Introduction to the English Reader, Or A Selection of Pieces: In Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Improve the Younger Classes of Learners in Reading, and to Imbue Their Minds with the Love of Virtue. To which are Added, Rules and Observations for Assisting Children to Read with Propriety ... To Which, by the Aid of a Key, is Scrupulously Applied, Mr. Walker's Pronunciation ...

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R.S. Davis, 1846 - 162 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 147 - WAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, •'*• And press with vigor on : A heavenly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown. 2 A cloud of witnesses around Hold thee in full survey : Forget the steps already trod, And onward urge thy way. 3...
Pàgina 148 - The world recedes; it disappears! Heaven opens on my eyes; my ears With sounds seraphic ring! Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly! O Grave! where is thy victory? O Death! where is thy sting?
Pàgina 147 - Hark! they whisper; Angels say, Sister Spirit, come away. What is this absorbs me quite? Steals my senses, shuts my sight, Drowns my spirits, draws my breath?
Pàgina 130 - HAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire.
Pàgina 138 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower...
Pàgina 133 - O, HAPPY is the man who hears Instruction's warning voice, And who celestial Wisdom makes His early, only choice. 2 For she has treasures greater far Than east or west unfold ; And her rewards more precious are Than all their stores of gold.
Pàgina 133 - For ten thousand blessings given, For the hope of future joy, Sound his praise through earth and heaven, Sound Jehovah's praise on high.
Pàgina 150 - My thoughts, before they are my own, Are to my God distinctly known ; He knows the words I mean to speak, Ere from my opening lips they break. 3 Within thy circling power I stand ; On every side I find thy hand: Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, I am surrounded still with God. 4 Amazing- knowledge, vast and great ! What large extent ! what lofty height ! My soul, with all the powers I boast, Is in the boundless prospect lost. 5 O may these thoughts possess my breast, Where'er I rove, where'er I rest...
Pàgina 79 - But so it is : one man walks through the world with his eyes open, and another with them shut ; and upon this difference depends all the superiority of knowledge the one acquires above the other.
Pàgina 67 - And what is a conqueror ? Have not you, too, gone about the earth like an evil genius, blasting the fair fruits of peace and industry ; plundering, ravaging, killing, without law, without justice, merely to gratify an insatiable lust for dominion ? All that I have done to a single district with a hundred followers, you have done to whole nations with a hundred thousand. If I have stripped individuals, you have ruined kings and princes. If I have burnt a few hamlets, you have desolated the most flourishing...

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