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Page 53 - Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings? Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note.
Page 49 - Ignorance, or the want of knowledge and literature, the appointed lot of all born to poverty and the drudgeries of life, is the only opiate capable of infusing that insensibility, which can enable them to endure the miseries of the one, and the fatigues of the other.
Page 63 - There are truths which, as they are always necessary, do not grow stale by repetition. " Death, the last and most dreadful of all Evils, is so far from being one, that it is the infallible cure for all others. To die, is landing on some silent shore, Where billows never beat, nor tempests roar. Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, 'tis o'er.
Page 49 - ... insensibility which can enable them to endure the miseries of the one and the fatigues of the other. It is a cordial administered by the gracious hand of providence, of which they ought never to be deprived by an ill-judged and improper education.
Page 50 - I have ever thought it a most remarkable instance of the divine wisdom, that whereas in all animals, whose individuals rise little above the rest of their species, knowledge is instinctive; in man, whose individuals are so widely different, it is acquired by education; by which means the prince and the labourer, the philosopher and the peasant, are in some measure fitted for their respective situations.
Page 192 - ... native conftitution; and is a remarkable confirmation of what revelation fo frequently inculcates— that he brings into the world with him an original depravity, the effects of a fallen and degenerate ftate 5 in proof of which we need...
Page 114 - Woe unto the world because of offences, for it must needs be that offences come ; but woe unto that man by whom the offence cometh.
Page 194 - ... pretence of feeding, and drag him from his native element by a hook fixed to and tearing out his entrails : and, to add to all this, they...