor. It may be divided into Curran.” To overcome his numerous de- four grand divisions; viz. Paganism, Mahomfects, he devoted a portion of every day to edanism, Judaism, and Christianity. The reading and reciting aloud, slowly, and dis- study of Theology is the highest and noblest tinctly, some of the most eloquent extracts in in which we can be engaged: but a mere our language: and his success was so com- theoretical knowledge, like the sunbeam on plete, that among his excellencies as a speak- the mountain glacier, may only dazzle-to er, was the clearness of his articulation, and blind; for, unless the heart is warmed with an appropriate intonation, that melodized love to God, and love to man, the coldness every sentence.
and barrenness of eternal death will reign in Notes. 1. To make this sound, drop and project the jaw, the soul: hence, the all of Religion relates to and shape the mouth as in the engraving: and when you wish to
life; and the life of Religion is—to do good produce a very grave sound, in speech or song, in addition to the above, swell the windpipe, (which will elongate and enlarge the
-for the sake of good. vocal chords,) and form the voice as low as possible in the larynx; Varieties. He, who studies books alone, for the longer and larger these chords are, the graver will be the will know how things ought to be; and he voice : also
, practice making sounds, while exhaling aud inhaling, who studies men, will know how things are. to decpen the tones. This sound is broader than the German a. 2. O sometimes has this sound: I thought he caught the cough, 2. If you would relish your food, labor for it; when he bought the cloth; he wrought, fought, and sought, but if you would enjoy your raiment, pay for it talked naught. 3. Beware of adding an r after w, as lawr, jawr, before you wear it; if you wonld sleep soundfawr, &c. 4. The italic a in the following, is broad. All were ap-palled at the thral-dom of Wal-ter Ra-leigh, who was al-most ly, take a clear conscience to bed with you sald-ed in the cal-dron of boiling wa-ter.
3. The more we follow nature, and obey her Habits of thought. Thinking is to the laws, the longer shall we live ; and the farmind what digestion is to the body. We ther we deviate from them, the sooner we may hear, read, and talk, till we are gray; shall die. 4. Always carry a few proverbs but if we do not think, and analyze our sub- with you for constant use. 5. Let compul jects, and look at them in every aspect, and sion be used when necessary; but deception see the ends, causes, and effects, they will be -never. 6. In China, physicians are always of little use to us. In thinking, however, we under pay, except when their patrons are must think clearly and without confusion, as sick ; then, their salaries are stopped till health we would examine objects of sight, in order is restored. 7. All things speak; note well to get a perfect idea of them. Thinking--is the language, and gather wisdom from it. spiritually seeing; and we should always Nature-is but a name for an effect, think of things so particularly, as to be able Whose cause-is God.
11. Words, I see, are among the principal | that one stove would save half the fuel. means used for these important purposes; Mr. Y— being present, replied, “Sir, I will and they are formed by the organs of voice : buy two of them, if you please, and then I these two things, then, demand my first and shall save the whole.” particular attention, words and voice ; words
Proverbs. 1. All truths must not be told at are composed of letters ; and the voice, is the all times. 2. A good servant makes a good maseffect of the proper actions of certain parts of ter. 3. A man in distress, or despair, does as the body, called vocal organs, converting air much as ten. 4. Before you make a friend, eat into sound; which two mighty instruments,
a peck of salt with him. 5. Passion-will master words and voice, must be examined analytially, and synthetically; without which pro- —is good, but not formality. 7. Every tub must
you do not master your passion. 6. Form ess I cannot understand any thing. 12. The fourth sound of A is short: Friendship-cannot stand all on one side. 10.
stand on its own bottom. 8. First come, first serv'd. AT, aft, add ; I had rath-er have a bar-rel of as-par-a-gus,
Idleness—is the hot-bed of vice and ignorance than the en-am-el and ag-ate;
11. He that will steal a pin, will steal a better the ca-bal for-bade the mal-e.
thing. 12. If you lie upon roses when young, you fac-tor his ap-par-el-and jave
will lie upon thorns when old. lin; Char-i-ty danc'd in the
Qualifications of Teachers. Inas gran-a-ry with Cap-ri-corn; [A in AT.)
