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Slowly and sadly we laid him down,
From the field of his fame fresh and gory:
But we left him alone with his glory.” — Wolfe. “Slowly comes a hungry people, as a lion, creeping nigher, Glares at one that nods and winks behind a slowly-dying fire.”
“ News fitting to the night,
Presaging wrath to Poland - and to man!" Campbell. “He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan
Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.”— - Byron. • For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed on the face of the foe as he passed ;
The lances, unlifted, the trumpet, unblown.” — Ibid. “The majority of persons in this country pitch their voices too high, not only when they read and speak in public, but also in their colloquial inter
We not unfrequently meet with those who always speak in the highest key of the natural voice, and we occasionally meet with some who even speak in the falsetto. A high pitch in speech is unpleasant to the cultivated ear; it is totally inadequate to the correct expression of senti. ments of respect, veneration, dignity, or sublimity.”
."-Comstock. “Few faults in speaking, however, have a worse effect than the grave and hollow note of the voice, into which the studious and sedentary are peculiarly apt to fall in public address. A deep and sepulchral solemnity is thus imparted to all subjects, and to all occasions, alike. The free and Datural use of the voice is lost; and formality and dullness become inseparably associated with public address on serious subjects; or the tones of bombast and affectation take the place of those which should flow from earnestness and elevation of mind.” — Russell.
The various kinds and degrees of emotion require different notes of the voice for their appropriate expression. Deep feeling produces low tones ; joyful and elevated feeling inclines to a high strain; and pity, though widely differing in force, is also expressed by the higher notes of the scale. Moderate emotion inclines to a middle
ILLUSTRATIONS OF DEGREES OF PITCH.
High Pitch. “Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lowr'd upon our house, In the deep bosom of the ocean bury'd. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths ; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments; Our stern alarums chang'd to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim visaged war has smoothed his wrinkled front; And now - instead of mounting barbed steeds, To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, – He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber, To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.”
Gloster, in RICHARD THE THIRD.
“Down, down, down,
Down to the depths of the sea,
Singing most joyfully.
For the wheel where I spun,
And the blessed light of the sun.'
And the whizzing wheel stands still.
And over the sand at the sea;
A long, long sigh,
THE FORSAKEN MERMAN. - Arnoid.
“But if ye saw that which no eyes can see,
THE EPITHALAMIUM. — Spenser.
“Sea-kings' daughter from over the sea,
Roll and rejoice, jubilant voice,
“Be sure, no earnest work
“ Though we fail indeed, You .. I.
a score of such weak workers, He
“Fail — yet rejoice; because no less
“It may be that in some great need
LIGHT AND SHADE.
- Miss Procter.
“The highest fame was never reached except
Art for art,
Shall I fail?
“Work, true work, done honestly and manfully for Christ, never can be failure. . True Christian life is like the march of a conquering army into a fortress which has been breached. Men fall by hundreds in the ditch. Was their fall a failure ? Nay, for their bodies bridge over the hollow, and over them the rest pass on to victory. . . These are the two remedies for doubt - Activity and Prayer. He who works and feels he works — he who prays and knows he prays — has got the secret of transforming life-failure into life-victory.” — Robertson.
“He [F. W. Robertson] lies in a hollow of the Downs he loved so well. The sound of the sea may be heard there in the distance; and, standing by his grave, it seems a fair and fitting requiem; for if its inquietude was the image of his outward life, its central calm is the image of his deep peace of activity in God. He sleeps well;