The Young Declaimer: Being a Collection of Pieces in Poetry, Prose, and Dialogue Designed for the Use of Pupils in Intermediate Schools

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1872 - Readers - 205 pages
 

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Page 90 - The heavens declare the glory of God ; and the firmament showeth his handy-work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Page 49 - Suppose you're dressed for walking, And the rain comes pouring down; Will it clear off any sooner Because you scold and frown? And wouldn't it be nicer For you to smile than pout, And so make sunshine in the house When there is none without?
Page 117 - ... temper and patience that may be expected. Now this is unjustly laying the burden of many thousand moments upon one. Let any one resolve always to do right now, leaving then to do as it can, and if he were to live to the age of +Methuselah, he would never do wrong.
Page 91 - Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Page 32 - Last night the sun went pale to bed, The moon in halos hid her head ; The boding shepherd heaves a sigh, For, see, a rainbow spans the sky ; The walls are damp, the ditches smell ; Closed is the pink-eyed pimpernel. Hark how the chairs and tables crack...
Page 198 - God of the rolling orbs above ! Thy name is written clearly bright In the warm day's unvarying blaze, Or evening's golden shower of light. For every fire that fronts the sun, And every spark that walks alone Around the utmost verge of heaven, Were kindled at thy burning throne.
Page 116 - Thus, in looking forward to future life, let us recollect that we have not to sustain all its toil, to endure all its sufferings, or encounter all its crosses, at once. One moment comes laden with its own...
Page 33 - And nimbly catch the incautious flies. The glowworms, numerous and bright, Illumed the dewy dell last night. At dusk the squalid toad was seen. Hopping and crawling o'er the green : The whirling wind, the dust obeys, And in the rapid eddy plays ; The frog has changed his yellow vest, And in a russet coat is dressed.
Page 9 - To others' failings as your own; If you're the first a fault to see, Be not the first to make it known. For life is but a passing day, No lip...
Page 200 - Higher, higher will we climb. Up the mount of glory, That our names may live through time, In our country's story ; Happy, when her welfare calls, He who conquers, he who falls.

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