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I would into thy bosom pour my thoughts:
But, ah! I will not-yet I love thee well,
And by my troth, I think thou lov'st me well.
Hub. So well, that what you bid me undertake,
Though that my death were adjunct to my act,
By heav'n I'd do't.

K. John. Do I not know thou wouldst ?
Good Hubert, Hubert, Hubert, throw thine eye
On that young boy : I'll tell thee what, my friend,
He's a very serpent in my way,

And wheresoe'er this foot of mine doth tread,
He lies before me. Do'st thou understand me?
Thou art his keeper.

Hub. And I'll keep him so,

That he shall not offend your majesty.
K. John. Death.
Hub. My Lord?
K. John. A grave.
Hub. He shall not live.
K. John. Enough.

I could be merry now.
Hubert, I love thee;
Well, I'll not say what I intend for thee:
Remember. Shakespear's King John, Act 3. Scene 5.

O thou that, with surpassing glory crown'd,
Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god
Of this new world; at whose light all the stars
Hide their diminish'd heads; to thee I call,
But with no friendly voice, and add thy name,
O Sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams,
That bring to my remembrance from what state
I fell, how glorious once above thy sphere;
Till pride, and worse ambition, threw me down,
Warring in heaven against heaven's matchless King.
Ah, wherefore! he deserv'd no such return
From me, whom he created what I was,
In that bright eminence, and with his good
Upbraided none; nor was his service hard.


For acquiring high Tones of Voice.

What was the part of a faithful citizen? of a prudent, an active, and honest minister? Was he not to secure Euboea, as our defence against all attacks by sea? Was he not to make

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Boeotia our barrier on the midland side! the cities bordering on Peloponesus our bulwark on that quarter? Was he not to attend with due precaution to the importation of corn, that this trade might be protected through all its progress up to our own harbour? Was he not to cover those districts which we commanded by seasonable detachments, as the Proconesus, the Chersonesus, and Tenedos ? to exert himself in the assembly for this purpose? while with equal zeal he laboured to gain others to our interest and alliance, as Byzantium, Abydos, and Euboea? Was he not to cut off the best and most important resources of our enemies, and to supply those in which our country was defective ?-And all this you gained by my counsels and my administration. Leland's Demosthenes on the Crown,

When you are to contend with us, you can seize the Aventine hill, you can possess yourselves of the Mons Sacer, the enemy is at our gates, the Esquiline is near being taken, and nobody stirs to hinder it. But against us you are valiant, against us you can arm with all diligence. Come on then, besiege the senate-house, make a camp of the forum, fill the jails with our chief nobles, and when you have achieved these glorious exploits, then at the least, sally out at the Esquiline gate with the same fierce spirits against the enemy. Does your resolution fail you for this? Go then, and behold from our walls, your lands ravaged, your houses plundered and in flames, the whole country laid waste with fire and sword Have you any thing here to repair these damages? Will the tribunes make up your losses to you? They will give you words as many as you please; bring impeachments in abundance against the prime men of the state; heap laws upon laws; assemblies you shall have without end; but will any of you return the richer from these assemblies? Extinguish, O Romans! these fatal divisions; generously break this cursed enchantment, which keeps you buried in a scandalous inaction. Open your eyes, and consider the management of those ambitious men, who, to make themselves powerful in their party, study nothing but how they may foment divisions in the Commonwealth.

"Whence and what art thou, execrable shape,
That dar'st, though grim and terrible, advance
Thy miscreated front athwart my way
To yonder gates? through them I mean to pass,

That be assured, without leave ask'd of thee:
Retire, or taste thy folly; and learn by proof,
Hell-born, not to contend with spirits of Heav'n."
To whom the goblin full of wrath reply'd;
"Art thou that traitor Angel, art thou he,
Who first broke peace in Heav'n and faith, till then
Unbroken, and in proud rebellious arms
Drew after him the third part of Heav'n's sons,
Conjur'd against the Highest, for which both thou
And they, outcast from God, are here condemn'd
To waste eternal days in woe and pain?
And reckon'st thou thyself with spirits of Heav'n,
Hell-doom'd, and breath'st defiance here and scorn
Where I reign king, and, to enrage thee more,
Thy king and lord? Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings,
Lest with a whip of scorpions I pursue
Thy ling'ring, or with one stroke of this dart
Strange horrors seize thee, and pangs unfelt before."



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Questions for Examination



What is elocution?
What does it comprehend?


What is pronunciation?

What are the rules for pronouncing?

What is custom?

Who is the best orthoepist?

What is analogy?

Is there danger of pushing analogy to excess?
Who are apt to do this?

What is euphony

When should it be preferred?

Which is the chief standard in pronunciation ?

What in pronunciation are entitled to particular notice?
What is distinctness?

What is accentual force? .

In how many ways are accentual distinctions made?

Give an example of stress of voice only;—of long quantity.
What is secondary accent?

How should vowels under this accent be sounded?

How should unaccented vowels be sounded?

Give examples.

What sound should you give to k, c and g hard before a

and i?

Give examples.

How should the final consonants be sounded?

Give examples.

How many sounds has the letter r?

When should it have the rough, and when the smooth sound? How should tion, scion, and the like, in the termination of words, be sounded?

How should s after st and t after s be pronounced?
When should e before n be suppressed?

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