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In eulogizing of the dead, he slandered the living.
If a dog both give the first turn and the last, he shall win.
Neither the virtuous or the vicious are exempt from trials.
He spoke as if he was in a passion.
Let him take heed lest he fails.
We have all swerved out of the path of duty.
I cannot agree with him neither.
He both wrote sermons and plays.
If a man say, 'I love God,' and hateth his brother, he is a liar.
He has long ago forsaken that party.
It was proved to be her that opened the letter.
Is not this the same man whom we met before?
I forego my claim for peace's sake.

For thou art a girl as much brighter than her,
As she was a poet sublimer than me.- Prior,

EXERCISE XI.-PROMISCUOUS, There remains two points to be settled. I could not avoid frequently using it. The Athenians were naturally obliging and agreeable; they

were cheerful among each other, and humane to their infe

riors.—Goldsmith. I hope it is not me thou art displeased with. I never before saw such large trees. My paper is Ulysses his bow, in which every man of wit and learning may try his strength.--Addison.

'Twas thee, whom once Stagyra's grove

Oft with her sage allur'd to rove.—Scott of Amwell. I could not observe by what gradations other men proceeded

in their acquainting themselves with truth.—Locke. I will show you the way how it is done. Imprinting, if it signify any thing, is nothing else but the mak

ing certain truths to be perceived.-Locke.
This arose from the young man associating with bad people.
Him that never thinks, never can be wise.
It was John's the Baptist head that was cut off.
The Jews are Abraham's, Isaac's, and Jacob's posterity.
Two architects were once candidates for the building a certain

temple at Athens.
This treatise is extreme elaborate.
Them descending, the ladder fell.
The scaling ladder of sugared words are set against them.
One or both was there.
What sort of an animal is that?

These things should be never separated.
His excuse was admitted of by his master.
It is not me that he is engaged with.
I intended to have rewarded him according to his merits.
They would become sooner proficients in Latir..
There is many different opinions concerning it.
There are many in town richer than her.
Let you and I be as little at variance as possible.
A coalman, by waking of one of these gentlemen, saved him

from ten years imprisonment. If a man's temper was at his own disposal, he would not choose to be of either of these parties.

The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds
Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.-Milton.

EXERCISE XII.—PROMISCUOUS.
But we of the nations beg leave to differ with them.
This is so easy and trivial, as it is a shame to mention it.
You was once quite blind; you neither saw your disease or
your remedy.

Fluttering his pennons vain, plumb down he drops

Ten thousand fathom deep.-Milton. The properties of the mirror depends on reflected light. Was you present at the last meeting? Hence has arisen much stiffness and affectation. The nation are powerful both by sea and land. Those set of books was a valuable present. The box contained forty piece of muslin. She is much the taller of the three. They are both remarkable tall men. A mans manners may be pleasing, whose morals are bad. True politeness has it's seat in the heart. He presented him a humble petition. I do not intend to turn a critic on this occasion. At first sight we took it to be they. The certificate was wrote on parchment. I have often swam across the river. I have written four long letters yesterday. I expected to have seen you last week, but I was disappointed. We are besat by dangers on all sides. My father and him were very intimate. Unless he acts prudently, he will not succeed. It was no sooner said but done. Let neither partiality or prejudice appear.

The obligation was ceased long before.
How exquisitely is this all performed in Greek !
Who, when they came to Mount Ephraim, to the house of

Micah, they lodged there.
I prevailed with your father to consent.
Always act as justice and honour requires.
Them that transgress the rules, will be punished.
With him is wisdom and strength.
My conductor answered, that it was him.

