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Baldwin and Cradock, 1829 - 154 Seiten

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Seite 144 - He did not, however, forget whither he was travelling, but found a narrow way bordered with flowers, which appeared to .have the same direction with the main road, and was pleased that, by this happy experiment, he had found means to unite pleasure with business, and to gain the rewards of diligence without suffering its fatigues.
Seite 110 - To see so many to make so little conscience of so great a sin." " It cannot but be a delightful spectacle to God and angels, to see a young person, besieged by powerful temptations on every side, to acquit himself gloriously, and resolutely to hold out against the most...
Seite 136 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth ; a stranger, and not thine own lips. 3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty ; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Seite 64 - A brute arrives at a point of perfection that he can never pass : in a few years he has all the endowments he is capable of; and were he to live ten thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present.
Seite 33 - The seasons' difference; as, the icy fang, And churlish chiding of the winter's wind; Which when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile, and say,— This is no flattery: these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.
Seite 144 - As he passed along, his ears were delighted with the morning song of the bird of paradise, he was fanned by the last flutters of the sinking breeze, and sprinkled with dew by groves of spices ; he sometimes contemplated the towering height of the oak, monarch of the hills ; and sometimes caught the gentle fragrance of the primrose, eldest daughter of the spring: all his senses were gratified, and all care was banished from his heart.
Seite 136 - The drift of all his sermons was to prepare the Jews for the reception of a prophet mightier than him, and whose shoes he was not worthy to bear.
Seite vii - SYNTAX. THE third part of grammar is SYNTAX, which treats of the agreement and construction of words in a sentence. A sentence is an assemblage of words, forming a complete sense. Sentences are of two kinds, simple and compound. A simple sentence has in it but one subject, and one finite* verb: as, "Life is short.
Seite 140 - The main of life is, indeed, composed of small incidents and petty occurrences ; of wishes for objects not remote, and grief for disappointments of no fatal consequence ; of insect vexations which sting us and fly away, impertinences which buzz a while about us, and are heard no more ; of meteorous pleasures which dance before us and are dissipated ; of compliments which glide off the soul like other music, and are forgotten by him that gave and him that received them.
Seite 77 - For when a man declares in autumn, when he is eating them, or in spring, when there are none, that he loves grapes...

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