The English reading book, in prose

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822 - English prose literature - 249 pages
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Page 12 - 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 1 - A wise man will hear, and will increase learning : and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels : to understand a proverb, and the interpretation ; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Page 12 - Better is little with the fear of the Lord Than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Page 12 - Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep ; so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Page 147 - ... reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds.
Page 148 - I scarce could turn to fall upon the ground with my head to the northward, when I felt the heat of its current plainly upon my face. We all lay flat on the ground, as if dead, till Idris told us it was blown over. The meteor, or purple haze, which...
Page 12 - When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Page 210 - Tisible ; but the light which falls on the sea is in a great measure absorbed, and the superincumbent air retains its native ethereal hue. Hence, when the ice-blink occurs under the. most favourable circumstances, it affords to the eye a beautiful and perfect map of the ice, twenty or thirty miles beyond the limit of direct vision, but less distinct in proportion as the air is hazy.
Page 8 - And yet afterwards, in the ninth chapter, he observes, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ; — neither yet bread to the wise, — nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill...
Page 161 - I found myself almost choked for near ten minutes. " As soon as the gloom began to disperse, and the violence of the shock seemed pretty much abated, the first object I perceived in the room was a woman sitting on the floor with an infant in her arms, all covered with dust, pale and trembling. I asked her how she got hither, but her consternation was so great that she could give me no account of her escape.

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