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Rebuke, serious Admonition and Reproach; and they aid in giving utterance to all other sentiments which embrace the idea of Deliberation.
Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
His proud imaginations thus displayed.
Or of the Eternal co-eternal beam
Won from the void and formless infinite. 3. And the heaven departed as a scroll, when it is rolled together: and every mountain and island were moved out of their places And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman,
* In the execution of the examples of this section, the teacher must use a discretionary power, as to how far he will throw the student upon his own resources. Before, however, leaving the exercises, under each head, he should present to his pupil the true intonation, and thus lead him to the most perfect execution by the aid of his example, as well as his instructions.
and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand ?
4. Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form
Glasses itself in tempests; in all time
Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone. 5. Fathers, we once again are met in council:
Cæsar's approach has summoned us together,
6. I appeal to the immaculate God—I swear by the throne of Heaven, before which I must shortly appear-by the blood of the murdered patriots who have gone before me that my conduct has been, through all this peril, and through all my purposes, governed only by the convictions which I have uttered, and by no other mo
tive than that of their cure, and the emancipation of my country
All that breathe
So live, that when thy summons comes to join
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. 8. Go, Sun, while Mercy holds me up
On Nature's awful waste
Of grief that man shall taste-
On earth's sepulchral clod,
Or shake his trust in God!
9. Two hundred years !—two hundred years .
How much of human power and pride,
Have sunk beneath their noiseless tide! -
The thousand years, that sweep away
Are but the break and close of day,
That love of goodness and of thee,
To share thine own eternity.
10. Thy path is high in heaven ;-we cannot gaze
On the intense of light that girds thy car;
Which bears thy pure divinity afar,
To mingle with the equal light of star;
One of the sparks of night that fire the air;
11. 0 Thou that rollest above, round as the shield of my fathers ! whence are thy beams, O Sun! thy everlasting light? Thou comest forth in thy awful beauty; the stars hide themselves in the sky; the moon, cold and pale, sinks in the western wave. But thou thyself movest above! Who can be a companion of thy course? The oaks of the mountains fall: the mountains themselves decay with years: the ocean shrinks and grows again: the moon herself is lost in the heavens: but thou art for ever the same, rejoicing in the brightness of thy course. When the world is dark with tempests, when thunder rolls, and lightning flies, thou lookest in thy beauty from the clouds, and laughest at the storm.But to Ossian thou lookest in vain; for he beholds thy beams no more, whether thy yellow hair floats on the eastern clouds, or thou tremblest at the gates of the west. But thou art, perhaps, like me, for a season; thy years will have an end. Thou shalt sleep in thy clouds, careless of the voice of the morning. Exult then, O Sun! in the strength of thy youth.-Age is dark and unlovely: it is like the glimmering light of the moon, when it shines through broken clouds, and the mist is on the hills; when the blast of the north is on the plain, and the traveler shrinks in the midst of his journey.
12. Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
13. This is the place, the centre of the grove:
Here stands the oak, the monarch of the wood.
Gayety is the exact opposite of dignity, and consequently demands another class of elements for its expression. Sprightliness of sentiment therefore, calls into requisition the Natural Voice, Quick Time, and Short Quantity, the Radical or Vanishing Stress, and the frequent recurrence of the Alternate Phrase of Melody. Facetiousness, Eager Argument, and Earnest Description employ these symbols.