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And so obliging, that he ne'er obliged ;
Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
And sit attentive to his own applause;
While wits and templars every sentence raise,
And wonder with a foolish face of praise, -
Who but must laugh, if such a man there be ?
Who would not weep, if Atticus were he ?

Declaratives with Parts Closely Connected, for which the

Bend is not Required, Among the most remarkable of its attributes is justice.

The surest evidence of Robert Hall's greatness is the very fact of his celebrity.

Suddenly the sound of the signal gun broke the stillness of the night.

We will endeavor to refute, now, his third argument. He ceased, and we both fell into a revery.

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

Cæsar, who would not wait the conclusion of the consul's speech, generously replied, that he came into Italy, not to injure the liberties of Rome and its citizens, but to restore them.

The dying Englishman, pouring his medicine which has paid twenty-two per cent., makes his will on an eight-pound stamp, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death.

And still, in memory's twilight bowers,
The spirits of departed hours,
With mellowing tints, portray
The blossoms of life's vernal flowers
Forever fallen away.

All night the dreadless angel, unpursued
Through heaven's wide champaign, held his way, till morn,
Waked by the circling hours, with rosy hand
Unbarred the gates of light. !

The hills,
Rock-ribbed, and ancient as the sun, the vales,
Stretching in pensive quietness between,
The venerable woods, rivers that move
In majesty, and the complaining brooks
That make the meadows green, and, poured round all,
Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,
Are but the solemn decorations all
Of the great tomb of rnan.

Semi-Interrogative and Semi-Exclamatory Sentences,

Involving the Use of the Bend. And first I ask, What is that country? what is this golden prize for which we are to contend?

Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or unto all ?

At the end of the very next century, if she proceeds as she seems to promise, what a wondrous spectacle may she not exhibit!

And they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us!

During the conversation he was silent; but I heard him, as he went out, saying to a man with whom he was walking, “And so he died without making, after all, a confession of his many crimes?

If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not !

They could not behold the workings of the heart, the quivering lips, the trickling tears, the loud yet tremulous joys of the millions whom the vote of this night would forever save from the cruelty of corrupted power; but was not the true enjoyment of their benevolence increased by the blessing being conferred unseen?

When a government forbids its citizens, under pain of death, to receive any pension or largess from the hands of foreigners, how gentle and easy is that law to those who, for the sake of their fatherland and liberty, would, of their own accord, abstain from so unworthy an act! but, on the contrary, how harsh and oppressive does it appear to those who care for nothing but their selfish gains!

They leave their crimes for history to scan,
And ask, with busy scorn, Was this the man?

Once upon a raw and gusty day,
The troubled Tiber chafing with its shores,
Cæsar says to me, Darest thou, Cassius, now
Leap in with me into this angry flood,
And swim to yonder point ?
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow
Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe:
Won by their sweets, in Nature's languid hour
The way-worn pilgrim seeks thy summer bower;
There, as the wild bee murmurs on the wing,
What peaceful dreams thy handmaid spirits bring!

Compact Scntences, in which the Bend is Used.
I neither love, nor fear thee.
If he, then I.
If he confessed it, then forgive him.

When he rose, every sound was hushed.

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Trained and instructed, strengthened by wise discipline, and guided by pure principle, it ripens into an intelligence a little lower than the angels.

Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Where you see a man meeting obstacles and removing them, struggling with difficulties and overcoming them, and still pressing forward under every discouragement, self-denying and self-relying, there you see a man who will probably rise in the world.

As the middle, and the fairest, and the most conspicuous places in cities, are usually chosen for the erection of statues and monuments dedicated to the

memory of worthy men who have nobly deserved of their country; so should we in the heart and centre of our soul, in the best and highest apartment thereof, in the places most exposed to ordinary observation, and most secure from worldly care, erect lively representations and lasting memorials of divine bounty.

As pants the hart for cooling streams,

When heated in the chase;
So longs my soul, O God, for thee,

And thy refreshing grace.

yon old trees bend o'er a place of graves,
And solemn shade a chapel's sad remains ;
Where yon scathed poplar through the window waves,
And, twining round, the hoary arch sustains;

There oft at dawn, as one forgot behind,
Who longs to follow, yet unknowing where,
Some hoary shepherd, o'er his staff reclined,
Pores on the graves, and sighs a broken prayera

When thy surges no longer shall roll,
And that firmament's length is drawn back like a scroll,
Then, then, shall the spirit that sighs by thee now
Be more mighty, more lasting,-more chainless than thou.
Compact Sentences, Requiring the Bend, although the

Correlative Terms are not both Expressed.
Because I live, ye shall live also.

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.

You may skim the surface of science, or fathom its

depths. eithre Genius, intellect, imagination, taste, and sensibility,

must be baptized into religion, or they will never know, and never make known, their real glory and immortal power.

Had our forefathers failed on that day of trial which we now celebrate; had their votes and their resolves ended in the breath in which they began; had the rebels laid down their arms as they were commanded, and the military stores which had been frugally treasured up for the crisis been, without resistance, destroyed: then the Revolution had been at an end, or, rather, it had never been begun.

A royalist, a republican, and an emperor; a Mahommedan, a Catholic, and a patron of the synagogue; a subaltern and a sovereign; a traitor and a tyrant; a Christian and an infidel: he was, through all his vicissitudes, the same stern, impatient, inflexible original, the same mysterious, incomprehensible self,—the man without a model and without a shadow.

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