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226. Revisions. The great practical im- | Proverbs. 1. Never repulse an associate with portance of this subject, demands a passins unkindness. 2. Love one another with a purt remark. In rerising, we not only gather up lieari forrently. 3. The morality of the christian the fragments, but refresh our minds with a religion, is not national, but unitersal. 4. Prureproduction of what we previously had dinceray stake ime by the fore!op. 5. A bird in learnerl. By reviewing our studies, we often the hanit, is worth two in the bush. 6. The dili find the materials, with which we can over

gent soul, shall be made rich. 7. Knowledge---is come difficulties, that seem almost insur-power; ignorance-is weakness. & An egg to

day, is better than a hen to-morrow. 9. Worldly mountable; hence, revisions frequently serve

reputation and sensual pleasure, are destructive to as a key, to unlock the casket, that contains cirtue. 10. The history and wisdom of the world, invaluable treasures. And we must guaril cas only be known hy reading. 11. We are 10 le against thinking of the principles, as being saved from our sins, not in our sins. 12. Whatcontained in the book; unless they are un ever is worth reading at all, is worth reading will. derstood and felt in the mind, and by the Anecdote. Afrail of Work. A person inind, and through the body are reduced to once said to a futher, whose son was noted practice, they are, so far as we are concerned, for his loziness, that he thought his son was valueless and deal. Seeing food, or thinki- very much afraid of work. Afraid of ing of it, will impart no nourishment to the work .?replied the father, “not at all,-he body; it must be eaten, digested, and appro- will lie down, and go to sleep close by the priated.

side of it." 2.27. Now repcat all the sounds of the Ict Right Views. The more we ascribe all ters, in their alphabetical order, as found on 500dness and truth-to the Lord, the more page 63; omitting those that are duplicates ; | --will the interiors of the mind, be open to then give the vowels and consonants, by them- wards hearen, the only source of happiness : selves: afterwards, give the short vowels, for by thus doing, we acknowledge that nothand the long ones hy themselves, and read ing good and true is from ourselves; and, in several paragraphs by vowel sounds; after proportion as this is heartily confessed, the which, give the vocal consonants, and aspi- love of self-departs, and wilh it—the thick rates, by themselves: then the single, dine- darkness, which arises from that which is ble, and triple ones, and analyze words, false and evil: thus it is evident, how onespelling them by their sounds; also, raise becomes wiser than another. As the exhala. and fall the eight vowels, according to the di- tions from the earth--rise and form clouds, atonic scale, in article 64; then revise the more or less dense, thus obscuring the atmostwo modes of making accent ; practice on phere, and preventing the clear light of the the changes of its seat, and realize the impor- un; c0, do the exhalations of self-love-arise sant use of every exercise.

and obscure the light of Dirine truth, -oi 2:29. The pre-con-tract pre-con-tracts the

that Sun, which rules the worll of mind. pre-lix which is pre-fixed to the prel-ude,

Varieties. 1. Does pain or pleasure with which the speaker pre-lules the pres. predominate in human lite? 2. Welded life, ent pres-age, that he pre-sog'd the man would says a happy husband, is a perpetual founpre-sent. The pro-l-uce of the land was such tain of domestic sweets. 3. Drinking water as to produce a pro-ject to protest against --neither makes a man sick, nor runs him in

debt, nor malos his wife a wilow: can as the man who pro-jects the infamous proi-est against the reh-el that re-bels against the much be said of ardent spirits ? 4. He, who law. I re-fuse to re-cord either the ref-use or peeps through a keyhole, may see something the record, or re-tail them by wholesale or

to rem him. 5. That gentleness, which is re-tail.

characteristic of a good man, like every other 229., A Dandy of some use.

