Sidor som bilder

124. Read, and speak, in such a just and 128. By the aid of the principles here inimpressive manner, as will instruct, interest culcated, children can be taken, before they and affect your hearers, and reproduce in have learned the names of the letters, and, in them all those ideas and emotions, which you a few months, become better readers than wish to convey. Remember, that theoryone in fifty of those taught in the usual is one thing, and practice-another; and that way ; and they may have their voices so de there is a great difference, between knowing veloped and trained, by the natural use of how a sentence should be read or spoken, the proper organs and muscles, as to be able and the ability to read or speak it: theory to read, speak, and sing, for hours in succesis the result of thought ; practice-of actual sion, without hoarseness, or injurious exexperience.

haustion. It is a melancholy reflection, that 125. M has only one sound ; MAIM : children learn more bad habits than good meek men made mum-mies out

ones, in most of our common schools. of gam-mon, and moon-beams

Proverbs. 1. He, that does you an ill turn, of gum-my am-mo-ni-a, for a pre

will never forgive you. 2. It is an ill wind that mi-um on dum-my som-nam

blows nobody any good. 3. The proof of the bu-lism: mind, man-ners and [M in MAIM.] pudding—is in eating. 4. None so deaf, as they mag-na-nim-i-ty, make a migh-ty man, to that will not hear. 5. Time-is a file, that wears, a-mal-ga-mate em-blems and wam-pum for and makes no noise. 8. When every one takes an om-ni-um gath-er-um: the malt-man cir- care of himself, care is taken of all. 7. Without cum-am-bu-lates the cim-me-ri-an ham-mock, pains, there can be no gains. 8. One may as and tum-bles the mur-mur-ing mid-ship- happy, without virtue. 9. A man, like a watok,

well expect to be at ease, without money, as to be man into a min-i-mum and max-i-mum of a is valued according to his going. 10. The gove mam-mi-form di-lem-ma.

ernment of the will is better than an increase 126. CICERO and DEMOSTHENES, by their of knowledge. 11. Character-is every thing-to. words, lives, maxims, and practice, show the both old and young. 12. War brings scars. high estimation, in which they held the sub

Anecdote. Long Enough. A man, upject of oratory; for they devoted years to the on the verge of bankruptcy, having purchased study and practice of its theory and art, un- an elegant coat, upon credit, and being told. der the most celebrated masters of antiquity. by one of his acquaintances, that the cloth Most of the effects of ancient, as well as of was very beautiful, though the coat was too modern eloquence, may be attributed to the short ; replied, - with a sigh-" It will be manner of delivery: we read their words, long enough before I get anothen. but their spirit is gone; the body remains, Honor-was the virtue of the pagan; beautiful indeed, but motionless and dead; but christianity-teaches a more enlarged TRUE eloquence-revivifies it.

and nobler code ; calling into activity-all Notes. To produce this labio-nasal sound, close the lips

the best feelings of our nature, -illuminat. and make a sound through the nose, resembling the plaintive low. ing our path, through this world, with deeds ing of an ox, with its mouth closed; or

, a wailing sound through of mercy and charity, mutually done and reyour nose. 2. This is called a nasal sound, because it is made ceived, and sustaining us, amidst difficul. through the nose ; and not because it does not pass through it, as ties and temptations — by the hope of a many imagine : which may become evident, by producing the glorious immortality, in which peace sound when the nose is held between the thumb and forefinger. 3 shall be inviolable-and joy-eternal. Avoid detaching letters from preceding words, and attaching them to succeeding ones; as-bis cry moved me; for, his crime moved Varieties. 1. Why is a fashionably me. 4. M is silent before n, in the same syllable ; as, Mnason, dressed lady, like a careful housewife? Be. and mne-mon-ics.

cause her waist (waste), is always as small 127. That is th’ man, th't said that you as she can make it. 2. Lilerature and saw him. I say th’t that, th’t that man said, Science, to produce their full effect, must is not that, th’t that man told him. That th’t be generally diffused, like the healthful I say is this : th’t that, th’t that gentleman breeze. 3. T'he elements, so mixed in him, advanced, is not that, th’t he should have that Nature might stand up, and say to all spoken; for he said, th't that that, th’t that the world, This is a man!'* 4. All minds man pointed out, is not that that, th't that la- are influenced every moment ; and there is dy insisted th’t it was ; but is another that.

a providence in every feeling, thought and word. 5. The excesses of our youth, are

drafts on our old age, payable with interest ; Go forth-the world is very wide,

though sometimes, they are payable at sight. And many paths-before you lie, 6. I will not only know the way, but walk in Devious, and dang’rous, and untried ; it. 7. As it is God's will to fill us with his Go forth with wary eye!

life, let us exert every faculty we possess, Go! with the heart-by grief unbow'd! to be filled with it; and that with all sin. Go! ere a shadow, or a cloud

cerity and diligence. Hath dimm'd the laughing sky!

