The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best Writers : Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect, to Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue : with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading : to which is Added a Vocabulary of All the Words Therein Contained

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Oliver & Wm. M. Farnsworth, 1826 - Readers - 204 pages

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Page 96 - 5. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared to thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister, and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in which I will appear to thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles,
Page 97 - know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said to Paul, " Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." And Paul replied, " I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds."* acts xxvi. SECTION IV. Lord Mansfield's
Page 196 - My daily thanks employ; Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy. Thy goodness I'll pursue; And, after death, in distant worlds, The glorious theme renew. 12-. When nature fails, and day and night, Divide thy works no more, My ever-grateful heart, O Lord
Page 10 - in some degree, elucidate what has been said on this subject. " The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places; how are the mighty fallen! Tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Askelon ; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice ; lest the
Page 169 - 5. But neither breath of morn, when she ascends With charm of earliest birds; nor rising sun On this delightful land ; nor herb, fruit, flow'r, Glist'ring with dew; nor fragrance after show'rs: Nor grateful evening mild; nor silent night With this her solemn bird; nor walk by moon, Or glitt'ring star-light,—without thee is
Page 160 - science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere ; He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend. No further seek his merits to disclose, Heav'n did a recompense as largely send : He gave to mis'ry all he had—a tear
Page 177 - tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals, till all are fled; And, to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. On
Page 198 - 2. Speak ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs And choral symphonies, day without night, Circle his throne rejoicing; ye, in heaven, On earth, join all ye creatures to extol Thus wond'rous fair; thyself how wond'rous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these

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