Let the pu

virtue, has its seat in the heart : and nothing pil impress on his mind the absolute necessi. but what flows from the heart—can render ty, for awhile, of keeping his shoulders even external manners, truly pleasing. 6. thrown back, so as to make the breast as

The Lord came to seck and sure those who mon and prominent as possible: and then. are lost: and he saves all who are willing to ater a few days, or weeks at farthest, he will be saved. 7. Line - principles and genuine feri very uncomfortable to sit, stand, or labor, Itruth, respect each other according to degrees in a bent position. But, says one, “I should of affinity: and the greater the offinity, tho look so much like a dandy.” Never mind greater is the attraction between them. t'ist, provided it be right; and if you can

Morning-hath her songs of gladness, make this much use of so superfluous an ur

Suliry noon-its served glare,

Erening hours, their gentle sadness, ric!?, it may serve to show you, that nothing

Night-ils dreams, and text from care; exists in vain : think of the wisdom and in

But the pensive twilight--ever Custry of the ber.

Gives iis oren sweet fancies birth, The's smooth discourse, -and mild beharior, on

Wsking risions, that may never Conceals-u traitor.

know reality--on earth.

230. Orlangraphy -- relates to the right Proverbs. 1. Reprove mildly, and correct placing of the letters in words, and Orthoepy with caution. 2. Let us creep before we walk, and -o the right pronmencing of words, accordwalk before we fly. 3. One book, well read, is ing to the soun'is of the letters, the former worth twenty skimmed over. 9. The greatest -respects written language, and is addressed wealth-is contentment with a little. 5. A kellesto the eye; and the latter, spoken languaxe, is half a meeting. 6. We may read much, with and is addressed to the car ; the first supposes is necessary at all times. 8. Little Loais should

out un lerstanding much. i. Presence of mind, the secund. We may infer the perfection, keep near shore ; great ones,may vemure more which the ancient Greeks attained, in or-thoe-py, from this fact, that when a public speil- life

, there is hope. 11. He attains whatever he

9. I confide, and am at resi. 10. While there is ker-even pronounced a word incorrectly, the aims at. 12. A good story, is none the worse bi whole audience simultaneously hissed him.

being twice told. Whence did they acquire such accuracy of Anecdote. Dying but Once. When Clo ear? Doubtless, in spelling by the sounds sur was advised, by some of his friends, to be of their letters, instead of by their names. more cautions as to the security of his pero When we adopt this method, which nature son, and not to walk among the people withiand science dictate, we shall attain like excel out arms, or any one to protect him; he lency in pronunciation, and our language ! replied, --"He, who lives in the fear of death, will then be found to contain more power and

every moment feels its torture; I will die sweetness than any other in the world.

but once." 231. Pronunciation-is orthoepy, or the

Laconics. A life of deceit-is one of unright utterance of words; i. e. pronouncing mitigated torture-a living hell, which should words according to cuphony, analogy and deserve our pity for the unhappy beings whi custom, which constitute the standard. The submit to it. principal rule is, pronounce in the easiest and Varieties. 1. Are not the unily and trinmost efectual manner: and, when words are ity of God, the elemental and rindamental introduced from other languages, they should principles of christian theology?, 2. Churiebe pronounced according to the principles of ter, based on goodness and truth, is a sourco our language; that is, they must conform to of eternal happiness. 3. We are made what the genius of the English language, as for- we are, by what is from an'e, uilhin, and eigners do to that of our constitution, when around us. 4. God gives to all, the power Uiey become naturalized,-abjuring foreign, of becoming what they ought to be. 5. A unamgeniul influences and principles, and full persuasion of our ability to do vell, is a submitting to onirs.

powerful motive to excellence, and a suma 232. Our Orthography and Orthoepy. pledge of success. 6. It is our duty, and our Many foreigners and natives find it difficult happiness, to fiel for others, and take an into speak our language, in consequence of the terest in their welfare. 7. The action of life, great difference between its speiling and its is desire ; as is the desire and delight, with its pronunciation, and the various sounds given consequent actions, such is the life. to the same letters in similar, and in different combinations; and, although, for the last two The Lord-my pasture shall prepare, conturies, our orthography has remained And feed me--with a shepherd's care; prarly stalimary, yet our orthcopy has been

