The Reader ...: A Selection of Lessons in the Various Kinds of Prose ... [and] a Selection of Lessons in the Various Kinds of Verse. Being the Third Part of a Columbian Exercise ...

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160. oldal - unbounded profpect lies before me : But fhadows, clouds and darknefs reft upon it. Here will I hold. If there's a Power above us, (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works) He muft delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in muft be happy. But when"? or
173. oldal - partial Sleep ! give thy repofe To the wet fea-boy in an hour fo rude, And, in the calmeft and the ftilleft night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a king ?—Then, happy lowly clown ! Uneafy lies the head that wears a crown.
150. oldal - Epitaph. ERE refts his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune, and to fame unknown. Fair fcience frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his foul fincere : Heaven did a
156. oldal - his failings lean'd to virtues fide :; But, in his duty prompt at ev'ry call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all;. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new fledg'd
170. oldal - end them.— Thus am I doubly arm'd. My death and life, My bane and antidote are both before me ; , This in a moment brings me to an end ; But this informs me I (hall never die. The foul, fecur'd in her exiftence, fmiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.— The ftars fhall fade away, the fun himfelf
164. oldal - his failings lean'd to virtues fide :. But, in his duty prompt at ev'ry call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new
131. oldal - and ftill another fpreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, firft it will embrace, , His country next ; and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry kind ; Earth fmiles around, with boundlefs bounty bleft, And Heaven beholds its
129. oldal - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple fing, The fot a hero, lunatic a king ; The
138. oldal - But fometimes virtue ftarves while vice is fed." What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil} The knave deferves it when he tills the foil. The knave deferves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or
144. oldal - Heroes are much the fame, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's madman to the Swede : The whole ftrange purpofe of their lives, to find Or make an enemy of all mankind ! Not one looks backward, onward ftill he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward farther than his nofe. No lefs alike the politic and wife ; All fly, flow things, with

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