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25 Long hast thou liv'd a cumberer of the ground.
Millions are shipwreck'd on life's stormy coast,
Th'instructions of a pilot, and a God.” 16, 17, 13.] Page 63 to 66. On Cadence, Circum flex,
and Accent, no additional illustrations seem to be required in the Exercises.
19, 20, 21, 22.] Page 71 to 80. It was necessary in the
Analysis to examine and exemplify at some length, the difference between emphatic stress, and emphatic inflection, and also between absolute and relative stress.
The examples, however, illustrating these distinctions, must generally be taken from single sentences and clauses. But as I wish here to introduce such passages as have considerable length, I have concluded to arrange them all under the general head of Emphasis, leaving the reader to class particular instances of stress, and inflection, according to the principles laid down in the Analysis.
1. He that planted the ear, shall he not héar ? he that formed the eye, shall he not sée ?--be that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he corréct ? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall he not know ? .
2. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them : for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon : and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.—The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas ; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
3. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This sellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beèlzebub the prínce of the devils. 2 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itsělf, is brought to desolation : and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 3 And if Satan cast out Sátan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beělzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 4 Or else how cay one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man ? and then he will spoil his house.
4. And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal Jife ? 2 He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how readest thou ? 3 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thysèlf. 4 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered rìght: this do, and thou shalt live. -But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor ? 5 And Jesus answering, said, A certain inan went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded bim, and departed, leaving him half dead. 6 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.And likewise a Lèvite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 7 But a certain Samăritan, as he journeyed, came where he was : and when he saw him, he had compàssion on him,--and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own béast, and brought him 10 an ínn, and took càre of him. 8 And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him: and wbatsoever thou spendest móre, when I come again, I will repay thee. 9 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto hin that fell among the thieves ?--And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
5. As to those public works, so much the object of your ridicule, they, undoubtedly, demand a due share of honor and applause ; but I rate them far beneath the great merit of my administration. It is not with stones nor bricks that 'I have fortified the cíty. It is not from works like these that 'I derive my reputation. Would you know my methods of fortifying? Exàmine, and you will find them in the arms, the towns, the territories, the harbors I have secùred; the navies, the troops, the armies I have raised.
6. For if you now pronounce, that, as my public conduct hath not been right, Ctesiphon must stand condemned, it must be thought that yourselves have acted wrong, not that you owe your present state to the caprice of fortune. But it cannot bè. Nò, my countrymen! It cannot be you have acted wrong, in encountering danger bravely, for the liberty and safety of all Gréece. NO! By those generous souls of ancient times, who were exposed at Marathon! By those who stood arrayed at Platèa! By those who encountered the Persian fleet at Salamis ! who fought at Artemisium! By all those illustrious sons of Athens, whose remains lie deposited in the public monuments! All of whom received the same honorable interment from their country: Not those only who preváiled, not those only who were victórious. And with reason. What was the part of gallant men they all performed; their success was such as the Supreme Director of the world dispensed to each.
7. Like other tyrants, death delights to srnite, What, smitten, most proclaims the pride of pow'r, And arbitrary nod. His joy supreme,
To bid the wrétch survive the fortunate ;
And weeping fáthers build their children's tomb:
That life is long, which answers life's great ènd. 10 The tree that bears no frúit, deserves no nàme ;
The man of wisdom, is the man of years.
That, like the Jews' fam’d oracle of gems,
And opens more the character of death;
“But own man born to live as well as díe." Wretched and old thou giv’st him; young and gay He takes ; and plunder is a tyrant's joy.
* Fortune, with youth and gaiety, conspir'd 5 To weave a triple wreath of happiness,
(If happiness on earth,) to crown her brow;
As if to damp our elevated aims,
O how portèntous is prosperity !
To cull his victims from the fairest fold,
When flooded with abundance, purpled o'er
The gaudy centre, of the public eye,
Snatch'd from the covert of an humble state,
Death loves a shining mark, a single blow; 25 A blow, which, while it éxecutes, alàrms;
And startles thousands with a single fall.
*In this place, and in many others, the connexion of the author is broken in the selections, without notice.