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dom', are but poor expedients to heave off the insupport able load of an hour from the heart of man; the load of an hour from the heir of an eternity.
9 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1`, 2`, 3′, 4', 5', 6', '7', 8`, 9′.— Joy, grief, fear', anger', pity', scorn', hate`, jealousy, and love', stamp assumed distinctions on the player.
10 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1`, 2`, 3`, 4', 5', 6', 7`, 8`, 9`, 10'. Next then, you authors, be not you severe;
Why, what a swarm of scribblers have we here!
One, two, three`, four', five', six', seven', eight`, nine` ten',
All in one row,
and brothers of the pen.
SIMPLE CONCLUDING SERIES.
OF 2 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1', 2`.-The spirit of true reli gion breathes gentleness' and affability`.
3 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1', 2', 3'.-Industry is the law of our being; it is the demand of nature', of reason', and oi God'.*
4 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1`, 2', 3', 4.-Fear not, ye right eous, amidst the distresses of life. You have an Almighty Friend continually at hand to pity`, to support', to defend', and to relieve' you.
5 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1`, 2', 3', 4', 5`.—The characteristics of chivalry were, valour', humanity', courtesy', justice', and honour'.
6 MEMBERS.-Rule. 1`, 2`, 3', 4′, 5′, 6`.—Mankind are besieged by war`, famine`, pestilence', volcano', storm', and fire'.
7 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1`, 2`, 3`, 4', 5', 6', 7.-They passed over many a frozen, many a fiery Alp; rocks`, caves`, lakes', fens', bogs', dens', and shades of death'.
8 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1', 2`, 3', 4`, 5', 6', 7', 8'.-The speaker, having gained the attention and judgment of his
* In a simple concluding series of three members, the first must be ronounced in a little higher tone than the second. When pronounc ng with a degree of solemnity, the first member in this series must have the falling inflection.
audience, must proceed to complete his conquest over the passions; such as admiration', surprise', hope', joy, love', fear', grief', anger'.
9 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1', 2′, 3`, 4`, 5', 6', 7', 8', 9'.-The fruit of the Spirit is love', joy', peace', long-suffering, gentleness, goodness', faith', meekness', temperance'.
10 MEMBERS.-RULE. 1', 2', 3', 4`, 5', 6', 7', 8', 9', 10'. -Mr. Locke's definition of wit, with this short explica tion, comprehends most of the species of wit; as meta phors', enigmas', mottoes', parables', fables', dreams, visions', dramatic' writings, burlesque', and all the methods of allusion'.
COMPOUND COMMENCING SERIES.
RULE.-The falling inflection takes place on every mem
ber but the last.*
2 MEMBERS.-Common calamities', and common blessings', fall heavily upon the envious.
- 3 MEMBERS.—A generous openness of heart', a calm deliberate courage', a prompt zeal for the public service', are at once constituents of true greatness, and the best evidences of it.
4 MEMBERS.-The splendour of the firmament, the verdure of the earth', the varied colours of the flowers, which fill the air with their fragrance', and the music of those artless voices which mingle on every tree', all conspire to captivate our hearts, and to swell them with the most rapturous delight.
5 MEMBERS.-The verdant lawn', the shady grove', the variegated landscape', the boundless ocean', and the starry firmament', are contemplated with pleasure by every beholder.
6 MEMBERS.-France and England may each of them have some reason to dread the increase of the naval and
* When the members of a compound series are numerous, the second must be pronounced a little higher and more forcibly than the first, the third than the second, &c.
military power of the other; but for either of them to envy the internal happiness and prosperity of the other, the cultivation of its lands', the advancement of its manufactures`,` the increase of its commerce, the security and number of its ports and harbours', its proficiency in all the liberal arts and sciences', is surely beneath the dignity of two such great nations.
7 MEMBERS.-A contemplation of God's works`, a voluntary act of justice to our own detriment', a generous concern for the good of mankind', tears shed in silence for the misery of others', a private desire of resentment broken and subdued', an unfeigned exercise of humility', or any other' virtue, are such actions as denominate men great and reputable.
