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So quicken'd appetite, that I, methought,
Could not but taste. Forth with up to the clouds
With him I few, and underneath beheld
The earth outstretch'd immense, a prospect wide
And various; wondering at my flight and change
To this high exaltation; suddenly
My guide was gone, and I, methought, sunk down,
And fell asleep; but, 0, how glad I waked
To find this but a dream. Thus Eve her night
Related, and thus Adam answer'd sad:

• Best image of myself, and dearer half,
The trouble of thy thoughts this night in sleep
Affects me equally; nor can I like
This uncouth dream, of evil sprung, I fear,
Yet evil whence? in thee can harbor none,
Created pure.

But know, that in the soul
Are many lesser faculties, that serve
Reason as chief; among these, Fancy next
Her office holds; of all external things,
Which the five watchful senses represent,
She forms imaginations, aery shapes,
- Which reason, joining or disjoining, frames
All what we affirm or what deny, and call
Our knowledge or opinion; then retires
Into her private cell. When nature rests,
Oft in her absence mimic Fancy wakes
To imitale her; but misjoining shapes,
Wild work produces oft, and most in dreams;
Ill matching words and deeds long past or late.
Some such resemblances, methinks I find
Of our last evening's talk, in this thy dream,
But with addition strange; yet be not sad.
Evil into the mind of God or man
May come and go, so unapproved, and leave
No spot or blame behind; which gives me hope
That what in sleep thou didst abhor to dream,
Waking thou never wilt consent to do.
Be not dishearten'd then, nor cloud those looks,
That wont to be more cheerful and serene,
Than when fair morning first smiles on the world;
And let us to our fresh employments rise
Among the groves, the fountains, and the flowers,
That open now their choicest bosom'd smells,
Reserv'd from night, and kept for thee in store.

So cheer'd he his fair spouse, and she was cheerd; But silently a gentle tear let fall From either eye, and wiped them with her hair; Two other precious drops that ready stood Each in their crystal sluice, he, ere they fell, Kiss'd, as the gracious signs of sweet remorse And pious awe, that fears to have offended.

So all was clear'd, and to the field they haste. But first from under shady arborous roof, Soon as they forth were come to open sight Of day-spring, and the sun, who, scarce uprisen, With wheels yet hovering o’er the ocean brim, Shot parallel to the earth his dewey ray, Discovering in wide landscape all the east of Paradise and Eden's happy plains, Lowly they bow'd adoring, and began 'Their orisons, each morning duly paid In various style; for neither various style Nor holy rapture wanted they to praise Their Maker, in fit strains pronounc'd, or sung Unmeditated; such prompt eloquence Flow'd from their lips, in prose or numerous verse; More tuneable than needed lute or harp To add more sweetness.

And said I that my limbs were old,
And said I that my blood was cold,
And that my kindly fire was fled,
And my poor withered heart was dead,

And that I might not sing of love ?
How could I to the dearest theme
That ever warmed a minstrel's dream,
So foul, so false a recreant prove!
How could I name love's very name,
Nor wake my heart to notes of flame!

In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed;
In war, he mounts the warrior's steed;
In halls, in gay attire is seen;
In hamlet's dances on the green.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.


. Ibid.

Ibid. 60

The suppressing the sound of the final consonants, Ibid. 61

The sounds of the letter R, .


Pronouncing S, indistinctly after St,

Ibid. 62

Not sounding the H where it ought to be sounded, and

the reverse,

..... Ibid. 62

Improper pronounciation of the words for, from and by,.Ibid. 63

Tribute of respect to the Memory of Noah Webster,.... Ibid. 63

Observations on the pronounciation of certain words

frequently mistaken in reading or speaking,


When you is to be pronounced like ye, and my like me.. Ibid. 64

On the pronoun my, ...

. Ibid. 64

When of, for, from and by, are to have a long, and when a

short sound,..

Ibid. 65

How to pronounce the possessive pronoun thy, .


How to pronounce the adjective possessive pronoun,


Ibid. 66

Improper and indistinct pronounciation of the word, not,. Ibid. 67

Improper pronounciation of the terminating ing, Ibid. 67

Improper pronounciation of the word to,..... Ibid. 67

...... Ibid.


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