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V. Minor Falling Inflections.
Even with the fierce looks of these bloody men.
2. O! I have lost you all!
Parents and home and friends.
3. The shepherd saunters làst:--but why
Comes with him, pace for pace,
Looks up the creature's fàce?
VI. Circumflex Inflections.
But one sly maiden spake aside:
Or witched a chûrn or dâiry-pan;
2. What should I sày to you? Should I not say,
Hath a dog money? is it possible,
3. Do not tell me of lăws; I am a såvage! I value nò laws. Talk of laws to the Ènglishman; there are laws in his country, and yet you see he did not regård them, for they could never allow him to kill his fellow-subject in time of peace, because he asked him to pay a děbt. The English cannot be so brûtal as to make such things lawful.
4. Now, in building of chaises, I tell you what,
There is always somewhere a weakest spot;
He, I warrant him,
2. The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous pālaces,
The sõlemn tēmples, the grēat globe itself,—
3. There was silence, and I heard a voice saying,
"Shall mortal mān be more jūst than God?
DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF VOICE.
pression of light and agreeable emotions; and in 'sadness or grief.
Orotund is used to express whatever is grand, vast, or sublime.
Aspirated quality expresses secrecy, fear, darkness, or moral impurity.
The Whisper has expressive power similar to that of the aspirated tone. It is seldom employed in reading or speaking, but it may be practiced a few moments at a time, as a discipline of the organs of speech.
I. Whispering. 1. All heaven and earth are still,—though not in sleep,
But breathless, as we grow when feeling most;
2. I see the head of the enemy's column rising over the height. Our only safety is in the screen of this hèdge. Keep close to it; be silent; and stoop as you rùn. For the boats! Fòrward !
3. All silent they went, for the time was approaching,
The moon the blue zenith already was touching ;
II. Half-whisper, or Aspirated Tone.
And soldiers whisper: “Boys, be still!
2. Hist! I see the stir of glàmour far upon the twilight wold.
Hìst! I see the vision rìsing! List! and as I speak, behold!
3. And once behind a rick of barley,
Thus looking out did Harry stànd;
4. Macbeth, Didst thou not hear a nóise ?
Lady Macbeth. I heard the owl scream, and the crựckets cry. Did not you speak ?
Macb. Whèn ?
Enter Lady Macbeth, with a Taper. 5. Gentlewoman. Lo you, here she comes! This is her very guise; and, upon my life, fast asleep. Obsèrve her; stand clòse.
Physician. How came she by that light?
Gent. Why it stood by her; she has light by her continually; 't is her command.
Phy. You see her eyes are òpen?
Phy. What is it she does nòw? Lòok, how she rubs her hànds; I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.
III. Pure Tone.
How many soever they bè,
Come over, come over to mè.
2. The splendor falls on cástle walls,
And snowy sùmmits old in story;
And the wild càtaract leaps in glòry.
3. The maxim that no people ought to be free till they are fit to úse their freedom, is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swìin. If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slăvery, they may indeed wait forèver.
4. Blessings on th. mile man,
Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan;
5. My heart leaps up when I behold
A ráinbow in the sky;
Or let me die!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
2. I would call upon all the true sons of New Èngland to codperate with the laws of mán and the justice of Heaven.
3. Rise, like a cloud of incense, from the earth!
Thou kingly spirit, throned among the hills,
V. Aspirated Orotund,
And all the air a solemn stillness holds.
2. How reverend is the face of this tall pile,
Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads,
3. I see the smoke of the furnaces where manacles and fetters are still forged for human limbs. I see the visages of those who by stealth and at midnight labor in this work of hell, foul and dark, as may becòme the artificers of such instruments of misery and torture.