Our Young Folks, Volume 7

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Ticknor and Fields, 1871
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Page 604 - HE clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Page 499 - Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further.
Page 372 - To VIRTUE ONLY and HER FRIENDS A FRIEND, The world beside may murmur, or commend. Know, all the distant din that world can keep, Rolls o'er my grotto, and but soothes my sleep. There, my retreat the best companions grace, Chiefs out of war, and statesmen out of place. There ST JOHIT mingles with my friendly bowl The feast of reason and the flow of soul...
Page 679 - ... begin to wear the crimson leaf, And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, And the year smiles as it draws near its death. Wind of the sunny south ! oh, still delay In the gay woods and in the golden air, Like to a good old age released from care, Journeying, in long serenity, away. In such a bright, late quiet, would that I Might wear out life like thee, mid bowers and brooks. And, dearer yet, the sunshine of kind looks, And music of kind voices ever nigh ; And when my last sand twinkled...
Page 499 - A Book for Boys, containing Directions for the use of all kinds of Tools, and for the construction of Steam Engines and Mechanical Models, including the Art of Turning in Wood and Metal.
Page 243 - Some flow'rets of Eden ye still inherit, But the trail of the serpent is over them all!
Page 304 - The true gentleman is God's servant, the world's master, and his own man ; Virtue is his business. Study his recreation. Contentment his rest, and Happiness his reward, God is his Father, Jesus Christ his Saviour, the Saints his brethren, and all that need him.
Page 147 - The usual subterranean thunders had already commenced. A violent agitation was disturbing the centre of the pool. Suddenly a dome of water lifted itself up to the height of eight or ten feet, then burst, and fell ; immediately after which a shining liquid column, or rather a sheaf of columns wreathed in robes of vapour, sprung into the air, and in a succession of jerking leaps, each higher than the last, flung their silver crests against the sky.
Page 576 - I've been watching the nest where my fledglings lie ; I've sung them to sleep with a lullaby ; By and by, I shall teach them to fly, Up and away, every one ! " " Honey-bee, honey-bee, where are you going?" "To fill my basket with precious pelf ; To toil for my neighbor as well as myself; To find out the sweetest flower that grows, Be it a thistle, or be it a rose...
Page 576 - By and by I shall teach them to fly, Up and away, every one ! " Honey-bee, honey-bee, where are you going? "To fill my basket with precious pelf; To toil for my neighbor as well as myself; To find out the sweetest flower that grows, Be it a thistle or be it a rose, — A secret worth the knowing!" Each content with the work to be done, Ever the same from sun to sun : Shall you and I be taught to work By the bee and the bird, that scorn to shirk? Wind and rain fulfilling His word ! Tell me, was ever...

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