English Composition for the Use of Schools (Google eBook)

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Page 46 - Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount, Westward, much nearer by south-west, behold Where on the jEgean shore a city stands, Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil, Athens the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence...
Page 82 - God before her moved, An awful guide, in smoke and flame. By day, along the astonished lands The cloudy pillar glided slow ; By night, Arabia's crimsoned sands Returned the fiery column's glow.
Page 97 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Page 13 - My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, And planted it with the choicest vine, And built a tower in the midst of it, And also made a winepress therein: And he looked that it should bring forth grapes, And it brought forth wild grapes.
Page 20 - Within his iron cave — the effusive south Warms the wide air, and o'er the void of heaven Breathes the big clouds with vernal showers distent. At first a dusky wreath they seem to rise, Scarce staining ether...
Page 68 - ... fiction. War has means of destruction more formidable than the cannon and the sword. Of the thousands and ten thousands that perished in our late contests with France and Spain, a very small part ever felt the stroke of an enemy ; the rest languished in tents and ships, amidst damps and putrefaction ; pale, torpid, spiritless and helpless ; gasping and groaning, unpitied among men, made obdurate by long continuance of hopeless misery ; and were at last whelmed in pits, or heaved into the ocean,...
Page 14 - And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
Page 12 - Nor is it true as an accepted axiom of criminal law that " the wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Page 36 - To view the structure of that little work A bird's nest. Mark it well, within, without ; No tool had he that wrought ; no knife to cut ; No nail to fix ; no bodkin to insert ; No glue to join ; his little beak was all ; And yet, how neatly finished ! What nice hand, With every implement and means of art, And twenty years...
Page 46 - Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly: For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the dangerous deep...

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