The student's manual: designed, by specific directions, to aid in forming and strengthening the intellectual and moral character and habits of the student

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Bridgman & Childs, 1871 - Education - 402 pages
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Page 330 - Scriptures, contain, independently of a divine origin, more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected, within the same compass, from all other books that were ever composed in any age or in any idiom.
Page 278 - But we their sons, a pamper'd race of men, Are dwindled down to threescore years and ten. Better to hunt in fields for health unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend : God never made His work for man to mend.
Page 119 - Pater ipse colendi Haud facilem esse viam voluit, primusque per artem Movit agros curis acuens mortalia corda, Nee torpere gravi passus sua regna veterno.
Page 101 - Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him : a new friend is as new wine ; when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Page 100 - ... trouble. And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity and strife will discover thy reproach. Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction; but in thy prosperity he will be as thyself, and will be bold over thy servants.
Page 207 - Of praise a mere glutton, he swallowed what came, And the puff of a dunce, he mistook it for fame; Till his relish grown callous, almost to disease, Who peppered the highest was surest to please. But let us be candid, and speak out our mind, If dunces applauded, he paid them in kind.
Page 77 - It is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black .... fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 363 - ... the dark places of the earth, full of the habitations of cruelty?
Page 137 - I have lived," said Dr. Adam Clarke, " long enough to know that the great secret of human happiness is this : never suffer your energies to stagnate. The old adage of " too many irons in the fire,
Page 327 - I turned, nothing appeared but danger and difficulty. I saw myself in the midst of a vast wilderness in the depth of the rainy season, naked and alone ; surrounded by savage animals, and men still more savage. I was five hundred miles from the nearest European settlement. All these circumstances crowded at once on my recollection ; and I confess that my spirits began to fail me. I considered my fate as certain, and that I had no alternative, but to lie down and perish.

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