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410. DELIVERY — addresses itself to the Proverbs. 1. Constant occupation-sliuts mind through two mediums, the eye and the oui lemptation. 2. A fiaturer--is a most dangere ear: hence, it naturally divides itself into ous enemy. 3. Unless we aim at perfection, we two parts, voice and gesture; both of which sholl never atlain it. 4. They who love the longmust be sedulously cultivated, under the est, love the best. 5. Pleasure--is not the rule for
Test, but for health. 6. The resident is but the guidance of proper feeling, and correct thought. That style is the best, which is the head-servant of the people. 7. Know'lge-is nou most transparent; hence the grand aim of truly ours, till we have given it away. e. Op
dells, and our sins, are generally greater than us the elocutionist should be perfect transparency; and when this part is attained, he suppose, 9. Some folks--are like snakes in the
10. He-injuries the good, who spares we will be listened to with pleusure, be perfectly bad. 11. Beauty will neither feed or cloihe us. understood, and do justice to his subject, 12. Woman's work is never done. his powers, and his audience.
Anecdote. What for? After the close 411. Young GENTLEMEN,—(said Wils of the Revolutionary war, the king of Great liam Wirt,) you do not, I hope, expect from Britain--ordered a thanksgiving to be kept me, an oration for display. At my time of throughout the kingdom. A minister of the life, and worn down, as I am, by the toils of gospel inquired of him, “For what are we a laborious profession, you can no longer to give thanks ? that your majesty has lost look for the spirit and buoyancy of youth. thirteen of your best provinces ?" The km Spring—is the season for flowers; but I am answered, "No." "Is it then, that your ma. in the autumn of life, and you will, I hope, jesty has lost one hundred thousand lives of accept from me, the fruits of my EXPERI- your best subjects ?” “No, no."" said thu ENCE, in lieu of the more showy, but less king. “Is it then, that we have expended, and substantial blossoms of Sprino. I could lost, a hundred millions of money, and for not have been tempted hither, for the pre- the defeat and turnishing of your majesty's rile purpose of DisPLAY. My visit has a
urms 2” “No such thing,'' said the king much grarer motive and object. It is the pleasantly. “What then, is the o'vject of the hope of making some suggestions, that may thanksgiving?" • Oh, give thanks that it is be serviceable in the journey of life, that is
no worse." before you ; of calling into action some dor
Varieties. 1. Who does not see, in Cemant enery!! : of pointing your exertions to sar's Commentaries, the radical elements of some attainable end of practical utility; in the present French character ? 2.“ A man," short, the hope of comtributing, in some says Oliver Cromwell, “ never rises so high, small degree, towards making you happier as when he knows not whither he is going.” in yourselves, and more useful to your 3. The virlue, that vuin persons affect to descountry.
pise, might have saved them; while the beau. 412. The conversational-must be deliv- ly, they so highly prizeil, is the cause of their pred in the most natural, easy, familiar, dis- ruin. 4. He, who fallers, without design tinct, and agreeable manner; the narrative ing to benefit by it, is a fool; and whoever and didactive, with a clear and distinct artic
encourages that Mattery, that has sense ulation, correct emphusis, proper inflections, enough to see through, is a vain corcom). 5. and appropriate mo lulations ; because, it is The business of the teacher-is not so much not so much your object to excite the affee to communicate knowledge to the pupil, as finns, as to inform the understandling: the to set him to thinking, and show him how urgumentatire, and reasoning, demand great to educate himself ; that is, he must rather deliberation, slowness, distinctness, frequent teach him the way to the fountain, than curpauses, canilor, strong emphasis and occa
ry him to the water. 6. Many buy chray, sional vehemence. No one can become a and sell dear ; i.e. make as good bargains as good reader and speaker, without much prac- they can; which is a trial of skill, between tice and many failures.
two knares, to see which shall overreach the Pioneers. The “eccentric” man--is gen- other ; but honest men set their price and erally the pioneer of mankind, cutting his
adhere to it. 7. If you put a chain round way the first into the gloomy depths of un- the neck of a slave, the other end fastens it explored science, o arcoming difficulties, that
self around your own. would check meaner spirits, and then--holding up the light of his knowledge-to guide / Would you then learn to dissipate the band
Of these huge threatening difficultiro dire, thousands, who, but for him, would be wan. Thas, in the weak ma's way-like lions stand, dering about in all the uncertainty of igno
His soul arral, an damp his rising fire? rance, or be held ir ne fetters of some self
Resolve, resolve, and to be men aspire. ish policy, which they had not, of themselves Exeri that noblest privilege, alone, -the energy to throw off.
