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And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows;
When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,
The line, too, labors, and the words move slow;
(---) Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain,
Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. POPE
Go ring the bells and fire the guns,
"And now, farewell! 'Tis hard to give thee up,
The sun hath set in folded clouds,-
And, gathered in the shades of night,
The storm is rolling on.
Alas! how ill that bursting storm
The fainting spirit braves,
When they, the lovely and the lost,
Are gone to early graves!
On! onward still! o'er the land he sweeps,
On his dreary track,
But speeds to the spoils before.
MISS J. H. LEWIS.
From every battle-field of the revolution-from Lexington and Bunker Hill-from Saratoga and Yorktown-from the fields of Eutaw from the cane-brakes that sheltered the men of Marion-the repeated, longprolonged echoes came up—(f.) "THE UNION: IT MUST BE PRESERVED."
From every valley in our land—from every cabin on the pleasant mountain sides-from the ships at our wharves-from the tents of the hunter in our westernmost. prairies-from the living minds of the living millions of American freemen-from the thickly coming glories of futurity-the shout went up, like the sound of many waters, (f.) "THE UNION: IT MUST BE PRESERVED."
(sl.) Along the vales and mountains of the earth
Is heard and answered in a thousand tones
And lo! it breaks across old Ocean's flood,
And "FREEDOM! FREEDOM!" is the answering shout
Of nations, starting from the spell of years. G. D. PRENTICE.
The thunders hushed,
The trembling lightning fled away in fear,-·
There was a calm.
Man the boat!"
The stranger ship to aid,
And loud their hailing voices ring,
As rapid speed they made.
Away they spring
Hush! lightly tread! still tranquilly she sleeps;
Matter immortal? and shall spirit die?
Away! away to the mountain's brow,
Where the streams are gently laving.
An hour passed on ;-the Turk awoke ;—
That bright dream was his last;—
He woke to hear his sentry's shriek,
"TO ARMS! they come! (ff.) THE GREEK! THE GREEK!”
And death-shots falling thick and fast
"Strike-till the last armed foe expires!
He said, and on the rampart hights arrayed
(*) His speech was at first low-toned and slow.
voice would deepen, (oo) like the sound of distant thunder; and anon, (") his flashes of wit and enthusiasm would light up the anxious faces of his hearers, like the far-off lightning of a coming storm.
Receding now, the dying numbers ring
Fainter and fainter, down the rugged dell:
And now 'tis silent all-enchantress, fare thee well.
Oh, joy to the world! the hour is come,
"Upharsin" is writ in words of fire,
And the eyes of the bondmen, wherever they be,
Soon, soon shall the thrones that blot the world,
And the world roll on, like a hurricane's breath,
"ARISE! ARISE! BE FREE!"
Tread softly-bow the head,
In reverent silence bow,
No passing bell doth toll,—
Yet an immortal soul
Is passing now.
T. B. READ
() SPEAK OUT, my friends; would you exchange it for the DEMON's DEINK, (f) ALCOHOL? A shout, like the roar of a tempest, answered, (0°) NO!
(sl.) At length, o'er Columbus slow consciousness breaks,
"LAND! LAND!" cry the sailors; (f) "LAND! LAND!"-he awakes,
('') He runs,-yes! behold it! it blesseth his sight!
THE LAND! O, dear spectacle! transport! delight!
THE RHETORICAL PAUSE.
RHETORICAL PAUSES are those which are frequently required by the voice in reading and speaking, although the construction of the passage admits of no grammatical pause.
These pauses are as manifest to the ear, as those which are made by the comma, semicolon, or other grammatical pauses, though not commonly denoted in like manner by any visible sign. In the following examples they are denoted thus, (II).
In slumbers of midnight || the sailor-boy lay,
His hammock swung loose || at the sport of the wind;
There is a land, of every land the pride,
O, thou shalt find,|| howe'er thy footsteps roam,
This pause is generally made before or after the utterance of some important word or clause, on which it is especially desired to fix the attention. In such cases it is usually denoted by the use of the dash (—).
1. God said "Let there be light!"
All dead and silent was the earth,
In deepest night it lay;
The Eternal spoke creation's word,
And called to being-Day!