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2. Who is here so base that he would be a bondman ?

3. Who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come ?


Third, Fifth, and Octave. 1. I defy the honorable gentleman. 2. If we fail it can be no worse with us.

3. I'd rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such a Roman.


Faliing Inflection, Third, Fifth, and Octave. [The following is the combination for the narrative and descriptive and the utterance of Lady Clare, though the tones of Lady Clare should be softer and more musical than the narrative.]

Expulsive Form, Pure Tone, Moderate Force, Radical Stress, Middle Pitch, Moderate Movement.

The following will be appropriate for old Alice, the

nurse :

Expulsive Form, Falsetto Quality, Energetic Force, Radical Stress, High Pitch, Moderate Movement.

For Lord Ronald:

Expulsive Form, Orotund Quality, Energetic Force, Radical Stress, High Pitch, Moderate Movement,

Lady Clare.


1. It was the time when lilies blow,

And clouds are highest up in air,
Lord Ronald brought a lily-white doe

To give his cousin, Lady Clare.
2. I trow they did not part in scorn:

Lovers long-betrothed were they;
They two will wed the morrow morn;

God's blessing on the day!

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3. “He does not love me for my birth,

Nor for my lands so broad and fair;
He loves me for my own true worth,

And that is well,” said Lady Clare. 4. In there came old Alice the nurse,

Said, “Who was this that went from thee?" “It was my cousin,” said Lady Clare,

To-morrow he weds with me." 5. “ O God be thanked !” said Alice the nurse,

" That all comes round so just and fair; Lord Ronald is heir of all your lands,

And you are not the Lady Clare." 6. “Are ye out of your mind, my nurse, my nurse,

Said Lady Clare, “that ye speak so wild ? " “ As God's above,” said Alice the nurse,

“I speak the truth: you are my child.
7. “The old earl's daughter died at my breast;

I speak the truth, as I live by bread!
I buried her like my own sweet child,

And put my child in her stead." 8. “Falsely, falsely have ye done,

O mother,” she said, “ if this be true;-
To keep the best man under the sun

So many years from his due.”
9. “Nay, now, my child,” said Alice the nurse,

But keep the secret for your life,
And all you have will be Lord Ronald's,

When you are man and wife.” 10. “If I'm a beggar born,” she said,

I will speak out, for I dare not lie, Pull off, pull off the brooch of gold,

And fling the diamond necklace by.” 11. “ Nay, now, my child,” said Alice the nurse,

“But keep the secret all ye can.” She said, “Not so; but I will know

If there be any faith in man.”

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12. “Nay, now, what faith ?” said Alice the nurse,

“ The man will cleave unto his right.” And he shall have it,” the lady replied,

“Though I should die to-night."
13. “ Yet give one kiss to your mother dear!

Alas, my child, I sinned for thee."
“O mother, mother, mother,” she said,

“ So strange it seems to me.
14. “ Yet here's a kiss for my mother dear,

My mother dear, if this be so,
And lay your hand upon my head,

And bless me, mother, ere I go.” 15. She clad herself in a russet gown,

She was no longer Lady Clare,
She went by dale, and she went by down,

With a single rose in her hair.
16. The lily-white doe Lord Ronald had brought

Leapt up from where she lay,
Dropt her head in the maiden's hand,

And followed her all the way.
17. Down stept Lord Ronald from his tower:
“O Lady Clare, you


your worth! Why come you drest like a village maid,

That are the flower of the earth ? " 18. “If I come drest like a village maid,

I am but as my fortunes are:
I am a beggar born,” she said,

“And not the Lady Clare.”
19. “Play me no tricks,” said Lord Ronald,

“For I am yours in word and in deed; Play me no tricks,” said Lord Ronald,

“ Your riddle is hard to read."

20. O, and proudly stood she up!

Her heart within her did not fail:
She looked into Lord Ronald's eyes,

And told him all her nurse's tale.

21. He laughed a laugh of merry scorn;

He turned and kissed her where she stood: If you are not the heiress born,

And I,” said he, “the next in blood, -
22. “If you are not the heiress born,

And I," said he, “the lawful heir,
We two will wed to-morrow morn,

you shall still be Lady Clare."

QUESTIONS. 1. Define Falling Inflection. 2. What are the different degrees of Falling Inflection ? 3. When are they used ? 4. Why should the utterances of the nurse be given with the com

bination presented ? 5. Why the narrative and Lady Clare with the same combination ? 6. Why Lord Ronald's part as indicated ?


CIRCUMFLEX. The Circumflex is a rapid movement of the voice either upward and downward or downward and upward. It is a combination of the rising and falling Inflections on a waved tone. It may be given in various combina. tions. Dr. Rush has presented more than one hundred and fifty different degrees of the Circumflex, An explanation and illustration of the different varieties would be of but little practical advantage to the student.

CIRCUMFLEX— WHEN USED. The Circumflex is appropriately used chiefly in the expression of irony, sarcasm, sneering, railery, drollery, EXERCISES IN CIRCUMFLEX. 1. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;


And Brutus is an honorable man. 2. Yet this is Rome, and we are Romans. 3. Hath a dog money? Is it possible

A cur can lend three thousand ducats ? 4. A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew!

Now, infidel, I have thee on the hip.
A Daniel, still say I; a second Daniel !

I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word. 5. Has the gentleman done? Has he completely done?

6. The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honorable gentleman has, with such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny.


CIATION. Expulsive Form, Orotund Quality, Energetic Force, Radical Stress,

Middle Pitch, Moderate Movement. [Only a few words in the first and third stanza will require the Circumflex.)

Pitt's Reply to Walpole. 1. Sır:-The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honorable gentleman has, with such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose follies may cease with their youth, and not of that number who are ignorant in spite of experience. Whether youth can be imputed to any man as a reproach, I will not, sir, assume the province of determining; but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have passed away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions have subsided.

2. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object either of abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray

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