The preceptor: containing a general course of education [ed. by R. Dodsley]. (Google eBook)

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Page 232 - He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage : neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha ! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Page 122 - I said above, that the faculties of our souls are improved and made useful to us, just after the same manner as our bodies are. Would you have a man write or paint, dance or fence well, or perform any other manual operation dexterously and with ease?
Page 530 - Nightfhade, where the Dominion of Indolence terminates, and the hopelefs Wanderer is delivered up to Melancholy : The Chains of Habit are riveted for ever ; and Melancholy, having tortured her Prifoner for a Time, configns him at laft to the Cruelty of Defpair.
Page 121 - I have mentioned mathematics as a way to settle in the mind a habit of reasoning closely and in train; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but that, having got the way of reasoning, which that study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be able to transfer it to other parts of knowledge, as they shall have occasion.
Page 314 - Accomplifhments as are necefiary to qualify them for performing the Duties they owe to themfelves and to others. As this was found to be the principal Defign of the matrimonial Alliance, fo the fulfilling that Defign is the moft important and dignified of all the parental Duties.
Page 530 - Reason than to disobey her; and who retreated from the heat and tumult of the way, not to the bowers of Intemperance, but to the maze of Indolence.
Page 541 - Vast happiness enjoy thy gay allies ! A youth of follies, an old age of cares ; Young yet enervate, old yet never wise, Vice wastes their vigour, and their mind impairs, Vain, idle, delicate, in thoughtless ease, Reserving woes for age, their prime they spend.; All wretched, hopeless, in the evil. days, With sorrow to the verge of life they tend. Griev'd with the present, of the past...
Page 536 - Rough is the road to fame, thro' blood and war ; Smooth is my way, and all my paths are peace. With me retire, from toils and perils free ; Leave honor to the wretch ! Pleasures were made for thee.
Page 371 - The vast variety and yet beautiful symmetry and proportions of the several parts and organs with which the creature is endued, and their apt cohesion with and dependence on the curious receptacle of their life and nourishment, would forbid his concluding the whole to be the birth of chance, or the bungling effort of an unskilful artist ; at least, would make him demur a while at so harsh a sentence.
Page 530 - ... yet without power to return, and had this aggravation above all others that they were criminal but not delighted. The drunkard for...

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