much as the nature of no one thing can be the mal-con-tents pass'd thro’ Ath-ens in understood, without a knowledge of its origin, Feb-ru-ar-y; his cam-els quaff'd the As- and the history of its formation, the qualifiphal-tic can-al with fa-cil-i-ty; plas-ter the fal-low-ground af-ter Jan-u-ar-y; the ad- cations of teachers are seen and felt to be so age an-swers on the com-rade's staff; the great, as to induce the truly conscientious to plaid tas-sel is man-u-fac-turd in France ; exclaim, in view of his duties, “Who is suffhe at-tack'd the tar-iff with rail-le-ry, af- cient for these things?” How can we eduter he had scath'd the block and tack-le with cate the child in a way appropriate to his state his ac-id pag-en-try.
and relations, without a knowledge of his 13. The more perfect the medium, the mental and physical structure. Is not a better will it subserve the uses of communi- knowledge of psychology and physiology as cation. Now, by analyzing the constituents necessary to the educator, as the knowledge of words and voice, I can ascertain whether of mechanics is to the maker or repairer of they are in a condition, to answer the varied a watch ? Who would permit a man even purposes for which they were given ; and to repair a watch, (much less hire a man to
fortunately for me, while I am thus analyz- make one,) who had only seen its externals? ing the sounds, of which words are com- Alas! how poorly qualified are nine-tenths posed, I shall, at the same time, become acquainted with the organs of voice and of our teachers for the stations they occupy! hearing, and gradually accustom them to the almost totally ignorant of the nature and orin performance of their appropriate duties. gin of the human mind, and the science of
Notes. 1. To give the exact sounds of any of the physiology, which teaches us the structure vowels, take words, in which they are found at the beginning, and and uses of the body. But how little they proceed as if you were going to pronounce the whole word, but understand their calling, when they suppose stop the instant you have produced the vowel sound; and that is the true one. 2. Beware of clipping this, or any other sound, or it to be merely a teaching of book-knowledge; changing it : not, l’kn go, you'kn see, they'kn come ; but, I can go; without any regard to the development of you can see; they can come. 3. A, in ate, in verbs, is generally mind and body. A teacher should possess a long; but in other parts of speech of more than one syllable, it is usually short ; unless under some accent : as–intimate that to my good moral character, and entire self-control; intimate friend ; educate that delicate and obstinate child; he calcu- a fund of knowledge, and ability to commulates to aggravate the case of his affectionate and unfortunate wife; nicate it; a uniform temper, united with dethe compassionate son meditates how he may alleviate the condition cision and firmness; a mind to discriminate of his disconsolate mother; vindicate your consulate's honor; deprecate an unregenerate heart
, by importunate prayer; the prel-ate character, and tact to illustrate simply the and primate calculate to regulate the ultimates immediately. 4. studies of his pupils; he should be patient Observe—that often the sounds of vowels are sometimes modified, and forbearing; pleasant and affectionate, and or chunged, by letters immediately preceding or succeeding; which be capable of overcoming all difficulties, and may be seen, as it respects a, for instance, in ren-e-gale, mem-brane, rep-ro-bate, can-did-ate
, po-ten-tate, night-in-gale, &c. : some hav- showing the uses of knowledge. ing a slight accent on the last syllable; and others having the a Varieties. 1. If one were as eloquent as preceded, or followed by a vocal consonant: see previous Note 3.
an angel, he would please some folks, much 5. A letter is called short, when it cannot be prolonged in Speech, (though it can in Song,) without altering its form; and long, when more by listening, than by speaking. 2. An it can be prolonged without such change: therefore, we call a upright politician asks—what recommends a mund long, or short, because it is seen and felt to be so: as, cold, man; a corrupt one-who recommends him. hot; pale, mat : in making a long sound the glottis is kept open in: 3. Is any law independent of its maker? 4. definitely; and in making a short one, it is closed suddenly, producing an abrupt sound, like some of the consonants.
Kind wordscost no more than unkind ones. Anecdote. Saving Fuel. Some time ago, 5. Is it not better to be wise than rich? 6. when modern stoves were first introduced, The power of emphasis-depends on concenand offered for sale in a certain city, the ventration. 7. Manifested wisdom-infers de der remarked, by way of recommending them, I sign.
