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EDWIN, AN ODE.

I. STROPHE.

Led by the power of song, and nature's love, Which raise the soul all vulgar themes above,

The mountain grove

Would Edwin rove,
In pensive mood, alone ;
And seek the woody dell,
Where noontide shadows fell,

Cheering,

Veering,

Moved by the zephyr's swell. Here nursed he thoughts to genius only known,

When naught was heard around

But soothed the rest profound
Of rural beauty on her mountain throne.

Nor less he loved (rude nature's child).
The elemental conflict wild ;

When, fold on fold, above was piled
The watery swathe, careering on the wind.

Such scenes he saw

With solemn awe,
As in the presence of th' Eternal Mind.

Fixed he gazed,

Tranced and raised,
Sublimely rapt in awful pleasure undefined.

II. ANTISTROPHE.

Reckless of dainty joys, he finds delight Where feebler souls but tremble with affright.

Lo! now, within the deep ravine,

A black impending cloud

Infolds him in its shroud,
And dark and darker glooms the scene

Through the thicket streaming,
Lightnings now are gleaming;
Thunders rolling dread,
Shake the mountain's head;

Nature's war

Echoes far
O'er ether borne.

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"O Thou who sits above these vapors dense,
And rul'st the storm by thine omnipotence

Making the collied cloud thy car,
Coursing the winds, thou rid'st afar,

Thy blessings to dispense.
The early and the latter rain,
Which fertilize the dusty plain,

Thy bounteous goodness pours.
Dumb be the atheist tongue abhorred!
All nature owns thee, sovereign Lord !

And works thy gracious will;
At thy command the tempest roars,

At thy command is still.
Thy mercy o'er this scene sublime presides ;
'Tis mercy forms the veil that hides

The ardent solar beam;
While from the volleyed breast of heaven,

Transient gleams of dazzling light,
Flashing on the balls of sight,

Make darkness darker seem.
Thou mov'st the quick and sulph'rous leven -

The tempest-driven

Cloud is riven;
And the thirsty mountain-side

Drinks gladly of the gushing tide.'
So breathed young Edwin, when the summer shower

From out that dark o'erchamb'ring cloud,

With lightning flash and thunder loud, Burst in wild grandeur o'er his solitary bower.-G. Brown.

Questions for Review.

1.-PUNCTUATION. Of what does Prosody treat ? What is Punctuation ? What are the principal points, or marks ? What pauses are denoted by the first four points ? What pauses are required by the other four ? What is the general use of the comma? How many rules for the comma are there ?-what are their heads ? What says Rule 1st of simple sentences ?--Rule 2d, of simple members ?-Rule

3d, of more than two words ? —Rule 4th, of only two words ?-Rule 5th, of words in pairs ?--Rule 6th, of words put absolute ?-Rule 7th, of words in apposition ?-Rule 8th, of adjectives ?—Rule 9th, of finite verbs ?—Rule 10th, of infinitives ?--Rule 11th, of participles?—Rule 12th, of adlerbs? Rule 13th, of conjunctions ?—Rule 14th, of prepositions ?-Rule 15th, of interjections ?—Rule 16th, of words repeated ?—Rule 17th, of dependent quotations ?

II.-PUNCTUATION. How many and what exceptions are there to Rule 1st for the comma?-to

Rule 2d ?-to Rule 3d ?-to Rule 4th ?-to Rule 5th ?-to Rule 6th ?-to Rule 7th ?-to Rule 8th ?-to Rule 9th ?-to Rule 10th ?-to Rule 11th ?to Rule 12th ?-to Rule 13th ?-to Rule 14th ?-to Rule 15th ?-to Rule

16th ?-to Rule 17th ? When are different words said to be in the same construction ?

III.-PUNCTUATION. What is the general use of the semicolon ? How many rules are there for the semicolon ?-what are their heads ? What says Rule 1st of compound members ?—Rule 2d, of simple members ?

Rule 3d, of words in apposition ?
What is the general use of the colon ?
How many rules are there for the colon ?-what are their heads ?
What says Rule 1st of additional remarks ?-Rule 2d, of greater pauses ?-

Rule 3d, of independent quotations ?
What is the general use of the period ?
How many rules are there for the period ?—what are their heads ?
What

says Rule 1st of distinct sentences ?-Rule 2d, of allied sentences ?—Rule 3d, of abbreviations ?

