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But let me often to these solitudes
Retire, and, in thy presence, re-assure
My feeble virtue. Here, its enemies,
The passions, at thy plainer footstep, shrink,
And tremble, and are still.

O God, when thou
Dost scare the world with tempests, set on fire
The heavens with falling thunderbolts, or fill,
With all the waters of the firmanent,
The swift, dark whirlwind, that uproots the woods
And drowns the villages; when, at thy call,
Uprises the great deep, and throws himself
Upon the continent, and overwhelms
Its cities; who forgets not, at the sight
Of these tremendous tokens of thy power,
His pride, and lays his strifes and follies by
O, from these sterner aspects of thy face
Spare me and mine; nor let us need the wrath
Of the mad, unchained elements, to teach
Who rules them. Be it ours to meditate,
In these calm shades, thy milder majesty,
And to the beautiful order of thy works
Learn to conform the order of our lives.

QUESTIONS. 1. Define Slow Movement. 2. When is it used ? 3. Why does the first part of the selection require Expulsive Form ? 4. Why Slow Movement? 5. Do all the stanzas after the second require the Orotund Effu

sive? 6. What quality does the first part of the eighth stanza require ?


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sh, as in shame.
shun, show, shroud,
shine, ship,

1. Shout, shont aloud for joy!
2. She sang the song of the shirt.
3. Shrines shall guard the sacred dust.
4. Shakespeare, Shelley, and Sheridan.
5. Ships, sailorless, lay rotting on the sea.


Rapid Movement. Rapid Movement is that rate which utters twice the number of words in a minute that would be spoken by Moderate Movement. It gives sprightliness, brightness, energy, and intensity to expression.


High Pitch, Radical Stress, Energetic Force, Pure Tone, Expulsive and Explosive Forms.

1. The world is full of poetry.

2. Go ring the bells and fire the guns, and fling the starry banner out.

3. Under his spurning feet the road, like an arrowy Alpine river, flowed.


Rapid Movement is appropriate for the delivery of animated, joyous thought, impassioned and indignant emotion. It is the appropriate rate for the utterance of all playful, humorous, and mirthful moods and it sometimes gives its characteristc effect to fear and terror.


Expulsive and Explosive Forms, Pure Tone, Energetic Force, Radical Stress, High Pitch, Rapid Movement.

Young Lochinvar.


1. O, young Lochinvar is come out of the west!

Through all the wide border his steed was the best;
And save his good broadsword he weapon had none;
He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone.
So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.

2. He stayed not for brake, and he stopped not for stone;
He swam the Eske River, where ford there was none;
But ere he alighted at Netherby gate

The bride had consented, the gallant came late;

For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war,

Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave Lochinvar.

3. So boldly he entered the Netherby hall,

'Mong bridesmen, and kinsmen, and brothers, and all.

• O come ye

Then spoke the bride's father, his hand on his sword (For the poor craven bridegroom said never a word),

in peace here, or come ye in war,
Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar?”
1. “I long wooed your daughter, my suit you denied;

Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide;
And now am I come, with this lost love of mine,
To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine.
There be maidens in Scotland, more lovely by far,

That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar." 5. The bride kissed the goblet, the knight took it up,

He quaffed off the wine, and he threw down the cup;
She looked down to blush, she looked up to sigh,
With a smile on her lips and a tear in her eye.
He took her soft hand ere her mother could bar,

“ Now tread we a measure, ” said young Lochinvar. 6. So stately his form, and so lovely her face,

That never a hall such a galliard did grace, While her inother did fret, and her father did fume, And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume, And the bride-maidens whispered, “ 'Twere better by far To have matched our fair cousin with young Lochinvar." 7. One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear When they reached the hall-door, and the charger stood

near; So light to the croup the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung. “She is won! we are gone-over bank, bush, and scaurThey'll have swift steeds that follow,” quoth young


8. There was mounting ʼmong Græmes of the Netherby clan,

Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and they


There was racing and chasing on Cannobie Lee,
But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see.
So daring in love, and so dauntless in war,
Have ye e'er heard of a gallant like young Lochinvar ?

QUESTIONS. 1. What is the element in this lesson ? 2. Define it. 3. What is the topic ? Define it. 4. What is the principle ? State it. 5. With what combination should the last two lines of the third

stanza be given ? 6. With what combination the fourth stanza? 7. With what the last line of the sixth stanza ?

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h, as in hope.
hold, hand, hard,

harp, harsh, herds.
1. Hail, holy light.
2. How high the heavens appear!
3. How heavy the hunter's tread !
4. His horsemen hard behind us ride.
5. He heaved a huge stone up the hill,
6. Heroes have hearts for noble deeds.

Very Slow Movement. Very Slow Movement is that rate in which words are uttered very deliberately and with very long pauses

. Not more than one fourth as many words can be spoken with Very Slow as with Moderate Movement. the Very Slow Movement that gives solemnity, awe, and dread to utterance. To cultivate this rate tice the sentences with the utmost deliberation and very long pauses.

It is


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