The United States Reader: Containing a Variety of Exercises in Reading, Punctuation, Figures of Speech, Spelling, &c. : for the Use of Schools (Google eBook)

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Durrie & Peck, 1842 - Readers (Secondary) - 304 pages
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Page 284 - And now go to; I will tell you What I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; And break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down...
Page 280 - The voice at midnight came, He started up to hear ; A mortal arrow pierced his frame He fell, but felt no fear.
Page 124 - When, playing with thy vesture's tissued flowers, 75 The violet, the pink, and jessamine, I pricked them into paper with a pin, (And thou wast happier than myself the while, Wouldst softly speak, and stroke my head and smile), Could those few pleasant days again appear, Might one wish bring them, would I wish them here I would not trust my heart the dear delight Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might.
Page 122 - Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss ; Ah, that maternal smile, it answers yes...
Page 122 - With me but roughly since I heard thee last. Those lips are thine thy own sweet smile I see, The same that oft in childhood solaced me; Voice only fails, else how distinct they say, ' Grieve not, my child, chase all thy fears away!
Page 18 - Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars...
Page 172 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring. Or chasms and wat'ry depths ; all these have vanished They live no longer in the faith of reason...
Page 63 - Come to the bridal chamber, Death ! Come to the mother when she feels For the first time her first-born's breath ! Come when the blessed seals Which close the pestilence are broke, And crowded cities wail its stroke...
Page 288 - Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward : for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Page 123 - All this still legible in memory's page, And still to be so to my latest age...

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