14. There are then, it appears, two kinds 18. That the body may be free, to act in of language; an artificial, or conventional accordance with the dictates of the mind, all language, consisting of words; and a natu- unnatural compressions and contractions must ral language, consisting of tones, looks, ac- be avoided; particularly, cravats and stocks tions, expression, and silence; the former is so tight around the neck, as to interfere with addressed to the eye, by the book, and to the the proper action of the vocal organs, and ear, by speech, and must thus be learned; the the free circulation of the blood ; also, tight latter--addresses itself to both eye and ear, at er with straps ; elevating the feet to a point
waistcoats ; double suspenders, made tightthe same moment, and must be thus acquired, horizontal with, or above, the seat; and $0 far as they can be acquired. To become lacing, of any description, around the waist, an Elocutionist, I must learn both these lan- impeding the freedom of breathing natural. guages; that of art and science, and that of ly and healthfully. the passions, to be used according to my sub Anecdote. True Modesty. When Washject and object.
ington had closed his career, in the French 15. E has two regular sounds ; first, and English war, and become a member of its name sound, or long:
the House of Burgesses, in Virginia, the EEL; e-ra, e-vil ; nei-ther de-ceive nor in-vei-gle the
Speaker was directed, by a vote of the house, seam-stress; the sleek ne-gro
to return thanks to him, for the distinguished bleats like a sheep; Ce-sar's
services he had rendered the country. As e-dict pre-cedes the e-poch of
soon as Washington took his seat, as a meme
[E in EEL.) tre-mors; the sheik's beard
ber, Speaker Robinson proceeded to discharge stream'd like a me-te-or; the ea-gle shriek'd the duty assigned him; which he did in such his pe-an on the lea; the e-go-tist seemed a manner as to confound the young hero; pleas'd with his ple-na-ry leis-ure to see the who rose to express his acknowledgments ; co-te-rie ; Æ-ne-as Leigh reads Mo-sheim but such was his confusion, that he was on the e-dile's heath; the peo-ple tre-pann'd speechless ; he blushed, stammered, and tremthe fiend for jeer-ing his prem-ier; his liege, bled for a short time; when the Speaker reat the or-gies, gave æ-il iads at my niece, lieved him by saying—“Sit down, Mr. Washwho beat him with her be-som, like a cav-ington ; your modesty is equal to your valor ; a-lier in Greece. 16. Since the body is the grand medium,
and that-surpasses the power of any lanfor communicating feelings and thoughts, guage that I possess.” (as above mentioned,) I must see to it, that Proverbs. 1. A blythe heart makes a bloomeach part performs its proper office, withouting visage. 2. A deed done has an end. 3. A infringement, or encroachment. By observa- great city, a great solitude 4. Desperate cutstion and experience, I perceive that the must have desperate cures. mind uses certain parts for specific pur- men. 6. A stumble—may prevent a fall. 7. A fool poses ; that the larynx is the place where always comes short of his reckoning. 8. Beggars vocal sounds are made, and that the power must not be choosers. 9. Better late, than never. to produce them, is derived from the com- 10. Birds of a feather flock together. 11. Nothing bined action of the abdominal and dorsal is lost in a good market. 12. All is well, that ends muscles. Both body and mind are rendered well. 13. Like priest, like people. healthy and strong, by a proper use of all their organs and faculties.
Varieties. 1. The triumphs of truth-are 17. Irregular Sounds. I and Y often the most glorious, because they are bloodless ; have this sound; asman-tique, ton-tine; the deriving their highest lustre—from the numpo-lice of the bas-tile seized the man-da-rin ber of the saved, instead of the slain. 2. Wisfor his ca-price at the mag-a-zine; the u
dom-consists in employing the best means, nique fi-nan-cier, fa-tigued with his bom-ba- to accomplish the most important ends. 3. zine va-lise, in his re-treat from Mo-bile, lay He, who would take you to a place of vice, or by the ma-rines in the ra-vine, and ate ver- immorality, is not your real friend. 4. If di-gris to re-lieve him of the cri-tique. Sheri- gratitude-is due from man-to man, hout dan, Walker and Perry say, yea yea, and nay
much more, from man-to his Maker! 5. nay, making the e long; but Johnson, En-Arbitrary power—no man can either give, or tick, Jamieson and Webster, and the author, hold; even conquest cannot confer it: hence, pronounce yea as if spelled yay. Words de- | law, and arbitrary powermare at eternal enrived immediately from the French, according mity. 6. They who take no delight in virto the genius of that language, are accented tue, cannot take any–either in the employon the last syllables ;-ca-price, fa-ti.
