Friend of Youth: Or, New Selection of Lessons, in Prose and Verse, for Schools and Families, to Imbue the Young with Sentiments of Piety, Humanity, and Universal Benevolence

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Cummings, Hilliard, 1823 - Ethics - 276 pages
 

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Page 18 - blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. " And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth after his kind
Page 245 - children followed with endearing wile, And plucked his gown to share the good man's smile. His ready smile a parent's warmth exprest, Their welfare pleased him, and their care distrest; To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven.
Page 99 - Eternal Source of every joy ! Well may thy praise our lips employ, While in thy temple, we appear, Whose goodness crowns the circling year. Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the whole ; By thee the sun is taught to rise, And darkness when to veil the skies.
Page 245 - Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last falt'ring accents whispered praise.
Page 19 - Noah and his sons—" And I, behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you :— " And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you ; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
Page 245 - distrest; To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last
Page 258 - There are in society wise and good men to advise and admonish us. All these advantages are lost in Solitude. O Solitude where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ! I think the love of society natural to the human race. There may have been some exceptions; but they are in general considered as monsters, rather than men.
Page 249 - those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill, which lifts him to the storms.. And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the
Page 101 - pleased at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky; Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last; But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labors of the lengthened way, Th' increasing prospect tires our wandering eyes, Hills peep o'er
Page 27 - who can paint Like Nature ? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers ? Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows? If fancy then Unequal fails beneath the pleasing task; Ah what shall language do 1

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