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So light to the croup the fair lady he swung,
If it be Arthur- Ho! what, ho!
Forth after Arthur, on the foe!
“To arms! to arms ! to arms !” they cry;
“Grasp the shield and draw the sword;
Lead us to Philippi's lord ;
The rising tide comes on apace,
Go sailing uppe the market-place.”
I'll make a commotion in every place !”
The mustering squadron, and the clattering car Went pouring forward with impetuons speed,
And swiftly forming in the ranks of war.
O ye loud waves! and O ye forests high !
And O ye clouds that far above me soared !
Yea, every thing that is, and will be free!
With what deep worship I have still adored
Io, they come, they come,
Garlands for every shrine,
Bring roses, pour ye wine !
Through the blue triumphal sky,
The sons of victory !
Graded Rise, Solemnity and Sublimity. There was silence, and I heard a voice saying, Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker ?
And thou, sole Ruler among the children of men, to whom the shields of the earth belong, "gird on thy sword, thou most Mighty :" go forth with our hosts in the day of battle! Impart, in addition to their hereditary valor, that confidence of success which springs from thy presence! Pour into their hearts the spirit of departed heroes! Inspire them with thine own; and, while led by thine hand and fighting under thy banners, open thou their eyes to behold in every valley and in every plain what the prophet beheld by the same illumination,-chariots of fire and horses of fire! “Then shall the strong man be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark; and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.”
When all thy mercies, O my God,
My rising sonl surveys,
In wonder, love and praise.
O sacred forms, how proud you look !
Father of earth and heaven! I call thy name!
Round me the smoke and shout of battle roll!
Father, sustain an untried soldier's soul.
Or life, or death, whatever be the goal
Thou knowest, if ever from my spirit stole
On my young fame!-O hear! God of cternal power.
Forward ! through blood and toil and cloud and fire !
The volley's roll, the rocket's blasting spire;
On them huzzars !-Now give them rein and heel ;
Think of the orphaned child, the murdered sire:-
Graded Fall, Climax. It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in bonds; it is the height of guilt to scourge him; little less than parricide to put him to death: what name, then, shall I give to the act of crucifying him ?
What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason ! how infinite in faculties ! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a God!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north ; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High !*
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms, never, never, never !
Graded Fall, Sentiment Expressed.
Falls from the wings of Night,
From an eagle in his flight.
Ah, few shall part where many meet !
The snow shall be their winding-sheet,
Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
* In the three foregoing examples the pitch rises through successive clauses until the last, when the voice suddenly sinks, to express the climax.
With many a weary step and many a groan
No longer the joy of the sailor-boy's breast
Was heard in his wildly breathed numbers;
The fisherman sunk to his slumbers.
Into the jaws of death,
Rode the six hundred.
Parenthesis. Natural historians observe (for while I am in the country I must fetch my allusions from thence) that only the male birds have voices.
I mention these instances, not to undervalue science (it would be folly to attempt that; for science, when true to its name, is true knowledge), but to show that its name is sometimes wrongfully assumed.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest
Parenthetical Expressions. If I have any genius, which I am sensible can be but very small; or any readiness in speaking, in which I do not deny that I have been much conversant; or any skili in oratory, from an acquaintance with the best arts, to which I confess I have been always inclined; no one has a better right to demand of me the fruit of all these things than this Aulus Licinius.
The fundamental principles of science, at least those