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25 Long hast thou liv'd a cumberer of the ground.
16, 17, 18.] Page 63 to 66. On Cadence, Circumflex, and Accent, no additional illustrations seem to be required in the Exercises.
19, 20,21,22.] Page 71 to 80. It was necessary in the Analysis to examine and exemplify at some length, the difference between emphatic stress, and emphatic inflection, and also between absolute and relative stress. The examples, however, illustrating these distinctions, must generally be taken from single sentences and clauses. But as I wish here to introduce such passages as have considerable length, I have concluded to arrange them all under the general head of Emphasis, leaving the reader to class particular instances of stress and inflection, according to the principles laid down in the Analysis.
1. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see ?—he that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
2. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Sdlomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.—the men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jdnas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
3. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 2 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 3 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 4 Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
4. And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 2 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 3 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 4 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
-*>. - —But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 5 And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 6 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.— And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and Idoked on him, and passed by on the other side. 7 But a certain Samaritan, as he journied, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,—and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an fnn, and took care of him. 8 And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take chre of him: and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 9 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves ?—And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
5. As to those public works, so much the object of your ridicule, they, undoubtedly, demand a due share of honour and applause; but I rate them far beneath the great merit of my administration. It is not with stones nor bricks that '/have fortified the city. It is not from works like these that'I derive my reputation. Would you know my methods of fortifying? Examine, and you will find them in the arms, the towns, the territories, the harbours I have secured; the navies, the troops, the armies I have raised.
6. For if you now pronounce, that, as my public conduct hath not been right, Ctesiphon must stand condemned, it must be thought that yourselves have acted wrong, not that you owe your present state to the caprice of fortune. But it cannot be". Nd, my countrymen! It cannot be you have acted wrong, in encountering danger bravely, for the liberty and safety of all Greece. Nd! by those generous souls of ancient times, who were exposed at Marathon! By those who stood arrayed at Platia! By those who encountered the Persian fleet at Sdlamis! who fought at Artemisium! By all those illustrious sons of Athens, whose remains lie deposited in the public monuments! \/2/Z of whom received the same honourable interment from their country: Not those only who prevailed, not those only who were victorious. And with reason. What was the part of gallant men they all performed; their success was such as the supreme director of the world dispensed to each.
7. Like other tyrants, death delights to smite, What, smitten, most proclaims the pride of pow'r, And arbitrary nod. His joy supreme, To bid the wretch survive the fdrtunate; 5 The feeble wrap the athUtic in his shroud;
And weeping fathers build their children's tomb:Me thine, Narcissa !—What though short thy date?Virtue, not rolling suns, the mind matures. That life is long, which answers life's great e~nd. 10 The tree that bears no fruit, deserves no name;The man of wisdom is the man of years.
Narcissa's yotith has lectur'd me thus far. And can her gaiety give counsel too?
That, like the Jews' fam'd oracle of gems,
"But own man born to live as well as die." Wretched and old thou giv'st him; young and gay He tdkes; and plunder is a tyrant's joy. * Fortune, with youth and gaiety, conspir'd 5 To weave a tripple wreath of happiness, (If happiness on earth,) to crown her brow, And could death charge through such a shfning shield?
That shining shield invltes-the tyrant's spear,
(0) As when some stately growth of oak, or pine,
* In this place and in many others, the connexion of the author is broken in the selections, without notice.