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“That fires not, wins not, weeps not now.”
“Look to your hearths, my lords,
In helpless, hopeless brokenness of heart.
“ Down cloudy pathways walks the coming night,
« Leaves have their time to fall,
And stars to set ;-but all —
“Me miserable, which way shall I fly?
O blessed sleep!
-J. G. Holland.
The light of genius is sometimes so resplendent as to make a man walk through life amid glory and acclamation : but it burns very dimly and low when carried into “the valley of the shadow of death.”
“ Around each pure domestic shrine
Our hearts are altars all :
Our unseen foes appall.”
Personation is the representation of the words, manner, and action of one person, or of many
individuals. This power is capable of producing an effect nearly equal
to scenic representation.
Ham. Now, mother; what's the matter?
What's the matter now?
No, by the rood, not so:
Queen. Nay, then, I 'll send those to you that can speak.
Ham. Come, come, and sit you down; you shall not budge: You go not, till I set you up a glass Where you may see the inmost part of you.
The train from out the castle drew,
My manors, halls, and bowers shall still
The Douglas in his hall?
"And how's my boy, Betty?” asked Mrs. Boffin, sitting down beside her.
“He's bad; he's bad !” said Betty. “I begin to be afeerd he'll not be yours any more than mine. All others belonging to him have gone to the Power and the Glory; and I have a mind that they're drawing him to them, leading him away."
“No, no, no!” said Mrs. Boffin.
“I do n't know why else he clinches his little hand, as if he had hold of a finger that I can't see ; look at it !” said Betty, opening the wrappers in which the fushed child lay, and showing his small right hand lying closed upon his breast. “It's always so. It don't mind me.”
“ Helen. What's that you
read ? Modus. Latin, sweet cousin.
Hel. "T is a naughty tongue, I fear, and teaches men to lie.
Modus. To lie!
Hel. You study it. You call your cousin sweet,
Modus. I never studied women.
Hel. No, nor men; Else would
better know their ways, nor read In presence of a lady."
“Men. You blame Marcius for being proud ? Brutus. We do it not alone, sir.
Men. I know you can do very little alone ; for your helps are many; or else your actions would grow wondrous single: your abilites are too infant-like for doing much alone. You talk of pride: O that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves !”
HIGHEST PHYSICAL CULTURE.-ORATORY.
When the Mental and the Vital are fully developed, the
Moral predominates. The Art of Oratory is expressing mental thought by means
of physicial organs, and may be divided into three parts,
Vital, Mental, and Moral. The Vital is the sensitive, and sustains; the soul turns back
upon itself, and the organism obeys this movement. Head elevated, eyes wide open, brows level.
Examples of the Vital.
“ Thoughts—what are they?
They are my constant friends,
Now is the winter of
discontent Made glorious summer.
“I am monarch of all I
66 O solitude! where are the charms
sages have seen in thy face?
“Young men and women! there is no picture of ideal excellence of manhood and womanhood that I ever draw, that seems too high, too beautiful, for your young hearts. What aspirations there are for the good, the true, the fair, and the holy! The instinctive affections,—how beautiful they are, with all their purple prophecy of new homes and generations of immortals that are yet to be! The high instincts of reason, of conscience, of love, of religion, how beautiful and grand they are in the young heart!”