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8. The first sentence, with which he broke the awful silence, was a quotation from Rousseau : “Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ, like a God !” I despair of giving you any idea of the effect produced by this short sentence, unless you could + perfectly conceive the whole manner of the man, as well as the peculiar crisis in the discourse. Never before did I completely understand what Demosthenes meant by laying such stress on + delivery.
9. You are to bring before you the venerable figure of the preacher; his blindness, constantly recalling to your recollection old Homer, Ossian, and Milton, and associating with his performance the melancholy + grandeur of their geniuses; you are to imagine that you hear his slow, solemn, well-accented enunciation, and his voice of affecting, trembling melody; you are to remember the pitch of passion and enthusiasm, to which the congregation were raised; and then, the few moments of portentous, death-like silence, which reigned throughout the house; the preacher, removing his white handkerchief from his aged face, (even yet wet from the recent torrent of his tears), and slowly stretching forth the palsied hand which held it, begins the sentence, “Socrates died like a philosopher” — then, pausing, raising his other, pressing them both, clasped together, with warmth and energy, to his breast, lifting his “sightless balls” to heaven, and pouring his whole soul into his + tremulous voice-“but Jesus Christ- - like a God!” 10. This mur
has been before my imagination almost ever since. A thousand enes, as I rode along, I dropped the reins of my bridle, stretched forth my hand, and tried to imitate his quotation from Rousseau" a thousand times I abandoned the attempt in despair, and fee persuaded, that his peculiar manner and power arose from ar
energy of soul, which nature could give, but which no human being could justly copy. As I recall, at this moment, several of his awfully striking attitudes, the chilling tide with which r blood begins to pour along my arteries, reminds me of the emotions produced by the first sight of Gray's + introductory picture one Bard.
QUESTION Can you describe the personal appearance of the blind preacher ? What effect was produced by his manner? What, by his language? W un he described the character and conduct of Christ, what was the effect on the congregation ? What effect was produced by the circumstance of h?
blindness? What was the secret of the preacher's great power ?
LESSON LIX. REMARK.-Be careful to speak such little words as by, in, on, a, and, at, of, with, for, to, from, through, the, &c., very distinctly, and yet not to dwell on them so long as on other more important words.
PRONOUNCE correctly.- Path-less, not path-liss: u-ni-verse, not U-ni-vuss: thou-sand, not thou-sund: mo-ment, not mo-munt: ar-maments, not ar-ma-munts: savage, not sav-ij: tem-pests, not tem-pists.
1. In'-ter-viows, n. meetings, mutual Ari-bi-ter, n. one who controls or desight or view.
cides between others. 2. Rav'-age, n. waste, ruin.
Yest,* n. (the same as yeast,) the Un-knell'-ed, p. without the tolling foam of the sea. of a bell at one's funeral.
4. Realms, n. kingdoms. 3. Arm'-a-ment, n. a body of naval Az'-ure, a. blue, like the sky.
forces equipped for war; ships of war. 5. Glass'-es,* v. mirrors as in a glass. Le-vi'-a-than, n. a huge sea animal ; Slime, n. sticky mud. here used figuratively for ships. Zone, n, a division of the earth.
APOSTROPHE TO THE OCEAN
1. THERE is a pleasure in the pathless woods, t.
There is a + rapture on the lonely shore, lif
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From all I may be, or have been before,
What I can ne'er express, yet can not all conceal.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vinin'
When for a moment, like a drop of rigen, *Throughout this work, that definition is given which sub it is used in the lesson. This meaning is frequently figura do
longs to the word as
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
The armaments which thunderstrike the walls
Of rock-built cities, bidding nations + quake,
The oak leviathans, whose huge ribs make
These are thy toys, and, as the snowy +fake,
Alike the Armada’s pride, or spoils of Trafalgar.
Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage,—what are they?
And many a tyrant since; their shores obey
Such as creation’s dawn beheld, thou rollest now.
Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime
Dark heaving ; boundless, endless, and sublime,
Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime
QUESTION 8. – What is the society which exists where none intrudes ? What is meant by “oak leviathans ?” How is the ocean the image of eternity? Where is Trafalgar, and for what is it celebrated ? Where were Assyria, Rome, Greece, and Carthage ?
ARTICULATION. Exists, smooth'st, sat'st, throne, birds, nests, call'st. It exists every where. Thou smooth’st his rugged path. Thou saťst upon thy throne. Do you see the birds nests? Thou call'st in vain. Alkaline earths.
LESSON LX. UTTER distinetly the r, giving it its soft sound, in the following words in this lesson: declare, there, nor, where, their, circuit, perfect, converting, sure, pure, enduring, ever, sweeter, moreover.
3. Tab'-er-na-cle, n. a temporary habita- 1 8. Pre-suiap-tu-gus, a. bold, rash. tion.
Do-min'-ion, n. power, controlling 5. Test'-i-mo-ny, n. solemn declaration. influence. Stat'-utes, n. written laws.
Trans-gres'-sion, n. violation of law.
NATURE AND REVELATION.
1. THE heavens declare the glory of God;
And the +firmament showeth his + handwork.
And night unto night showeth knowledge. 2. There is no speech nor language,
Where their voice is not heard.
3. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the
sun; Which is as a + bridegroom coming out of his + chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
4. His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
And his + circuit unto the ends of it:
5. The law of the Lord is perfect, +converting the soul :
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple,
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. 6. The tcommandment of the Lord is pure, tenlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, tenduring for ever :
The + judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 7. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
8. Who can understand his terrors ?
Cleanse thou me from secret faults,
9. Then shall I be upright,
And I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
QUESTIONS.—What is the character of God, as exhibited by the works of nature? What is the character and influence of the law of God? How can a man be kept from sin ?
In the 8th paragraph, which are the pronouns ? What does the word pronoun mear ? Which is the interrogative pronoun in that paragraph ? Which are the nouns in the plural number ? Which, in the singular ? Which, of the neuter gender? Which, of common gender? In what case is each one ? What does the word noun mean? Which are the verbs ? What does the word verb mean? Why is this part of speech so called ? Which are in the imperative mode? What does the word imperative mean?