IV.--PUNCTUATION. What is the use of the dash ? How many rules are there for the dash ?--what are their heads ? What says Rule 1st of abrupt pauses ?--Rule 2d, of emphatic pauses ?—Rule

3d, of faulty dashes ? What is the use of the eroteme, or note of interrogation ? How many rules are there for it?-what are their heads ?

What says Rule 1st of questions direct ?—Rule 2d, of questions united ?—Rule

3d, of questions indirect ? What is the use of the ecphoneme, or note of exclamation ? How many rules are there for it ?- What are their heads ? What says Rule 1st of interjections ?--Rule 2d, of invocations --Rule 3d, of

exclamatory questions ?

V.-PUNCTUATION.

What is the use of the curves, or marks of parenthesis ?
How many rules are there for them ?-What are their heads ?
What says Rule 1st of the parenthesis ? --Rule 2d, of included points ?
What is said about other marks?
What is the use of the apostrophe ?-of the hyphen ?-of the diæresis ?-of

the acute accent ?-of the grave accent ?-of the circumflex ?-of the breve ?-of the macron ?-of the ellipsis ?-of the caret?-of the brace? --of the section ?-of the paragraph ?-of the quotation points ?-of the crotchets ?-of the index?-of the asterisk, the obelisk, the double dagger, and the parallels ?-of the asterism ?-of the cedilla ?

(Having correctly answered the foregoing questions, the pupil should be taught to apply what he has learned ; and, for this purpose, he may be required to read the preface to this volume, or a portion of any other accurately pointed book, and to assign a reasun for every mark he finds.]

VI.--UTTERANCE.

What is Utterance ?-What does it include ?
What is pronunciation ?-What does pronunciation require ?
What are the just powers of the letters ?
What is accent ?-Is every word accented ?
Can a word have more than one accent?
What four things distinguish the elegant speaker ?
What is elocution ?-What does elocution require ?- What is emphasis ?
What are pauses ?-What is said of their duration ?
What are inflections ?-What is called the rising inflection ?- What is called

the falling inflection ?-How are these inflections exemplified ?-How are

they used in asking questions ? What are tones ?-Why do they deserve particular attention ?

VII.-FIGURES.

What is a Figure in grammar ?-How many kinds of figures are there?
What is a figure of orthography ?-Name the figures of this kind.
What is mimesis ?-What is an archaism ?
What is a figure of etymology ?
How many and what are the figures of etymology ?
What is aphæresis ?-prosthesis ?-syncope ?-apocope ?-paragoge ?—diære-

sis?-synæresis ?-tmesis ? What is a figure of syntax ?-How many and what are the figures of syntax ? What is ellipsis in grammar ?--Are sentences often elliptical ?

How can there be an ellipsis of the article ?—the noun ?-the adjective ?-the

pronoun ?-the verb ?—the participle ?—the adverb ?-the conjunction ?-

the preposition ?-the interjection ?-a phrase or a clause ? What is pleonasm ?-When is this figure allowable ? What is syllepsis ?-enallage ?-hyperbaton ?-What is said of hyperbaton ?

VIII.-FIGURES. What is a figure of rhetoric ?-What name have some such figures ? Do figures of rhetoric often occur?-On what are they founded ? How many and what are the principal figures of rhetoric ? What is a simile ?–a metaphor ?-an allegory ?-a metonymy ?—synecdoche ?

-hyperbole ?- vision ?- apostrophe ?-personification ?-erotesis ?-ecphonesis ?-antithesis ?-climax ?-irony?

IX. -VERSIFICATION.
What is Versification? —What is the quantity of a syllable ?
How is quantity denominated ?-How is it said to be proportioned ?
On what does quantity depend ?-What sounds are the most easily length-

ened?
What words are variable in quantity ?-What syllables are fixed ?
What is rhyme ?-What is blank verse ?
Of what does a line of poetry consist ?-Of what does a foot consist ?
What are the principal English feet?
What is an iambus ?-a trochee ?-an anapest ?–a dactyl ?
How many kinds of verse are there?
What is scanning, or scansion ?

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