The man, th't's resolute, and just, But, lest your wand'ring footsteps stray, Firm to his principles and trust, Choose ye the straight, the narrono way.

Nor hopes, nor fears-can bind.



129. Distinctness of articulation demands Proverbs. 1. It is not the burthen, but the special attention, and requires that you should over-burthen, that kills the beast. 2. The death pronounce the vocal letters, as well as every of youth is a shipwreck. 3. There is no disput. word, audibly and correctly, giving to each ing of tastes, appetites, and fancies. 4. When the

5. Almsits appropriate force and quantity. Unless for preaches, let the geese beware. these principles are perfectly understood, giving-never made a man poor ; nor robbery, your ture acquirements will be more or rich; nor prosperity--wise. 6. A lie, begets a lie, less faulty : for, in proportion as one is ig- till they come to generations. 7. Anger-is often

8. norant of what ought to be felt, thought, and more hurtful than the injury that caused it. done, will he be liable to err.

Better late ripe, and bear, than blossom, and blast.

9. Experience—is the mother of science. 10. He 130. N has two sounds; first its name that will not be counselled, can not be helped. sound: NINE; the land-man's

11. Expose one's edils, and he will either forsake nin-ny, neg-li-gent of the hunts

them, or hate you for the exposure. 12. Do not man's en-chant-ments, con-tam

hurry a free horse. 13. Every thing would live. i-nates the no-ble-man's nine

Gradations. The dawn, the deep light, pins with his an-ti-no-mi-an non- (N in NINE.)

the sun-rise, and the blaze of day! what sense: Na-hant, and Flan-ni-gan, joint-ten- softness and gentleness! all is graduated, ants of nine-ty-nine Man-i-kins, u-nan-i- and yet, all is decisive. Again, observe mous-ly en-chain with win-ning tones, the how winter-passes into spring, --eachbe-nig-nant du-en-na, while they are con-ven- weakened by the struggle ; then, steals on ed to nom-i-nate con-di-ments for the so-cin- the summer, which is followed by the matui-an con-ven-tion of the non-res-i-dents; he rity of autumn. Look also at the gradations knows his nose; I know he knows his nose :

and commingling of infancy, childhood, he said I knew he knows his nose: and if he series and all this may be seen-in the

youth, manhood and age : how beautiful the -says he knows I know he knows his nose, successive developments of the human mind: of course, he knows I know he knows his ---there is first sense, then fancy, imagina

tion and reason, each of which-is the 131. Some public speakers, in other re- ground, or continent, of all that succeed : spects inferior, from the ease, grace, dignity sense-is the rude germ, or crust of the and power of their delivery, are followed and {ancy, which is the full-fledged bird, freed applauded; while others, however sound in

frorn its confinement and limited notices, matter, and finished in language, on accountries of its new being ; then, succeeds imagi

and soaring aloft, unrestrained, in the luxuof their deficiency of manner, are passed by nation, a well regulated fancy, that emulates almost unnoticed. All experience teaches us the work of reason, while it borrows the the great importance of manner, as a means hues-of its immediate parent : and reason of inculcating truth, and persuading others is the full and perfect development-of all to embrace it. Lord Bacon says, it is as ne. that sense originally contain'd, fancy-decessary for a public speaker, as decorum for corated, and imagination-designed in a a gentleman.

thousand forms: ihus reason-combines the Notes. 1. This vocal nasal sound is made, by pressing the of the Supreme Mind, deduces her conclu

whole, and from the whole, thro' the light tongue against the roof of the mouth, and thus preventing the sound from passing through the mouth, and emitting all of it through the sions : thus, shall the gradations, or series nose: see engraving. 2. In comparing sounds, be guided solely by of developments, continue in the good, and the ear; beware of going by sight in the science of accoustics. 3. the true to all eternity! Remember, when there is a change in the position of the organs,

Varieties. there is a corresponding change in the sounds. 4. In words where vened—between the discovery of the mar