Here to mankind imluiged: confrol desire; M'is not in folly-101 to scorn a fool,
Le godike reason, from her sovereign throne, Aud scarce in human wisdom--to do more. Speak the commanding irord---I will, and it is domu
413. EARNESTNESS OF MANNER—is of | Proverbs. 1. People generally love truth vital importance in sustaining a transparent more than goodness; knowledge more than holin style; and this must be imbibed internally, ness. 2. Never magnanimili--fell to the ground. and felt with all the truth and certainty of 3. He, who would gather immortal pal ıns, muss nature. By proper exercises on these prin- not be hindered by the name of goodness, but ciples, a person may acquire the power of must explore--if it be goodness. 4. No author pissing, at will, from grave to gay, and from was ever written doren, by any but himself. 5.
Better be a nettle in the side of your friend, than lively to severe, without confounding one with the other : there are times, however, blows on fair reputation; the corroding dew, that
his echo. 6. Surmise is the gossumer, that malics when they may be unisel; as in the humor- destroys the choicest blossoms. 7. A genera uus and pathetic, together.
prostration of morals--must be the inevitable re. Breathes there a man with soul so dead, sult of the diffusion of bad principles. 8. To Who never, to himself hath said,
know-is one thing; and to do is another. 9. “ This-is my own, my native land ?"
Candor-lends an open ear to all men.
10. Art Whose heart-hath ne'er within him burned, --is never so beautiful, as when it reflects the As home--his footsteps he hath turned,
philosophy of religion and of man. From wandering on a foreign strand ?
We cannot honor our country--with too If such there breathe, go mark him well:
deep a reverence; we cannot love her-with For him, no minstrel raptures swell;
an affection too pure and fervent; we canHigh cho' his titles, powers, or pelf,
not serve her—with an energy of purpose, or The wretch-concentred all in self,
a faithfulness of zeal-too steadfast and ar. Liring--shall forfeit fair renown,
dent. And what is our country? It is not And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
the East, with her hills and her valleys, with L'nxe pe'd, unhonored, and unsung.
her countless sails, and the rocky rum parts 414. The following are the terms usually of lier shores. It is not the Norih, with her applied to style, in writing, and also in speak- thousand villages, and her hurvest-home, with ing; each of which has its distinctive charac- her frontiers of the lake, and the ocean. It is teristics; though all of them have something not the West, with her forest-sea, and lier in common. Bombastic, dry, elegant, epis- clothed in the verdant corn ; with her beauti
inland isles, with her luxuriant expanses, tolary, flowing, hursh, laconic, lofly, loose, terse, tumid, verbose. There are also styles ful Ohio, and her majestic Missouri
. Nor is of occasion, time, place, &c.: such as the it yet the South, opulent in the inimic snow style of the bar, of the legislature, and of the of the cotton, in the rich plantations of the pulpit; also the dramatic style, comedy, rustling cane, and in the golden robes of the
rice-field. What are these, but the sister (high and low,) furce and tragedy.
families of one greater, better, holier family, Illiterate and selfish people, are often op- OUR COUNTRY? posed to persons traveling through the country, to lecture on any subject whatever; and
Give thy thoughts no tongue, especially, on such as the grumblers are ig- Nor any unproportioned thought his uct. norant of. But are not books and newspa- Be thou familiar; but by no means ouigar. pers, itinerants too? In olden time, the wor- The friends thou hast, and their adoptiun tried, shipers of the goddess Diana, were violently Grapple them to thy soul, with hooks of steel; opposed to the Apostles ; because, thro' their Birt do not dull thy palm-with entertainment preaching of the cross, their craft was in of ev'ry new hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade. Beware dinger. The liberally educated, and those Of entrance into quarrel! bul, being in, who are in favor of a universal spread of Bear it, that the opposer--may beware of thee. knowled e, are ready to bid them “God Give every man ihine ear, but few thy vvice, (ment. speerd,” if they and their subject are praise- Take each inan's censure, but reserve ihy judgro worthy.
