A Short System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences, Designed for the Use of Schools

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McCarty & Davis, 1835 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 198 pages
 

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Page 64 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 74 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 70 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.
Page 76 - That changed through all, and yet in all the same, 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...
Page 64 - Elijah mocked them, and said: Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked.
Page 12 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Page 63 - A blank, my lord. She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i...
Page 73 - A Trochee has the first syllable accented, and the last unaccented : as, " Hateful, pettish." An Iambus has the first syllable unaccented, and the last accented : as, " Betray, consist." * A Spondee has hoth the words or syllables accented : as, " The pale moon." A Pyrrhic has both the words or syllables unaccented : as,
Page 69 - I am vile, conceiv'd in sin; And born unholy and unclean ; Sprung from the man whose guilty fall Corrupts the race, and taints us all. 2 Soon as we draw our infant breath, The seeds of sin grow up for death ; Thy law demands a perfect heart ; But we're defil'd in every part.
Page 76 - The bright-ey'd perch with fins of Tyrian dye. The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains. Now Cancer glows with Phoebus...

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