1. How many years interblch, blanch, wench, inch, bench, &c. 6. Beware of omissions iner's compass, in 1302, and the discovery and additions ; Boston potion, not Boston ocean. Regain either, of America ? 2. The covetous man-is as not regain neither.

much deprived of what he has, as of what Anecdote. The Rev. Mr. Whitfield— he has not ; for he enjoys neither. 3. Ah! was once accused, by one of his hearers, of who can tell, how hard it is to climb the wandering in his discourse ; to which he re- steep, where Fame's proud temple shines plied : " If you will ramble like a lost sheep, afar, checked by the scoff of Pride, by En. I must ramble after you."

vy's frown, and Poverty's unconquerable

bar! 4. A man of cultivated mind, can

TruthComes to us with a slovo—and doubtful step;

converse with a picture, and find an agreeMeasuring the ground she treads on, and forever triumph over the errors of great ones, as an

able companion in a statue. 5. Little menTurning her curious eye, to see that all

owl-rejoices at an eclipse of the sun. 6. Is right-behind ; and, with keen survey,

The eternal and natural worlds are so unit. Choosing her onward path.

ed, as to make but one ; like the soul and Seize upon truth, -wherever found, the body. 7. What is the difference between On christian,-or on heathen ground; good sense, and wit ? Among your friends,-among your foes ;

A villain, when he most seems kind, The plant's divine, here'er it grows.

Is most to be suspected.

132. Be perfectly distinct in your articu- Proverbs. 1. A miss, is as good as a mile. lation, or you cannot become an easy, grace- 2. A man is a lion in his own cause. 3. He that ful, effective and natural elocutionist; there has too many irons in the fire, will find that some fore, practice on the vowels and consonants, of them will be apt to burn. 4. It is not an art to as here recommended, separately and com- play; but it is a very good art to leave off play. bined. If your utterance is rapid, and indis. 5. Beyond the truth, there is nothing but error;

6. He, who tinct, your reading and speaking, will not and beyond error, there is madness be listened to with much pleasure, or profit. 7. The burnt child dreads the fire. 8. When ons

deals with a blockhead, has need of much brains. A hint—to those who would be wise, is suf-I will not, two cannot quarrel. 9. Words from the ficient. 133. The second sound of N, is that mouth, die in the ears ; but words from the heart

-stay there. 11. Young folks-think old folks of Ng, before hard g, and often

fools; but old folks know that young ones are. before hard c, k and q under the

11. First know what is to be done, then do it. accent. BANK; con-gress con

12. The tongue, without the heart, speaks an unquers the strang-ling don-key,

known tongue. 13. Remember the reckoning. and sanc-tions the lank con-clave [N in BANK.)

The three essentials-of every exist. in punc-til-ious con-course: the san-guine ence are an inmost, a middle and an outmost: un-cle, anx-ious to ling-er much long-eri. e. an end, a cause, and an effect: the end among the tink-ling in-gots, jin-gles his rin- is the inmost, the cause is the middle, and kled fin-ger over the lin-guist's an-gu-lar the effect the outmost, or ultimate. Ex. shrunk shanks.

Man is one existence, and yet consists of a 134. The common mode of teaching elo- soul, or inmost principle, a body, or middle cution is considered the true one, because it principle, and an activity, or ultimate prin. has been so long admitted and practiced : action; in his body are causes, or ways and

ciple. In his soul are ends, or motives to the old have become familiar with it, and fol- means of action ; and in his life are effects, low it from habit, as their predecessors did; or actions themselves : if either were wantand the rising generation receive it on trust: ing, he could not be a man : for, take away thus, they pass on, striving to keep each oth- his soul, and his body would die for want of er in countenance : hence it is, that most of a first principle to live from; take away his our bad habits, in this important art, are born body, and his soul could not act in the natuin the primary school, brought up in the ral world, for want of a suitably organized academy, and graduated in the college; if instrument ; take away his life, or the actiwe proceed so far in our education. Is not soul and body would cease to exist for lack

vity of his body from his soul, and both an entire revolution necessary.

