Lessons in Enunciation: Comprising a Course of Elementary Exercises, and a Statement of Common Errors in Articulation, with the Rules of Correct Usage in Pronouncing. To which is Added an Appendix ...
Jenks, Palmer & Company, 1848
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Page 80 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 79 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. Silence how dead! and darkness how profound! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 78 - NOT a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried ; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried.
Page 75 - Strike — till the last armed foe expires; Strike — for your altars and your fires; Strike — for the green graves of your sires, God — and your native land!
Page 49 - Nor is it less pleased with its first successful endeavours to walk, or rather to run (which precedes walking), although entirely ignorant of the importance of the attainment to its future life, and even without applying it to any present purpose. A child is delighted with speaking, without having anything to say ; and with walking, without knowing where to go. And prior to both these, I am disposed to believe that the -waking hours of infancy are agreeably taken up with the exercise of vision, or...
Page 78 - twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promised pleasure And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail!
Page 75 - These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.
Page 77 - In short, our souls are at present delightfully lost and bewildered in a pleasing delusion, and we walk about like the enchanted hero of a romance, who sees beautiful castles, woods, and meadows...
Page 77 - ... more agreeable to the imagination ? We are every where entertained with pleasing shows and apparitions ; we discover imaginary glories in the heavens, and in the earth, and see some of this visionary beauty poured out upon the whole creation : but what a rough unsightly sketch of nature should we be entertained with, did all her colouring disappear, and the several distinctions of light and shade vanish...