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But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair,-
- William C. Bryant.
She came in all her beauty, like the moon from the cloud in in the east. Loveliness was around her, as light. Her steps were like the music of songs.—Ossian.
A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
Oh! be some other name !
Come, gentle night! come, loving, black-browed night!
She walks in beauty, like the night
Movement refers to time, and is quick, moderate, and slow.
Quick Movement expresses joy, with confusion, violent
anger, and sudden fear.
Away! away! our fires stream bright
Along the frozen river,
On the forest branches quiver.—Bryant.
“ Pull, pull in your lassoes, and bridle to steed,
you must ride;
of the sea,
A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
“I come! I come! ye have called me long!
I come o'er the mountains with light and song!
“ From the streams and founts I have loosed the chain,
They are sweeping on to the silvery main,
“Then fancy her magical pinions spread wide,
And bade the young dreamer in ecstasy rise ;
And the cot of his forefathers blesses his eyes.
“ The Jessamine clambers in flower o'er the tħatch,
And the swallow sings sweet from her nest in the wall; All trembling with transport, he raises the latch,
And the voices of loved ones reply to his call.”
“Every one is doubtful what course to take,-every one but Cæsar! He causes the banner to be erected, the charge to be sounded, the soldiers at a distance to be recalled, -all in a moment. He runs from place to place; his whole frame is in action; his words, his looks, his motions, his gestures, exhort his men to remember their former valor. He draws them up, and causes the signal to be given,—all in a moment. He seizes a buckler from one of his private men, puts himself at the head of his broken troops, darts into the thick of the battle, rescues his legions, and overthrows the
“ You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear,
To-morrow 'll be the happiest time of all the glad New Year;
" I sleep so sound all night, mother, that I shall never wake, If
you do not call me loud when the day begins to break : But I must gather knots of flowers, and buds and garlands gay, For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o'
“ If ever you saw an old hoss spring upwards into a new,
"Away he rushed like a cyclone at the head of No. 3,
Moderate time is used in cheerfulness and the gentle forms
of the emotion.
Sweet are the uses of adversity,
-As You Like It.
This was the noblest Roman of them all ;-
“Let me play the fool:
“That strain again! it had a dying fall!
Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs,
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and he bears a laden breast, Full of sad experience moving toward the stillness of his rest.
Not in vain the distance beckons. Forward, forward let us range; Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change.
Through the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day:
Mother-age (for mine I knew not), help me as when life begun,-
Oh, I see the crescent promise of my spirit hath not set;
Howsoever these things be, a long farewell to Locksley Hall!
“ The scene had also its minstrels; the birds, those ministers and worshippers of Nature, were on the wing, filling the air with melody; while, like diligent little housewives, they ransacked the forest and field for materials for their housekeeping.”
“Across in my neighbor's window, with its drapings of satin and lace,
Slow time is used to express vastness, solemnity, horror,