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EXERCISES.

EXERCISE I.

REPLY OF MR. PITT,

(The late Earl of Chatham.)

1 The atrocious crime | 7 of being a young | man, 1 1 which the honorable / gentleman | bas, with such | spirit and / decency, | charged up on me, || 1. I shall neither at | tempt to | palliate, / nor de | ny;|| 1 but content myself with | wishing 17 that I may be one of those | 7 whose follies | cease with their | youth; || 7 and not of that number 11 who are l ignorant | 1 in / spite of ex perience. || |

Whether | youth | 1 can be im / puted to any man | 1 as a re | proach, | 7 I will not as | sume 1 the province of del termining: || 1 but surely, I age | may become | justly con / temptible, || if the oppor | tunities | 7 which it I brings / 7 have passed a way | 1 with | out improvement, | 7 and | vice | 7 ap | pears to pre | vail | 7 when the passions ? have sub | sided. I 1 1 1 The / wretch | 7 that, I after having seen the consequences 1 1 of a thousand | errors, | 1 con | tinues | still to | blunder, || 7 and whose | age 1 has only added obstinacy | 7 to stu | pidity, / 1 is | surely the object | 1 of | either ab horrence | 1 or contempt; || 7 and de 6 serves not | 7 that his grey I head 1 7 should se , cure him

from I insults. || | Much | more | 7 is he to be ab | horred | who, | as he has advanced in / age, I 1 has receded from virtue, 7 and becomes more wicked | 7 with | less temp | tation: || 1 who | prostitutes him self for | money | 1 which he cannot en 1 joy, / 7 and I spends the re | mains of his life 17 in the | ruin of his country. | | |

1 But , youth | 1 is not my | only | crime. ||| I have been accused | 1 of | acting a the | atrical | part. || |

1 A the atrical | part, | may | either im / ply some pe culi | arities of gesture, | 7 or a | dissimu | lation of my | real | sentiments, | 7 and an a | doption of the opinions and | language | 1 of an other man. il

7 In the first | sense, | 7 the charge is too trifling | 7 to be con | futed: || 7 and de serves only to be | mentioned, || that it may be del spised. ||| I am at liberty | 7 (like every | other | man) / 1 to use my own language: | 1 and 1 though I may | 7 per | haps, \ 1 have some | 7 am | bition, yet, to | please | this / gentleman, | I shall not | lay myself | 7 under | any re 1 straint, |

1 very | 1 so | licitously | copy | his | diction, | 1 or his mien; | 1 how ever 7 matured by age, | 7 or | modelled by experience. ||| 1 If | any man | shall, | 7 by | charging me | 7 with the atrical be havior, 1 1 im | ply 1 7 that I | utter / any sentiments | but my | own, I 1 I shall | treat | him as a ca| umniator | 7 and a | villain: || nor shall any pro 1 tection shelter him | 1 from the treatment which he de / serves. ||| 11 | shall, | 7 on | such an oc |

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casion, | 7 with | out | scruple | trample upon | all | those | forms 1 7 with which | wealth and dignity | 7 en trench themselves; || nor shall | any thing but | age | 7 re | strain my re | sentment: // age, / 1 which | always / brings one privilege; || that ? of | being | insolent | 1 and super cilious 1 7 with | out | punishment. |||

But with rel gard to those whom I have of | fended, | I am ofo / pinion | 7 that if I had | acted a | borrowed | part, | I should have a | voided their censure. ||| 1 The | heat that offended them 1 is the | ardor of con / viction, | 7 and that I zeal for the service of my | country, | 7 which | neither | hope, | 7 nor | fear, / 7 shall | influence me to sup / press. ||| 11 | will not | sit unconcerned while my | liberty | 1 is in vaded: | 1 nor I look in silence | 1 upon | public | robbery. || | I will ex| ert my en deavors 7 (at what I ever | hazard) | 7 to re | pel the ag | gressor, | 7 and drag the thief to | justice, || what | power so ever | 1 may prol tect the | villainy, | 7 and / who I ever | 1 may par | take | 1 of the plunder. |||

EXERCISE II.

