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“ But, ah !” the sad Lyre whispered,
“ How terrible to die, While youth, and joy, and honor
Shine in the cloudless eye ! Think how thy mother wept and kneeled
That sire's low tomb before;
O, open it no more!
v. The Sword spake yet more proudly:
“ Which lifts the bitterer cry, The grief for those who perish,
Or the shame for those who fly? . When thou shalt join the mighty slain,
When life's brief day is done, Wouldst have thy hero-sire disdain
To own thee for a son ? How should he brook his line's disgrace ? How couldst thou look upon his face ?”
“Good Sword, thou counselest well; Come with me to the battle,
Where my true father fell : Fair Honor is the queen I serve,
Bright Fame the gem I seek ;
A blush to stain my cheek!
Thou art not wont to weep
In slothfulness and sleep;
Above the true and free;
So let it ever be!
LIII. — LOCHIELS WARNING.
Lochiel, a Highland chieftain, while on his march to join the Pretender, is met by one of the Highland seers, or prophets, who warns him to return, and not incur the certain ruin which awaits the unfortunate prince and his followers, on the field of Culloden. Charles Edward Stuart, the Pretender, was the grandson of James II., king of England, and was born at Rome, 1720. In 1745 he landed in Scotland, and laid claim, in his father's behalf, to the English throne. Many of the Highlanders joined his cause, and in two battles he gained advantages over the English. At last the duke of Cumberland was sent against him. The two armies met at Culloden, April 27, 1746, when, after an obstinate conflict, the Pretender's army was defeated and dispersed. After many perilous adventures he escaped to France, and died at Florence, 1788.
ALBIN, which signifies in the Gaelic language white or fair island, is a name often applied to Scotland. Pronounce Lochiel, lo-keel', CULLODEN, kul-W'den.
See in Index, AVAUNT, EYRY, MARSHALED or MARSHALLED, STREW, SWORD, CAMPBELL.
Delivery. Much of the language of the Seer should be given in low pitch, with moderate time, frequent pauses, and tones indicative of grief and consternation. Lochiel's replies should be in middle or high pitch, with short pauses, quick time, and occasionally loud force.
Seer. Lochiel, Lochiel, beware of the day
They rally, they bleed, for their country and crown ;
Lochiel. Go preach to the coward, thou death-telling seer;
Seer. Ha ! laugh’st thou, Lochiel, my vision to scorn ?
Lochiel. False wizard, avaunt! I have marshaled my clan ;
Then welcome be Cumberland's steed to the shock!
Ser. Lochiel! Lochiel! beware of the day!
Lochiel. Down, soothless insulter! I trust not the tale! For never shall Albin a destiny meet So black with dishonor, so foul with retreat. Though my perishing ranks should be strewed in their gore Like ocean-weeds heaped on the surf-beaten shore, Lochiel, untainted by flight or by chains, While the kindling of life in his bosom remains,
Shall victor exult, or in death be laid low,
LIV. – ATTRIBUTES OF DEITY.
REV. DR. NEWMAN.
For FRAGMENTARY, PRIMARY, TRADITIONARY, see § 29; GOVERNMENT, PROVERB, $ 7; HEATHEN, $ 10; SIDEREAL, $ 11; ACTS, BEASTS, $ 25.
See in Index, ANIMALCULÆ, AUGURY, BANYAN, INDIAN, ISSUE, RISE, SIBYL, SORCERY, BALAAM, MESSIAS, NEWMAN, PYTHON.
Delivery. This eloquent extract is in the loftiest didactic style of pulpit oratory, and should be read chiefly in the middle pitch, in pure and unimpassioned, though reverent tones, and with moderate force.
1. Theology teaches of a Being infinite yet personal; all blessëd, yet ever operative; absolutely separate from the creature, yet in every part of the creation at every moment; above all things, yet under everything. It teaches of a Being who, though the highest, yet in the work of creation, conservation, government, retribution, makes Himself, as it were, the minister and servant of all; who, though inhabiting eternity, allows himself to take an interest, and to feel a sympathy in the matters of space and time.
2. His are all beings, visible and invisible, the noblest and the vilest of them. His are the substance, and the operation, and the results of that system of physical nature, into which we are born. His, too, are the powers and achievements of the intellectual essences, on which he has bestowed an independent action and the gift of origination.
3. The laws of the universe, the principles of truth, the relations of one thing to another, their qualities and