A collection of interesting and instructive lessons, intended as a sequel to the Economic instructor

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Page 91 - Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head.
Page 144 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow. Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But nothing he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
Page 144 - ... misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face of the dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 128 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground : Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise ; So generations in their course decay, 185 So flourish these, when those are past away.
Page 67 - COME, ye that love the Lord, And let your joys be known ; Join in a song with sweet accord, While ye surround his throne.
Page 21 - gainst a post : Yet round the world the blade has been, To see whatever could be seen. Returning from his...
Page 17 - Yet more — the billows and the depths have more! High hearts and brave are gathered to thy breast! They hear not now the booming waters' roar, The battle thunders will not break their rest. Keep thy red gold and gems, thou stormy grave ! Give back the true and brave!
Page 144 - Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory; We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone, But we left him alone with his glory.
Page 24 - Thus star by star declines Till all are passed away, As morning high and higher shines To pure and perfect day : Nor sink those stars in empty night ; They hide themselves in heaven's own light.
Page 28 - It was in vain to think of flying ; the swiftest horse, or fastest sailing ship could be of no use to carry us out of this danger; and the full persuasion of this rivetted me as if to the spot where I stood, and let the camels gain on me so much in my state of lameness, that it was with some difficulty I could overtake them.

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