ST. PAUL'S DEFENCE BEFORE AGRIPPA.

Acts xxvi. 1.

Then A | grippa | said unto | Paul, | | Thou art per | mitted to speak for thy | self. || | Then | Paul

stretched forth the hand, 7 and answered | 1 for himself. || |

1 I think myself | happy, || King A | grippa, / 7 because I shall | answer for my self | this day | 7 be | sore thee, / touching | all the things | 7 where I of | 1 I am ac | cused | 7 of the Jews: || 1 e specially | 7 because I know thee 1 to be ex | pert in | all I customs | 1 and questions | 7 which | are a | mong the Jews: || wherefore | 7 I be seech thee | 7 to hear me | patiently. |||

1 My manner of life 1 7 from my youth, || which was at the first | 1 a / mong mine | own | nation | ? at Je | rusalem, I know | all the Jews; || 7 which | knew me | from the beginning, | if they would | testify; 1 7 that after the most | straitest | sect | 7 of our re I ligion | 71 | lived a | Pharisee.|||

7 And now | 11 | stand | 7 and am | judged | 1 for the hope of the promise | made of God | unto our | fathers: || 1 unto | which promise | 7 our twelve / tribes, | instantly I serving | God | day and night, I hope to come. ||| 1 For | which | hope's sake, | King A | grippa, || I am accused | 1 of the Jews. || | Why | should it be thought | 7 a | thing in | credible | 7 with | you, | 7 that God | 1 should | raise the dead? | || 1 | verily | thought with my | self, | 7 that I | ought to do | many | things | contrary | 7 to the name of Jesus of | Nazareth. ||| 7 Which I thing | 11 | also | did / 7 in Je | rusalem: | 1 and many of the saints | 1 did I | shut up in prison, | | having re | ceived authority 7 from the chief | priests; || 1 and when they were | put to | death, | 11 | gave / my | voice 1 a / gainst

them. || | 1 And I | punished them | 7 oft | 1 in every | synagogue, | 7 and compelled them | 7 to blas | pheme; || 1 and being exceedingly | mad a l gainst them, I 1 1 | persecuted them even unto strange cities. ||| Whereup on as I went to Da mascus, || 1 with authority, | 1 and com | mission | 1 from the chief | priests, | 7 at | mid | day, | 01 king, | 1 1 | saw in the way | 7 a | light from heaven, 7 al bove the brightness | 1 of the sun, || shining / round a l bout | me, I 7 and / them which journeyed | with me. || | 1 And | when we were | all | fallen to the I earth, | 7 I heard a | voice speaking unto me, I 1 and saying | 1 in the Hebrew | tongue, || Saul, || Saul, // why | persecutest thou / me? || 1 it is | hard | for thee | 7 to kick against the pricks. ||| 1 And I ) said, Who | art thou, Lord? ||| 1 And he said, I 1 I am | Jesus, || whom thou | persecutest. | || 7 But | rise | 1 and / stand upon thy | feet; || 1 for . I have ap | peared unto thee | 7 for this purpose, / 1 to make thee a l minister | 7 and a | witness || both of these things | which thou hast | seen, l 1 and of those | things 1 in the which| 1 I will ap | pear unto thee; // I de | livering thee 1 7 from the people, and from the | Gentiles, | 7 unto / whom | now I | send thee; 1 1 to open their eyes, | 1 and to turn them | 7 from | darkness | 7 to | light, | 1 and from the power of Satan | 7 unto | God; \| 7 that they may re! ceive | 7 for / giveness of sins, | 7 and inheritance 17 among them which are / sanctified, 1 by faith | 7 that is in | me. | || Whereup / on, | O | king Al grippa, || I was / not diso 1 bedient | 1 unto the

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