MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC. 147
The following is the form of a popular German
E—yen the worthy Homer sometimes nods.
No-—thing Is stronger than custom,
Toi—I does not come to help the idle.
•*•» W <•*» +**<** «.** W
Pra~-~~*ctice in time becomes second nature.
E—vcn a single hair casts its shadow,
Po—werful Indeed Is the empire of habit,
L00-~~k for a tough wedge for a tough log,
I—t is better to learn late than never.
Su»—ccafslul and fortunate* crime is called virtue,
Pi-—~ re Is the test of gold; a™-~dversity, ofstrong men.
I—«-t will not ouPof the flesh that m brcxl IE the bone,
-"~~-n all camilen be out, all cats be gray,
-"t may force a man to cast beyond the moon*
It Is evident that the practice of uniting the words
of a sentence into one protracted polysyllable is
practically identical with that of preserving continuity
of sound. It has the same argument in its favor —?
that it must needs involve continuity of verbal
1 Initial ctmitonanu are to In?4<regarded** as the fmal amnonanU of
the word* preceding. When two similar consonants come together,
only one fc to be pronounced.