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in all ages, to let no occasion pass of commemorating this illustrious man; and, until time shall be no more, will a test of the progress which our race has made in wisdom and in virtue be derived from the veneration paid to the immortal name of WASHINGTON !
CXXXIV. - MARK ANTONY'S ADDRESS,
OVER THE DEAD BODY OF CÆSAR.
DINT, n., an impression.
MAN'TLE, n., a loose cloak.
COм'MONS, n. pl., the common people.
NER'VI-I (ner'vē-i), n., a warlike race.
Mark Antony's oration, from Shakspeare's tragedy of Julius Cæsar, is deservedly cel ebrated. It is immediately preceded by Brutus's address, which may be found on page 267. Cæsar, on account of his designs against the liberties of the people, had been slain by Brutus and others. Mark Antony artfully rouses the people against the slayers.
FRIENDS, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Did this in Cæsar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Cæsar hath wept.
You all did see that, on the Lupercal,
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke;
You all did love him once, not without cause;
And men have lost their reason! - Bear with me;
But yesterday, the word of Cæsar might
O masters! if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong,
I will not do them wrong.
But here's a parchment with the seal of Cæsar.
And, dying, mention it within their wills,
Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy,
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
'T was on a summer's evening, in his tent;
Look! in this place ran Cassius' dagger through;
This, this was the unkindest cut of all;
Even at the base of Pompey's statue,
Which all the while ran blood, great Cæsar fell.
O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up
They that have done this deed are honorable.
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts.
But, as you know me all, a plain, blunt man,
That love my friend, and that they know full well
And bid them speak for me. But were I Brutus,
-poor, poor, dumb
CXXXV. — ADDRESS OF CAR'ADOC, THE BARD. SEP'UL-CHER or SEP'UL-CHRE (-ker), | QUAIL, v. i., to sink; to shrink. n., a tomb or grave. WAR'RIOR (wor'yur), n., a soldier. Cym'ria was the ancient name of Wales. By one of the primitive laws of the country, no Cymrian bard could bear weapons.
HARK to the measured march!-the Saxons come!
The sound earth quails beneath the hollow tread!
And climbed her war-ships, when the Cæsar fled!
Unarmed he goes
Shall bring no shame, and shall bequeath no fear!
CXXXVI. — HEALTH AND EXERCISE.
VAGUE, a., loose; unsettled.
|STREN'U-OUS, a., bold and active. THE A-TER OF THEʼA-TRE, n., a play-RE-TEN'TIVE, a., able to retain. house; a field of action. NU-TRITION, n., that which nourishes. EX'PI-ATE, v. t., to atone for. IR-REP'A-RA-BLE, α., not to be re
MOD'I-FY, v. t., to vary.
Avoid saying maintainance for main'te-nance. The Greek plural of gymnasium (jim-na'zhe-um) is gymnasia.
1. THE reproach of selfishness is sometimes ignorantly brought against persons who are very careful of their health. But, in reality, no man is so thoroughly selfish as he who, in the ardent pursuit of pleasure or of profit, heedlessly neglects those habits and conditions of life, without proper attention to which, health can not be preserved. The burden of such a man's support may, through his own fault, be thrown on society or on his friends; and he may, too late, regret his inattention to a few simple rules, by the observance of which he might have maintained his constitution unimpaired.
2. In proportion as we give to the matter the con sideration it deserves, we shall become anxious rather to take care of health when we have it, than first to lose it, and then exert ourselves to recover it. Says an old writer: "You that have health, and know not how to prize it, I'll tell you what it is. Health is that which makes your meat and drink both savory and pleasant. Health is that which makes your bed easy, and your sleep refreshing; which revives your strength with the rising sun, and makes you cheerful at the light of another day.
3. "Tis that which makes exercise a sport, and walking abroad the enjoyment of your liberty! 'Tis that which makes fertile the natural endowments of