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7 Deem our nation brutes no longer,
Than the color of our kind.
Tarnish all your boasted powers, ,
Cowper. 6. Marco Bozzaris, the Epaminondas of Modern
Greece. [He fell in an attack upon the Turkish Camp, at Laspi, the site of the ancient Platæa, August 20, 1823, and expired in the moment of victory. His last words were—“To die for liberty is a pleasure, and not a pain.”] 1 (.) At midnight, in his guarded tent,
The Turk was dreaming of the hour,
Should tremble at his power ;
In dreams, through camp and court, he bore
In dreams his song of triumph heard ;
As Eden's garden bird.
That bright dream was his last ;
Bozzaris cheer his band ;
(oo) “ Strike-till the last armed foe expires, Strike--for your altars and your fires, Strike--for the green graves of your sires,
God-and your native land !" 3 They fought-like brave men long, and well,
They piled that ground with Moslem slain, They conquered-but Bozzaris fell,
Bleeding at every vein.
His few surviving comrades saw
And the red field was won ;
Like flowers at set of sun.
Come to the mother, when she feels,
Come when the blessed seals
The earthquake shock, the ocean storm; Come when the heart beats high and warm,
With banquet-song, and dance, and wine, And thou art terrible : the tear, The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier, And all we know, or dream, or fear
Of agony, are thine.
Has won the battle for the free,
The thanks of millions yet to be.
Greece nurtured in her glory's time,
Even in her own proud clime.
For thou art Freedom's now, and Fame's--
7. (0) Now when fair morn orient in Heaven ap
Of golden panoply, refulgent host,
Look'd round, and scouts each coast light armed s cour,
In motion or in halt : him soon they met 10 Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow
But firm battalion ; back with speediest sail
(0) ARM, Warriors, arm for fight—the foe at hand, 15 Whom fled we thought, will save us long pursuit
This day ; fear not his flight: so thick a cloud
His adamantine coat gird well,--and each
Borne ev'n or high ; for this day will pour down,
(o) So warn'd he them, aware themselves, and soon 25 In order, quit of all impediment ;
Instant, without disturb, they took the alarm,
Approaching, gross and huge, in hollow cube, 30 Training his devilish enginery, impal'd
On every side with shadowing squadrons deep,
Satan, and thus was heard commanding loud ; 35 (9) VANGUARD, to right and left the front unfold ;
That all may see who hate us, how we seek
-26] Page 125. Expression.
The Exercises arranged in this class belong to the general head of the pathetic and delicate. As this has been partly anticipated under another head of the Exercises, and as the manner of execution in this case depends wholly on emotion, there can be little assistance rendered by a notation. Before reading the pieces in this class, the remarks of the Analysis, p. 125–128 should be reviewed ; and the mind should be prepared to feel the spirit of each piece, by entering fully into the circumstances of the case.
1. Genesis xliv. Judah's Speech to Joseph.
18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thy anger burn against thy servant : for thou art even as Pharaoh.-19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother ?20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one: and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.--21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.--22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father : for if he should leave his father, his father would die.—23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.—24 And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.—25 And our father said, Go again and buy us a little food.—26 And we said, We cannot go down : if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down ; for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.—27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bear me two sons :—28 And the one went out from me, and I said, surely he is torn in pieces ; and I saw him not since :-29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to the grave.--30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life ;)—-31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die : and thy servants shall bring down the grey heirs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.—32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father forever.—33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad, a bond-man to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.-34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
* The reader is again desired to bear in mind that in extracts from the Bible, as well as other books, Italic words denote emphasis.
2. GENESIS XLv. Joseph discloses himself.
1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him ; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.—2 And he wept aloud : and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.-3 And Joseph said unto his brethren,