The Standard Third Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing Exercises in the Elementary Sounds, Rules for Elocution ... and an Explanatory Index

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Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1857 - 216 pages

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Page 92 - Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Page 71 - They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Page 144 - Since Trifles make the Sum of human things And half our misery from our foibles springs Since [life's best joys] consist in peace and ease And [few can] save or serve but all may please: Oh! let the [ungentle] spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence. Large bounties to bestow we wish in vain; But all may shun the guilt of giving pain.
Page 110 - The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all : and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Page 70 - Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean, And the beauteous land.
Page 71 - She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors: "Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Page 69 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies.
Page 92 - These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him : A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Page 71 - By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
Page 202 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer; with man it has often been otherwise.

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