of exercise. In other words, Man consists 135. Irregulars. Ng have generally this of will, or inmost; understanding, or intersound. In cultivating and strength-en-ing mediate; and activity, or ultimate. It is the un-der-stand-ing, by stud-y-ing, read-ing, evident, that without willing, his underwri-ting, cy-pher-ing, and speak-ing, I am standing would never think, and devise think-ing of contend-ing for go-ing to sing- means of acting ; and without understand. ing meet-ing; in re-lin-quish-ing your stand- ing, his will—could not effect its purpose ; ing in the crisp-ing fry-ing pan, by jump-ing and without action—that willing and under. o-ver the wind-ing rail-ing, you may be suil- standing would be of no use. ing on the boil-ing o-cean, where the limp-ing Varieties. 1. The thief-is sorry he is her-rings are skip-ping, and danc-ing, around to be punished, but not that he is a thief. some thing that is laugh-ing and cry-ing, 2. Some-are atheists-only in fair weather. sleep-ing and wa-king, lov-ing and smi-ling. 3. Is the casket-more valuable than the

Notes. 1. This nasal diphthongal vocal consonant sound, jewel it contains ? 4. Indolence-is a stream may be made by drawing

the tongue back, closing the passage that flows slowly on; yet it undermines ev. from the throat into the mouth, and directing the sound thmugh ery virtue. 5. All outward existence-is the nose ; as in giving the name sound of N; it can be distinctly only the shadow of that, which is truly real ; perceived by prolonging, or singing the ng sound in the word sing. because its very correspondence. 6. Should 2. If the accent be on the syllable beginning with g and c hard, we act from policy, or from principle ? ,7. and k, and q, the n may take its name sound ; as, con-grat-u-late, The prayer of the memory is a reflected light, crn-cur, conclude, &c. 3. The three sounds of m and n, are the like that of the moon ; that of the underonly nasal ones in our language. 4. Some consonant sounds are continuous : the Ist, 31, and 4th of c; the 2nd of f, the third of standing alone, is as the light of the sun in 5, l, m, n, t, &c. are examples; others are abrupt or discrete ; as, winter ; but that of the heart, like the light b, p, k, t, &c.: so we have continuous sounds, (the long ones, and heat united, as in spring or summer ; and abrupt or discrete ones, (the short.)

and so also, is all discourse from them, and Anecdote. Equality. When Lycurgus, all worship. king of Sparta, was to reform and change the government, one advised him, that it should be reduced to an absolute popular

Gone! gone forever !-Like a rushing wave equality : “Sir," said the lawgiver," be.

Another year-has burst upon the shore gin it in your own house first.

Of earthly being-and its last low tones, Love-reckons hours--for months,--and daysfor years ;

Wandering in broken accents on the air, And every little absence is an age.

Are dying-to an echo.


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136. In ancient Rome, an orator's educa- Proverbs. 1. He, who thinks he knows the tion began in infancy; so should it be now; most, knows the least. 2. Take every thing as it the seeds of eloquence may be sown, when comes, and make the best of it. 3. Three removes the child is on the maternal bosom ; the voice are as bad as a fire. 4. Tread on a worm, and he should be developed with the mind. If the will turn. 5. Two things we should never be child has good examples set him, in reading angry at,—what we can, and what we cannot and speaking, and the youth is attentive to help. 6. When the bow is too much bent, it his every day language, and is careful to im- breaks. 7. A wise man-is a great wonder. 8. prove his mind and voice together, he will A wicked man-is bis own hell; and his evil lusts become a good elocutionist, without scarcely Blushing-is virtue's color. 10. Evil communi

and passions the fiends that torment him. 9. knowing it. Connection and association

cations corrupt good manners. 11. Gain-is unhave as much to do with our manner of certain, but the pain is sure. 12. Never court, speaking, as with our cast of thinking. unless you intend to marry.

137. P has but one sound: PAP; Amusements. Ever since the fall, pale, par, pall, pap; peep, pet;

mankind have been prone to extremes ; not pipe, pip; pope, pool, pop;

only the religious, but the irreligious porpule, pup, puss; point, pound;

tion of the world. It is greatly to be regretpeo-ple put pep-per in pep-per

ted, that we are all so much at the mercy box-es, ap-ple-pies in cup- [P in PAP.] of passion and prejudice, and so little-unboards, and whap-ping pap-poo-ses in wrap- telligence. In our creation, the Divine

der the guiding influence of reason and inpers; the hap-py pi-per placed his peer-less Being-has manifested infinite love and inpup-py in Pom-pey's slop-shop, to be pur- finite wisdom : for we are made in chased for a peck of pap-py pip-pins, or a IMAGE and LIKENESS; the former, we pound of pul-ver-iz-ed pop-pies; a pad-dy still retain, but the latter, sad to relate, we picked a peck of pick-led pep-pers, and put have lost. The will, or voluntary principle them on a broad brimed pew-ter plat-ter.

