The American Manual: Or, New English Reader, Consisting of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Both in Prose and Poetry; Selected from the Best Writers. To which are Added a Succinct History of the Colonies, from the Discovery of North America to the Close of the War of the Revolution; the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of New York. For the Use of Schools
S. H. Henry & Company, 1836 - 295 pages
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Page 232 - of the poor. 9. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await, alike, th' inevitable hour;— The paths of glory lead but to the grave. 10. Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise, Where, through the
Page 275 - into compliance with his measures. He has refused for a long time after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have relumed to the people at large for their exercise ; the state remaining, in the meantime, exposed to all the danger of invasion from without, and con
Page 218 - deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From; these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel, What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. 1. There is
Page 208 - On with the dance ! let joy be unconfin'd; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet. To chase the glowing hours with flying feet— But, hark!—that heavy sound breaks in once more. As if the clouds its echo would repeat: And nearer, clearer, deadlier than before! Ann ! Arm', it
Page 208 - Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell. Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a
Page 120 - we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition, to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. I
Page 233 - 19. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray: Along the cool, sequestered vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. '.20. Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial, still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.
Page 176 - joys of life's unmeasur'd way; Thus from afar, each dim discover'd scene, More pleasing seems than all the past hath been And every form that fancy can repair, From dark oblivion, glows divinely there. Night. Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty now stretches forth Her leaden scepter o'er a
Page 208 - opening roar ! 2. But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising 3. Within a windowed niche of that high hall Sat Brunswick's fated chieftain; he did hear That sound the first amidst the festival, And caught its tone with Death's prophetic ear; And when they smiled because he deem'd it near, His heart