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Page 21 - twas strange, 'twas passing strange ; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it ; yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man : she thank'd me; And bade me, if I had a friend that lov'd her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her.
Page 22 - What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball ; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page 20 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 40 - All this is true, if time stood still, which contrariwise moveth so round that a froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as an innovation; and they that reverence too much old times are but a scorn to the new.
Page 22 - The heavens declare the glory of God ; and the firmament showeth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
Page 36 - ... this supply. The consequence is, that most of the pupils in our schools are compelled to inhale a small amount of poison at every breath. But most constitutions can bear a gradual undermining by slow poison, without any sudden or alarming symptoms of disease, and so the process is allowed to -go on. It is a reproach to the age in which we live, that with so many opportunities for advancement, the heating and ventilation of most of the school-buildings in every section of the country are still...
Page 15 - For love is a celestial harmony Of likely hearts composed of stars' concent, Which join together in sweet sympathy, To work each other's joy and true content, Which they have...
Page 32 - that men shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks...
Page 27 - As who should say, I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my mouth let no dog bark.