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I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel, but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If; as if you said sõ, then I said số : 0 ho! did you so? So they shook hands and swore brothers.

Queen. Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended. Hamlet. Mother, you have my father much offended.

My sentence is for open war: of wiles.
More unexpert I boast not : thăm, let those
Contrive who need, or when they need, not now.

The humble Norval
Is of a race, who strive not but with deeds.
Did I not fear to freeze thy shallow valour,
And make thee sink too soon beneath my sword,
I'd tell thee-what thou art, I know thee well.


But what then'! Is it come to this'? Shall an inferior māgitrate, a governor, who holds his whole power of the Roman sēople, in a Roman province, within sight of Italy, bind, sccūrge, torture with red hot plates of īron, and at last put to the infamous death of the cròss, a Roman citizen ?

High on a throne of royal state, which far
Outshone the wealth of Ormus or of Inde,
Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
Showers on her kings barlāric peàrl and gold
Satan'exaltéd sàt.

IIence ! loath'd 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 ēbon shades and low-brow'd rocks, As ragged as thy locks,

In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.

16th, When a sentence is so constructed as to have an enumeration of particulars, each particular rising gradually above the last in sense, it is a Climax or Gradation. This figure is most perfect, when the last idea in the former member becomes the first in the latter. As every Climax is a series, it must be pronounced with an increasing swell and elevation of voice.

The Minor longs to be of agè, then to be a man of bus'iness, then to make up an estàte, then to arrive at hon'ours, then to retire.

I tell you, though yoù, though all the world, though an angel froin heav'en, were to affirm the truth of it, I could not believe it.

Consult your whole nature : consider yourselves, not only as sensitive, but as rat'ional beings; not only as rational, but soc'ial ; not only as soc'ial, but immortal.

The descriptive part of this allegory is likewise very strong, and full of sublime ideas : the figure of Death, the regal crown upon his head, his menace of Sàtan, his advancing to the com'bat, the outcry at his birth, are circumstances too noble to be passed over in silence, and extremely suitable to this king of ter


Whom he did foreknow, he also did predes'tinate ; and whom he did predestinate, them he also called ; and whom he called, them he also jùstified ; and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life ; nor ángels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things pres'ent, nor things to come ; nor héight, nor dèpth; nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

There is no enjoyment of property without gòvernment, no goverment without a màgistrate ; no magistrate without obedience; and no obédience, where every one acts as he pleases.

What is there remaining of liberty, if whatever is their pleasure, it is lawful for them to do : if what is lawful for them to do, they dare do ; if what they dare do, they really execute, and if what they execute, is no way offensive to you.

If this guiltless, infant had been murdered by its own nurse, what punishment would not the mother have demanded! with what cries and exclamations would she have stunned our ears! What shall we say then, when a woman guilty of homicide-a mother, of the murder of her own child, comprises so many misdeeds in one single crime ?- crime in its own nature detestable ; in a woman, prodigious ; in a mother, incredible and perpetrated against one whose age called for compassion, whose near relation claimed affection, and whose innocence deserved the highest favour?

There are in heaven, the redeemed of all people, nations, and languages : there are the heroes of religion, who, for having turned many to righteousness, shine bright for ever as the stars in the firmament : there are the angels powerful in strength ; there are . the seraphim burning with love : there are the thousand thousands that minister to the Eternal; and the ten thousand times ten thousand that stand before his throne.

'Tis Rome demands our tears :
The mistress of the world, the seat of empire !
The nurse of heroes, the delight of gods !
That humbl'd the proud tyrants of the earth
And set the nations free--Rome is no more.
Oh liberty! Oh virtue! Oh my country!

Base men, use them to so base effect;
But truer Stars did govern Proteus' birth;
His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles,
His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate,
His tears pure messengers sent from his heart,
His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth..

-O now forever Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troops, and the big war That make ambition virtue! Oh farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump; The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner : and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! And oh, ye immortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell! Othello's occupations's gone !

17th, Pauses and Breaks.--The pauses meant here, are those which are made in reading or speaking passages, where deep reflection is necessary. No exact time can be fixt for them ; they ought to be regulated in duration according to the importance of the subject. In most cases, the voice should have the tone of continuance, indicating, that the speaker's mind is deeply engaged in thought and contemplation: this constitutes the difference between à Pause and a Break ; the former is a gradual stop, the latter, a sudden check of expression.

Pauses of the first kind occur in the following lines of Shakespeare ; and as the subject is of great weight and importance, should be of considerable duration, perhaps while one could number six, or a period and a half to each.

It must be by his death : and for my part
I know no personal cause to spurn at him,

But for the general. He would be crown'd
How that might change his nature there's the ques-

It is the bright day that brings forth the adder;
And that craves wary walking : crown him-that-
And then I grant we puta sting in him,
Which at his will he may do danger with.

To be or not to be that is the question :
Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The stings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them. To dieto sleep-
No more ; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ach, and the thousand natural shocks-
That flesh is heir tom’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd.—To die--to sleep
To sleep, perchance to dream :

-Ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil
Must give us pause.

Pauses of confusion are shorter than those of reflection, and should be filled up with hesitative panting draughts of breath, while every succeeding word or sentence varies in tane of expression from the form


Yes : 'tis Emelia--by and by-she's dead.
"Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio's death
The noise was high-Ha! no more moving ?
Still as the grave shall she come in?-Wert good ?
I think she stirs again-no-what's best?-

Breaks are only pauses of a different nature, more abrupt and sudden, as when a passage cuts short before the meaning is fully explained: these most frequently occur in violent grief, and impetuous rage ; and the tone of voice alters as the passion rises or falls.

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