Rudiments of English composition. [With] Key (Google eBook)

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Page 39 - Columbus was the first European who set foot in the new world which he had discovered. He landed in a rich dress, and with a naked sword in his hand. His men followed, and kneeling down, they all kissed the ground which they had so long desired to see. They next erected a crucifix, and prostrating themselves before it, returned thanks to God for conducting their voyage to such a happy issue.
Page 18 - All our conduct towards men should be influenced by this important precept " Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you.
Page 14 - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
Page 80 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 11 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 51 - Tis thou, thrice sweet and gracious goddess, addressing myself to Liberty, whom all in public or in private worship, whose taste is grateful, and ever will be so, till Nature herself shall change...
Page 94 - In the midst of the current of life was the Gulf of Intemperance, a dreadful whirlpool, interspersed with rocks, of which the pointed crags were concealed under water, and the tops covered with herbage, on which Ease spread couches of repose, and with shades where Pleasure warbled the song of invitation.
Page 22 - He who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows out that plan, carries on a thread which will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light, which darts itself through all his affairs. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal...
Page 67 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair , and placid ; where collected all , In one impetuous torrent , down the steep It thundering shoots , and shakes the country round,.
Page 51 - My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.

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