Systematic education, or, Elementary instruction in the various departments of literature and science: with practical rules for studying each branch of useful knowledge, Volume 1

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Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Education
 

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Page 198 - And may at length my weary age Find out a peaceful hermitage ; The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit, and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain. The
Page 157 - thou not minister to a mind diseased ? Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow? Rase out the written troubles of the brain; And, with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the foul bosom of that perilous stuff, That weighs upon the heart
Page 164 - -Within the hollow crown, That rounds the mortal temples of a king, Keeps Death his court; and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state, and grinning at his pomp ; Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be feared,
Page 207 - I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre, all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. Oh solitude! where are the charms That
Page 167 - O unexpected stroke, worse than of death! Must I thus leave thee, Paradise ! thus leave Thee, native soil, these happy walks and shades, Fit haunt of Gods ? Where I had hoped to spend, Quiet, though sad, the respite of that day That must be mortal to us both.
Page 195 - On her white breast | a sparkling cross she wore, Which Jews might kiss, | and Infidels adore; Her lively looks, | a sprightly mind disclose, Quick as her eyes, J and as unfix'd as those. Favours to none, | to all she smiles extends, Oft she rejects
Page 167 - That never will in other climate grow, My early visitation, and my last At even; which I bred up with tender hand, From the first opening bud, and gave you names ; Who now shall rear ye to the sun, or rank Your tribes
Page 128 - an instance of a musical sentence, the following from Milton, in his Treatise on Education: ' We shall conduct you to a hill-side, laborious, indeed, at the first ascent; but else, so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospects,—and melodious sounds on every
Page 169 - So am I.—Are they the seed of Abraham ? So am I.—Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Page 198 - I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre, all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. Of

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