Murray's English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best Writers ... with a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading, Improved by the Addition of a Concordant and Synonymising Vocabulary ... Divided, Defined, and Pronounced According to the Principles of John Walker ... Walker's Pronouncing Key, which Governs the Vocabulary, is Prefixed to this Work
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Page 274 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Page 199 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow ; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 259 - Religion ! what treasure untold Resides in that heavenly word ! More precious than silver and gold, Or all that this earth can afford.
Page 235 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.
Page 262 - Ah little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround; They, who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste; Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death And all the sad variety of pain.
Page 263 - Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Page 155 - And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto 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 the which I will appear unto thee...
Page 263 - And ye five other wand'ring fires, that move In mystic dance not without song, resound His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light. Air, and ye Elements, the eldest birth Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform, and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our great Maker still new praise.