8 MEMBERS.-To acquire a thorough knowledge of our own hearts and characters', to restrain every irregular inclination',—to subdue every rebellious passion',-to purify the motives of our conduct',-to form ourselves to that temperance which no pleasure can seduce',-to that meekness which no provocation can ruffle',-to that patience which no affliction can overwhelm`, and that integrity which no interest can shake'; this is the task which is assigned to us,—a task which cannot be performed without the utmost diligence and care.
9 MEMBERS.-Absalom's beauty', Jonathan's love', David's valour, Solomon's wisdom', the patience of Job', the prudence of Augustus', the eloquence of Cicero', the innocence of wisdom', and the intelligence of all', though faintly amiable in the creature, are found in immense perfection in the Creator.
10 MEMBERS.-The beauty of a plain', the greatness of a mountain, the ornaments of a building', the expression of a picture, the composition of a discourse, the conduct of a third person, the proportions of different quantities and numbers`, the various appearances which the great machine of the universe is perpetually exhibiting, the secret wheels and springs which produce them, all the general subjects of science and taste', are what we and our companions regard as having no peculiar relation to either of us.
COMPOUND CONCLUDING SERIES.
RULE. The following inflection takes place on every member except the last but one.
2 MEMBERS.-Belief in the existence of a God is the great incentive to duty', and the great source of consolation'. 3 Members.—When myriads and myriads of ages have elapsed, the righteous shall still have a blessed eternity before them still continue brightening in holiness', increasing in happiness', and rising in glory'.
4 MEMBERS.--Watch' ye, stand fast in the faith', quit you like men', be strong.
5 MEMBERS.-We should acknowledge God in all our ways'; mark the operations of his hand`; cheerfully submit to his severest dispensations'; strictly observe his laws'; and rejoice to fulfil his gracious purpose.
6 MEMBERS.-Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world', received up into glory`.
7 MEMBERS.-A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily', adventures boldly', takes all patiently, defends resolutely', and continues a friend unchangeably'.
8 MEMBERS.-True gentleness teaches us to bear one another's burdens'; to rejoice with those who rejoice'; to weep with those who weep'; to please every one his neighbour for his good`; to be kind and tender-hearted'; to be pitiful and courteous'; to support the weak'; and to be patient toward all` men.
9 MEMBERS. They through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness', obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions', quenched the violence of fire', escaped the edge of the sword`, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight', turned to flight the armies of the aliens'.
10 MEMBERS.--Leviculus was so well satisfied with his own accomplishments, that he determined to commence fortune-hunter; and when he was set at liberty, instead of
beginning, as was expected, to walk the Exchange with a face of importance, or of associating himself with those who were most eminent for their knowledge of the stocks he at once threw off the solemnity of the counting'-house, equipped himself with a modish wig and a splendid coat`, listened to wits in the coffee-houses, passed his evenings behind the scenes in the theatres, learned the names of beauties of quality', hummed the last stanzas of fashiona ble songs', talked with familiarity of high play`, boasted of his achievements upon drawers and coachmen', told with negligence and jocularity of bilking a tailor', and now and then let fly a shrewd jest at a sober citizen'.
CONTAINING BOTH THE COMMENCING AN
1. He who is self-existent', omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent', is likewise infinitely holy', and just', and good'.
2. He who resigns the world has no temptation to envy', hatred, malice', or anger', but is in constant possession of a serene mind; he who follows the pleasures of it, which are in their very nature disappointing, is in constant search of care, solicitude', remorse', and confusion'.
3. To deserve', to acquire', and to enjoy' the respect and admiration of mankind, are the great objects of ambition' and emulation'.
1. Vicissitudes of good' and evil`, of trials and consolations', fill up the life of man.
2. While the earth remaineth, seed'-time and harvest, cold' and heat', summer' and winter', and day and night', shall not cease.