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while his sling dangles at his side. Observe how fearlessly he proceeds towards the Philistine. The giant views the undaunted youth with contempt, and I imagine, from the violence of his action, that he salutes him with imprecations; while David eyes him with majestic composure, and, confident of victory, seems to denounce the destruction of his foe! I wish I could recollect his noble declaration.

Ex.- I will assist your memory, Sir. David's language was that of faith, in the exercise of which he said to the proud Philistine,

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while his sling dangles at his side. Observe how fearlessly he proceeds towards the Philistine. The giant views the undaunted youth with contempt, and I imagine, from the violence of his action, that he salutes him with imprecations; while David eyes him with majestic composure, and, confident of victory, seems to denounce the destruction of his foe! I wish I could recollect his noble declaration.

Ex.- I will assist your memory, Sir. David's language was that of faith, in the exercise of which he said to the proud Philistine,

66 Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come

to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philis-tines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear : for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.!,

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of the figure while you narrated what he was supposed to be speaking, and now David proceeds to fulfil his promise': assured of victory, he deliberately takes from the bag the chosen pebble, and with composure adjusts it in his sling! What a countenance ! Brows knit, eyes fixed on the Philistine, the youth stoops as if to take his aiin with greater certainty-He rises, and whirling the sling above his head, springs forward, and instantly transmits its contents into the forehead of his antagonist. Down falls the tremendous

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