The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best Writers : Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect, to Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue : with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading

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Calvin Spaulding, 1819 - 258 pagina's
 

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Pagina 177 - her the more, when I heard Such tenderness fall from her tongue. EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown; Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere ; He gain'd from
Pagina 13 - and which the reader should manage with judgment, or he will be apt to fall into an affected sing-song mode of pronouncing verses of this kind. The following lines exemplify the demi-caesura : *' Warms' in the sun", refreshes' in the breeze, '* Glows' in the stars", and blossoms' in the trees ; '* Lives' through all life"; extends
Pagina 180 - BATTLE. Arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord ; and the madding wheels Of brazen fury rag'd. SOUND IMITATING RELUCTANCE. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd ; Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind ? SECTION VI.
Pagina 120 - 6. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared to thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness, both of these things which thou hast seen and of those things in which I will appear to thee ; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles,
Pagina 28 - If thine enemy be hungry give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear ? He that formed the eye, shall he not see ? I have been young, and now I am old ; yet have I never seen the righteous
Pagina 29 - Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy fathers ; 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 for ever. SECTION IX. That every day
Pagina 161 - Divine Shepherd are with him ; and, through all the unknown periods of this and of future existence, commits himself to his guidance with secure and triumphant hope : " Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life ; and I shall dwell in the house of the
Pagina 188 - But neither breath of morn, when she ascends With charm of earliest birds ; nor rising sun On this delightful land ; nor herb, fruit, flow'r, Glist'ring with dew ; nor fragrance after show'rs ; Nor grateful ev'ning mild ; nor silent night, With this her solemn bird ; nor walk by moon, Or glittering star-light—without thee is sweet.
Pagina 223 - SECTION IV. THE GOODNESS OF PROVIDENCE. 1. The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care ; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours
Pagina 120 - me. 5. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying, in the Hebrew tongue : Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me ? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, who art thou, Lord 1 And he

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