Cobb's Sequel to the Juvenile Readers: Comprising a Selection of Lessons in Prose and Poetry, from Highly Esteemed American Writers : Designed for the Use of Higher Classes in Schools and Academies : and to Impress the Minds of Youth with Sentiments of Virtue and Religion (Google eBook)

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Harper & Bros., 1834 - Readers - 215 pages
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Page 156 - 8. There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high. And the fiery heart of youth. 9. What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas ? the spoils of war 1 They sought a faith's pure shrine.
Page 120 - young; The noisy geese, that gabbled o'er the pool; The playful children, just let loose from school; The watch-dog's voice, that bayed the whisp'ring wind; And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind: These all, in soft confusion, sought the shade, And filled each pause the nightingale had made. LESSON
Page 40 - There was more joy, we were told, in heaven, over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance. Fervently, too, and tenderly, did the old man pray for her,- in her silent chamber, who had lost so kind a parent, and for all the little children round
Page 57 - breath: 3. Who hath his life from rumours freed; Whose conscience is his strong retreat; Whose state can neither flatterers feed, Nor ruin make oppressors great: 4. Who envies none whom chance doth raise, Or vice : who never understood How deepest wounds are given with praise; Nor rules of state, but rules of good:
Page 56 - 1. How happy is he born or taught, That serveth not another's will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his highest skill! 2. Whose passions not his masters are; Whose soul is still prepared for death, Not tied unto the world with care Of
Page 119 - How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene! How often have I paused on every charm, The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topped the neighbouring hill j The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made,
Page 201 - lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes ; Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel: And who but wishes to invert the laws Of order, sins against the eternal
Page 57 - 6. Who God doth late and early pray, More of his grace than gifts to lend; And entertains the harmless day With a well-chosen book or friend. 6. This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of
Page 208 - Carroll, of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. South Carolina. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Hayward, jr. Thomas Lynch, jr. Arthur Middleton. Georgia. Burton Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
Page 185 - good she has obstinately persisted, till independence is now within our grasp. We have but to reach forth to it, and it is ours. 2. Why then should we defer the declaration ? Is any man so weak as now to hope for a reconciliation with England, which shall leave either safety to the country and

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