In School and Out of School, Or, The History of William and John: An Interesting Tale

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William Burgess, Jr., 1827 - 111 pages

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Page 73 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 66 - LET dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 'tis their nature too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise ; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
Page 84 - TIS religion that can give Sweetest pleasures while we live ; 'Tis religion must supply Solid comfort when we die.
Page 81 - Ere yet they brought their journey to an end, A stranger joined them, courteous as a friend, And asked them with a kind engaging air What their affliction was, and begged a share.
Page 73 - 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 89 - COME, ye sinners, poor and wretched, Weak and wounded, sick and sore ! Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity joined with power. He is able ; He is willing: doubt no more.
Page 108 - JESUS, the spring of joys divine, Whence all our hopes and comforts flow ; Jesus, no other name but thine Can save us from eternal woe. 2...
Page 107 - O how shall I speak of his worth, Or what his chief dignities are ? His angels can never express, Nor saints who sit nearest his throne, How rich are his treasures of grace : No, this is a myst'ry unknown.
Page 77 - I say, whether it is that which has given me the feeling which has come over me, that " it is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting," and that " sorrow is better than laughter.
Page 111 - No marble marks thy couch of lowly sleep, But living statues there are seen to weep ; Affliction's semblance bends not o'er thy tomb, Affliction's self deplores thy youthful doom.

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