The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Designed to Fill the Same Place in the Schools of the United States, that is Held in Those of Great Britain by the Compilations of Murray, Scott, Enfield, Mylius, Thompson, Ewing, and Others
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Page 211 - Written, 1825. The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast; And the woods, against a stormy sky, Their giant branches tossed ; And the heavy night hung dark, The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. Not as
Page 144 - and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it ? how much rather, then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean ? Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the
Page 36 - fully glutted my vengeance. For my country, I rejoice at the beams of peace : but do not harbour a thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan ?—Not one." LESSON XVII. ' Geehale—An Indian Lament.—Statesman,
Page 85 - cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells fiom the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns
Page 233 - dead, Dost in these lines their artless tale relate, Haply, some hoary-headed swain may say, " Oft have we seen him, at the peep of dawi Brushing, with hasty steps, the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn.
Page 144 - But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Ab'ana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel ? may I not wash in them,
Page 85 - Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down, the trembling wretch to raise, And his last, faltering accents whispered praise.
Page 69 - not these, O Mirza, habitations worth contending for ? Does life appear miserable, that gives thee opportunities of earning such a reward ? Is death to be feared, that will convey thee to so happy an existence ? Think not man was made in vain, who has such an eternity reserved for him." I gazed with inexpressible pleasure on those
Page 85 - the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down, the trembling wretch to raise, And his last, faltering accents whispered praise.
Page 260 - it; they cannot reach it. It comes, if it come at all, like the outbreaking of a fountain from the earth, or the bursting forth of volcanic fires, with spontaneous, original, native force. The graces taught in the schools, the costly ornaments and studied contrivances of speech, shock and