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Page 142 - drop as the rain, and distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass." The young plants would then imbibe it, and the heart and intellect assimilate it with their growth. We are in a great degree what our institutions
Page 143 - embraced, Some happier island in the wat'ry waste. Where slaves once more their native land behold No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To be content's his natural desire ; He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire, But thinks admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 38 - labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician equally with the pious man, ought to respect and cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. * * * And let us with caution indulge the supposition
Page 62 - fair forms, and breathing sweets, Thy melodies of woods and winds and waters, Till he relent, and can no more endure To be a jarring and dissonant thing Amidst this general dance and minstrelsy, But, bursting into tears, wins back his way, His angry spirit healed and harmonized By the benignant touch of love and
Page 176 - we hold every man subject to taxation in proportion to his property ; and we look not to the question whether he himself have or have not children to be benefitted by the education for which he pays. We regard it as a wise and
Page 143 - •His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way ; Yet, simple nature to his hope has given ; Beyond the
Page 155 - By daily sympathy and gentle tone. -" Not by deeds that win the world's applauses; Not by works that give thee world-renown; Not by martyrdom or vaunted crosses, Canst thou win and wear the immortal crown. "Daily struggling though unloved and lonely, Every day a rich reward will give ; Thou wilt find, by hearty striving only, And truly
Page 62 - Seen through the steam and vapors of his dungeon By the lamp's dismal twilight ! So he lies Circled with evil, till his very soul Unmoulds its essence, hopelessly deformed By sights of evermore deformity ! With other ministrations, thou, О Nature, Healest thy wandering and distempered child : Thou
Page 176 - early age. By general instruction, we seek as far as possible to purify the whole moral atmosphere ; to keep good sentiments uppermost, and to turn the strong current of feeling and opinion, as well as the censures of the law,
Page 155 - Other hands may grasp the field and forest, Proud proprietors in pomp may shine ; But with fervent love if" thou adorest, Thou art wealthier—all the world is thine! "Yet, if through earth's wide domains thou rovest, Sighing that they are not thine alone. Not those fair fields, but thyself thou lovest, And