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Page 329 - Whose iron scourge, and torturing hour, The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied, and alone.
Page 36 - As it is usually managed, it is a dreadful task indeed to learn, and if possible a more dreadful task to teach to read ; with the help of counters, and coaxing, and gingerbread, or by dint of reiterated pain and terror, the names of the four-andtwenty letters of the alphabet are, perhaps, in the course of some weeks, firmly fixed in the pupil's memory.
Page 104 - For as knowledges are now delivered, there is a kind of contract of error, between the deliverer and the receiver ; for he that delivereth knowledge, desireth to deliver it in such form as may be best believed, and not as may be best examined: and he that receiveth knowledge, desireth rather present satisfaction, than expectant inquiry ; and so rather not to doubt, than not to err ; glory making the author not to lay open his weakness, and sloth making the disciple not to know his strength.
Page 332 - Her virgin vot'ries, and at early dawn, Sacred to May and love's mysterious rite, Brush the light dew-drops from the spangled lawn . To her no more Augusta's wealthy pride Pours the full tribute from Potosi's mine : Nor fresh-blown garlands village maids provide, A purer oif ring at her rustic shrine. No more the Maypole's verdant height around To valour's games th" ambitious youth advance ; No merry bells and tabor's sprightlier sound Wake the loud carol, and the sportive dance.
Page 342 - The perfect composition, the nervous language, the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious hope that I might one day tread in his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.
Page 302 - This is one of the best books for young people from seven to ten years old that has yet appeared in the world ; and the mixture of scientific and moral lessons is so happily blended as to relieve the attention."— Miss Edgetcorth.
Page 65 - They told me chou signifies a book: so that I thought whenever the word chou was pronounced, a book was the subject. Not at all! Chou, the next time I heard it, I found signified a tree. Now I was to recollect; chou was a book or a tree.
Page 109 - What has been said of the understanding and dispositions of servants, relates only to servants as they are now educated. Their vices and their ignorance arise from the same causes, the want of education. They are. aot a separate cast in society, doomed to ignorance, or degraded by inherent vice ; they are capable, they are desirous of instruction. Let them be well educated,* and the difference in their conduct and understanding will repay society for the trouble of the undertaking.