English Exercises, Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Consisting of Exercises ... and Violations of the Rules Respecting Perspicuous and Accurate Writing, Designed for the Benefit of Private Learners, as Well as for the Use of Schools

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Collins and Company, 1811 - English language - 207 pages

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Page 29 - with a senate at his heels. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray ; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt joy, Is virtue's prize.
Page 28 - Teach me to feel another's wo, To hide the fault I see ; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. This day be bread, and peace, my lot: All else beneath the sun Thou know'st if best bestow'd or not, Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs
Page 75 - dead, sat up, and began to speak. I should be obliged to him, if he will gratify me in that particular And the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame walk, and the blind seeing. I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days. In the treasury
Page 136 - go when past they haunt us still Father of light and life Thou good supreme O teach me what is good Teach me thyself Save me from folly vanity and vice From ev ry low pursuit and feed my soul With knowledge conscious peace and virtue pure Sacred substantial never fading bliss
Page 136 - pride The virtue nearest to our vice allied See the sole bliss Heav n could on all bestow Which who but feels can taste but thinks can know Yet poor with fortune and with learning blind The bad must miss the good untaught will find Whatever is is right This world tis true Was made for
Page 58 - near to me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. The committee was divided in it sentiments, and it has referred the business to the general meeting.
Page 164 - it. I was much moved on this occasion, and left the place full of a great many serious reflections. They are of those that rebel against the light: they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. This measure may afford some profit, and furnish
Page 164 - universally acknowledged by all the inquirers into natural philosophy. I intend to make use of these words in the thread of my following speculations, that the reader may conceive rightly what is the subject upon which I proceed. Commend me to an argument that, like a flail, there is no fence against it.
Page 29 - giv'n ; Most surely this is Wisdom's part, This is that incense of the heart, Whose fragrance smells to Heav'n. All fame is foreign, but of true desert; Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart: One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers, and of loud huzzas ; And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than
Page 167 - I have considered the subject with a good deal of attention, upon which I was desired to communicate my thoughts. Whether a choice altogether unexceptionable, has, in any country, been made, seems doubtful. Let us endeavour to establish to ourselves an interest in Him, who holds the reins of the whole creation in

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