The Student's Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces in Prose, Dialogues, and Poetry : Designed to Furnish Suitable Pieces for Speaking in Schools and at Public Examinations
Pratt, Woodford & Company, 1853 - 144 Seiten
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Seite 69 - Sir, he who sees these States, now revolving in harmony around a common centre, and expects- to see them quit their places and fly off without convulsion, may look the next hour to see the heavenly bodies rush from their spheres, and jostle against each other in the realms of space, without causing the wreck of the universe.
Seite 127 - Brood not on insults or injuries old, For thou art injurious too, — Count not their sum till the total is told, For thou art unkind and untrue : And if all thy harms are forgotten, forgiven, Now mercy with justice is met...
Seite 137 - God ! protect my child ¡—The clock strikes three. They're gone, they're gone ! the glimmering spark hath fled ! The wife and child are numbered with the dead. On the cold...
Seite 137 - GAMBLER'S WIFE. DARK is the night ! how dark ! no light — no fire ! Cold, on the hearth, the last faint sparks expire ! Shivering she watches by the cradle side For him who pledged her love — last year a bride ! " Hark ! 'tis his footstep ! No — 'tis past ; 'tis gone.
Seite 28 - For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty : and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Seite 67 - I mean to perform it with fidelity, not without a sense of existing dangers, but not without hope. I have a part to act, not for my own security or safety, for I am looking out for no fragment upon which to float away from the wreck, if wreck there must be, but for the good of the whole and the preservation of...
Seite 126 - With the wrong so repented, the wrath will depart, Though scorn on injustice were heaped ; For the best compensation is paid for all ill, When the cheek with contrition is wet, And every one feels it is possible still At once to forgive and forget.