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Which dear remembrance gave, bade thee return,
-Here thy career be stay'd rebellious man!
Millions are shipwreck’d on life's stormy coast,
On Cadence, Circumflex, and Accent, no additional illus
trations seem to be required in the Exercises.
EXERCISES ON EMPHASIS, It was necessary in the rules to examine and exemplify the
difference between emphatic stress, and emphatic inflection, and also between absolute and relative stress. The examples, however, illustrating these distinctions, must generally be taken from single sentences and clauses. But as I wish here to introduce such passages as have considerable length, I have concluded to arrange them all under the general head of Emphasis, leaving the reader to class particular instances of stress, and inflection, according to the principles laid down page 39 to 47.
Exercise 11. 1. He that planted the ear, shall he not héar? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?-he that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth may knowledge, shall not he know?
2. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.-The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
3. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 2 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itsělf
, is brought to desolation; and every city or hùuse divided against itself
shall not stand. 3 And if Satan cast out Sátan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beělzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 4 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
4. And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 2 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 3 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself
. 4 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered rìght: this do, and thou shalt live.—But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 5 And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jerico, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 6 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.—And likewise a Lèvite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 7 But a certain Samăritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,—and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own béast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 8 And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take càre of him: and whatsoever thou spendest móre, when I come again, I will repay thee. 9 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?-And he said, He that shewed mèrcy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
5. For if you now pronounce, that, as my public conduct hath not been right, Ctesiphon must stand condemned, it must be thought that yoursèlves have acted wrong, not that you owe your present state to the caprice of fortune. But it cannot bè. No, my countrymen! It cannot be you have acted wrong, in encountering danger bravely, for the
liberty and safety of all Gréece. Nò! By those generous souls of ancient times, who were exposed at Marathon! By those who stood arrayed at Platèa! By those who encountered the Persian fleet at Salamis! who fought at Artemisium! By all those illustrious sons of Athens, whose remains lie deposited in the public monuments! All of whom received the same honorable interment from their country: Not those only who preváiled, not those only who were victórious. And with reason. What was the part of gallant men they all performed; their success was such as the Supreme Director of the world dispensed to each.
His joy supreme,
And weeping fáthers build their children's tomb:
That life is long, which answers life’s great ènd. 10 The tree that bears no frúit, deserves no ndme;
The man of wisdom, is the man of years.
That, like the Jew's fam'd oracle of gems,
And opens more the character of death;
“Let him not violate kind nature's laws,
gay He takes; and plunder is a tyrant's joy.
* Fortune, with youth and gaiety, conspir’d To weave a triple wreath of happiness, 25 (If happiness on earth,) to crown her brow, And could death charge through such a shíning shield?
That shining shield invites the tyrant's spear;
As if to damp our elevated aims, * In this place, and in many others, the connexion of the author is broken in the selections, without notice.
And strongly preach humility to man.
Few years but yield us proof of death's ambition, 5 To cull his victims from the fairest fold,
And sheath his shafts in all the pride of life.
in ostentation, made the gaze, 10 The gaudy centre, of the public eye,
When fortune thus has toss'd her child in air,
Our morning's énvy! and our ev’ning's sigh! 15 Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow;
A blow, which, while it éxecutes, alarms;
Which nods aloft, and proudly spreads her shade, 20 The sun's defiance, and the flock's defence;
By the strong strokes of lābʼring hinds subdù'd
The conscious forest trembles at the shock,
- If these alone
Our height is but the gibbet of our name.
Of tow’ring talents, and terrestrial aíms;
The glorious fragments of a soul immortal,
Struck at the splendid, melancholy sight, * In the following Exercises, the marks of modulation are occasionally ased.
At once compassion soft, and envy rise-
In false ambition's hand, to finish faults 5 Illustrious, and give infamy renown.
Great ill is an achievement of great pow'rs. Plain sense but rarely leads us far astray. Means have no merit, if our ènd amiss.
Hearts are proprietors of all applause. 10 Right ends, and means, make wisdom: Worldly-wise Is but half-witted, at its highest praise.
Let genius then despair to make thee great; Nor flatter station: What is station high?
'Tis a proud mendicant; it boasts and begs; 15 It begs an alms of homage from the throng,
And oft the throng denies its charity.
Religion, public order, both exact
To beings pompously set up, to serve
Nor ever paid the monarch, but the màn,
Nor ever fail of their allegiance there.
Let the small savage boast his silver fur; 80 His royal robe unborrowed and unbought,
His òwn, descending fairly from his sires.
Can place or lessen us, or aggrandize? 85 Pygmies are pygmies stíll, though perch'd on Àlps ;
And pyramids are pyramids in vales.
Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall. 40
-Thy bosom burns for pow'r; What station charms thee? I'll install thee there; 'Tis thine. And art thou greáter than before?