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the sense clearly dictates the pause after illumine, at the end of the third syllable, which, in reading, ought to be made accordingly; though, if the melody only were to be regarded, illumine should be connected with what follows and the pause not made till the fourth or sixth syllable. So in the following line of Pope's Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot,
“ I sit, with sad civility. I read.” the ear plainly points out the cæs'ıral pause as falling after sad, the fourth syllable. But it would be very bad reading to make any pause there, so as to separate sad and civility. The sense admits of no other pause than after the second syllable sit, which therefore must be the only pause made in reading this part of the sentence.
There is another mode of dividing some verses, by introducing what may he called demi-cæsuras, which require very slight pauses ; and which the reader should manage with judgment, or he will be apt to fall into an'af
fected sing-song mode of pronouncing verse of this kind. The following - lines exemplify the demi-cæsura.
" Warms in the suo', refreshes' in the the breeze,
" Spreads' undivided', operates, unspent.” Before the conclusion of this introduction, the Compiler takes the liberty to recommend to teachers, to exercise their pupils in discovering and explaining the emphatic words, and the proper tones and pauses, of every portion assigned them to read, previously to their being called out to the performance. These preparatory lessons, in which they should he regularly examined, will improve their judgment and taste ; prevent the practice of reading without attention to the subject; and establish a habit of readi. ly discovering the meaning, force, and beauty, of every sentence they peruse.
7. The journey of a day; a picture of humaor life,