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“ Men at some time are masters of their fate :
“Rouse thee up! Oh, waste not life in fond delusions. Be a soldier! Be a hero ! Be a man!”
“We, ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own harms which the wise powers forbid us for our good ; so find we profit by losing of our prayers.”
Examples of the Mental.
The Mental is the reflective state, and guides; the soul lives
outside of itself, it has relations with the exterior world. The Mental or Reflective state : the head is inclined slightly forward, eyes cast down or fixed without seeing, eyebrows contracted, voice low, force dependent upon intensity of feeling
“ If it were done, when 't is done, then 't were well
It were done quickly : if the assassination
-But in these cases
To plague th' inventor: thus even-handed justice
To our own lips.” 6 To-morrow,
and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
the stage, And then is heard no more.”
“ This is the place, the centre of the grave;
Here stands the oak, the monarch of the wood;
“ To be, or not to be; that is the question :
Whether 't is nobler in the mind to suffer
The Moral is the soul state, and impels, and is most perfect,
elevated, and sublime.
Head thrown back in exaltation, eyes looking to heaven,
brows elevated, hands raised or clasped.
Examples. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth. Break forth into joy; sing together, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem! For the Lord has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem.”
“ They never fail, who die
overpower all others, and conduct
“Oh, joy! that in our embers
What was so fugitive!
And cometh from afar.
From God, who is our home.”
“ But thou, O Hope! with eyes so fair,
What was thy delighted measure ?
“ The world is full of poetry—the air
Is living with its spirit; the waves
Inspiration and Explosion. The voice has three dimensions, height, depth, and
breadth. A stronger voice may be obtained by taking the third
position. There three ways of increasing intensity and
strength of voice, by profound inspiration, explosion, and expansion.
66 What ho! sound the alarm bells !"
"Advance your standards, draw your willing swords!
Sound drums and trumpets, boldly and cheerfully!
“ To arms! they come !—the Greeks, the Greeks!”
“ There's a dance of leaves in that aspen bower,
There's a litter of winds in that beechen tree,
And a laugh from the brook that runs to the sea.
The Fervent Voice.
Fervent voice is the language of our inner nature, our
real selves, the language of the heart. The fervent voice represents the self, the individual, the present, and
the present moment. Individuality is that essence which goes from yourself to
another. It makes the manhood and the womanhood, the brotherhood. “David, the king, was grieved and moved. He went to his chamber and wept, and as be went thus he said,—O my son Absalom ! my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!”