of the mind, constitutes our impelling power, 138. MUSCLE BREAKERS. Peter Prickle and the understanding, or reasoning faculPrandle picked three pecks of prickly pears, ties, under the light of truth, is our govern. from three prickly prangly pear trees: if ing power: if, therefore, we find ourselves then, Peter Prickle Prandle, picked three loving-what is not good and true, our rapecks of prickly pears from three prickly tionality, enlightened by wisdom, 'must be prangly pear trees; where are the three pecks ever amusements-iend to fit us for our vạ.

our guide. Hence, our rule is this ; whatof prickly pears, that Peter Prickle Prandle rious duties, and give us zest in faithfully picked, from the three prickly prangly pear performing them, are perfectly proper ; but, trees? Success to the successful prickly amusements, whose tendency is the reverse prangly pear picker.

of this, are entirely improper; and we should Notes. 1. To give this aspirate labial, whisper the word not hesitate a moment in abstaining from pugh, (u short,) or pop out the candle ; see the engraving: it is them, however they may be approved by all of the word up, except the u: but the sound is not finished till others, or sanctioned by long usage : the lips are separated, or the remaining breath exhaled : remember must never compromise the interests of the remarks in reference to other abrupt elements. 2. The prin eternity-for those transitory enjoyments of cipal difference between 0 and p is, that b is a vocal, and p, only a time and sense, which are at variance with breath sound. P, H, T, are called, by some, sharp mutes; and B, G, D, flat mutes. 3. Germans find it difficult to pronounce cer- the principles of truth and goodness. Both tain vocal consonants at the ends of words, tho'correctly at the be worlds are best taken care of, when they are ginning : hence, instead of saying dog, mad, pod, &c. they say, at cared for together, and each has its attention, first, dok, mat, pot, &c. 4. In pronouncing m, and t together, p is according to its importance. very apt to intervene; as in Pam-ton &c. 5. P is silent in psal-ter, pshaw, pneu-mat-ics, Ptol-e-my, Psy-che, rasp-ber-ry, (31 a,) corps

Varieties. 1. There are some, who live (o long,) re-ceipt, etc. 6. Not debths, but depths ; not clab-board,

to eat and drink; and there are others, but clap-board ; not Ja-cop, but Ja-cob; not bab-tism, but bap- who eat and drink, to live. 2. The perfecism, etc.

tion of art is—to conceal the art: i. e. to be Anecdote. A Check. Soon after the the thing, instead of its representative. 3. yattle of Leipsic, a wit observed, -—" Bona. Let every one, sweep the snow from his own part must now be in funds ; for he has re- door, and not trouble himself about the frost ceived a check on the bank of the Elbe." on his neighbor's tiles. 4. Golileo, the great Hidden, and deep, and never dry,

astronomer, was imprisoned for life, because Or flowing, or at rest,

he declared that Venus-shone with a bor. A living spring of love-doth lie

rowed light, and from the sun, as the centre In every human breast.

of our system. 5. There are abuses-in all All else-may fail, th't soothes the heart,

human governments. 6. He, whose virtues,

exceed his talents, is the good man; but he, All, save that fount alone ; With that, and life, we never part ;

whose talents exceed his virtues, is the bad For life, and love-are one.

q All we perceive, understand, will,

love, and practice, is our own ; but nothing He seemed

else. For dignity composed, -and high exploit ;

Suspicion-always haunts the guilty mind; But all was false—and hollow.

The thief-still fears each brush-an officer.



139. Written language consists of letters, Proverbs. 1. He that is ill to himself, will and, consequently, is more durable than spo- be good to nobody. 2. The remedy-is worse than ken language, which is composed of articu- the disease. 3. Who is so deaf, as he that will late sounds. Our written alphabet contains not hear? 4. All vice infatuates and corrupts the twenty-six letters, which make syllables and judgment. 5. A fool, may, by chance, put somewords; words make sentences ; sentences

thing into a wise man's head. 6. After praying paragraphs, which make sections and chap to God, not to lead you into temptation, do not

throw yourself into it. 7. Evil gotten, evil spent. ters; these constitute an essay, discourse, ad

8. He, that knows useful things, and not he that dress, oration, poem, dissertation, tractor book: but our vocal alphabet has forty-four preaches well, that lives well. 10. It is always

knows many things, is the wise man. 9. Heletters, or sounds, which make up the whole term time in the court of conscience. 11. We may of spoken language.

