In School and Out of School, Or, The History of William and John: An Interesting Tale (Google eBook)

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William Burgess, Jr., 1827 - Readers - 111 pages
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Page 73 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : 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. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 73 - The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great original proclaim : Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The work of an almighty hand. Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth...
Page 73 - What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page 37 - Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Page 108 - JESUS, the spring of joys divine, Whence all our hopes and comforts flow; Jesus, no other name, but Thine, Can save us from eternal woe. 2 In vain would boasting reason find The way to happiness and God ; Her weak directions leave the mind Bewildered in a dubious road.
Page 35 - son was dead and is alive again ; was lost and is
Page 66 - Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For 'tis their nature to ; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For God hath made them so.
Page 84 - After death its joys will be Lasting as eternity ! Be the living GOD my friend, Then my bliss shall never end.
Page 107 - How shall I my Saviour set forth ? How shall I his beauties declare ? O how shall I speak of his worth, Or what his chief dignities are ? His angels can never express, Nor saints who sit nearest his throne.
Page 81 - Ere yet they brought their journey to an end, A stranger joined them, courteous as a friend, And asked them with a kind engaging air What their affliction was, and begged a share.

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