Costly thy habit--as thy purse can buy, Anecdote. A Kingly Dinner in Nalure's for the apparel--oft proclains the man.
But not expressed in fancy; rich, pot gaudy. Palace. Cyrus, king of Persia, was to dine Neither a borrower, nor a lender be ; with one of his friends ; and, on being asked for loan-oft loses both itself and friend, to name the place, and the viands with which And borrowing--dulls the edge of husbandry. he would have his table spread, he replied, This above all--to thine own self be true, “ Prepare the banquet at the side of the river, and it must follow, as the night the day.. and let one loaf of bread be the only olish." Thou canst not, then-le false to any man. Bright, as the pillar, rose at Hearen's command: Dare to be true--nothing--can need a lie ; When Israel ---marched along the desert land,
The fault that needs it-grows two-thereby. Dlazed through the night-on lonely wilds afar, What do you think of marriage ? And told the path,-a never-selling star;
I take it, as those that deny purgatory; Bu, heavenly Genius, in thy course divine,
It locally contains or heaven or hell; Hope-is thy star, her light-is erer thine.
There is no third place in it.
415. Beware of 2. slavish attention to Laconies. i. God has given us vocal organs, rules; for nothing should supercede Nature, and reason to use thein. 2. True gestures the who knows more than Art; therefore, let her language of nature, and makes its way w the #land in the foreground, with art for her heart, without the utterance of a single word. serrant. Emotion-is the soul of oratory : Coarseness and rulyarity--are the itects of a ivaid one flaslı of passion on the cheek, one beam curulion; they cannot be chargemide to nature of feeling from the eye, one thrilling note of 4. Close osserration, and an extensive knowledge sensibility from the tongue, one stroke of or human nature alone, will enable 03" 10 avis hearty emphasis from the arm, have infinite bimself in all sorts of character. 5. Paintingly more value, than all the rhetorical rules «escribes what the object is in itself: poetrys-wit and flourishes of ancient or modern times. it inspires or suggests : one-represents the risibia, "The great rule is-BE IN EARNEST. This is the other-both the visible and we invisible. 0. what Demosthenes more than intimated, in It is uncandid self-scill, that condemns without a t-ce declaring, thai the most important hearing. 7. The minud--wills to be free; and iing ņing in eloquence, was action. There will signs of the lines--proclain the approach of its be no erecution without fire.
Testoration. Whoever thinks, must see, that man-was made Woman. The right education of this ex To face the storm, not languish in the shade; is of the utmost importance to human bite. Action-his sphere, and, for that sphere designed, There is nothing, that is more desirable for Eternal pleasures--open on his mind.
the common good of all the worlıl; since, as For this--tais home--leads on th' inipassioned soul, they are mothers and mistresses of familits, Through life's wild labyrinth to her distant goal: they have for some sime the care of the ed. Painis, in each dream, to fan the genial tlame, ucation of their children of both sorts; they The poinp of riches, and the pride or jame;
are intrusted with that, which is of the Or, fondly gives reflection's cooler eye,
greatest consequence io buman life. Asho A glance, an image, ot a future sky.
health and strength, or weakness of our boditx. Notes. The standard for propriety, and forer, in pullic
is very inuch owing to their meihods of speaking is-to speak just as one would naturally express himself treating us when we were young; 80-ihe on earnest conversuion in private company. Such stoull we all soundness or folly of our minds is not less do, if left to ourselves, and curly paios were not takeu to substitute owing to their first tempers and ways of an artificial method, for that which is nalural. Beware of in thinking, which we eagerly received froin egining that you must read in a different way, with different iones the love, tenderness, authority, and constant and cadenas, from that of common specking.
