The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers, Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect, to Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue. With a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading
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Alexander Selkirk amidst Antiparos appear attention Bayle beauty behold blair blessing Caius Verres Calabria character cheerful comforts dark death delight Dioclesian divine dread earth enjoy enjoyment envy eternal ev'ry evil father fear feel folly fortune friendship Fundanus give Greek language ground happiness hast Hazael heart heaven Heraclitus honour hope human indulge inflection innocence Jugurtha kind king labours live look Lord mankind mercy Micipsa mind misery mountain nature nature's never noble numbers Numidia o'er ourselves pain Pamphylia pass passions pause peace perfect persons pleasing pleasures possession pow'r praise present pride proper Pythias reading religion render rest rich rise Roman Senate scene SECTION sense sentence sentiments shade shine Sicily smiles Socrates sorrow soul sound spirit sweet tears temper tempest thee things thou thought tion truth vanity vice virtue virtuous voice whole wisdom wise words youth
Page 254 - The work of an Almighty hand. Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail, The moon takes up the wond'rous tale, 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, •And spread the truth from pole to pole. Confirm the
Page 209 - Horrible discord; and the madding wheels Of brazen fury rag'd. Battle. -Arms on armour clashing bray'd Sound imitating reluctance. for who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd; left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ? SECTION VI. PARAGRAPHS
Page 41 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend ; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Open rebuke is better than secret love. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit ? There is more hope of a fool than of him. He that is slow to anger, is
Page 153 - Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy fathers ; and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind. For the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Page 145 - that God should raise the dead? 1 verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth : and this I did in Jerusalem. Many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests: and when they were put to death,
Page 217 - men were none, That heav'n would want spectators, God want praise ; Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleeps .All these with ceaseless praise his works behold,! Both day and night. How often, from the steep - Of echoing
Page 260 - Wait the great teacher Death ; and God adore. What future bliss he gives not thee to know, But gives that hope to be thy blessing now. Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest. The soul, uneasy, and
Page 146 - I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds."* acts xxvi. SECTION IV. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Peers, 1770, on the bill for preventing the delays of justice, by claiming the Privilege of Parliament.
Page 24 - Glows' in the stars", and blossoms in the trees ; "Lives', through all life"; extends'through all extent, " Spreads' undivided ', operates' unspent.' Before the conclusion of this introduction, the Compiler takes the liberty to, recommend to teachers, to exercise their pupils in discovering and explaining the emphatic