The Schoolmaster at Home: Containing Prefatory Intelligence, an Original English Grammar History of England, and Geography, Together with Conclusive Educational Matter, Original and Select

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Society for the Promotion of Elementary Knowledge, 1835

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Page ix - This cardinal, Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Was fashion'd to much honour from his cradle. He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that lov'd him not; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer...
Page ix - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that lov'd him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. And though he were unsatisfied in getting (Which was a sin), yet in bestowing, Madam, He was most princely. Ever witness for him Those twins of learning that he raised in you, Ipswich and Oxford...
Page 189 - Are melted into air, behold the Temple In undisturbed and lone serenity. Finding itself a solemn sanctuary In the profound of heaven ! It stands before us A mount of snow, fretted with golden pinnacles, The very sun, as though he worshipped there, Lingers upon the gilded cedar roofs, And down the long and branching porticoes ; On every flowery-sculptured capital Glitters the homage of his parting beams.
Page 189 - It must be— And yet it moves me, Romans! it confounds The counsels of my firm philosophy, That Ruin's merciless ploughshare must pass o'er, And barren salt be sown on yon proud city. As on our olive-crowned hill we stand, Where Kedron at our feet its scanty waters Distils from stone to stone with gentle motion, As through a valley sacred to sweet peace, How boldly doth it front us! how majestically ! Like a luxurious vineyard, the hill side Is hung with marble fabrics, line o'er line, Terrace o'er...
Page 7 - ... good, better, best; bad, worse, worst; little, less, least ; much or many, more, most ; near, nearer, nearest or next ; late, later, latest or last ; old, older or elder, oldest or eldest ;
Page 186 - If we engage into a large acquaintance and various familiarities, we set open our gates to the invaders of most of our time : we expose our life to a quotidian ague of frigid impertinencies, which would make a wise man tremble to think of.
Page ix - His overthrow heaped happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little; And, to add greater honors to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God.
Page 192 - But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held ; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Page 162 - Bring thy children up in learning and obedience, yet without outward austerity. Praise them openly, reprehend them secretly ; give them good countenance, and convenient maintenance according to thy ability : otherwise, thy life will seem their bondage ; and what portion thou shall leave them at thy death, they will thank death for it, and not thee.
Page 28 - Thou art my father:" to the worm, "Thou art my mother, and my sister.

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