conversation of our mothers. As we call our Anecdote. The severity of the laws of first language our mother tongue, some Draco, is proverbial; he punished all sorts may as justly call our first tempers our moth. of crime, and even illeness, with death: er-iempers; and perhaps it may be found hence, De-ma-des said -- Ile writes his
more easy to forget the language, than lo laws, not with ink-but with blood." On part entirely with those tempers we learned being asked why he did so, he replied, that in the nursery. It is, therefore, to be lon the smallest crime descrved death, and that mented, that the ser, on whom so much des there was not a greater punishment he could pends, who have the first forming both find out, for greater crimes.
our bodies and our minds, are not oily eduMiscellaneous. 1. Envy—is the daugh. cated in pride, but in the silliest and moss ser of pride, the author of revenge and mur contemptible part of it. Girls are indulged dut, ihic beginning of secret sedition and the in great ranity; and mankind seem to con. perpetual tormentor of virtue; it is the tilthy sider them in no other view than as so many Nime of the soul, a venom, a poison, that painted idols, who are to allure and gratify consumeth the flesh, and drieth up the mar. Their passions. row of the bones. 2. What a pity it is, that Varieties. 1. Was England - justif? There are so many quarter and half men and in her late warlike proceedmg against Chi women, who can take delight in gossip, be. na? 2. Fil language there is none, for the cause they are not great enough for any heart's deepest things. 3. The honor of a thing else.
maid-is her name; and wo legacy is so rich Were I so tali-as to reach the pole, as honesty. 4. O, how bilter a thing is is And grasp the ocean--with a spain, to look into happiness—thro’another's eyes. I would be measured-iy my soul,
Ungrateful man, with liquorish drauglits, The mind's--ihe standard of the man. And morsets unctuous, grenses his pure mind, 4. What is the diflerence between loving That from it-all consideration slips. The minds, and the persons of our friends!
Not being tried or tutored in the world :
Erperience is by industry achieved,
And perfected--by the swili course of time
A confused repon--passed thro' my cars ; Than trust a lore-as false as thine.
But, full of hurty, like a inorning Irenem, The stomach-hath no cars.
It vanished-in the business of the day.
416. THE DECLAMATONY AND HONTA-L. Proverbs. 1. The more — W. men look in torr-indicate a deep interest for the per- their glasses, the less--they attend to their houses. sons addressed, a hwrror of the evil they are 2. Works, ami no' words, are the prooi' o: love. 3. entreated to utoil, and an exalterd estimate There is no brtiet boking-gaes, ihan a true friend. of the goo!, they are exhorted to pursue.
4. When we oley our superiors, we instruct our The exhibition of the strongest feeling, re- inferiors. 5. Thme is more trouble in having "oquires such a de rec of self-control, as, in the thing to do, than in having much to do. 6. The
best thiow of the dice-is to throw then away. 7. very torrent, tempest and whirlwind of pas- Virtue, that parleys, is near the surrender. 8. The sion, possesses a temperance to give it spirit of truen--dwelleth in mekness. 9. Resist a smoothness. The DRAMATIC — sometimes
lemptation, will you conquer it. 10. Plain dealing calls for the exercise of all the vocal and is a jewel. mental powers: hence, one must consider
Anecdote. Fuilhful unto Death. When the character represented, the circumstances the venerable Polycurp -- was tempted by under which he acte I, the state of feeling he llero:1, the proconsul, to deny, and blusphere possessed, and every thing pertaining to the the LORD JESUS Cust, he answered.-scene with which he was connected.
