The Assistant of Education: Religious and Literary, Intended for the Use of Young Persons, Volume 8

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Baker and Fletcher, 1827 - Education

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Page 28 - This noble ensample to his shepe he gaf, That first he wrought, and afterward he taught. Out of the gospel he the wordes caught, And this figure he added yet therto, That if gold ruste, what shuld iren do? For if a preest be foule, on whom we trust, No wonder is a lewed man to rust.
Page 29 - Him wolde he snibben sharply for the nones. A better preest I trowe that no wher non is. He waited after no pompe ne reverence, Ne maked him no spiced conscience, But Christes lore, and his apostles twelve, He taught, but first he
Page 28 - A good man there was of religioun, That was a poure parsone of a toun : But riche he was of holy thought and Werk. He was also a learned man, a clerk, That Christes gospel trewely
Page 180 - round. Then all unknown its columns rose, Where dark and undisturbed repose The cormorant had found'; And the shy seal had quiet home, And welter'd in that wondrous dome ; Where, as to shame the temples deck'd By skill of earthly architect, Nature herself, it seemed, would raise A Minster to her Maker's praise ! Not for a meaner use ascend Her columns, or her arches bend
Page 30 - of the birth tongue is by cause of two things : one is for that children in school, against the usage and manner of all other nations, be compelled for to leave their own language, and for to construe their lessons and
Page 29 - He was a shepherd, and no mercenarie. And though he holy were, and vertuous, He was to sinful men not dispitous, Ne of his speeche dangerous ne digne, But in his teching discrete and benigne.
Page 191 - which produce that diversity of talents, genius and character we observe among men. To instruct youth in the languages, and in the sciences, is comparatively of little importance, if we are inattentive to the habits they acquire ; and are not careful in giving to all their different faculties,
Page 181 - solemn tells The mighty surge that ebbs and swells, And still, between each awful pause, From the high vault an answer draws, In varied tone prolonged and high, That mocks the organ's melody. Nor doth its entrance front in vain To old lona's holy fane, That Nature's voice might seem to say, " Well hast thou done, frail Child of clay ! Thy humble powers that stately shrine, Tasked
Page 236 - lured by the scent Of steaming crowds, of rank disease and death : Behold ! he rushing cuts the briny flood, Swift as the gale can bear the ship along ; And from the partners of that cruel trade Which spoils unhappy Guinea of her sons, Demands his share of prey,—demands themselves ; The stormy fates descend ; one death involves Tyrants and slaves : when straight their mangled limbs
Page 27 - A Limitour, a ful solempne man In all the ordres foure is non that can So moche of daliance and fayre langage. He hadde ymade ful many a manage Of yonge wimmen, at his owen cost. Until his ordre he was a noble post. Ful wel beloved, and familier was he With

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