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following sentence may be pronounced in four portions, or in ten, with out
Pitchuponthátcourseoflife | whichisthemostéxcellent | andcustom | will
Pitch | uponthát | course | oflife | whichisthemòst | éxcellent | andcús-
Some | place the bliss in action | some | in ease.
Those call it pleasure | and contentment these.
And is the son of Semo fallen ? | Mournful are Tura's walls. | Sorrow
sword is that? | he will say. The soul of his mother is sad. | Who is
Jane Taylor. 93
115 On Sincerity,
116 Story of Le Fevre,
119 Speech of a Scythian Ambassador to Alexander, Q. Curtius. 244
Edinburgh Review. 268
D. Webster. 275
141. Speech on the Question of War with England, Patrick Henry. 280
127. Rolla's Address to the Peruvians,
133. Character of the Puritans,
134. Character of Washington,
138. Address to the Patriots of the Revolution,
147. Scipio's Reply to Hannibal,
LESSONS IN POETRY.
118. Prince Arthur and Hubert,
36. Scene from the "Poor Gentlenian,"
37. Scene between Captain Tackle and Jack Bowlin,
My Dog and my Shadow.
1. In a solitary excursion through the woods, Major Halden fell in with a man whose singular appearance attracted his attention. He was sitting on the ground at the foot of a beech tree, eating a crust of bread, which he shared bit by bit with his dog.
2. His dress betrayed the utmost poverty, but his countenance exhibited every symptom of cheerfulness. The Major saluted him as he rode past, and the man pulled off his hat. "Do you see?" said he to his dog, laughing. "What could the dog see?" asked the Major, whose curiosity was much excited by the man's happy looks.
3. The stranger laughed. "Aye," said the man, in a humorous tone, "I wish to make the dog take notice of your civility; it is so uncommon for a well-dressed person on horseback, to lift his hat or cap to a tattered foot passenger like me." "Who are you then?" said the Major to the man, looking at him attentively. "A child of fortune."
4. "A child of fortune: You mistake, without doubt; for your coat seems to speak otherwise." "My coat is in the right, sir. But as I can joke in this coat, the only one I have,-it is of as much value to me as a new one, even if it had a star* upon it." "If what you say does not proceed from a disordered mind, you are in the right, countryman.'
5. "A disordered mind, or a light mind, is sometimes the gift of God, at least for children of fortune of my case.-My fate once hung heavy on my mind like lead; but care now passes through it as the wind does through my coat, and if that be a fault, it makes up for a great deal of misfortune." "But," says the Major, "whence did you come, and whither are vou going?"
*Star, a badge of rank.