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, Book 3

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Richardson, Lord, and Holbrook, and Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1829 - Readers - 276 pages
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Obedience to the Commands of God rewarded Moodie
Promises of Religion to the Young Alison
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Obidahthe Journey of a Day Id
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Niagara Fallsfrom the Spanish V S Literary Gazette
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A West Indian Landscape MalteBrun
Devotional Influences ofNatural Scenery Blackwoods Ed Mag
Passage of the Shenandoah through the Blue Ridge Jefferson
The Blind Boy Bloomfield
A Thought on Death Mrs Barbauld W 65 The Old Mans Funeral Bryant
Sunday Evening Bowring
The Star of Bethlehem J G Perciyal
The Funeral of Maria Mackenzie
A Leaf from The Life of a LookingGlass Miss J Taylor
The silent Expression of Nature Anonymous
A Thought Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine
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Industry necessary to Genius V Knox
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Page 24 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 216 - ... if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight ; I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms, and to the God of Hosts, is all that is left us!
Page 216 - Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Page 189 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 21 - OH THAT I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness...
Page 205 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free...
Page 85 - Wept o'er his wounds, or, tales of sorrow done. Shouldered his crutch, and showed how fields were won. Pleased with his guests, the good man learned to glow, And quite forgot their vices in their woe ; Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began.
Page 226 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire ; Hands, that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre...
Page 68 - There were indeed some persons, but their number was very small, that continued a kind of hobbling march on the broken arches, but fell through one after another, being quite tired and spent with so long a walk.
Page 67 - The valley that thou seest, said he, is the vale of misery, and the tide of water that thou seest is part of the great tide of eternity. What is the reason, said I, that the tide I see rises out of a thick mist at one end, and again loses itself in a thick mist at the other? What thou seest, said he, is that portion of eternity which is called time, measured out by the sun, and reaching from the beginning of the world to its consummation. Examine now...

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