The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers; Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect; Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue ; with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading

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D.D. Smith, 1826 - 204 sidor
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On discretion
113
On the government of our thoughts
114
On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
116
Proper state of our temper with respect to one another
117
Excellence of the Holy Scriptures 119 9 Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pro nounced by Christ on his disciples in his sermon on t...
119
Schemes of life often illusory
120
The pleasures of virtuous sensibility
122
On the true honour of man
123
The influence of devotion on the happ ness of life 14 The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively con sidered
125
Power of custom and the uses to which it may be applied
127
The pleasure resulting from a proper use of our faculties 17 Description of candour
129
On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on worldly pleasures
130
What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life
132
Scale of beings
134
Trust in the care of Providence recommended PART II
136
Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity
137
Virtue deeply rooted is not subject to the influence of fortune
138
25 Character of James I King of England 26 Charles V Em of Germany resigns his dominions
143
CHAPTER LSelect Sentences and Paragraphs 1 Short and easy sentences
145
Verses in which the lines are of different length
146
Verses containing exclamations interrogations
147
Verses in various forms
149
Verses in which sound corresponds with signification 6 Paragraphs of greater length
152
Narrative Pieces 1 The bears and the bees 2 The nightingale and the glowworm
154
The trials of virtue
155

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Sida 164 - There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
Sida 30 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Sida 176 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, — I start at the sound of my own. The beasts that roam over the plain My form with indifference see, They are so unacquainted with man, Their tameness is shocking to me.
Sida 154 - Twilight gray had in her sober livery all things clad : Silence accompanied ; for Beast and Bird, they to their grassy couch, these to their nests, were slunk, — all but the wakeful nightingale; she, all night long, her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleased. Now...
Sida 184 - Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread, My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, For Thou, O Lord, art with me still : Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, And guide me through the dreadful shade.
Sida 180 - Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our Great Maker still new praise. Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise From hill or steaming lake, dusky or gray, Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold, In honour to the world's Great Author rise...
Sida 189 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees GOD in clouds, or hears Him in the wind ; His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Sida 173 - Tis night, and the landscape is lovely no more ; I mourn, but, ye woodlands, I mourn not for you ; For morn is approaching, your charms to restore, Perfumed with fresh fragrance, and glittering with dew: Nor yet for the ravage of winter I mourn ; Kind nature the embryo blossom will save.
Sida 73 - The earth was at first without form, and void ; and darkness was on the face of the deep.
Sida 180 - Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.

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