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Page 8 - You must love learning, if you would possess it. In order to love it, you must feel its delights ; in order to feel its delights, you must apply to it, however irksome at first, closely, constantly, and for a considerable time. If you have resolution enough to do this, you cannot but love learning ; for the mind always loves that to which it has been long, steadily, and voluntarily attached.
Page 7 - If you want to be good, wise and strong, read with care such books as have been made by wise and good men ; think of what you read in your spare hours ; be brisk at play, but do not -*wear ; and waste not too much of your time in bed.
Page 31 - Lion, and only three others. After the division was made, and the parts were set out, his majesty advancing forward some steps, and pointing to one of the shares, was pleased to declare himself after the following manner: This I seize and take possession of as my right, which devolves to me, as I am descended by a true, lineal, hereditary succession from the Royal Family of Lion. That...
Page 8 - Tis dull and troublesome, you say, And you had rather be at play. " Then bring me all your books again, Nay Mary, why do you complain? For as you do not choose to read, You shall not have your books, indeed.
Page 31 - THE LION AND OTHER BEASTS. THE Lion and several other Beasts entered into an alliance offensive and defensive, and were to live very sociably together in the forest. One day, having made a sort of an excursion by way of hunting, they took a very fine, large, fat deer, which was divided into four parts; there happening to be then present his majesty the Lion, and only three others. After the division was made, and the parts were set out, his majesty, advancing forward some steps and pointing to one...
Page 8 - ... are deficient, | it is in vain that you have tutors, ! books, | and all the external apparatus of literary pursuits. | You must love learning, | if you would possess it. | In order to love it, \ you must feel its delights ; | in order to feel its delights, | you must apply to it, | however irksome at first, | closely, constantly, and for a considerable time. | If you have resolution enough...
Page 32 - Text-Books, sent free on application to the Publishers : American Book Company New York • Cincinnati Chicago • Boston
Page 6 - Europe; to reform the abuses and corruption which tincture the conversation of the polite part of Americans; to render the acquisition of the language easy both to American youth and foreigners; and to render the pronunciation of it accurate and uniform by demolishing those odious distinctions of provincial dialects which are the subject of reciprocal ridicule.
Page 31 - Then (nodding his head towards the third) that I shall take by virtue of my prerogative; to which, I make no question, but so dutiful and loyal a people will pay all the deference and regard that I can desire. Now, as for the remaining part, the necessity of our present affairs is so very urgent, our stock so low, and our credit so impaired and weakened, that I must insist upon your granting that...
Page 20 - The Speller and Definer; or, Class-Book, No. 2. Designed to Answer the Purposes of a Spelling Book, and to Supersede the Necessity of the Use of a Dictionary as a Class-Book.

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