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'T is the divinity that stirs within us ;
To die,—to sleep,–
As Cæsar loved me, I
for him ;
Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens. When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained ; what is man that Thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that Thou visitest him ? For Thou hast made
Iron bells !
In the silence of the night
How we shiver with affright
sound that floats
Is a groan.—Poe. To make men patriots, to make men Christians, to make men the sons of God, let all the doors of heaven be opened, and let God drop down charmed gifts-winged imaginations, all-perceiving reason, and all-judging reason. Whatever there is that can make men wiser and better—let it descend upon the head of him who has consecrated himself to the work of mankind, and who has made himself an orator for man's sake and for God's sake.
-H. W. Beecher.
O dark Beth-peor's hill!
And teach them to be still.
Ways that we cannot tell;
O Death! where is thy sting?
He conquers the current, he gains on the sea,
-William J. Hoppin.
Not a word, not a wail from a lip was let fall,
66. Hold, there!' the other quick replies :
green, ’t is green, sir, I assure ye!'
“Stay there, or I'll proclaim you to the house and the whole street! If you try to evade me, I 'll stop you, if it ’s by the hair, and raise the very stones against you.”
"Hark to the bugle's roundelay!
Boot and saddle! Away, away!”
If ever you saw an old horse spring upward into a new,
Like adder darting from his coil,
“ The war that for a space did fail,
And fired his glazing eye.
And shouted Victory!”
A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
A cannon which breaks its moorings becomes abruptly some indescribable, supernatural beast. It is a machine which transforms itself into a monster. This mass runs on its wheels, like billiard-balls, inclines with the rolling, plunges with the pitching, goes, comes, stops, seems to meditate, resumes its course, shoots from one end of the ship to the other like an arrow, whirls, steals away, evades, prances, strikes, breaks, kills, exterminates.
– Victor Hugo.
Different qualities of voice are associated with different
emotions. There are twelve qualities of voice,-the Pure, Orotund, Aspirate, Guttural, Pectoral, Trembling, Prolongation, Falsetto, Staccato, Imitative, Sonorous, and Sostenuto.
The Pure Quality is used in common conversation, simple
narration, and description. The face should be animated and pleasant. Gestures supine.
Examples of Common Conversation.
Touch. How old are you,
Touch. So so is good, very good,—very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.--Shakespeare.
Once came to our fields a pair of birds that had never built a nest nor seen a winter. Oh, how beautiful was everything! The fields were full of flowers, and the grass was growing tall, and the bees were humming everywhere.—Henry Ward Beecher.
Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.—Shakespeare.
Pol. My lord, the queen would speak with you, and presently.
Ham. Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel ?