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 ...

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B. & J. Johnson, 1801 - 392 strán (strany)

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Strana 281 - Epitaph. Here refts his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown ; Fair fcience frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his foul fmcere ; Heav'n did a recompence as largely fend : . He gave to mis'ry all he
Strana 331 - thofe gifts with joy. Through ev'ry period of my life, Thy goodnefs I'll purfue ; And, after death, in diftant worlds, The glorious theme renew. When Nature fails, and day 'and night Divide thy works no more, My ever-grateful heart, O Lord ! Thy mercy fhall adore. Through all eternity, to thee A joyful fong I'll raife,
Strana 335 - gate afcend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praife,/' Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk The earth, and {lately tread, or lowly creep ; Witnefs if I be filent, morn or even, To hill or valley, fountain, or frefh fhade Made vocal by my fong, and taught his praife. Hail,
Strana 335 - His praife, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe foft or loud ; and wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant in fign of worfhip wave. Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praife. Join voices,
Strana 301 - draughts intoxicate the brain ; And drinking largely fobers us again. Fir'd at firft fight with what the Mufe imparts, In fearlefs youth we tempt the heights of arts, While, from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor fee the lengths behind ; But, more advanc'd, behold, with ftrange furprife,
Strana 280 - live," the epicure would fay, " And feize the pleafures of the prefent day." " Live, while you live," the facred preacher cries ; '* And give to God each moment as it flies." Lord ! in my views, let both united be ; I live in pleafure, when I live to thee
Strana 295 - happy in our mutual help, And mutual love, the crown of all our blifs Ordain'd by thee ; and this delicious place . For us too large, where thy abundance wants Partakers, and uncropt falls to the ground. But thou haft promis'dfrom us two a race, To fill the earth, who mail with us
Strana 366 - in the blackening eaft ; Be my tongue mute, may Fancy paint no more^ And dead to joy, forget my heart to beat! Should fate command me to the fartheft verge Of the green earth, to diftant barb'rous climes, Rivers unknown to fong; where firft the fun Gilds Indian mountains, or his fetting beam Flames on th
Strana 334 - above thefe heavens To us, invifible, or dimly feen In thefe thy loweft works ; yet thefe declare Thy goodnefs beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Speak ye who beft can tell, ye fons of light, Angels ; for ye behold him, and with fongs And choral fymphonies, day without night, Circle his throne rejoicing ; ye in heaven, On earth, join all
Strana 286 - Nor yet at eve his note fufpended, Nor yet when eventide was ended, Began to feel, as well he might, The keen demands of appetite ; When looking eagerly around, He fpied far off upon the ground, A fomething mining in the dark, And knew the glow-worm by his fpark. So,

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