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

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C. Spaulding, 1821 - 253 σελίδες
 

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On the immortality of the soul
65
DESCRIPTIVE PIECES Sect I The seasons
68
The cataract of Niagara in Canada North America Sect III The grotto of Antiparos
70
The grotto of Antiparos continued
72
Earthquake at Catanea Sect VI Creation
73
On charity 74 Sect VII On charity Sect VIII Prosperity is redoubled to a good man
76
Character of Alfred King of England Sect XI Character of queen Elizabeth
78
On the slavery of vice
80
The man of integrity Sect XIV On gentleness
82
CHAP VI
83
Trial and execution of the earl of Strafford
85
An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind
86
The good mans comfort in affliction O Sect IV The close of life
88
Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous con nexions two sources of future felicity
90
Altamont
94
CHAP VII
96
Dionysius Pythias and Damon
98
Locke and Bayle
101
CHAP VIII
107
Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate implor ing their protection against Jugurtha
110
The apostle Pauls noble defence before Festus and Agrippa
113
Lord Mansfields speech in the House of Lords 1770 on the bill for preventing the delays of justice by claiming tho privilege of Parliament
115
An address to young persons
119
CHAP IX
125
Earthquake at Calibria in the year 1638
126
Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amiable young woman
127
On Discretion
128
On the government of our thoughts
131
On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
133
On the proper state of our temper with respect 134 Sect VIII Excellence of the Christian religion 136 Sect VIII Excellence of the Christian religion to...
134
Reflections occasioned by a review of the bless ings pronounced by Christ on his disciples in his sermon on the mount
137
Schemes of life often illusory
138
The pleasures of virtuous sensibility
141
On the true honor of man
142
The influence of devotion on the happiness of life
144
The planetary and terrestrial worlds compar atively considered
146
On the power of custom and the uses to which it may be applied
148

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Σελίδα 231 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth ; Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Σελίδα 249 - Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of being ! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach ; from infinite to thee, From thee to nothing.
Σελίδα 190 - ... 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...
Σελίδα 196 - A little learning is a dangerous thing ; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
Σελίδα 230 - Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care ; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.
Σελίδα 205 - Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
Σελίδα 113 - And now I stand, and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers; unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come; for which hope's sake, King Agrippa I am accused of the Jews.
Σελίδα 225 - Join voices, all ye living Souls; ye Birds, That singing up to Heaven gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise. Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk » The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep, Witness if I be silent, morn or even, To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise.
Σελίδα 250 - Great in the earth, as in the ethereal frame; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees; Lives through all life, extends through all extent; Spreads undivided, operates unspent! Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart...
Σελίδα 244 - Through this day's life or death ! This day, be bread and peace my lot All else beneath the sun, Thou know'st if best bestow'd or not, And let Thy will be done.

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