ments, or the inhabitants of heaven. 7. Be
ware of violating the laws of Life, and you Sorrow-treads heavily, and leaves behind
will always be met in mercy, and not in A deep impression, e'en when she departs :
judgment. While Joy-trips by, with steps, as light as wind, The calm of that old reverend brow, the glow And scarcely leaves a trace upon our hearts Of its thin silver locks, was like a flash Of her faint foot-falls.
Of sunlight-in the pauses of a storm.
5. All men are not
19. Having examined the structure of the Notes. 1. To make this sound of E, drop the under jaw, body, I see the necessity of standing, at open the mouth wide, as indicated by the engraving, so as to pre
vent it from becoming in the least nasal. 2. E, in ent, ence, and first, on the left foot, and the right foot a few inches from it, (where it will naturally
ess, generally has this sound; tho' sometimes it slides into short
U. 3. When e precedes two r's (TT,) it should always have this fall, when raised up,) and pointing its heel sound: as err, er-ror, mer-it, cher-ry, wher-ry: but when followed toward the hollow of the left foot; of throw- by only one r, it glides into short u, tho' the under jaw should be ing the shoulders back, so as to protrude the much depressed: as—the mer-chant heard the clerk calling on the chest, that the air may have free ac-cess to ser-geant for mer-cy; let the ter-ma-gant learn that the pearls were
I is similarly situated in the air-cells of the lungs ; of having the jerked from the mob-ber in the tavern. upper part of the body quiescent, and the certain words : the girls and birds in a mirth-ful circle, sanz dir
ges to the virgin: see short u. 4. E is silent in the last syllable of mind concentrated on the lower muscles, e-ven the shov-els are broken in the oven; a weasel opens the nove until they act voluntarily.
el, with a sick-ening sniv-el; driven by a deaf-ening title from 20. The second sound of E is short: heav-en, he was of-ten taken and shaken till he was softened and ELL; edge, en; the dem-o
ri-pened seven, e-leven or a doz-en times. 5. The long vowels are
open and continuous ; the short ones are shut, abrupt, or discrete, crat's eq-i-page was a leath
and end as soon as made. er eph-od; the es-quire leap'd
Anecdote. A lawyer, to avenge himself from the ped-es-tal in the kettle of eggs; a lep-er clench'd
on an opponent, wrote “Rascal” in his hat. the eph-a, zeal-ous of the eb-on
The owner of the hat took it up, looked rue
[E in ELL) feath-er, and held it stead-y;
fully into it, and turning to the judge, exget the non-pa-reil weap-ons for the rec- claimed, “I claim the protection of this honon-dite her-o-ine; the ap-pren-tice for-gets orable court ;--for the opposing counsel has the shek-els lent the deaf prel-ate for his written his name in my hat, and I have strong her-o-ine; the clean-ly leg-ate held the tep- suspicion that he intends to make off with it.” id mead-ow for a spe-cial home-stead; ster Proverbs. 1. Make both ends meet. 2. Fair e-o-type the pref-ace to the ten-ets as a prel-play-is a jewel. 3. Proverbs existed before books. ude to our ed-i-ble re-tro-spec-tions; yes. All blood is alike ancient. 5. Beauty-is only skin ter-day I gness'd the fet-id yeast es-caped deep. 6. Handsome is, that handsome does. 7. with an ep-j-sode from the ep-ic into the
One fool makes many. 8. Give every one his due. pet-als of the sen-na; the pres-age is im 9. No rose without a thorn. 10. Always have a pressid on his ret-i-na in-stead of the keg of few marims on hand for change. pblegm.