be ashamed of our pride, but not proud of our 140. R has two sounds; first, its name shame. 12. Historical faith-precedes saving sound; ARM; the bar-bers were,

faith. 13. Stolen waters are sweet. in former years, the ar-bi-ters of

The True Christian Character. The the mur-der-ers of their fore-fa

three essentials of a christian-are-a good thers: the Tar-tars are gar-blers

will—flowing through a true understanding, of hard-ware and per-ver-ters of

into a uniform life of justice and judgment. the er-rors of North-ern-ers and (R in ARM.] It is not enough, that we mean well, or South-erners; the far-mers are dire search- intention is powerless, without truth to

know our duty,

or try to do right ; for good ers af-ter burnt ar-bors, and store the cor- guide it aright; and truth in the intellect ners of their lar-ders with di-vers sorts of alone, is mere winter-light, without the quar-ter dol-lars; Charles Bur-ser goes to the summer-heat of love to God-and love to far-ther barn, and gets lar-ger ears of hard man; and blundering efforts — to do our corn, for the car-ter's hor-ses.

duty-are poor apologies for virtuous ener141. Dr. Franklin says, (of the justly cel- gies, well directed and efficiently applied : ebrated Whitfield,) that it would have been the three alone-can constitute us true chris. fortunate for his reputation, if he had left no must be brought into harmonious and effi,

tians; i.e. our will, understanding and life, written works behind him; his talents would cient unity, in order that we may be entitled .hen have been estimated by their effects : in- to this high and holy appellation. Things deed, his elocution was almost faultless. must not only be thought of, and desired, But whence did he derive his effective man- purposed, and intended ; but they must be ner? We are informed, that he took lessons done, from love to the Lord ; that He, as of Garrick, an eminent tragedian of Eng- principle of goodness, and a principle of land, who was a great master in Nature's truth-may be flowing, constantly, from school of teaching and practicing this useful the centre-to the circumference of actions : art.

we must practice what we know of the truth;

we must live the life of our heavenly FaNotes. 1. To make this smooth vocal sound, pronounce ther's commandments; so as to have his the word arm, and dwell on the r sound; and you will perceive goodness and truth implanted in us, that we the same time drawn back a little. 2. Avoid omitting this letter

, as may strive to walk before Him, and become it never is silent, except it is doubled in the same syllable; not perfect. staw-my, but stor-my; not lib-ah-ty, but lib-er-ty; not bust, but Varieties. 1. A certain apothecary-has burst; not waw-um, but warm; not ah-gu-ment, but ar-gu-ment; over his door, this sign—"All kinds of dy. not hosses, but hor-ses; not hahd stawm, but hard storm; etc. 3. Re. ing stuff sold here.” 2. Does wealth-exert member that short e and i before r, in the same syllable, when accented, sound like short U, unless followed by another r, as mercy,

more influence than knowledge? 3. A (mer-it,) ser-geant, (ser-rate,) ter-ma-gant, (ter-ror,) mirth-ful, pretty shepherd, indeed, a wolf would make! (mir-ror,) ver-ses, (ver-y) (here the r is re-echoed ;) and spirits, &c.? 4. At some taverns-madness—is sold by the exceptions are in parentheses: see p. 224. 4. Some words

, the glass ; at others, by the bottle. 5. So(where e, i, and r, are peculiarly situated, as above,) have, in their briety, without sullenness, and mirth with pronunciation, a reverberation, or repetition of the , although modesty, are commendable. 6. Even an or. there may be but one in the word ; as—ver-y; being followed by a dinary composition, well delivered, is better

Anecdote. Who Rules ? A schoolmas. received, and of course does more good, ter, in ancient Rome, declared that he ruled than a superior one, badly delivered. 7. the world. He was asked to explain : which

Where order-cannot enter; it cannot exist. he did in the following manner. Romem What is beauty? Not the show rules the world; the women rule those who Of shapely limbs, and features. No: govern Rome ; the children control their mo- These—are but flowers, thers, and I rule the children."

That have their dated hours,
So—we grew together,

To breathe their momentary sweets, then go; Like to a double cherry, seeming-parted;

'Tis the stainless soul-withinBut yet a union-in partition,

That outshines—the fairest skin. Tro lowly berries,-moulded on one stem :

Appearances-deceide ; So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart : Thoor of the first, like conts, in heraldry,

And this one marim—is a standing rule, Due but to one, and crowned-with one crest.

Men are not-what they scem.


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