Prize pictorial readings, in prose and verse

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Page 104 - We often join in praying that " the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ...
Page 15 - ... that it may lift up the forces of the animal body into true and firm and even activity, or that it may add something useful to the living tissues, are errors as solemn as they are widely disseminated. In the scientific education of the people no fact is more deserving of special comment than this fact, that excitement is wasted force, the running down of the animal mechanism before it has served out its time of motion.
Page 91 - Sometimes one came on groups of men who were saturating in water the rough bands of sacking in which they were enveloped before going to wrestle with some whiteheat forging, sometimes on men nearly naked, with the perspiration pouring from them, who had come to rest for a moment from the puddling furnaces, and to take a long drink of the thick oatmeal and water, which is all that they venture on during their labor, and which long experience has proved to be the most sustaining of all drinks under...
Page 72 - But there 184 185 she sank into a chair, and covering her face with her hands, burst into tears. Of what use would her freedom be to her ? She had been free all these years and Forbes had never looked at her with love. No, thank God ! she had not fallen so low as to beg for his love. She hated him — she was not going to mourn all her life for his sake. She would not give him the satisfaction...
Page 131 - We frequently fall into error and folly, not because the true principles of action are not known, but because, for a time, they are not remembered; and he may therefore be justly numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind.
Page 43 - I'll prove if you really are true. For you say that you love me — I don't think you do ; If really you love me you must give up the wine, For the lips that touch liquor shall never touch mine.
Page 28 - Heavy-wet, this can and does ! Thou art the thrall not of Cedric the Saxon, but of thy own brutal appetites and this scoured dish of liquor. And thou pratest of thy ' liberty' ? Thou entire blockhead ! Heavy-wet and gin : alas, these are not the only kinds of thraldom.
Page 56 - Of health suppress'd, by wine's continued force. Unhappy man! whom sorrow thus and rage To different ills alternately engage; Who drinks, alas! but to forget; nor sees, That melancholy sloth, severe disease, Memory confus'd, and interrupted thought, Death's harbingers, lie latent in the draught: And in the flowers that wreath the sparkling bowl. Fell adders hiss, and poisonous serpents roll.
Page 41 - No flower of the forest e'e'r looked half so fair As she did that night, as she stood by the door Of the cot where she dwelt by the side of the moor. Her lover had promised to take her a walk, And she built all her hopes on a long, pleasant talk ; But the daylight was falling, and also, I ween.
Page 32 - ... the diminution of the supplies of" the comforts and luxuries, to say nothing of the necessaries of life; what innocent pleasures might not have been enjoyed; what instructive books might not have been read ; what becoming garments, instead of disgraceful rags, might not have been worn; what wholesome food and drink instead of pestilent poison ; what happy, well-ordered homes, instead of offensive hovels, broken furniture, foul beds, and all the attendants of wretchedness and woe ! AGRICULTURE...

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