The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis : Also, Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Assist the Teacher, and to Improve the Pupil in Reading and Recitation
Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company, 1845 - 448 من الصفحات
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accent Æneid American antithesis arms army beauty blessings blood bosom brave British cæsura called cause character circumflex COMMENCING constitution danger dare death dread earth emphasis emphatic word enemies England EXAMPLES falling inflection fame fathers fear feel force France gentleman give glory grave grave accent Greece hand happiness hath heart heaven helmet of Navarre Henry of Navarre holy alliance honour hope human independence inflection takes place justice king land laws liberty Lochinvar look means measure MEMBERS.-RULE ment mind mountains nation nature never noble o'er object opinion palæstra passions pause peace pleasure principles pronounced reason rising inflection ruin RULE Samian wine sense sentence smile soul Spain spirit sword syllable thee thing thou thought thousand tion tone true truth verse victory Virgil Virginia virtue voice warrior waves whole WILLIAM PENN
الصفحة 320 - If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
الصفحة 94 - Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come!! I repeat it, sir, let it come!!! " It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry peace, peace; but there is no peace.
الصفحة 94 - There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone ; it is to the vigilant, the active, the bra«ve. Besides, sir, we have no election! If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.
الصفحة 207 - The isles of Greece ! the isles of Greece ! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.
الصفحة 92 - Are we disposed to be of the number of those who having eyes see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.
الصفحة 381 - Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall, And breathless darkness, and the narrow house, Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart — Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings ; while from all around — Earth and her waters, and the depths of air — Comes a still voice.
الصفحة 44 - Hence, loathed Melancholy, Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born In Stygian cave forlorn 'Mongst horrid shapes, and shrieks, and sights unholy ! Find out some uncouth cell, Where brooding Darkness spreads his jealous wings, And the night-raven sings ; There, under ebon shades and low-browed rocks, As ragged as thy locks, In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.
الصفحة 274 - And now, when comes the calm, mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home...
الصفحة 73 - I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow : when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.