The Young Gentleman's Book: Containing a Series of Choice Readings in Popular Science and Natural History,together with Retrospective Essays,conversations,literary Reminiscences,etc

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Página 306 - THOU art, O God, the life and light Of all this wondrous world we see ; Its glow by day, its smile by night, Are but reflections caught from Thee : Where'er we turn, Thy glories shine, And all things fair and bright are Thine.
Página 292 - By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter ; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of GOD, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season...
Página 286 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me ; Because I delivered the poor that cried, And the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that, was ready to perish came upon me: And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Página 203 - ... the calm. Not a pastoral song has a pleasanter tune than ye speak to my heart, little wildings of June : of old ruinous castles ye tell, where I thought it delightful your beauties to find, when the magic of Nature first breathed on my mind, and your blossoms were part of her spell.
Página 441 - I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together — I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion.
Página 308 - Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid; Star of the East, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.
Página 308 - Vainly we offer each ample oblation, Vainly with gifts would His favour secure ; Richer by far is the heart's adoration, Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
Página 294 - O'er ocean's dark expanse To hail the Pleiades, or catch The full moon's earliest glance, That brings into the homesick mind All we have loved and left behind. Night is the time for care : Brooding on hours misspent, To see the spectre of Despair Come to our lonely tent ; Like Brutus, midst his slumbering host...
Página 295 - And commune there alone with God. Night is the time for death ; When all around is peace, Calmly to yield the weary breath, From sin and suffering cease, Think of heaven's bliss, and give the sign To parting friends ; — such death be mine.
Página 306 - When youthful spring around us breathes, Thy spirit warms her fragrant sigh ; And every flower the summer wreathes Is born beneath that kindling eye. Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, And all things fair and bright are thine.

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