His presentem-shall my wants supply, very much chungel; which may be seen in

And guard me--with a watchful eye; comparing the Bible, translated under James

My noon-day walks -he shall attend,

And all my midnight hours-deleiul. 1., with the commm edition. Ditlerent per#ms have proposed different means,

When, in the sultry globe-I rant, owing the difficulties, and nearly all

Or, on the thirsty mountains pant;

To fertile rales, and dewy mads, without much success; which is the less to

My weary. wand'ring steps he leals, wat regrelle, when we consider how little the

Where peaceful rivets, soft and slove", wice an ear have been developed and culti

Amid the verdant landscape flow. valed, and thereby prepared to meet the exigoncirs of the case. It is now seen, on a

Thongh-in the paths of death-1 tread,

With gloomy horrors--overspread, faithful moliis and synthesis of their labors

My stradiost heart-shall fear no ill; to rerouluise our language in these re

For thou, O Lord, art with me still: spects, that each reforner's system is found

Thy vendly crook -shall give me aid, to be very imperfect; but the good work is

And guide me-through the dreadlul shade. goins on story; and, in process of time,

Though in a bare-and rugged way, it will be complished; very much to the

Through derious-lonely wilds I stra disappointinent of book-worms, and to the

Thy bounty--shall my pains beguile; pratitication of that spirit of the uge, which The barren willerness--shull smile. looks more to the uses of things, Lian to their With sudden greens--and herbage crowned,

And streams-shall murmur all around. BRON.ON. 6


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233. Pronunciation--should be so sys Proverbs. 1. The conduct of men is a spe tematic, as to render it capable of being stu- dex to their hearts ; for by their fruits ye shall bonne died from its elementary principles, and be- them. 2. In arduous and trying circumstances come an object of methodical acquirement. preserve equanimity; and in prosperous lours, Every thing involved in producing sounds, restrain the ebullitions of excessive joy. 3. Those in the conformation of the organs in articu- | things that belong to others generally please us ; lation, the application of all that belongs to

while those that are our own are more valued by accenteid, half-accented, and un-accented

others. 4. Allach yourself to good company and vowels, and every principle of melody and you will be respected as one of them. 5 The euphoni;-are included in pronunciation, their imperfections. 6. Cutting jesis, when the sa

most distinguished men, of all ages, have had and tends to its perfection : but the ancients tire is true, indiets a wound that is not soon forgot included also Emphasis, Intonation, Inflec- ten. 7. Nothing is more disgusting, than a lov tim, Circumflexes and the other essentials of bred fellow, when he suddenly attains an elevated delivery.

station. 8. Either never attenpt a thing, or accom. 234. If the great object of pronunciation plish it. 9. Fortune-lavors the bold, and abandh be, to produce the designed etlect, in the best ons the timid. 10. Acts of hindness, shown to manner, we shall find it necessary to attend good men, are never ilırown away. 11. War--18 not only to the preceding principles, and death's jest. 12. Or two evils-choose the leasi. their application, but to watch over useless Varieties, 1. If you make a present, Inovations, and inclinations to senseless give what will be usefill. 2. Do not the changes,--desires to be what is called fush-wings, that form the vutterfly, lie folded in ionablt--regardless of reason, and ambitious the worm? 3. Lamguage-should first be to shine as a lealer in some peculiar pronun- learned by imitation. 4. One of the greatest ciation: then, our language will bear a rigid obstacles, in the road to excelience, is indocomparison with any other, either ancient or lence. 5. Humility-is that low, sweet root, molern, when enls, causes and effects are ta- from which all heavenly virtues shoot. 6. ken into consideration. Let us not, then, de- Acquire a thorough knowledge of all your viate from established principles, and rules, duties. 7. God-is an infinite abyss of wik without good and satisfactory reasons. dom: which is not comprehensible either

235. Actim ad Reaction. Have you by men or angels, as to one millionth of its ever particularly noticed, the reciprocal ac- parts: of its infinite store, they are to receive tion between the voice and the mind, the fresh supplies to all eternity. tongue and the heart? Well might the apos- TUL MOTILER'S INJUNCTION, OX PRESENTING HER SON tle exclaim, How great a matter a little fire kindleth!" The tongue is full of pow

