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His red right-hand to plàgue us ¿ what if all
Impendent horrors, threat'ning bideous fall
Designing or exhorting glorious war,
Of wracking whirlwinds; or for ever supk 25 Under yon boiling ocean, wrapt in chàins ;
There to converse with everlasting groans,
6. But, first, whom shall we send In search of the new world ¿ whom shall we find Sufficient ¿ who shall tempt with wand'ring feet
The dark unbottom'd infinite abyss,
His uncouth way, or spread his airy flight,
The happy islewhat strength, what art, can then 10 Suffice, or what evasion bear him safe
Through the strict senteries and stations thick
Choice in our suffrage ; for on whom we send 15 The weight of all, and our last hòpe, relies.
13.] Page 57. Language of authority and of surprise
commonly requires the falling inflection. Denunciation, reprehension &c. come under this head.
1. Go to the ànt, thou sluggard ; consider her ways, and be wise :--which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep ?Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep :--So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
2. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man that had not on a wedding-garment :-And he saith unto him, friend, how camest thou in hìther, not having a wedding-garment ? And he was speechless. --Then said the king to the servants, bìnd him, hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer dàrkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
3. Then he which had received the one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed :-And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth : lo there thou hast that is thine.--His lord answered and said unto him, thou wicked and slòthful servant,—thou knewest that I reap where I sowed nòt,* and gather where I have not strèwed :Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
* This clanse uttered with a high note and the falling slide, expresses censure better with the common punctuation, than if it were marked with the interrogation.
exchàngers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.-Tàke therefore the talent from bim, and give it unto him which bath ten talents.And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer dàrkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
4. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.-Wò unto thee, Chorazin! wò unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Ty're and Sidon,* they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.—But I say unto you, It shall be more tòlerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.--And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hèll: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.--But I say. unto you, That it shall be more tòlerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee.
5. Such, Sir, was once the disposition of a people, who now surround your throne with reproaches and complàints. Do justice to yoursèll. Banish from your mind those unworthy opinions, with which some interested persons have labored to possèss you. Distrust the men who tell you that the English are naturally light and incònstant; that they complain without a caùse. Withdraw your confidence equally from all parties; from ministers, favourites, and relations; and let there be one moment in your life, in which you have consulted your own understanding.
* Even in Tyre and Sidon, is the paraphrase of the emphasis.
6. You have done that, you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am arm’d so strong in honesty,
That they pass by me, as the idle' wind, 5 Which I respect not.
I did send to you
I had rather coin my heàrt,
By any indirection. I did send
Should I have answer'd Caius Cassius só ? 15 When Marcus Brùtus grows so covetous,
To lock such rascal counters from his friends,
7. Thę war, that for a space did fail,
And—Stànley! was the cry ;-
And fired his glazing eye:
And shouted “Victory!
8. So judge thou still, presumptuous, till the wrath,
Which thou incurr'st by flying, meet thy flight,
Which taught thee yet no better, that no pain 5 Can equal anger infinite provok’d.
But wherefore thou alone? wherefore with thee
Less hardy to endúre ? Courageous Chief ! 10 The first in flight from pain !-hadst thou allèg'd
To thy deserted host this cause of flight,
9. To whom the warrior Angel soon reply'd. To say, and straight unsay, pretending first Wise to fly pain, professing next the spy,
Argues no léader, but a liar, trac'd, 5 Sàtan !--and couldst thou fáithful add ? O name,
O sacred name of faithfulness profan'd !
Was this your discipline and faith engag'd, 10 Your military obedience, to dissolve
Allegiance to th' acknowledg’d Pow'r supreme?
Once fàwn'd, and crìng'd, and servilely ador'd 15 Heav'n's awful Mònarch? wherefore, but in hope
To dispossess him, and thyself to reign;
appear, 20 Back to th' infērnal pit I drag thee chàin'd,