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EXERCISES.

EXERCISE I.

REPLY OF MR. PITT,
(The late Earl of Chatham.)

7 THE a | man, │7 which the with such spirit and

me, || 7. I shall | neither at | tempt to | palliate, | nor de | ny; || 7 but content myself with | wishing | 7 1 that I may be one of those | 1 whose | follies | cease with their | youth; ||1 and | not of ❘ that | 1 number 7 who are ignorant | 7 in | spite of ex | perience. || |

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trocious | crime | 7 of being a young honorable | gentleman | has, decency, charged up on

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Whether youth | 7 can be imputed to any man 7 as a reproach, | 7 I | will not assume | 7 the province of determining: || 7 but | surely, | age may become | justly contemptible, || if the opportunities | 7 which it | brings | 7 have passed a way 7 with out improvement, | 7 and | vice | 7 ap | pears to pre | vail | 7 when the | passions | 7 I I have sub | sided. ||| 7 The | wretch | 1 that, | after 1 I having seen the consequences | 7 of a thousand errors, 7 continues | still to | blunder, || 7 and whose age 7 has | only | added | obstinacy | 7 to I stupidity, | 7 is ❘ surely the | object | 1 of | either | abhorrence 7 or contempt; || 7 and de | serves not 7 that his grey | head | 1 should secure him

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from insults. || Much more | 7 is | he to be ab | horred who, as he has advanced in | age, | 7 has receded from | virtue, | 7 and be | comes | more | wicked | 7 with less temp | tation: || 7 who | prostitutes himself for money | 7 which he cannot enjoy, 7 and spends the remains of his life | 7 in the | ruin of his | country. |||

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youth | 7 is not my | only | crime. || | I have been accused | 7 of acting a theatrical part. |||

7 A theatrical | part, | may | either imply | some peculiarities of gesture, | 1 ora | dissimu |lation of my | real | sentiments, | 7 and an a | doption of the opinions and | language | 1 of an | other ❘ man. 11

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 de

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am at liberty | 7 (like | every | other man) 7 to use my own language: | 1 and | though I may 7 per | haps, | 7 have | some | 7 am bition, yet, to | please | this | gentleman, I shall not lay myself 7 under any restraint, | 7 or| า very 7 solicitously | copy | his | diction, I his mien; 7 how | ever | 7 ma | tured by age, 1 or | modelled by ex | perience. ||| 7 If any man | | shall, 7 by charging me 7 with the atrical be havior, 7 im | ply | 7 that I | utter | any | sentiments but my own, | 7 I shall | treat | him | as a ca | umniator 7 and a villain: || nor shall any pro tection shelter him | 7 from the treatment | which he deserves. || 7 I shall, | 7 on such an oc

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

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But with regard to those whom I have of | fended, I am ofo | pinion | 7 that | if I had acted I 1 a | borrowed part, | I should have a | voided their | censure. ||| 7 The heat that of | fended them | 1 is the ardor of conviction, | 7 and that | zeal for the service of my country, | 1 which | neither | hope, 1 nor | fear, | 7 shall | influence me | 1 to suppress. I will not sit | unconcerned | | while my liberty | 7 is in | vaded: 7 nor | look in | silence 1 upon | public | robbery. ||| I will ex | ert my endeavors | 7 (at what | ever | hazard) | 7 1 to repel the aggressor, | 7 and drag the | thief to justice, what | power | so | ever | 7 may pro tect the villainy, | 7 and | who | ever | 7 may par | take 7 of the plunder. |||

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EXERCISE II.

ST. PAUL'S DEFENCE BEFORE AGRIPPA.

Acts xxvi. 1.

Thou art

THEN A grippa | said unto | Paul, permitted to speak for thy | self. ||| Then | Paul

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

7 I think myself | happy, || King A | grippa, | 1 because I shall | answer for my | self | this | day | 7 before thee, touching | all the | things | 7 where of 7 I am ac | cused | 1 of the | Jews: || I 1 especially 7 because I know thee | 7 to be ex pert in all customs | 7 and questions | 7 which

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

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

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to death, 7 I gave | my

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them. 7 And I | punished them | 7 oft | 7 in every | synagogue, | 7 and compelled them | 7 to blaspheme; || 7 and | being exceedingly mad against them, | 7 I persecuted them | even unto strange cities. ||| Whereup | on as I went to Da mascus, || 7 with au | thority, | 7 and com | mission | 7 from the | chief | priests, | 7 at | mid | day, | O| king, | 7 I saw in the | way | 7 a | light from | heaven, | 7 above the brightness | 7 of the | sun, || shining | round a bout | me, | 7 and them which | | | journeyed with me. ||| 7 And | when we were | all | fallen to the earth, | 7 I| heard a | voice | speak| ing unto me, 7 and saying | 7 in the | Hebrew | tongue, || Saul, || Saul, || why | persecutest thou | me? || 7 it is hard | for thee | 7 to | kick against the pricks. ||1 And I said, | Who | art thou, | Lord? ||| 7 And he | said, | 1 I am | Jesus, || whom thou❘ persecutest. | || 7 But | rise | 1 and stand upon thy feet; || 7 for | I have appeared unto thee | 7 for this purpose, | 7 to | make thee a | minister | 7 and a witness || both of these things I which thou hast seen, | 7 and of those things | 7 in the which 7 I will appear unto thee; | | 7 delivering thee | 7 from the people, and from the Gentiles, 7 unto | whom | now I | send thee; | 7 to | open their | eyes, | 7 and to turn them | 7 from darkness 7 to | light, | 7 and from the power of | Satan 7 unto | God; || 7 that they may re | ceive | 7 forgiveness of | sins, | 7 and in | heritance | 7 among them which are | sanctified, | 7 by | faith | 7 that is in | me. ||| Whereup | on, | O | king A | grippa, || I was not disobedient | 7 unto the

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