Sublimity and Pathos. As weak lights 21. In these peculiar exercises of voice
--are obscured, when surrounded by the dazare contained all the elements, or principles zling rays of the sun, so, sublimity, poured of articulation, accent, emphasis and expres- around on every side, overshadows the artision ; and, by their aid, with but little exertion, I shall be enabled to economize my fices of rhetoric : the like of which occurs in breath, for protracted vocal efforts, and im- painting; for, tho’ the light and shade, lie part all that animation, brilliancy and force, near each other, on the same ground, yet, the that reading, speaking and singing ever re- light first strikes the eye, and not only apquire.
pears projecting, but much nearer. Thus, 22. Irregulars. A, I, U, and Y, some-too, in composition, the sublime and pathetic times have this sound: asan-y, or man-y-being nearer our souls, on account of some pan-e-gyr-ists of Mar-y-land said,—the bur- natural connection and superior splendor, are y-ing ground a-gainst the world; says the always more conspicuous than figures ; they lan-cet to the trum-pet-get out of my way conceal their art, and keep themselves veiled a-gain, else the bur-i-al ser-vice will be said from our view. over you in the black-ness of dark-ness; there Sounds. 1. The whole sound made is not in is sick-ness in the base-ment of our plan-et, the whole air only ; but the whole sound is in from the use of as-sa-fot-i-da, in-stead of her- every particle of air: hence, all sound will enter a rings: never say sus-pect for ex-pect, busi- small cranny unconfused. 2. At too great a dis. niss for busi-ness, pay-munt for pay-ment, tance, one may hear sounds of the voice, but not nor gar-munts for gar-ments.
the words. 3. One articulate sound confounds 23. As much depends on the quality of another; as when many speak at once. 4. Arwhich any thing is made, I must attend to ticulation requires a mediocrity of loudness. the manner, in which these sounds are pro Varieties. 1. See how we apples swim. duced, and see that they are made just right; 2. He carries two faces. 3. Strain at a gate each having its appropriate weight, form, and swallow a saw-mill. 4. Who is the true and quantity. Taking the above position, gentleman? He whose actions make him and opening the mouth wide, turning my such. 5. A sour countenance is a manifest lips a little out all round, trumpet fashion, sign of a froward disposition. 6. Speak—as and keeping my eyes on a horizontal level, and inhaling full breaths, I will expel these you mean; do—as you profess, and perform sixteen vowel sounds into the roof of my what you promise. 7. To be as nothing, is mouth, with a suddenness and force similar an exalted state : the omnipotence of the to the crack of a thong, or the sound of a gun. heavens-exists in the truly humbled heart. An ape-is an ape, a varlet—is a varlet,
Whatever way you wend, Let them be clothed in silk, or scarlet.
Consider well the end.
24. I observe that there are three distinct Proverbs. 1. A crowd, is not company. 2. principles involved in oral words, which A drowning man will catch at a straw. 3. Half are their essences, or vowel sounds; their a loaf is better than no bread. 4. An ill workforms, or the consonants attached to them, man quarrels with his tools. 5. Better be alone and their meaning, or uses. By a quick, than in bad company. 6. Count not your chick-. combined action of the lower muscles upon ens before they are hatched. 7. Every body's their contents, the diaphragm is elevated so business, is nobody's business. 8. Fools-make as to force the air, or breath, from the lungs feasts, and wise men eat them. 9. He that will into the windpipe, and through the larynx, not be counselled, cannot be helped. 10. If it were where it is converted into vowel sounds; not for hope, the heart would break. 11. Kindwhich, as they pass out through the mouth, ness will creep, when it cannot walk. 12. Oil and the glottis, epiglottis, palate, tongue, teeth, truth will get uppermost at last. lips, and nose, make into words.
