Pleasant pages (by S.P. Newcombe). [With suppl., entitled] Fireside facts from the Great exhibition

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Page 74 - THE Frost looked forth one still, clear night, And whispered, "Now I shall be out of sight; So through the valley, and over the height, In silence I'll take my way. I will not go on like that blustering train, The wind and the snow, the hail and the rain, That make so much bustle and noise in vain, But I'll be as busy as they!
Page 14 - Speak gently to the aged one — Grieve not the careworn heart ; The sands of life are nearly run — Let such in peace depart.
Page 294 - This lamentable tale I tell ! A lasting monument of words This wonder merits well The Dog, which still was hovering nigh, Repeating the same timid cry, This Dog, had been through three months' space A dweller in that savage place.
Page 294 - Far in the bosom of Helvellyn, Remote from public road or dwelling, Pathway or cultivated land, From trace of human foot or hand.
Page 14 - Speak gently to the little child ! Its love be sure to gain ; Teach it in accents soft and mild, It may not long remain.
Page 272 - Oh yes! his fatherland must be As the blue heaven wide and free! Is it alone where freedom is, Where God is God and man is man? Doth he not claim a broader span For the soul's love of home than this? Oh yes! his fatherland must be As the blue heaven wide and free!
Page 367 - Beware of too sublime a sense Of your own worth and consequence. The man who dreams himself so great, And his importance of such weight, That all around in all that's done Must move and act for Him alone, Will learn in school of tribulation The folly of his expectation.
Page 390 - What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd.
Page 74 - By the light of the moon were seen Most beautiful things; there were flowers and trees; There were bevies of birds and swarms of bees; There were cities with temples and towers; and these All pictured in silver sheen!
Page 100 - Linger'd labours come to nought. Hoist up sail while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man's pleasure ; Seek not time when time is past, Sober speed is wisdom's leisure. After-wits are dearly bought, Let thy forewit guide thy thought.

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