* Eighly and six years-have I served my 417. Rolia's ADDRESS TO THE PERU- LOND and SAVION, -anil in all that time
My brave assóciates-partners--of he never did me any is jury, but always zny tóll, my féclings, and my fime ! Can good; and therefore, I cannot, in conscienci, Rolla's words-add vigor--to the virtuous reproach my king and my REDEEMER." energies, which inspire your hearts? No;
A Wife; not an Artist. When a man you have judged as I have, the foulness of of sense comes to marry, it is a companion le the culty pla, by which these bold invaders wants, and not an wlist. It is not merely a would delude you. Your generous spirit creature who can point, and play, and sing, has compared, as mine has, the motives, and dance. It is a being who can comfort which, in a war like this, can animate their and counsel him; one who can reason and minds and ours. They, by a strange frenzy reflect, and fiel and julge, and discourse and driven, fight for power, for plunder, and ex- discriminuie; one who can assist him in his tended rule; we, for our country, our allars, allairs, lighten his sorrow's, purify his joys, and our homes. They-follow an adventur- strengthen his principles and educate hischilder, whom they fear, and obey a power,
Such is the woman who is fit for a mothey hate; we-serve a monarch whom we ther, and the mistress of a family. A woman love,-a Goll, whom we allore. Whene'er of the former description may occasionally they move in anger, desolution--tracks their figure in a drauing-room, and excite the art progress! Whene'er they pause in amity, miration of the company; but is entirely affliction-mourns their friendship. They unfit for a helpmate to man, and to train up hast, they come but to improve our stule, a child in the way he should go. enlarge our thoughts, and free us from the
Varieties. 1. He, who is cautious ani! yoke of error! Yus—they will give enlighii- prident, is generally secure from many danened freedom to our minds, who are them gers, to which many others are expose1. 2 selves the skires of passion, avarice, and pride. A fool may ask more questions in an hour They offer us their protection. Yes, such than a wise man may answer in seren years protection-as rultures-give to limbs- 3. The nuanner in which words are delivered avering, and derouring, them. They call contribute mainly to the efficís they are to on us to barter all of gwel, we have inherited produce, and the importance which is attachand proved, for the desperate chance of some-ed to them. 4. Shall this greatest of free nathing better, which they promise. Be our tions be the best? 5. One of the greatest plain answer this: The throne-ue humor obstacles to linowledge and excellence, is ir L-is the people's choice; the laws we rerer. Holence. 6. One hour's sleep before midnight, exct-are our brave furthers'lgacy; the faith is worth tuo ofterward. 7. Science, or learrawe follow-teaches us to live in bonus of cha-ing, is of lillie use, unless guided by good rity with all mankind, and dir- with hope sense. of bliss--beyond the grare. Tell your in
Men--use a diffcrent speech in different climes,
But Naiure hath one voice, and only me, vaders this, and tell them too, we seek no
Her wandering moon, her stars, her rollen nun, change; and, least of all, such change as
Her woods and waters, in all lands and times, they would bring us.
In one deep song pmclaim the wondrous story.
l'pon the rounds they send il-runding high, 0}! rice arrursel, that lur'st ihy victim on
Jerman's wisdom, gwdness, power, and sinry. With specious smiles, and false deluding hopes
I hear it come from mountam, chif, and tree, Smilesihat destroy, and hopes-that bring despair,
On every side the song encirclos me, Infatuation-dangerous and destructive,
The whole mound world rereres-and is delighterka Pleasure innst risionary, if ddighe, how transient!
Ah! why, when heaven and eart A-lift up their voice Prelude of horror, anguish, and dismay!
Ah! why sturuld man aline, ne,' worshry, for rejou s?
