The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry ...

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Atwood & Brown, 1837 - 263 стор.

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The cataract of Niagara in Canada North America 3 The grotto of Antiparos 4 The grotto of Antiparos continued
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PART II
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Earthquake at Catanea 6 Creation
90
Charity
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Prosperity is redoubled to a good man
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On the beauties of the Psalms
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Character of Alfred king of England
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Character of Queen Elizabeth
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On the slavery of vice
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The man of integrity 14 Gentleness 86 87 ib 89 90 ib 91 92 93 94 95 96
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CHAPTER VI
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Sect 1 Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford 2 An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind 3 The good mans comfort in affliction
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The close of life
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Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous connexions two sources of future felicity
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The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph 7 Altamont 105
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Dialogues Sect 1 Democritus and Heraclitus 2 Dionysius Pythias and Damon 3 Locke and Bayle CHAPTER VIII
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Public Speeches Sect 1 Cicero against Verres
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Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate imploring their protection against Jugurtha
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The Apostle Pauls noble defence before Festus and Agrippa 124
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Lord Mansfields speech in the House of Lords 1770
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CHAPTER IX
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on the mount
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The influence of devotiop on the happiness of life
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Description of candour
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Scale of beings
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Virtue when deeply rooted is not subject to the
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The same subject continued
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PIECES IN POETRY CHAPTER I
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Sbort and easy sentences 2 Verses in which the lines are of different length
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Verses containing exclamations interrogations and parentheses
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Verses in various forms
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Verses in which sound corresponds to signification
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Paragraphs of greater length CHAPTER II
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Narrative Pieces
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The bear and the bees 2 The nightingale and the glowworm
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The trials of virtue
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The youth and the philosopher
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Сторінка 240 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Сторінка 256 - Works in the secret deep ; shoots, steaming, thence The fair profusion that o'erspreads the Spring ; Flings from the Sun direct the flaming day ; Feeds every creature ; hurls the tempest forth ; And, as on earth this grateful change revolves. With transport touches all the springs of life.
Сторінка 240 - Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man never Is, but always to be blest ; The soul, uneasy, and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Сторінка 234 - 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.
Сторінка 186 - The Epitaph Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth A Youth, to Fortune and to Fame unknown; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own.
Сторінка 125 - I also did in Jerusalem ; and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests ; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them...
Сторінка 226 - As thus the snows arise; and foul, and fierce, All Winter drives along the darkened air; In his own loose-revolving fields, the swain Disaster'd stands; sees other hills ascend, Of unknown joyless brow; and other scenes, Of horrid prospect, shag the trackless plain : Nor finds the river, nor the forest, hid Beneath the formless wild ; but wanders on From hill to dale, still more and more astray; Impatient flouncing through the drifted heaps, Stung with the thoughts of home ; the thoughts of home...
Сторінка 188 - whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with
Сторінка 254 - Great in the earth, as in th' ethereal frame ; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees, Lives thro' all life, extends thro' all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent; Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, A9 the rapt seraph that adores and burns: To him no high, no low, no great, no small ; He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Сторінка 192 - Had cheer'd the village with his song, Nor yet at eve his note suspended, Nor yet when eventide was ended, Began to feel, as well he might, The keen demands of appetite; When, looking eagerly around, He spied far off, upon the ground, A something shining in the dark, And knew the glow-worm by his spark; So, stooping down from hawthorn top, He thought to put him in his crop. The worm, aware of his intent, Harangu'd him thus, right eloquent— Did you admire my lamp...

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