Cobb's Juvenile Reader: Containing Interesting, Historical, Moral, and Instructive Reading Lessons Composed of Words of a Greater Number of Syllables Than the Lessons in Nos. I, and II; and a Greater Variety of Composition, Both in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Writings of the Best American and English Authors. To which are Prefixed Observations on the Principles of Good Reading. Designed for the Use of Larger Children in Families and Schools, Issue 3

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Dean, 1839 - Readers - 212 pages
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Page 209 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. Oh solitude! where are the charms, That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 2.1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone ; Never hear the sweet
Page 208 - spread the truth from pole to pole. 5. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round this dark terrestrial ball! What though nor real voice, nor sound. Amid their radiant orbs be found ! 6. In reason's ear they
Page 209 - Society, friendship, and love, How soon would I taste you again! My sorrows I then might assuage Divinely bestowed upon man, Oh, had I the wings of a dove, In the ways of religion and truth ; Might learn from the wisdom of age, And be cheered by the
Page 133 - My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth. 4. This put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of my money; and they laughed at me so much for
Page 191 - Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and, bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of the employments of
Page 210 - recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to despair. 7. But the sea-fowl is gone to her nest, The beast is laid down in his lair; Even here is a season of rest, And I to my cabin repair. There is mercy in every
Page 134 - If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth—poor man, says I, you do indeed pay too much for your whistle. 10. When I
Page 201 - 8. He has allowed you to behold and to partake the reward of your patriotick toils; and he has allowed us, your sons and countrymen, to meet you here, and, in the name of the present generation, in the name of your country, in the name of liberty, to thank you!
Page 188 - 3. Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot 7
Page 205 - TENDERNESS OF MIND. I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me that plunder forbear ! She will say 'tis a barbarous deed. For he ne'er can be true, she

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