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action advantages affection appear application attention avoid beauty become better blessings body cause CHAPTER character common conduct considered Containing continually correct dangers dark desire duty earth edition employed English evil examples Exercises expressed favour feel gain give governed Grammar hand happy heart honour hope human ideas improved indicative mood interest Italy kind knowledge labours language laws learned less light live look manner means mind nature necessary never object observations occasions ourselves passions peace persons pleasure possess present principles produced promoting proper Providence reason receive regular religion rendered respect reward riches RULE says secure sense sentences sentiments singular soon spirit strength temper tense things thou thought true unless verb vice virtue whole wise Write young youth
Page 46 - And nightly to the list'ning 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.
Page 165 - God loves from whole to parts : but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 43 - ORDER is Heaven's first law ; and this confest, Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, More rich, more wise; but who infers from hence That such are happier, shocks all common sense.
Page 43 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, ^all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence.
Page 45 - Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Page 44 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 62 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 166 - ... mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love and praise. O how shall words with equal warmth The gratitude declare That glows within my ravish'd heart? But Thou canst read it there. Thy Providence my life sustain'd, And all my wants redrest; When in the silent womb I lay, And hung upon the breast.
Page 164 - If I am right, thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, O teach my heart To find that better way.