Be thou, O lovely isle! forever true
To him who more than faithful was to you.-Southwick.
The joys of love, are they not doubly thine,
Ye poor! whose health, whose spirits ne'er decline?-Id,

EXERCISE XIII.—PROMISCUOUS.
Having once suffered the disgrace, it is felt no longer.
The meanness or the sin will scarce be dissuasives.
Both temper and distemper consists of contraries.
Which is the cause, the writer or the reader's vanity ?
The commission of a generalissimo was also given him.
The queen's kindred is styled gentlefolks.
They agree as to the fact, but differ in assigning of reasons.
Their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished,
The inquiry is worthy the attention of every scholar.
Young twigs are easier bent than boughs.
It is not improbable but there are more attractive powers.
By this means an universal ferment was excited.
Who were utterly unable to pronounce some letters, and others

very indistinctly.-Sheridan. All vessels on board of which any person has been sick or

died, perform quarantine. Serverus forbid his subjects to change their religion for that

of the Christian or Jewish.—Jones's Ch. Hist. Magnus, with four thousand of his supposed accomplices, were

put to death without a trial.-Id. Art not thou that Egyptian which before these days madest an

uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand

men that were murderers ?-Acts, xxiii, 38. Attempting to deceive children into instruction of this kind,

is only deceiving ourselves.--Goldsmith. There came a woman, having an alabaster box of ointment

of spikenard, very precious; and she brake the box and poured it on his head.—Mark, xiv, 3. My essays

of all

my other works, are the most current

We would suggest the importance of every member, individu. ally, using his influence.

Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife's attire,
Hath cost a mass of public treasure.Shakspeare.

EXERCISE XIV.-PROMISCUOUS.
This people who knoweth not the law, are cursed.
The people shall be forgiven their iniquity.--Bible.
Having been denied the favours which they were promised.

Hold, Rosaline, this favour thou shalt wear;

Hold, take you this, my sweet, and give me thine. Rely not on any man's fidelity, who is unfaithful to God. The rules are full as concise, and more clear than before. For they knew all that his father was a Greek. -Acts. Thrice was Cæsar offered the crown. For a mine undiscovered, neither the owner of the ground, or

any body else, are ever the richer. Death may be sudden to him, though it comes by never so

slow degrees. A brute or a man are an other thing when they are alive, from

what they are when dead.Hale. I have known the having confessed inability, become the occa

sion of confirmed impotence.-Taylor. I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.—2 Cor., vii, 4. If so much power, wisdom, goodness, and magnificence, is dis

played in the material creation, which is the least considerable part of the universe; how great, how wise, how good

must he be, who made and governs the whole! A good poet no sooner communicates his works, but it is im.

agined he is a vain young creature, given up to the ambie

tion of fame.-Pope. This was a tax upon himself for the not executing the laws. O my people, that dwellest in Zion! be not afraid.Bible.

As rushing out-of doors, to be resolved,

If Brutus so unkindly knock'd or no.--Shakspeare. His wrath, which one day will destroy ye both.-Milton, I know thee not-nor ever saw,

till

now,
Sight more detestable than him and thee.-Id.
The season when to come, and when to go,
To sing, or cease to sing, we never know.--Pope.

PART IV.

PROSODY.

PROSODY treats of punctuation, utterance, figures, and versification.

CHAPTER I.-PUNCTUATION.

Punctuation is the art of dividing composition, by points, or stops, for the purpose of showing more clearly the sense and relation of the words, and of noting the different pauses and inflections required in reading.

The following are the principal points, or marks; the Comma (,), the Semicolon (;], the Colon [:], the Period [.], the Dash [-], the Eroteme, or Note of Interrogation [?], the Ecphoneme, or Note of Exclamation [!], and the Curves, or Marks of Parenthesis [()].

OBS.—The pauses that are made in the natural flow of speech, have, in reality, no definite and invariable .proportions. Children are often told to pause at a comma while they might count one ; at a semicolon, one, two; at å colon, one, two, three; at å period, one, two, three, four: This may be of some use, as teaching them to observe their stops that they may catch the sense; but the standard itself is variable, and so are the times which good sense gives to the points. As a final stop, the period is immeasurable. The following general direction is as good as any that can be given.

The Comma denotes the shortest pause; the Semicolon, a pause double that of the comma; the Colon, a pause double that of the semicolon; and the Period, or Full Stop, a pause double that of the colon. The pauses required by the other marks, vary according to the structure of the sentence, and their place in it. They may be equal to any of the foregoing.

SECTION 1.-OF THE COMMA. The Comma is used to separate those parts of a sen. tence, which are so nearly connected in sense, as to be only one degree removed from that close connexion which admits no point,

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