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An Introduction to the Grammar of Elocution, Designed for the Use of Schools
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accented answer attention beginning body called chapter close coming concrete pitch contains continually course difficulty direct discrete downward slide elements elements of expression Elocution emphasis emphatic employed example exercises explain expression eyes fall father faults feeling follow force four give given hand hear heard heart Heaven hope important interval Jesus kind land less Lord loud manner marked meaning measure musical nature necessary never observed once pass pause perhaps pitch practice pupil quantity question radical repeated rise sentence short side simple slide soon sound speaking speech stress success syllables tables thee thing third thou thought tion tone tonic unemphatic unto upward utterance vanish voice waves whole words
Page 138 - When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Page 143 - Almighty and most merciful Father ; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done ; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.
Page 164 - THE boy stood on the burning deck, Whence all but him had fled; The flame that lit the battle's wreck Shone round him o'er the dead. Yet beautiful and bright he stood, As born to rule the storm; A creature of heroic blood, A proud though childlike form.
Page 144 - The injustice of England has driven us to arms ; and, blinded to her own interest for our good, she has obstinately persisted, till independence is now within our grasp. We have but to reach forth to it, and it is ours. Why then should we defer the declaration ? Is any man so weak as now to hope for a reconciliation with England, which shall leave either safety to the country and its liberties, or safety to his own life, and his own honor?
Page 138 - These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth ; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Page 138 - Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him : but Mary sat still in the house.
Page 139 - And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
Page 140 - And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died 1 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave.
Page 170 - On the whole it appears, and my argument shows, With a reasoning the court will never condemn, That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them." Then shifting his side (as a lawyer knows how), He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes : But what were his arguments few people know, For the court did not think they were equally wise. So his lordship decreed, with a grave., solemn tone, Decisive and clear, without one if or but — " That, whenever the...
Page 153 - Straits, — whilst we are looking for them beneath the arctic circle, we hear that they have pierced into the opposite region of polar cold ; that they are at the antipodes, and engaged under the frozen serpent of the South. Falkland Island, which seemed too remote and romantic an object for the grasp of national ambition, is but a stage and restingplace in the progress of their victorious industry.