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with somewhat of that enthusiasm for country scenery which you seem to feel ; and I thought of his daughters, (two elegant girls, whom I had just seen for a few moments in the way from New York,) as the wood-nymphs of the scene.
On the other hand, by what I had almost called an accidental circumstance, but one which ought rather to be considered as a leading incident in the great train of events connected with the establishment of constitutional freedom in this country, it came to pass, that nearly all the colonies (founded as they were on the charters granted to corporate institutions in England, which had for their object the pursuit of the branches of trade pertinent to a new plantation,) adopted a regular representative system.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life ; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us ;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we unto you,
also may have fellowship with us.
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth ?
Is it (permit me to ask) because this affords no immediate profit, that you refuse to pursue it?
Could he possibly have committed this crime, (I am sure he could not,) which, as all will acknowledge, is at variance with the character he has borne, and the whole tenor of his life?
And what, now, (I ask you,) is to save us from the abuse of all this power ? What is to prevent our free democracy (especially when our country becomes crowded with people, as it will be by and by, even though our woods and prairies, and our cities are choked with men, almost stilling each other with their hot breath,) from following its natural bent, and launching us all, or those who come after us, in a wild and lawless anarchy ?
She had managed this matter so well, (oh! she was the most artful of women !) that my father's heart was gone
before I suspected it was in danger.
It was represented by an analogy, (oh ! how inadequate !) which was borrowed from the religion of paganism.
Shall we continue (alas ! that I should be constrained to ask the question !) in a course so dangerous to health, so enfeebling to mind, so destructive to character ?
I wished (why should I deny it) that it had been my case instead of my sister's.
Him I am to leave here, being first cleansed of the deep dye with which, by my art, (and what art is it I am not familiar with ?) I have stained his skin to the darkest hue of the African.
Sir, to borrow the words of one of your own poets, whose academic sojourn was in the next college to that in which we are now assembled, (and in what language, but that of Milton, can I hope to do justice to Bacon and Newton ?) if their star should ever for a period go down, it must be to rise again with new splendor.
Then went the captain with the officers and brought them without violence ; (for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned ;) and when they had brought them, they set them before the council.
Let the bishop be one that ruleth well his own house : having his children in subjection : (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God !) not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
I will therefore chastise him and release him. (For of cessity, he must release one of them at the feast.) And they cried out all at once : saying, Away with this man and release unto us Barabbas ; (who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
Brethren! be ye followers together of me, and mark them which walk so, as ye have us for an example. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction ; whose god is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame : who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven.
God hath a special indignation against pride above all other sins ; and he will cross our endeavors, not because they are evil, (what hurt could there be in laying one brick upon another; or in rearing a Babel more than any other edifice ?) but because this business is proudly undertaken.
Let me earnestly impress it on every one who wishes to be saved, (and if we do not, why approach the sanctuary of God : why hear the words of this book : why lift up a prayer to the throne of heaven in the name of the great Redeemer ?) if you wish to be saved, go not into such society; or if you enter it unawares, remain not in it.
PARAGRAPHS; OR SENTENCES IN CONTINUOUS
DEF.--A paragraph is a series of sentences, expressing the same general thought
SEC. I. THE SPEECH OF BRUTUS.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause', and be silent that you may hear': believe me for mine ho1 nor', and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe':
censure me in your wisdom', and awake your senses, that you may the better judge'.
If there be any in this assembly', any dear friend of 2 Cæsar's', to him I say, that Brutus's love to Cæsar, was
no less than his!. If, then, that friend demand why Brutus 3 rose against Cæsar', this is my answer': not that I loved Cæsar less', but that I loved Rome more'. Had you
rather 4 Cæsar were living, and die all slaves, than that Cæsar were dead, to live all freemen? As Cæsar loved me', I
weep 5 for him': as he was fortunate', I rejoice at it: as he was
valiant, I honor him ; but as he was ambitious', I slew 6 him. There is tears for his love', joy for his fortune', 7 honor for his valor', and death for his ambition'. Who's 8 here so base, that would be a bondman ? If any', speak'; 9 for him have I offended. Who's here so rude, that would
not be a Roman ? 10 If any', speak'; for him have I of11 fended. Who's here so vile, that will not love his country ? 12 If any', speak'; for him have I offended'. 13 I
pause reply.- -14 None! 15 Then none have I offended. 16 I have done no more to Cæsar', than you shall do to Brutus.
The question of his death is enrolled in the capital': his 17 glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy', nor his
offences enforced for which he suffered death'. Here
comes his body, mourned by Mark Antony'; who, though 18 he had no hand in his death, shall receive the benefit of his
dying': a place in the commonwealth'; as which of you shall not ļ With this I depart': that, as I slew my
best 19 lover for the good of Rome', I have the same dagger for
myself', when it shall please my country to need my death
THE SPEECH OF BRUTUS SENTENTIALLY ANALYZED.
The exc amatory part of this sentence is compound compellative; (See Comp. Compellatives ;) and what follows is compound declarative perfect loose in three parts. (See Perfect Loose Sentence.) The parts may be treated either as single compacts of the third form, with when—then, or as-so, for correlative words; or as close declaratives. I prefer the latter.
A compound declarative single compact of the second form. (See Sing. Compact Sent.)
A compound declarative perfect loose in two parts. In the first part we have a single compact of the second form, if-then, correlative words, and in the second part, the same with correlative words indeed—but. (See Single Comp. 3d form.)
A compound definite interrogative single compact, of the first form: correlative words rather—than. (See Single Comp. 1st form.)
A perfect 10ose declarative, in four parts; each of which is a single compact of the first form: the correlative words 30-as, it will be observed, are here equivalent to because therefore.
Either a single compact of the third form, with and substituted for the last of the correlative words as_so, (as there is tears, &c., so death, &c.,) or a close declarative.
A compound indefinite interrogative close. (See Comp. Indef. Interrog. Close.)
A compound decl. perfect loose, in two parts: the first a single compact : the second, a simple declarative. (See Comp. Decl. Perfect Loose )
A compound indefinite interrogative close. (See 7th Sen tence.)
10th Sentence. (See 8th.)
A simple declarative sentence. (See Simple Decl. Sent.)
This is a fragmentary simple definite interrogative exclamation. (See Simp. Def. Interrog.)
A simple declarative. (See Sent. 13th.)
A compound declarative single compact of the first form: correlative words more-than. (See Decl. Sing. Compact 1st form.)
A compound declarative perfect loose, in two parts : the first, a simple declarative, and the second, a double compact with the first proposition only, having two members, expressed. (See Double Compact, definition and examples, 3.)
A semi-interrogative. The declarative portion is perfect loose, in two parts.
The interrogative portion is a simple indefinite interrogative, with emphasis on which and not. (See Semiinterrog.)
A compound declarative perfect loose in two parts. The first part, a simple declarative: the second, a mixed sentence combining two compacts.
THE INFLUENCE OF PUBLIC OPINION.
1 Sir! this reasoning mistakes the age. The time has been, 2 indeed, when fleets, and armies, and subsidies, were the
principal reliances, even in the best cause ; but, happily for mankind, there has come a great change in this respect.
Moral causes come into consideration, in proportion as the 3 progress of knowledge is advanced ; and the public opinion
of the civilized world is rapidly gaining an ascendency
over mere brutal force. It is already able to oppose the 4 most formidable obstruction to the progress of injustice and
oppression ; and, as it grows more intelligent and more in