Exercises in Orthography: Containing Examples in False Spelling,to be Corrected by the Pupil: Comprising Instructive and Interesting Passages in Prose and Verse

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Durrie & Peck, 1847 - Spellers - 170 pages
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Page 147 - Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may Rise glorious at the awful day.
Page 147 - Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, The ill that I this day have done ;' That with the world, myself, and thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
Page 147 - Oh, may my soul on thee repose, And with sweet sleep my eyelids close : Sleep that may me more active make, To serve my God when I awake.
Page 76 - Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Page 55 - Can gold calm passion, or make reason shine ? Can we dig peace, or wisdom, from the mine ? Wisdom to gold prefer ; for 'tis much less To make our fortune, than our happiness.
Page 140 - Lo ! the bright train their radiant wings unfold, With silver fringed and freckled o'er with gold. On the gay bosom of some fragrant flower They, idly fluttering, live their little hour ; Their life all pleasure, and their task all play, All spring their age, and sun-shine all their day.
Page 129 - Addison; which, though hitherto suppressed, yet, when once known, is insuppressible, of a nature too rare, too striking to be forgotten. For, after a long and manly, but vain, struggle with his distemper, he dismissed his physicians, and with them all hopes of life. But with his hopes of life he dismissed not his concern for the living, but sent for a youth nearly related and finely accomplished, yet not above being the better for good impressions from a dying friend.
Page 147 - The ill that I this day have done, That with the world, myself, and Thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. ' Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may Triumphing rise at the last day.
Page 123 - I desire that you would be doing something or other all day long, and not neglect half hours and quarters of hours, which, at the year's end, amount to a great sum. For instance : there are many short intervals in the day, between studies and pleasures ; instead of sitting idle and yawning, in those intervals take up any book though ever so trifling a one, even down to a jest-book, it is still better than doing nothing.
Page 119 - When about to descend, the diver seizes the rope between the toes of his right foot, for by custom he can use his toes as well as his fingers, and he holds a net-bag with his left foot. He grasps another rope with his right hand, and, holding his nostrils with his left, plunges into the sea.

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