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in Parliament assembled, whose Parliamentary trust he has betrayed.
I impeaeh him in the name of all the Commons of Great Britain, whose national character he has dishonored.
I impeach him in the name of the people of India, whose laws, rights, and liberties, he has subverted; whose properties he has destroyed; whose country he has laid waste and desolate.
I impeach him in the name and by virtue of those eternal laws of justice which he has violated.
I impeach him in the name of human nature itself, which he has cruelly outraged, injured, and oppressed, in both sexes, in every age, rank, situation, and condition of life.
8 65. Exercises in Time. (See $ 37.)
Quick Time. - Expressive Movement. Middle Pitch. Orotund Quality
Forth from the pass in tumult driven,
The archery appear:
Are maddening in the rear.
Pursuers and pursued;
The spearmen's twilight wood ?
Bear back both friend and foe!”
At once lay leveled low;
- We'll quell the savage mountaineer,
As their tinchel El cows the game!
We'll drive them back as tame.”
2. THE BELLS.
Time quick and moderate. Quality
Middle Pitch. — Pure, ringing, metallic
Hear the sledges with the bells,
Silver bells !
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
With a crystalline delight;
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
Bells, bells, bells
3. THE LAUNCHING OF THE SHIP.
Time moderate, changing to quick at the tenth line. - Quality crotund. Pitch middle.
Then the Master,
And spurning with her foot the ground,
4. FROM ALEXANDER'S FEAST. - Dryden. Slow Time. Orotund Quality. - Middle Pitch, changing to low.
He chose a mournful muse,
Soft pity to infuse;
By too severe a fate,
Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen,
Deserted at his utmost need,
With not a friend to close his eyes !
The various turns of fate below,
And now and then a sigh he stole,
And tears began to flow! – Quick Time. Aspirate and Orotund Quality. – Transitional Modulation.
Revenge, revenge! Ti-mo'the-us cries,
See the furies arise!
How they hiss in their hair,
Behold a grisly band,
Each a torch in his hand!
And unburied remain,
To the valiant crew :
How they point to the Persian abodes
The princes applaud with a furious joy,
Tha'is led the way,
To light them to their prey,
5. FAULCONBRIDGE TO KING JOAN. Shakespeare. Moderate Time, changing to quick. Orotund Quality. - Middle and High Pitch.
But wherefore do you droop? why look you
It is not pretended that every good reader, or even the same reader at ditferent times, will use the samne pauses; and those marked in these and other Exercises are not given to prescribe rules, but to form the pupil's ear and to show him the significance of the pause in giving point and effect to certain emotions. The dotted lines generally indicate a break in an otherwise continuative tone. The long dash indicates that division of the sentence at which the principal suspensive pause must be suggested to the hearer.
1. To employ the best years ... of this fleeting existence ... in the pursuits of folly ... and the indulgences of sense degrades a man ... from his rank in the creation even below the brutes ... placed under his command.
2. The young, ... the healthy, ... and the prosperous should not presume on their advantages. 3. Humanity,... justice, ... generosity, ... and public spirit
are the qualities that chiefly recommend . man to
4. It is pleasant to be virtuous and good, because that ... is to excel many others ; it is pleasant to grow better, because that ... is to excel ourselves ; it is pleasant to mortify and subdue our lusts, because that ... is victory; it is pleasant to command our appetites and passions, because that is empire.
5. We make provision for this – life ... as though it were never to have an end, and for the other - life ... as though it were never to have a beginning.
6. Of all the discoveries of modern ages the art of printing ... has certainly done most ... for the improvement of mankind.
7. A man of a polite imagination can converse with a picture ... and find an agreeable companion in a statue. 8. This is some fellow
Who, having been praised for bluntness, doth affect
9. GRATTAN'S DENUNCIATION OF MR. FLOOD. Sir, you are much mistaken if you think that your talents have been as great as your life has been reprehensible. You began your parliamentary El career with an acrimony and personality which could have been justified only by a supposition of virtue. After a rank and clamorous opposition, you became