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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.

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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.

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-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.

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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

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