The improvement of the mind: The second part. Containing various remarks and rules about the communication of useful knowledge. To which is added, a discourse on the education of children and youth. By Isaac Watts, Part 4
printed for T. Longman; C. Dilly, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and Son, J. Matthews, and Vernor and Hood, 1795 - 315 pages
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Page 285 - Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard : I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
Page 314 - Wilt thou leave such a poor creature, bewildered among a thousand perplexities which are raised by the various opinions and contrivances of men, to explain thy divine truth ? " Help me, heavenly Father, for I am quite tired and weary of these human explainings, so various and uncertain. When wilt thou explain it to me thyself...
Page 267 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Page 248 - Here love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels ; not in the bought smile Of harlots, loveless, joyless, unendeared, Casual fruition ; nor in court amours, Mixed dance, or wanton mask, or midnight ball, Or serenade, which the starved lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain...
Page 227 - He, that distributes crowns and thrones, Hangs on a tree, and bleeds, and groans ; The Prince of Life resigns his breath ; The King of Glory bows to death.
Page 248 - Of human ofspring, fole propriety In Paradife of all things common elfe. By thee adult'rous luft was driv'n from men Among the beftial herds to range; by thee Founded in reafon, loyal, juft, and pure, 755 Relations dear, and all the charities Of father, fon, and brother firft were known. Far be...
Page 226 - My little skiff that skims the shores, With half a sail, and two short oars, Provides me food in gentler waves : But if they gape in watery graves, I trust...
Page 253 - Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.