The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry : Selected from the Best Writers, with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading

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Collins and Hannay, 1825 - 252 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 226 - 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, 3 What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball! What tho' no real voice nor sound, Amid their radiant orbs be found ! In reason's
Pàgina 5 - of David over Saul and Jonathan, and which will, 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
Pàgina 232 - 4 Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutor'd 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, Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin'd from home, Rests and
Pàgina 173 - once, avails thee not; To whom related, or by whom begot: A heap of dust alone remains of thee; 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be. Fame. All fame is foreign, but of true desert; . Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. One self-approving hour, whole years outweighs Of stupid starers, and of
Pàgina 8 - pause may make the line sound somewhat unharmoniously; but the effect would be much worse, if the sense were sacrificed to the sound. For instance, in the following lines of Milton : " What in me is dark, " Illumine; what is low, raise and support. 1
Pàgina 79 - upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing with joy. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame: I was a father to the poor; and the cause which I knew not, I searched out.
Pàgina 114 - 2 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews, who knew me from the beginning, (if they would testify,) that after the straitest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of
Pàgina 188 - 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 ev'ning mild; nor silent night, With this her solemn bird ; nor walk by moon, Of
Pàgina 187 - Were sunk; all but the wakeful nightingale. She all night long her am'rous descant sung; Silence was pleas'd. Now glow'd the firmament. With living sapphires: Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon, Rising in clouded majesty, at length, Apparent queen,
Pàgina 124 - serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind. For the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.

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