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EDWIN, AN ODE.
Led by the power of song, and nature's love, Which raise the soul all vulgar themes above,
The mountain grove
Would Edwin rove,
Moved by the zephyr's swell. Here nursed he thoughts to genius only known,
When naught was heard around
But soothed the rest profound
Nor less he loved (rude nature's child).
When, fold on fold, above was piled
Such scenes he saw
With solemn awe,
Fixed he gazed,
Tranced and raised,
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,
Through the thicket streaming,
"O Thou who sits above these vapors dense,
Making the collied cloud thy car,
Thy blessings to dispense.
Thy bounteous goodness pours.
And works thy gracious will;
At thy command is still.
The ardent solar beam;
Transient gleams of dazzling light,
Make darkness darker seem.
Cloud is riven;
Drinks gladly of the gushing tide.'
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 ?
Rule 3d, of independent quotations ?
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 ?
What is the use of the curves, or marks of parenthesis ?
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.]
What is Utterance ?-What does it include ?
the falling inflection ?-How are these inflections exemplified ?-How are
they used in asking questions ? What are tones ?-Why do they deserve particular attention ?
What is a Figure in grammar ?-How many kinds of figures are there?
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?