Remember love, who gave thee this, er for weal, or for uo, according to the state

When other days shall come: of the heart, that impels it to action. What

When she, who had thy earliest kiss, is there, that cannot be talked up), or talked

Sleeps—in her marrow home, down by it? It is full of blessing, or curs

Remeinber, 'twas a mother-gave ing-live or hatred; and oh! how it can

The giit to one-she'd die to save. sting the soul, when it has been dipped in That mother-songht a pledge of Love, the call and wormwood of hell; and how lift

The holiest--for her son ; it to heaten, when fired with celestial love.

And, irom the gitis of God above,

She chose a goodly one
Notes. Always inbil, perfectly, the accented vowel, and

She chose, for her beloved boy,
more e, in proportion as the word is important; i. e, shape the
vowel sunt completely, by the appropriate organs, and give it all

The source of light, and life, and joy, its necessary power, billing it full of the influence of the mind, in

And bade him keep the gills--that, whva the proportion as you wish your ideas to be inipressive and abiding,

The parting hour would coine,
Mis possesses a magnifying power over words, making them

They might have hope-to meet again,
mean more than they naturally do: which will be perfectly obri-
ons in the specific practice of the principles which we are graulu-

In an eternal home. alls appmaching.

She said his faith in that-would be Anecdote. “I suppose,” (said an arrant

Sweet incense--to her memory. quack, while feeling the pulse of his patient,) And should the scoffer, in his price, that you think me a fool.“Sir," (replied

Laugh that fond faith to scorn,
the sick man,)“ I perceive you can discover And bid him cast the pledge aside,
& man's thoughts by his pulse."

Thal-he from youth had borne;
If all our hopes and all our fears,

She bade him pause, and ask his breast,
Were prisoned in life's narrow bound;

If he, or she, bad loved hiin besi?
II. trarelers through this vale of tears,

A parent's blessing on her son
We saw no better world beyond;

Goes with this holy thing;
Oh what could check the rising sigh?

The lore, that would retain the one,
What earthly iliing, could pleasures give?

Must to the other cling.
Oh! who would venture then, to die,

Remember! 'us no idie toy,
Or who would venture then, to live?

A mob'er's gii, Pemember, boy!


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236. The only way that provincialisms, ' Proverbs. 1. Neither great potou foreign accents and brogues, can be removed, great riches will hear reason. 2. Ti’ineda surnis by individual attention to the Orst princi- coat; first a friend, then an enemy. 3. Diet and ples of our language, as here exhibited, and, erercise are the two physicians of nature. 4. at the same time, following a teacher who There is many a good house-wife that can't sing, can give the true English pronunciation; or dance. 3. Love--can neither be bought, nur for sounds can only be learned by imitation; sold. 6. He, that is a wise man, by dzy, is 1,0 and this is the way in which Elocution and fool by night. 7. The society of ladies-is a Musie must be taught. Our language has school of politeness. 8. An enemy to beauty is suffered, and is suffering, greatly, by being a foeto nature. 9. When a man's coat is thread

bare, improperly taught by foreigners, who can

it is easy to pick a hole in it. 10. The study

of rain things-is laborious idleness. 11. No not pronounce one half of our words with propriety. But a teacher may be able to pro- trade. 13. All is good that is useful.

mine equal to saving. 12. Dependence is a poo: nounce single words with a good degree of correctness, and yet be unable to deliver sen

CONTEXT MEXT-produces, in some meas lences, in a proper manner. A few minutes ure, all those effects, which the alchymist every day, for a few weeks, devoted to the usually ascribes to what he calls the philosostu·ly and pructice of these principles, will pher's stone; and if it does not bring riches, enable alınost any one to discover and amend it does the same thing, by banishing the de his errors and defects in articulating our for- sire of them. If it cannot remove the disty-four sounds, and pronouncing correctly, quietudes, arising from a man's mind, body the words in common itse ; and if spelling by It has indeed, a kindly influence on the soul

or fortune, it makes him easy under them. sounds and by sight, be faithfully practiced, of man, in respect of every being to whom he one may secure another rare excellence,

stands related. It extinguishes all murmur, that of writing our words with correctness and despatch.

