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

Lincoln & Edmands, 1823 - 168 pàgines

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Pàgina 145 - cease thy strife, And let me languish into life. 2. 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? Tell me, my soul, can this be death ? 3. The world recedes;
Pàgina 4 - &c." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an Act, entitled,
Pàgina 136 - SECTION IV. On Industry. 1. How does the little busy* bee Improve each shining hour ; And gather honey all the day, From every op'ning flower! 2. How skilfully she builds her cell! How neat she spreads the wax! And labours hard to store it well, With the sweet food she makes.
Pàgina 128 - summer yield him shade, In winter fire. 3. Blest who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years, slide soft away, In health, of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day. 4. Sound sleep by night; study and ease, Together mix'd ; sweet recreation, And innocence, which most
Pàgina 123 - years, And make our vir'tue strong. 5. To thee, Almigh'ty God ! to thee Our childhood we resign ; 'Twill please us to look back, and see That our whole lives were thine. 6. Let the sweet work of prayer and praise Employ our youngest breath ; Thus we're prepar'd for longer days, Or fit for early death. SECTION
Pàgina 84 - than the whistle gave me pleasure. This little event, however, was after-wards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to my-self, Do not give too much for the w-histle, and so I
Pàgina 136 - 4. Here are my choicest treasures hid, Here my best com'fort lies; Here my desires are satisfied, And hence my hopes arise. 5. Lord ! make me understand thy law ; Show what my faults have been : And from thy gospel let me draw Pardon for all my sin. 6. For here I learn how
Pàgina 136 - flower! 2. How skilfully she builds her cell! How neat she spreads the wax! And labours hard to store it well, With the sweet food she makes. 3. In works of labour, or of skill, I would be busy too: For Sa'tan finds some
Pàgina 117 - moun'tain Lamb, with a maiden at its side. 2. No other sheep were near, the Lamb was all alone, And by a slender cord, was tether'd to a stone ; With one knee on the grass did the little maiden kneel, While to the moun'tain Lamb she gave its evening meal.
Pàgina 147 - Lord, thou hast search'd and seen me through, Thine eye beholds, with piercing view, My rising, and my resting hours, My heart and flesh, with all their powers 2. My thoughts, before they are my own, Are to my God distinctly known;

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