Plain English: A Practical Work on the English Language : for Use in Public and Private Schools, Academies, Commercial Colleges, and for Private Learners
Practical Text-book Company, 1892 - 224 pages
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Page 96 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 169 - Who shall ascend into heaven ? (that is, to bring Christ down from above ;) or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it ? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart : that is, the word of faith which we preach...
Page 96 - And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light. " Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just...
Page 97 - How long I shall love him, I can no more tell, Than, had I a fever, when I should be well. My passion shall kill me before I will show it, And yet I would give all the world he did know it : But oh, how I sigh when I think, should he woo me, I cannot deny what I know would undo me ! Ether ege.
Page 171 - Treason, treason!" echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but, taking a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of fire, he added " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...
Page 98 - They find in the thick waving grasses Where the scarlet-lipped strawberry grows ; They gather the earliest snowdrops And the first crimson buds of the rose. They toss new hay in the meadow ; They gather the elder-bloom white; They find where the dusky grapes purple In the soft-tinted October light.
Page 22 - Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry; For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren all were dead; And he, neglected...
Page 98 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares! a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Page 98 - That are yellow with ripening grain. They find in the thick waving grasses Where the scarlet-lipped strawberry grows ; They gather the earliest snowdrops And the first crimson buds of the rose.
Page 96 - GOD HATH A VOICE. GOD hath a voice that ever is heard In the peal of the thunder, the chirp of the bird; It comes in the torrent, all rapid and strong ; In the streamlet's soft gush as it ripples along ; It breathes in the zephyr, just kissing the bloom; It lives in the rush of the sweeping simoom : Let the hurricane whistle, or warblers rejoice ; What do they tell thee but GOD hath a voice...