Ten thousand voices--in true voice united;
418. The merging of the Diatonic Sale Laconics. 1. A... violation of law-is a in the Musical St., as some have done in breach of morality. 2. Music, in all its variety, elocution, is evidently incorrect; for tlien, the is essentially one: and so is speech, tho' infinitely exact pitch of voice is fixed, and all must diversifieil. 3. Literary people--are often wpleastuke that pitch, whether it be in accordance ant companions in mixed society; because they with the voice, or not. But the simple di
have not always the power of adapting them
selves to others. 4. It is pedantry--to introduce atonic scale, as here presented, each one
foreign words into our language, when we have takes his lowest natural note for his tonic, or pure English words to express all that the erotirs keij-note, and then, passes to the medium contain; with the advantage of being intelligible range of pitches. Different voices are often to every one. 5. Whatever is merely artificial, is Leyed on diferent pitches; and to bring unnatural; which is opposed to general eloquence. them all to the same pitch, is as arbitrary as 6. There can be no great advances made, in genprocrusle's beilstead, according to Hludribras: uine scientific truth, without well regulated affic“This iron bedstead, they do fetch,
tions. 7. We can be almost anything we choose; To try our hopes upon;
if we will a thing to be done, no matter how high If we're !00 short, we must be stretch'd',
the aim, success is nearly certain. Cut off--if we're too long."
Anger. Of all passions—there is not one Beware of all racks; be natural, or nothing.
so extrurugant and outrugevus as this; other War the weak head with strongest bias rules, passions solicit and mislead us: but this Is (6) PRIDE ; the never-failing vice of fools. runs away with us by jorce, hurries us as A soul, without reflection, like a pile,
well to our own, as to another's ruin: it often Without inhabituri-10 ruin runs.
falls upon the wrong person, and discharges
its wrath on the innocent instead of the guil
all to pieces, and casts human nature into a Unhrdged, lies open-in lite's common field,
perpetual warfare. And bids All-welcome--10 the vital feast.
All the trorld's-a stags, Let sense--he ever in your view;
And all the men and women-rerely players : Noming is lovely, that is not true.
They have their erits, and their entrances ; 419. SUGGESTioxs. Let the pupils me- And one man, in his time, plays many parts, morize any of the proverbs, laconics, max- His acts--being seren ages. At first, the infans, ims, or questions, and recite them on occa- Merling and puking in the nurse's arms; sions like the following: when they first as- And then, the whining school-boy, with his sarche, semble in the school-room; or, meet tokether And shining morning face, creeping like snail, in a social circle: let them also carry on a Unwilingly, to school. And then, the lorer; kind of conversation, or dialogue with them, Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad and each strive to get one appropriate to the Made to his mistress' eyebrow : Then, a soldier, supposed state, character, &c. of another: or Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, use them in a variety of ways, lijat their in- Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bulble reputation genuity may suggest.
Even in the cannon's mouth : And then the justica; Pride. There is ne passion so universal, In fair round belly, with good capon lined, or that steals into the heart more impercep- With eyes salere, and beard of formal cut, fibly, and covers itself under more dixprii- Full of wise saus and modern instances, sés, than pride; and yet, there is not a sin. And so he plays his part: The sixth age-shifts gle view of human nature, which is not sut- i Into the lean and slipper'd panta oon; ficient to extinguish in us all the secret With spectacles on nore, anti pouch on side; seeds of pride, and sink the conscious soul-His youthful hose, urll saved, a world 100 wide to the lowest depths of huinility,
For his shrunk shank; and his big inanly voice, Anecdote. Sterling Integrity. In 1778, Turning iga n toward childish treble--pipes, while congress was sitting in Philadelphia, That ends this strange etmtful history,
And echisties in his sound: Last scene of ali, frequent attempts were made, by the British Is second childishness, and mere oblivion ; odjicers, and agents, to bribe several of the Saus teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans ererything. members. Governor Johnstone-authorized the following proposal, to be made to Col. Softens the high, and rears the abject mind;
Charity, decent, inodest, ensy, kind, Joseph Reed: “That if he would engave his knows, with just reins, and gentle hand, to guido inierest to promote the objects of the British, Beiwixt vile shameand arbitrary pride. he should receive THIRTY THOUSAND DOL Nou soon provoked, she easily torsives; LARS, and any office in the colonies, in his And much-she suffers, as she much--believes. majesty's gift. Col. Reed-indignantly re- sort peace she brings, wherever she arrives; plied, "I am not worth purchasing; but she builds our quiet, as she lorms our lives ; such as I am, the king of Great Britain is i Lays the rough paths-of peevish nature even; not rich enough to buy me."
And opens, in each heari, a little hearen.