The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best Writers ...

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Stereotyped, printed and published by H. and E. Phinney, 1829 - Readers - 252 pages
 

Contents

On the beauties of the Psalms
9
Character of Alfred king of England
10
Character of Queen Elizabeth
11
On the slavery of vice
12
The man of integrity
13
Gentleness CHAPTER VI Pathetic Pieces
14
The close of life
95
Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous connexions e
97
The clemency and amiable character of ne patriarch Joseph
98
Altamont
100
Democritus and Heraclitus
102
Dionysius Pythias and Damon
104
Locke and Bayle
106
Cicero against Verres
111
Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate imploring protection
114
The Apostle Pauls noble defence before Festus and Agrippa
117
Lord Mansfields speech in the House of Lords 1770 on the bill for preventing the delays of justice c
119
An Address to young persons
123
Earthquake at Calabria in the year 1538
126
Letter from Pliny to Geminius
129
Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amiable young woman
130
On Discretion
131
On the government of our thoughts
133
On the evils which flow from unrestrained passion
135
On the proper state of our temper with respect to one another
136
Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pronounced 8 Excellence of the Holy Scriptures
138
by Christ on his disciples in his sermon on the mount
139
Schemes of life often illusory
140
The pleasures of virtuous sensibility
142
On the true honour of man
144
The influence of devotion on the happiness of life
145
The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered
147
On the power of custom and the uses to which it may be applied
149
The pleasure resulting from a proper use of our faculties
150
Description of Candour
151
On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on worldly pleasures
152
What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life
155
Scale of beings
157
Trust in the care of Providence recommended
159
Virtue deeply rooted is not subject to the influence of fortune
163
The speech of Fabricius to king Pyrrhus who attempted to bribe him to his interests by the offer of a large sum of money
164
Character of James I king of England
165
Charles V Emp of Germany resigns his dominions c
166
The same subject continued
168
Short and easy sentences
171
The vanity of wealth
191
Nothing formed in vain
192
On pride ib 4 Cruelty to brutes censured
193
A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chapter of Matthew
194
The death of a good man strong incentive to virtue
195
Reflections on the future state from a review of winter ib 8 Adams advice to Eve to avoid temptation
197
That philosophy which stops at secondary causes reproved
199
Indignant sentiments on national prejudice slavery c
200
The morning in summer
201
Rural sounds as well as rural sights delightful
202
The Rose ib 4 Care of birds for their young
203
Liberty and slavery contrasted ib 6 Charity A paraphrase on the 13th chap to the Corinthians
204
Picture of a good man
206
The pleasures of retirement
207
The pleasures and benefit of an improved imagination
208
The Hermit
210
The Beggars Petition
211
Unhappy close of life
212
Elegy to Pity
213
Verses by Alex Selkirk in the island of Juan Fernandez ib 6 Gratitude
215
A man perishing in the snow with reflections c c
216
A morning hymn
218
Ode to Content
219
The Shepherd and the Philosopher
221
The road to happiness open to all men
222
The goodness of Providence
223
The Creators works attest his greatness
224
Address to the Deity
225
The pursuit of happiness often illdirected
226
The fireside
227
Providence vindicated in the present state of man
229
Selfishness reproved
230
Human frailty
231
Ode to peace
232
Ode to adversity ib 14 The creation required to praise its Author
234
The universal prayer
235
Conscience
237
On an infant ib 18 The Cuckoo
238
Day A pastoral in three parts ib 20 The order of nature
241
Confidence in Divine protection
242
Hymn on a review of the Seasons
243
On Solitude
245
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