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Сторінка 159 - I stopped my horse lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times ; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man, with white locks, " Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them? What would you advise us to?" Father Abraham stood up, and replied, "If you would have...
Сторінка 69 - ... sources of inexhaustible interest in all that surrounds it: in the objects of nature, the achievements of art, the imaginations of poetry, the incidents of history, the ways of mankind, past and present, and their prospects in the future. It is possible, indeed, to become indifferent to all this, and that too without having exhausted a thousandth part of it, but only when one has had from the beginning no moral or human interest in these things, and has sought in them only the gratification of...
Сторінка 154 - Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature ; they being both servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial ; for nature is the art of God...
Сторінка 156 - The every-day cares and duties, which men call drudgery, are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of time, giving its pendulum a true vibration, and its hands a regular motion ; and when they cease to hang upon the wheels, the pendulum no longer swings, the hands no longer move, the clock stands still.
Сторінка 159 - Many words won't fill a bushel, as Poor Richard says." They all joined, desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows :— Friends, says he, and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay...
Сторінка 154 - Its fruits are not of one season only. With the due and natural intervals, we may recur to it year after year, and it will supply the same nourishment and the same gratification, if only we ourselves return to it with the same healthful appetite.
Сторінка 11 - Nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding s to the singular ; as, cameo, cameos ' ratio, ratios embryo, embryos oratorio, oratorios folio, folios portfolio, portfolios Ordinary English nouns ending in o...
Сторінка 42 - An Adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Сторінка 149 - Wal'r, my boy," replied the Captain, " in the Proverbs of Solomon you will find the following words, ' May we never want a friend in need, nor a bottle to give him !
Сторінка 10 - Nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant form their plurals by changing y into * and adding es.

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