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Though homely be his garb, though coarse his fare,
And though he live unnoticed by the crowd;
Still, spite of fashion's fools, the honest man
Is yet the highest noble of the land !
Though you untie the winds, and let them fight
Against the churches; though the yeasty waves
Confound and swallow navigation up;
Though bladed corn be lodged, and trees blown down;
Though castles topple on their warders' heads;
Though palaces and pyramids do slope
Their heads to their foundations, though the treasure
Of Nature's germens tumble all together
Even till destruction sicken, answer me.

Had it pleased heaven
To try me with affliction ; had they rained
All kinds of sores and shames on my bare head,
Steeped me in poverty to the very lips,
Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes,
I should have found in some part of my soul
A drop of patience.

Concentration of Emphasis.

Series, Emphasis Deferred. Property, character, reputation, everything was sacrificed,

Toils, sufferings, wounds, and death, was the price of our liberty.

His hopes, his happiness, his life, hung upon the words that fell from those lips.

While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifying prospects spread out before us.

Their own cares, their own labors, their own counsels, their own blood, contrived all, achieved all, bore all, sealed all.

Joy, grief, fear, anger, pity, scorn, hate, jealousy, and love, stamp assumed distinction upon the player.

Neither blindness, nor gout, nor age, nor penury, nor domestic afflictions, nor political disappointments, nor abuse, nor proscription, nor neglect, had power to disturb his sedate and majestic patience.

The verdant lawn, the shady grove, the variegated landscape, the boundless ocean and the starry firmament, all tend to inspire us with the love of nature and of nature's God.

I told him, I warned him, I advised him, I implored him to act with you, near you, through you, under you.

Charity beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

The greatest, wisest, meanest of mankind.

Then will I doom thee, when no man is to be found, so lost to reason, so depraved, so like thyself, that he will not admit the sentence was deserved.

Proceed, plot, conspire, as thou wilt; there is nothing thou canst contrive, propose, attempt, which I shall not promptly be made aware of.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Days, months, years, and ages shall circle away,
And still the vast waters above thee shall roll.
Love, transport, madness, anger, scorn, despair,
And all the passions, all the soul is there.

The tear,

The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier,
And all we know, or dream, or fear

Of agony, are thine.
Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand,
Of life, of crown, of queen, at once despatched.

Restrictive Expressions; Adjuncts. The loss of reputation for good management, is, in this case,

to be traced to a little circumstance. If he were learning to play on the flute for public exhibition, what hours and days would he spend in giving facility to his fingers, and attaining the power of the sweetest and most impressive execution.

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.

I've had wrongs
To stir a fever in the blood of age.

A violet by a mossy stone,

Half hidden from the eye;
Fair as a star, when only one

Is shining in the sky.
Then saw in death his eyelids close,
Calmly as to a night's repose,
Like flowers at set of sun.

Restrictive Relative Clauses.

The love that survives the tomb is one of the noblest attributes of the soul.

Genius is not a faculty of the mind separate from all the rest.

Every good man must love the country in which he was born.

A government directing itself resolutely and steadily to the general good, becomes a minister of virtue.

The day we celebrate is one of the proudest in our national history.

The Lydians, the Persians, and the Arabians, that wished to leave the army, are at liberty to do so.

We call thee Lord of Day, and thou dost give

To earth the fire that animates her crust,
And wakens all the forms that move and live.

They also serve, who only stand and wait.

The glorious angel who was keeping
The gates of light beheld her weeping.

Year after year beheld the silent toil
That spread his lustrous coil.

O blows that smite! O hurts that pierce

This shrinking heart of mine!
What are ye but the Master's tools,

Forming a work divine ?
O hope that crumbles at my feet!

O joy that mocks and flies !
What are ye but the clogs that bind

My spirit from the skies?

He woke to die midst flame and smoke,
And shout, and groan, and sabre-stroke,
And death-shots falling thick and fast
Like forest pines before the blast,
Or lightnings from the mountain cloud.

Extended Logical Subject. The success with which Rousseau passed, coarse and selfish as he was, for a man of deep and tender feeling, appears to have been a signal for a procession of writers * to withdraw the public attention from their own transgressions.

That the memories of those most justly venerable and dear should throng round us with a new vitality, as life's evening draws on, is scarcely reconcilable with the supposition that the spirits of which such remembrances are the most precious possession is itself on the point of expiring forever.

* As Rousseau was a famous writer, the emphasis falls on "procession," not on its adjunct, “of writers."

The miracles that Moses performed may have convinced Pharaoh, but, at first, they humbled not his pride.

He who stands on etiquette, merely shows his own littleness.

To become conversant with a single department of literature only, has a tendency to make our views narrow, and our impressions incorrect.

Thy ambition,
Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
Of noble Buckingham, my father-in-law;
The heads of all thy brother cardinals,
With thee and all thy best parts bound together,
Weighed not a hair of his.
Where simply to feel that we breathe, that we live,
Is worth the best joys that life elsewhere can give.

Complicated Antithesis. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the portion of fools.

When reason is against man, he will be against reason.

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools. I do not live that I may eat; I eat that I may

live. Business sweetens pleasure, as labor sweetens rest.

On the one side, all was alacrity and courage; on the other, all was timidity and indecision.

The wise man is happy when he gains his own approbation; the fool, when he gains the applause of others.

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