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I hold the first who strikes, my foe.
3. - Scorn and Defiance."
[FROM PARADISE Lost.) - Milton. Satan, (to Death.] 66 Whence and what art thou, execrable shape !
That dar’st, though grim and terrible, advance
Wrath and Threatening!
False fugitive! and to thy speed add wings;
4.-Infuriate Anger. THE DOGE OF VENICE, (ON THE EVE OF HIS EXECUTION, IN THE CON
CLUDING WORDS OF HIS CURSE ON THE CITY.] — Byron's Marino Falieri.
“ Thou den of drunkards with the blood of princes !
Thee and thy serpent seed !
Strike as I struck the foe! Strike as I would
5. — Courage.
“ Strike till the last armed foe expires !
God and your native land!”
1 The fierceness of emotion, in some instances, adds “ aspirated quality" to korotund."
EXERCISES IN "ASPIRATED QUALITY."
I. — “ EFFUSIVE 1. — Awe, in its gentlest form, with moderate “ Aspiration."
(“Pectoral Quality.”) Note. The effect intended here is but the slightest approach to a whisper, - a barely perceptible breathing sound accompanying the utterance, not unlike, in its effect, to a slight hoarseness.
[JACOB'S EXCLAMATION AFTER HIS DREAM.] " How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and the gate of heaven!”
2.- The same emotion deepened.
[FROM THE BOOK OF Psalms.] “ Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure; yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment ; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same; and Thy years shall have no end.
“ Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
“ Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, 'Return, ye children of men.' For a thousand years, in Thy sight, are but as yesterday, when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
“ Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning, they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up: in the evening, it is cut down, and withereth."
3.- Awe, still deeper in " expression," and stronger in " aspiration."
[NATURE, SHRINKING FROM DEATH.] - Campbell.
Like Sinai's thunder pealing from the cloud !
0 4. — Awe, extending to Fear : with still stronger - aspiration.”
[From A RUSSIAN HYMN.] — Bowring.
5 — Horror and Fear : the effect transcending that of Awe; the
aspiration” nearly a whisper. MACBETH, (MEDIT
DITATING THE MURDER OF DUNCAN.] — Shakspeare.
66 Now o'er the one half world
II. -" EXPULSIVE 1.-Horror and Amazement : “ aspiration” increased by “ expulsion.”
(“ Pectoral Quality.”)
" What may this mean,
Revisit’st thus the glimpses of the moon,
2. - Horror and Terror: effect still farther increased.
CLARENCE, [RELATING HIS DREAM.) - Shakspeare.
My dream was lengthened after life :
3. — Fear.
(Whispering Voice: “Guttural Quality.”) CALIBAN, (CONDUCTING STEPHANO AND TRINCULO TO THE CELL OF PROS.
PERO.] — Shakspeare.
See'st thou here?
4. — Fear and Alarm.
(Forcible Half-Whisper : “Pectoral Quality.”) ALONZO, [WHO, WITH GONZALO, IS SUDDENLY AWAKENED BY THE INTER
VENTION OF ARIEL, AND FINDS THE CONSPIRATORS, SEBASTIAN AND ANTONIO, WITH THEIR SWORDS DRAWN.) - Shakspeare.
“Why, how now, ho! - awake? - Why are you drawn?
Wherefore this ghastly looking ?
Gonzalo. What's the matter?
Sebastian. Whiles we stood here, securing your repose,
Antonio. Oh! ’t was a din to fright a monster's ear:
("Guttural and Pectoral Quality.”)
(“Guttural and Pectoral Quality.") MASANIELLO, (IN REPLY TO THE BASE SUGGESTIONS OF GENUINO.)
6 I would that now