The Practical Elocutionist, and Academical Reader and Speaker; Designed for the Use of Colleges, Academies and High Schools

The Practical Elocutionist, and Academical Reader and Speaker; Designed for the Use of Colleges, Academies and High Schools

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... to thy friend!" Then to Pythias he went; and he told him his case: That true friend answered not, but, with instant embrace Consenting, rushed forth to be bound in his room; And now, as if winged with new life from above, . To his sister he flew, did his errand of love, And, ere a third morning had brightened the grovej?;j Was returning with joy to his doom. But the heavens interpose, Qtern the tempest arose, And, when the poor pilgrim arrived at the shore, ' Swollen to torrents, the rills Rushed in foam from the hills, And crash went the bridge in the whirlpool's wild roar. Wildly gazing, despairing, half phrensied he stood; Dark, dark were the skies, and dark was the flood, And still darker his lorn heart's emotion; And he shouted for aid, but no aid was at hand, No boat ventured forth from the surf-ridden strand, And the waves sprang, like woods, o'er the lessening land, And the stream was becoming an ocean. Now with knees low to earth and with hands to the skies, "Still the storm, God of might, God of mercy!" he cries--"Oh hush with thy breath this loud sea; The hours hurry by; the sun glows on high; And should he go down, and I reach not yon town, My friend--he must perish for me!" Yet the wrath of the torrent still went on increasing, And waves upon waves still dissolved without ceasing, And hour after hour hurried on; Then, by anguish impelled, hope and fear alike o'er, He, reckless, rushed into the water's deep roar; Rose, -unk, struggled on, till, at length, the wished shore--Thanks to Heaven's outstretched hand--it is won!--But new perils await him: scarce 'scaped from the flood, And intent on redeeming each moment's delay, As onward he sped, lo! from out a dark wood, A band of fierce robbers encompassed his...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562860
  • 9781236562869