Lovell's Progressive Readers, No.4: A Series of Interesting and Instructive Lessons, in Prose, Poetry and Dialogue; with Exercises in Elocution, Supplying the Means for Copious Practice on Rhetorical Pause, Inflection and Emphasis, Together with an Explanatory Index

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Durrie & Peck, 1856 - Readers - 412 pages

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Page 397 - absorbs me quite; Steals my senses, shuts my sight, Drowns my spirit, draws my breath ? Tell me, my soul—can this be death ? 3. The world "recedes—it disappears ; Heaven opens on my eyes ; my ears With sounds "seraphic ring. Lend, lend your wings! I mount, I fly ! 0 Grave, where is thy victory
Page 292 - 10. The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not "attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. 11. Standing on what too long we bore, With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may "discern—unseen before— A path to higher destinies.
Page 112 - Ever bear in mind that solemn "admonition of tried experience and paternal love: " Thou, Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.
Page 327 - responsive as the milk-maid sung, The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, , , . \ The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watch-dog's voice that °bayed the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. 'I.
Page 263 - 1. How many thousands of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep! O gentle Sleep ! Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness! 2. Why, rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy "pallets stretching thee, And
Page 264 - Canst thou, oh partial Sleep, give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude, And in the calmest and the stillest night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a King ? Then, happy, lowly "clown! Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. "SHAKSPEARE.
Page 3 - For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous : he is a "buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and "equity: yea, every good path. 3.
Page 4 - Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge : but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy
Page 177 - time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar, the king, hath set up: and whoso falleth not down and worshipeth, shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Page 263 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast, Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains . In cradle of the rude °imperious surge? And in the visitation of the winds Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads and hanging them With deaf ning °clamors in the slippery "shrouds, That, with the hurly, Death itself awakes

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