The illustrated English reader, Book 3

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Page 104 - There is no death ! What seems so is transition : This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.
Page 105 - She is not dead, the child of our affection, But gone unto that school Where she no longer needs our poor protection, And Christ himself doth rule. In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion, By guardian angels led, Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, She lives, whom we call dead.
Page 122 - It is he whom thou Hast power to aid and bless, Whose aching heart or burning brow Thy soothing hand may press.
Page 155 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that. For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that ; The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Page 111 - Every one that flatters thee Is no friend in misery. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find: Every man will be thy friend Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend; But if store of crowns be scant, No man will supply thy want. If that one be prodigal, Bountiful they will him call, And with such-like flattering, 'Pity but he were a king...
Page 94 - Are cheered with one bright day. And let the mind's true sunshine Be spread o'er earth as free, And fill the souls of men As the waters fill the sea. The man who turns the soil Need not have an earthy mind ; The digger 'mid the coal Need not be in spirit blind : The mind can shed a light On each worthy labour done, As lowliest things are bright In the radiance of the sun.
Page 104 - THERE is no flock, however watched and tended, But one dead lamb is there ! There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended, But has one vacant chair ! The air is full of farewells to the dying, And mournings for the dead; The heart of Rachel, for her children crying, Will not be comforted...
Page 115 - When at last I was forced from my Sheelah to part She said (while the sorrow was big at her heart), "Oh! remember your Sheelah when far, far away, And be kind, my dear Pat, to our poor dog Tray.
Page 104 - Let us be patient ! These severe afflictions Not from the ground arise, But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.
Page 111 - He, that is thy friend indeed, He will help thee in thy need; If thou sorrow, he will weep; If thou wake, he cannot sleep; Thus of every grief, in heart, He with thee doth bear a part. These are certain signs to know Faithful friend from flattering foe.

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