Student and Family Miscellany, Volume 9

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Página 206 - Vice is a monster of such hideous mien, That to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet, seen too oft, familiar to the face, We first endure, then PITY, then
Página 5 - In a beautiful poem, addressed to one of his children, he thus alludes to it: " Once, ah! once within these walls, One whom memory oft recalls, The Father of his Country, dwelt; And yonder meadows, broad and damp, The fires of the besieging camp, Encircled with a burning belt. " Up and down these echoing stairs,
Página 18 - his business ; he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men," commenced the teacher in his morning reading. " That is for me,
Página 123 - you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.—Steele. Conversation is a traffic ; and if you enter into it without some stock of knowledge to balance the account perpetually betwixt you, the trade drops at
Página 123 - Conversation must and ought to grow out of materials on which men can agree, not upon subjects which try the passions.—Sydney Smith. A companion that feasts the company with wit and mirth, and leaves out the sin which is usually mixed with them, he is the man; and let me tell you, good company and good discourse are the very sinews of
Página 178 - numbers notice naught Of outward obstacles o'ercoming ought; Poor patriots perish, persecution's pest! Quite quiet Quakers, quarter, quarter quest. Reason returns, religion, right redounds, Suwarrow, stop such sanguinary sounds. Truce to thee, Turkey, terror to thy train: Unwise, unjust, unmerciful Ukraine ; Vanish vile vengeance; vanish victory vain. Why wish we warfare, wherefore welcome won Xerxes,
Página 41 - bound by a thousand bands to my heart, Not a tie will break, not a link will start. Would ye know the spell
Página 177 - are derived primarily from wheat-corns. Our smallest weight, the grain, is a grain of wheat. This is not a speculation, it is an historically registered fact. Henry III. enacted that an ounce should be the weight of 640 dry grains of wheat from the middle of the ear. And
Página 79 - rivers; it is always brown where it issues from boggy lakes, or runs across a peaty country; it is sometimes black to the eye when the quantity of vegetable matter is excessive, as in the Rio Negro of South America; and it is green in the Geysers of Iceland, in the Swiss lakes,
Página 33 - A CURIOSITY.—The following curious sentence is said to have been taken from a volume of sermons published during the reign of James I. of England: "This dial shows that we must die all; yet notwithstanding, all houses are turned into ale houses, our cares into cates, our paradise into

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