repining, and ingratitude, towards that Bea

ing, who has allotted him his part to act in 237. Every thing in the universe, both of this world. It destroys all inordinate ambimind and of matter, exists in reference to cer- tion, and every tendency to corruption, with tain fired principles, which are called laws regard to the community wherein he is placof oriler, originating in the Great First ed. It gives sweetness to his conversation, Cause, and thence emanating throughout all and a perpetual strenity—to all his thoughts. creation, animate and inanimate: and so long and so far, as these laws are obeyed, we

Varieties. Is it not strange, that nations are shielded from all evils, physical and spiri- of men could ever have admitted into their tual: hence, if a man suffers, either in mind, creed, the idea of a plurality of Gods; when or body, from within, or without, the cause the whole of Nature bears on it so distinctly, of the suffering is an infringement of the the impress of one mind? 2. He is not the Laws of Life. Such, then, are our constitu- best reader, who speaks his words most rapiillions, and relations, that we cannot will, ly; but he who does justice to them, by prothink, or act, without obeying, or violating,nouncing them correctly, and effectively. 3. these laws of Life, of Being, of God. Oh the If a person delights in telling you the faults lengths, the breadths, the heighths, and the of others, be sure he intends to tell others depths of the wisdom and love of Gon, as your faults. 4. Never be a minute too late. manifested in the creation, redemption, and 5. Avoid loud talking and laughing in the SALVATION OF MAX.

streets. 6. The moral and intellectual man, Anecdote. Pity. A would-be orator, of seems to mould and modify the physical very moderate abilities, after a long ha- man. 7. We are filled with the life of heaven, mangue, asked a real friend, if he did not ex- just so far as we are emptied of our own, and rite much compassim. He replied, “ most find in us an utter inability to do good, with. ertainly, you did sir; every one of the au

out divine assistance. lience pitied you most heartily."

A cloud lay cradled---near the setting sun"The way was long, the wind was cold,

A gleam of crimson-tinged its braided snow;

Long had I watcbed the glory--moving on,
The minstrel-was infirm, and old;
His wither'd cheek—and tresses gray,

O'er the still radiance-of the lake below.

Tranquil its spirit seemed--and floated slow; Seemid to have known a better day.

Ee'n in its very motion--there was rest, The harp, bis sole remaining joy,

While every breath of eve, that chanced to blow, Was carried--by an orphan boy."

Wafed the traveler--to the beauteous westWe met the tender office long engage,

Emblem, metijought, of the departed soul, fo rock the cradle of reposing age;

To whose white robe, the gleam of bliss is given, Wish lenient arts-extend a mother's breath, And by the breath of mercy-made to roll Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death; Right onward--10 the golden gates of hearen; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, Where, to the eye of faith, il peaceful lies, And keep, a while, one parent from the sky! And tells to man--his glorious destinies.

239. Pronunciation, as has been observed, Proverbs. 1. Endeavor to improve in coile had a very comprehensive meaning among versation. 2. He who is wise in small matters, the ancienis, taking in the whole compass 01 will be wise in large ones. 3. Never say a fooldelivery, and involving every thing we see ish thing. 4. None can speak so feelingly of an and her in modern elocution: it is now con- advantage, as he who lias suffered by negleciing fined within narrower limits, and has reser-it. 5. Let not the sun go down on your wrath ence only to the manner of sounding words. 6. Our minds are moulded and fashioned by the

books we read. 7. Beller be good, and not seems It is much to be rerretted, that there is not more agreement, even among literary and so, than seem good, and not be so. 8. A pleasant

journey is dearly bought, with the loss of home. scientific men, with regard to this important 9. Hle, only, is a man, who governs himself. 10. branch of our subject : but when we reflect, Au have power to distinguish between rights that not one in a hundred, takes it up syste- and wrong. 11. Turn a deaf car to obscera matically, and masters its principles, it is not

100rds 12. All things are proven by contrast. su.prising that there is so much discrepancy.

