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Page 21 - At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why? because he thinks himself immortal, All men think all men mortal but themselves...
Page 39 - TIRED Nature's sweet restorer, balmy Sleep ! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where Fortune smiles ; the wretched he forsakes ; Swift on his downy pinion flies from woe, And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.
Page 21 - Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! " I shrieked, upstarting. " Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!
Page 66 - Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer. Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice. And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day, Shall fold their tents like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.
Page 70 - ... de s'éteindre; car il cessait toujours de fumer devant Charney, qu'incommodait l'odeur du tabac. — Je suis loin de m'y opposer. Mais tous ces petits outils-là sont de ceux qui restent sous la clef du gouverneur et non sous la mienne. Si vous voulez avoir de quoi écrire, adressez-lui più presto une belle pétition sur l'objet, et ça pourra se faire.
Page 20 - The Puritans were men whose minds had derived a peculiar character from the daily contemplation of superior beings and eternal interests. Not content with acknowledging, in general terms, an overruling Providence, they habitually ascribed every event to the will of the Great Being, for whose power nothing was too vast, for whose inspection nothing was too minute. To know him, to serve him, to enjoy him, was with them the great end of...
Page 20 - Through thickest shades, pursues the fond of peace. Man's caution often into danger turns, And, his guard falling, crushes him to death. Not Happiness itself makes good her name:. . Our very wishes give us not our wish.
Page 14 - ... importance. Combination cannot be achieved without it. The pupil must have his lessons ready at the appointed time, must rise from his seat at the tap of the bell, move to line, return ; in short, he must go through all the evolutions with this observance of rhythm. (b) Regularity is the next discipline. Regularity is punctuality reduced to a system ; conformity to the requirements of time in a particular instance is punctuality ; made general it becomes regularity. Combination in school rests...
Page 55 - He comes amidst the pomp and fragrance of the season ; his life seems all sensibility and enjoyment, all song and sunshine. He is to be found in the soft bosoms of the freshest and sweetest meadows ; and is most in song when the clover is in blossom.
Page 55 - The trees are now in their fullest foliage and brightest verdure ; the woods are gay with the clustered flowers of the laurel ; the air is perfumed by the...

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