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'Jamie Butler, the waiver!" sez I, as loud as I could roar, an' snatchin' up me bundle an' stick, I started in the direction of the voice.-Jimmie Butler and the Owl.

It is not growing like a tree

In bulk, doth make man better be;

Or standing long an oak (three hundred year),
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear;
A lily of a day

Is fairer far in May,

Although it fall and die that night-
It was the plant and flower of light.

In small proportions we just beauties see;

And in short measures life may perfect be—Ben Jonson

He clasps the crag with hooked hands:
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

-Tennyson, "The Eagle."

LESSON XL.

Final Hints on Attitudes and Bearings.

The FEET are near together in timidity and weakness; they are separated in active, strong conditions.

The KNEES are relaxed in submission, weakness, fear, horror; they are normally firm in normal conditions; they stiffen in defiance.

The HIPS thrown forward indicate pomposity, arro

gance, vulgarity; drawn back they indicate humility, timidity.

The CHEST expanded denotes strength, activity, nobility of mind; contracted, indicates weakness, either of soul or of body, or of both.

The attitudes of the HEAD have been fully discussed in previous lessons.

The ARMS, in repose, fall naturally at the sides when standing, or in the lap when sitting. The hands may also be carelessly locked together in front, or one or both arms allowed to rest easily on the reading-desk, table, or arm of the chair.

The arms are folded in front in concentration of thought or emotion, control of passion; one or both are behind the back in concealment, reflection. If you fold the arms easily and then raise the forearm that is on the outside, so that the hand is at the lips, or the chin or side of the cheek rest upon it, you have another attitude of reflection or concentration of mind that is very common (Fig. 35). Practise going into this attitude without the preliminary fold of the arms, as soon as you have acquired the correct position.

FIG. 35.

The ELBOW turned out indicates arrogance, self-assertion, conceit; with the hands on the hips these indications are very marked and generally vulgar.

shouted at the top of my voice, "A lost man!" Thin I listened. Prisently an answer came:

'Who? Whoo? Whooo?"

"Jamie Butler, the waiver!" sez I, as loud as I could roar, an' snatchin' up me bundle an' stick, I started in the direction of the voice.-Jimmie Butler and the Owl.

It is not growing like a tree

In bulk, doth make man better be;

Or standing long an oak (three hundred year),
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sear;
A lily of a day

Is fairer far in May,

Although it fall and die that night—
It was the plant and flower of light.

In small proportions we just beauties see;

And in short measures life may perfect be-Ben Jonson

He clasps the crag with hooked hands:
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

-Tennyson,

"The Eagle."

LESSON XL.

Final Hints on Attitudes and Bearings.

The FEET are near together in timidity and weakness; they are separated in active, strong conditions.

The KNEES are relaxed in submission, weakness, fear, horror; they are normally firm in normal conditions; they stiffen in defiance.

The HIPS thrown forward indicate pomposity, arro

gance, vulgarity; drawn back they indicate humility, timidity.

The CHEST expanded denotes strength, activity, nobility of mind; contracted, indicates weakness, either of soul or of body, or of both.

The attitudes of the HEAD have been fully discussed in previous lessons.

The ARMS, in repose, fall naturally at the sides when standing, or in the lap when sitting. The hands may also be carelessly locked together in front, or one or both arms allowed to rest easily on the reading-desk, table, or arm of the chair.

The arms are folded in front in concentration of thought or emotion, control of passion; one or both are behind the back in concealment, reflection. If you fold the arms easily and then raise the forearm that is on the outside, so that the hand is at the lips, or the chin or side of the cheek rest upon it, you have another attitude of reflection or concentration of mind that is very common (Fig. 35). Practise going into this attitude without the preliminary fold of the arms, as soon as you have acquired the correct position.

FIG. 35.

The ELBOW turned out indicates arrogance, self-assertion, conceit; with the hands on the hips these indications are very marked and generally vulgar.

The elbow drawn in indicates weakness, timidity, fear.

The normal attitude of the HAND is that which it assumes when at rest. The hand expands gently in affectionate expressions, as if to caress someone. It opens wide in astonishment, admiration, fear and repulsion. The fingers contract in hatred, jealousy, and like passions, as if you would like to tear the flesh of your antagonist. The hand is clinched firmly in concentration of mind or passion, in rage. The fingers work spasmodically when there is an attempt to conceal strong passions that overpower the will.

The BODY is bent and passive in weakness, submission, meanness, old age; it is erect and active in all vigorous conditions of mind or body.

Laws of Attitude.-Continued.

III. An attitude remains unchanged until the emotion that caused it is superseded or modified by a new emotion.

Notice that one attitude of a particular part, for example, the clinched fist, often stands for quite different conditions. These conditions are shown by other parts of the body. For instance, the clinched fist with the body in an attitude of reflection-that is, with the weight on the retired foot, head bowed and thoughtful expression of the face-would indicate strong mental concentration, while the same fist with the body expressing antagonism would convey the impression

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