Good Sense. It will preserve us from cen'This consideration of inattention to the sub- soriousness; will lead us to distinguish cir. ject should put us on our guard against fol, cumstances; keep us from looking after vislowing their examples in every respect, and ionary perfection, and make us see things in of' yielding implicit obedience to their whims their proper light. It will lead us to sturiy and oddities. There is so much self-love and dispositums, peculiarities, accommolations; pride of intelligence; as well as passion for to weigh consequences; to determine what novelty, prevalent in the world, that the stu- to observe and what to pass by; when to be dent in elocution, as well as in every thing immoveable, and when to yield. It will procise, should cleave to acknowledger and well duce good manners, keep us from taking established principles; and regard what is freedoms, and handling things roughly; will most usejul instead of what is neu.

never agitate claims of superiority, but teach 239. There are general as well as specific us to submit ourselves one to another. Good rules, for pronunciation: a partial idea of sense--will lead persons to regard their own which, may be obtained from this manual of duties, rather than to recommend those of Elocution. The author has been engaged, others. for many years, in compiling a Dictionary, Varieties. 1. Is not a true knowledge of on an entirely new plan, so arranged, that the Divine Being, the foundation of religion, when one has learned the definitions of a few and the corner-stone of the church? 2. humired worils, he can accurately define as Every improper indulgence of the passions, many thousands; and with the use of his increases their strength for evil. 3. Few pertect opłubet, he will know the sound of seem to be aware, how much depends on the every leller, the instant he sees it, and how culture of our social nature. 4. It is a great to pronounce each uuril, without rt-spelling, happiness—to be free from suspicior?; but a with the same facility. All things are gov- greuter, to be free from offence. 5. To be erned by fixed principles, when they are in without passion, is worse than a beast; and true order; and when the principles of Pro- to be without reason, is worse than a man. muncirlion are properly dereloped, and op. 6. The retined pleasures of a truly pinus plied, they will be found as simple and effec- mind, are far superior to the coarse gratificalire, as those of Elocution and Music.

tions of sense. 7. God gave no faculty of Notes. 1. As the voice is often affected, by a derangement mind, or body, to men, but those which die of the respiratory and articulating organis: a few observations are meant should be exerted, and honor him in mule on some ci their causes and remedies. 2. Colds and Coughs his design; the perversion of those faculties, ore the dects of sud len exposure to a cold atmosphere, ly and acting from, in, and by them, contrary which the parts of the skin, (which is an exhalent surface,) be. Custriedani obstructed; which olustructions may be re

to God's design, mahes the evil, diseuse, and amel, by resturinn to the skin, (which is the safety-valve of the death. stim,) its usual When one has taken col.1, the mucus

THE DAY OF LIFE. membrare of the lungs, and air passages, (which are also exta

The morning hours--of cheerful light, kns) emit a new builoto compensate for the interruption in the

of all the day-are best ; Oti. of the surface of the body; and, as this new secretion consist, humors, which can be of no further use to the system, it

But, as they speed their hasty flight, excitanuscular ttfor?, called a Cough; by which it is detached If every hour-be spent arighi, from the surface of this inner skin, and expectorated. One of the We sweetly sink--10 sleep-at night, test venedir is a Vapor Bath, with an application of cold water,

And pleasant-is our rest. arul liction immediately after.

And life is like a summer's day, Anecdote. A parish clerk, having, accor

It seems so quichiy pist: ding to custom, published the banns of matri

Youth--is the morning, bright, and gay, inony, between a loving couple, was followed

And, if 'tis spent in risdom's way, by the minister, who gave out the hymn,

We meet old age--without dismay, commencing with these words—“ Mistaken

And death-is sreel--at last. souls! that reum of Heaven.

on, the cloud, that wraps the present hour, Resson gains all men,- by compelling --none. Lires-but to brighten-all our future days.

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