The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers ...

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David Clark, 1828 - 252 sider

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CHAPTER III
48
On gratitude
50
Motives to the practice of gentleness
51
A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor
52
Comforts of religion
53
Diffidence of our abilities a mark of wisdom
54
e On the importance of order in the distribution of our time
55
The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples
57
W The mortifications of vice greater than those of virtue
58
On contentment
59
Rank and riches afford no ground for envy
62
Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty
63
Moderation in our wishes recommended
65
Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity the source of consolation to good men
66
CHAPTER IV
70
interest ib 3 The injustice of an uncharitable spirit
71
The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on themselves
72
On disinterested friendship
75
On the immortality of the soul
78
CHAPTER V
80
The cataract of Niagara in Canada North America
81
The grotin of Antiparos
82
The grotto of Antiparos continued
84
Creation
85
Charity
86
Prosperity is redoubled to a good man 87
87
On the beauties of the Psalms
88
Character of Alfred king of England
89
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The slavery of vice
92
The man of integrity
93
Gentleness
94
CHAPTER VI
96
Trial and execution of the Earl ot Strafford 2 An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind 3 The good mans comfort in affliction
98
The close of life
99
Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous connections two sources of future felicity
101
The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph
102
Altamont
104
CHAPTER VII
107
Dionysius Pythias and Damon
109
Locke and Bayle
111
CHAPTER VIII
116
Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate imploring their protection against Jugurtha
119
On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
141
On the proper state of our temper with respect to one another
142
Excellence of the Holy Scriptures
144
Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pronouriced by Christ on his disciples in his scrmon on the mount
145
Schemes of life often illusory
146
The pleasures of virtuous sensibility
148
16 The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties 17 Description of candour 18 On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely o...
150
Charles V emperor of Germany resigns his dominions
172
Select Sentences and Paragraphs
178
The bear and the bees
189
Didactic Pieces
197
Descriptive Pieces
206
Picture of a good man
211
The pleasures of retirement
212
imagination
213
CHAPTER V
215
The beggars petition
216
Unhappy close of life
217
Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk Fernandez
218
Gratitude
219
A man perishing in the snow from whence reflections 1
220
A morning hymn
222
CHAPTER VI
223
Ode to content
224
The shepherd and the philosopher
225
The road to happiness open to all men
226
The goodness of Providence
227
The Creators works attest his greatness
228
The pursuit of happiness often ill directed
230
The fireside
231
Providence vindicated in the present state of man
233
Selfishness reproved
234
Human frailty
235
Ode to adversity
236
The Creation required to praise its Author
237
The universal prayer
239
Conscience
240
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Day A pastoral in three parts
242
The order of nature
244
Confidence in Divine protection 245
245
Hymn on a review of the seasons 23 Un solitude
246

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Side 183 - No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose,) The bosom of his Father and his God.
Side 248 - When even at last the solemn hour shall come, And wing my mystic flight to future worlds, I cheerful will obey; there, with new powers, Will rising wonders sing. I cannot go Where universal love not smiles around, Sustaining all yon orbs, and all their suns; From seeming evil still educing good, And better thence again, and better still, In infinite progression.
Side 245 - Cease then, nor order imperfection name; Our proper bliss depends on what we blame. Know thy own point: this kind this due degree Of blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee. Submit. — In this, or any other sphere, Secure to be as blest as thou canst bear: Safe in the hand of one disposing Power, Or in the natal, or the mortal hour.
Side 193 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds...
Side 198 - I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished manners and fine sense Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Side 222 - By shameful variance betwixt man and man. How many pine in want, and dungeon glooms, Shut from the common air, and common use Of their own limbs...
Side 194 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator...
Side 223 - 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. Ye mists and exhalations that now rise From hill or steaming lake, dusky or gray, Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold, In honour to the world's great Author rise, Whether to deck with clouds th' uncolour'd sky, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers, Rising or falling still advance his praise.
Side 192 - Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompanied, for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant* sung; Silence was...
Side 245 - Great in the earth, as in the ethereal frame; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees, Lives through all life, extends through all extent Spreads undivided, operates unspent, Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart, As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns; To him no high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.

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