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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading; With a Series of Introductory Lessons, Particularly Designed to Familiarize Readers with the Pauses and Other Marks in General Use, and Lead Them to the Practice of Modulation and Inflection of the Voice (Paperback) Loot Price: R555 Discovery Miles 5 550
Exercises in Rhetorical Reading; With a Series of Introductory Lessons, Particularly Designed to Familiarize Readers with the...
Exercises in Rhetorical Reading; With a Series of Introductory Lessons, Particularly Designed to Familiarize Readers with the...

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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading; With a Series of Introductory Lessons, Particularly Designed to Familiarize Readers with the Pauses and Other Marks in General Use, and Lead Them to the Practice of Modulation and Inflection of the Voice (Paperback)

Richard Green Parker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1850 Excerpt: ... Yet count our gains. This wealth is but a name, That leaves our useful products still the same. Not so the loss. The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied; 5 Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds; The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth Has robbed the neighboring fields of half their growth; Hie seat, where solitary sports are seen, 10 Indignant spurns the cottage from the green; Around the world each needful product flies, For all the luxuries the world supplies. While thus the land, adorned for pleasure all, In barren splendor feebly waits the fall. 15 As some fair female, unadorned and plain, Secure to please while youth confirms her reign, Slights every borrowed charm that dress supplies, Nor shares with art the triumph of her eyes; But when those charms are past--for charms are frail--20 When time advances, and when lovers fail, She then shines forth, solicitous to bless, In all the glaring impotence of dress;--Thus fares the land by luxury betrayed, In nature's simplest charms at first arrayed; 25 But, verging to decline, its splendors rise, Its vistas strike, its palaces surprise; While, scourged by famine from the smiling land, The mournful peasant leads his humble band; And while he sinks, without one arm to save, 30 The country blooms--a garden and a grave. Where, then, ah where shall Poverty reside, To escape the pressure of contiguous Pride? If to some common's fenceless limits strayed, He drives his flock to pick the scanty blade, 35 Those fenceless fields the sons of wealth divide, And e'en the bare-worn common is denied. If to the city sped--what waits him there? To see profusion that he must not share; To see ten thousand baneful arts combined 40 To pamper...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Richard Green Parker
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 154
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55176-5
Barcode: 9781150551765
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-55176-3

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