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with jessamine and honeysuckle ;* the stately greenhouse Series': “The Auid expanse of the air, the surface of the exhales the perfume of summer climates."
solid earth, the liquid element of water, teem with delighied Rule IV. A question which may be answered by Yes or No, existence.”—Compound Concluding Series': “Delighted usually ends with the rising inflection. Example.-—"Do you existence teems in the Auid expanse of the air, the surface of Bee yon cloud?"
the solid earth, and the liquid element of water.”ş Exception.—Emphasis, as in the tone of impatience, of ex- Exception 1.-Emphatic, abrupt, and disconnected series, treme earnestness, or of remonstrance, may, in such cases as may have the moderate' or the bold' downward slide, on the above, take the falling inflection. Example.--" Cün you be every member, according to the intensity of expression. 80 infatuated as to pursue a course which you know will end Examples :- 1. “ His succèss, his làme, his life, were all at in your rùin !" "Will you blindly rush on destruction?" stake.”—2. “The roaring of the wind, the rushing of the "Would you say so, if the case were your own?"
water, the darkness of the nìght, all conspired to overwhelm
Eloquence is action, noble, Rule V. The penultimate, or last inflection but one, is, in his guilty spirit with dread.”—3.". most sentences, a rising slide, by which the voice prepares for sublime, godlike action."--4. "The shore, which, but a few an easy and natural descent at the cadence. Erample. -" The moments before, lay so lovely in its calm
serenity, gilded with rocks crumble, the trees fall, the leaves fáde, and the grass cànnon, the shouts of bàttle, the clash of àrms, the curoes of
the beams of the level sun, now resounded with the roar of withers."
Exception.--Emphasis may sometimes make the penultimate hatred, the shrieks of àgony."
Exception 3.—The language of pathos (pity), tenderness, and
beauty, -whether in verse or prose,-takes the 'suspensive,' Rules on the Falling Inflection.
or slight rising inflection, except in the last member of the Rule I. The 'intensive, downward slide,' or 'low,' falling commencing,' and the last but one of the concluding' series,' inflection, occurs in the emphasis of vehement emotion. Exam- which have the usual “moderate'rising infection. pie. -"Òx! ON! to the just and the glorious strife!”
Ex.: 1. "No mournful flowers, by weeping fondness laid, Rule II. The 'full' falling inflection usually takes place at
No pink, no róse, drooped, on his breast displayed." the cadence, or close, of a sentence. Example.—"No life is 2. "There wrapt in gratitude, and joy, and love, pleasing to God, but that which is useful to mankind.”
The man of God will pass in Sabbath noon.' Exception. When the meaning expressed at the close of one 3. “There (in the grave), vile insects consume the hand of sentence, is modified by the sense of the next, the voice may the artist, the brain of the philosopher, the eye which sparkled rise, instead of falling. Eramples.--"We are not here to dis. cúss this question. We are come to act upon it.”
with celestial fíre, and the lip from which flowed irresistible
“Gentlemen may cry 'peace, péace!' But there is no peace."
Nole 2.-All series, except the plaintive, -as by their form Rule III. The moderate' falling inflection occurs at the of numbers and repetition, they partake of the nature of cliend of a clause which forms complete sense, independently inax,' or increase of signification, -should be read with a of what follows it. Example.Ớ“Law and order are forgòtten: growing intensity of voice, and a more prominent inflection on riolence and rapine are abroad: the golden cords of society are every member. loosed."
Example.-" The splendour of the firmament, the verdure Erception.— Plaintive expression, and poetic style, whether of the earth, the varied colours of the flowers which fill the air in the form of verse or of prose, take the slight” rising inflec. with their fràgrance, and the music of those artless voices tion, in its prolonged form.
which mingle on erery trēe; all conspire to captivate our
hearts, and to swell them with the most rapturous delight." Eramples.
This remark applies, sometimes, even to the rising inflection, 1. "Cold o'er his limbs the listless langour grew;
but, with peculiar force, to cases in which the language is Paleness came o'er his eye of placid blue;
obviously meant to swell progreso:vely in effect, from word to Pale mourned the lily where the rose had died;
word, or from clause to clause, and which end with a And timid, trembling, came hu to my side.”
downward slide, on every member, as in the following in2. "The oaks of the mountains fåll: the mountains them
“I tell you though you, though all the WORLD, though an felves decay with years; the ocean shrinks and grows agiin; angel froin H'EAVEN, should declare the truth of it, I could the moon herself is lost in heaven; t but thou art for ever the not believe it." tàme, rejuicing in the brightness of thy course.”
Rule V.-All questions which cannot be answered by l'es Ruže IV. The 'suspensive," or slight falling inflection, takes or No, en 1 with the falling inflection. place ic every member but one of the series,' or successive Examples :-1. “When will you cease to trifle?” words and clauses, connected by the same conjunction, ex
2. “Where can his equal be found?"
3. “ Who has the hardihood to maintain such an assertion?" Note l. A succession of words is termed a 'simple series,'— a
4. “Why come not on these victors proud ?" succession of clauses a compound series. A succession of
5. “What was the object of his ambition?' words which leave sense incomplete, is termed a commencing
6. “How can such a purpose be accomplished :"
, al commencing series" is read with
the suspensive, a slight questions, when repeated, into the form of the rising inflecheims with the suspensive blide on every member, except To the diligent all things are possible. Examples. —' Simple Commencing Series': "The air, the
Both inflections,—the Rising and the Falling,-in connexion. Eating
, the water, teem with delighted existence."_"Simple for her has the rising, the latter the falling inflection, in what. Concluding Series": "Delighted existence teems in the air, ever er der they occur, and whether in the same or in different the ēarth, and the water."s— Compound Commencing The penultimate inflection of a sentence, or a stanza, usually rises, 80
Examples :—1. “He did not call me, but you."
2. “He was esteemed not for wéalth, but for wisdom." Rising sllide, for contrast to the following clause.
3. “Study not for amusement, but for improvement." Penultimate' rising inflection, preparatory to the cadence, or closing
“ He called you, not mé.”
5. “He was esteemed for wisdom, not for wealth."
pressed or understood.
the penultimate, or last but one.
23 to prepare for an easy cadence.
fall of voice, at the end of a sentence.
7. “This proposal is not a mere idle cómpliment.
From the very first night--and to say it I am boldceeds from the sincerest and deepest feelings of our hearts.'
I've been so very hot, that I'm sure I've caught côld !" 8. “Howard visited all Europe, not to survey the sump- 3. “Go hang a câ fskin on these recreant limbs!" tuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of témples; not to 4. “What a beautiful piece of work you have made by your make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient carelessness !" gründeur; not to form a scale of the curiosities of modern
5. “ The weights had never been accused of light conduct.” árt; not to collect medals or collate manuscripts; but to dire
Rule on the Monotone. into the depth of dùngeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain; to take
The tones of grand and sublime description, profound reverthe gange and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempo; ence, or awe, of amazement and horror, are marked by the to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglèctedì, to visit monotone, or perfect level of voice. the forráken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all
Vite.-Am notone is always on a lower pitch than the premen in all countries."
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