General Intelligence. It is a signal 25. I has two regular sounds : First, improvement of the present day, that the acits NAME sound, or long: ISLE; ire, 2-0-dine: Gen-tiles o-blige
tions and reactions of book-learning, and of their wines to lie for sac-cha
general intelligence are so prompt, so inrine li-lacs to ex-pe-dite their fe
tense, and so pervading all ranks of society. line gibes; the ob-lique grind
The moment a discovery is made, a principle stone lies length-wise on the ho
demonstrated, or a proposition advanced, ri-zon; a ti-ny le-vi-a-than, on
[I in ISLE.]
through the medium of the press, in every the heights of the en-vi-rons of Ar-gives, part of the world; it finds, immediately, a as-pires to sigh through the mi-cro-scope; host, numberless as the sands of the sea, pre the e-dile likes spike-nard for his he-li-a- pared to take it up, to canvass, confirm, re cal ti-a-ra; the mice, in tri-ads, hie from the aisle, si-ne di-e, by a vi-va vo-ce vote; the fute, or pursue it. At every water-fall, on bi-na-ry di-gest of the chrys-ta-line ma-gi, the line of every canal and rail-road, in the was hir'd by the choir, as a si-ne-cure, for counting-room of every factory and mercan a li-vre.
tile establishment; on the quarter-deck of 26. These vocal gymnastics produce as- every ship that navigates the high seas, on tonishing power and flexibility of voice, the farm of every intelligent husbandman ; making it strong, clear, liquid, musical and in the workshop of every skillful mechanic; governable ; and they are as healthful as at the desk of every school-master; in the ofthey are useful and amusing. As there is fice of the lawyer; in the study of the physionly one straight course to any point, so, cian and clergyman; at the fireside of every there is but one right way of doing any man who has the elements of a good educathing, and every thing. If I wish to do any thing well, I must first learn how; and if 1 tion, not less than in the professed retreats of begin right, and keep so, every step will learning, there is an intellect to seize, to carry me forward in accomplishing my ob- weigh, and to appropriate the suggestions, jects.
whether they belong to the world of science, Notes. 1. V, in some words, has this sound ; particularly, of tenets, or of morals. when accented, and at the end of certain nouns and verbs: the ly Varieties. 1. Ought women be allowed ce-um's al-ly proph-e-cy to the dy-nas-ty to mag-ni-fy other's faults, to vote? 2. Nothing is troublesome, that we but min-i-fy its own. 2. This first dip-thongal sound begins do willingly. 3. There is a certain kind of nearly like 21 A, as the engraving indicates, and ends with the name sound of eleve.) 3. I is not used in any purely English word pleasure in weeping; grief—is soothed and as a final letter; y being its representative in such a position. 4. alleviated, by tears. 4. Labor hard in the When I commences a word, and is in a syllable by itself, if the ac- field of observation, and turn every thing to a cent be on the succeeding syllable, it is generally long as, i deras good account. 5. What is a more lovely sight, i-den-ti-fy, i-dol-a-try, i-ras-ci-ble, i-con-i-cal, i-tal-ic, i-tin-e-rant, &c. It is long in the first syllables of vi-tal-i-ty, di-am-e-ter, di-ur than that of a youth, growing up under the nal, di-lem-ma, bi-en-di-al, cri-te-ri-on, chi-me-ra, bi-og-ra-phy, li. heavenly influence of goodness and truth? cen-tious, gi-gan-tic, pri-me-val, vi-bra-tion, &c. 5. In words derived from the Greek and Latin, the prefixes bi, (twice,) and tri
, 6. To speak ill, from knowledge, shows a (thrice,) the I is generally long.
want of character; to speak ill—upon sus. Anecdote. Seeing a Wind. “I never picion, shows a want of honest principle. Eaw such a wind in all my life ;” said a man, 7. To be perfectly resigned in the whole life, during a severe storm, as he entered a tem- and in its every desire, to the will and governperance hotel. “Saw a wind! ” observed ance of the Divine Providence, is a worship another,—“ What did it look like?” “ Like!!” most pleasing in the sight of the Lord. said the traveller, “why, like to have blown To me, tho' bath'd in sorrow's dew,
The dearer, far, art thou :
I lov'd thee, when thy woes were fero: Why should this worthless tegument—endure,
And can I alter-now ? If its undying guest-be lost forever ?
That face, in joy's bright hour, was fair ; O let us keep the soul-embalmed and pure
More beauteous, since grief is there ; In living virtue ; that when both must sever,
Tho' somewhat pale thy brow; Although corruption-may our frame consume,
And be it mine, to soothe the pain, Th’immortal spirit—in the skies may bloom. Thus pressing on thy heart and brain.
my hat off.”